The San Francisco Chronice's Tim Goodman has been writing up his "Best" and "Worst" lists this week and today he wrote about the best family dramas and the best dramas a family can watch. Confusing really, especially since Survivor and The Amazing Race were included in a list of "eight dramas the whole family can watch -- meaning they don't necessarily have an overabundance of bullets 'n' porn moments. "
Here is the excerpt:
6. "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race." CBS. True, just the other day we said, "Ties are stupid." But reality shows are prevalent, most of them are horrible and offensive, and we will not have "Fear Factor" going on our list, no matter how many parents say they watch it with their kids. This is the same logic that says preteen girls shouldn't have slogans like "Juicy" on their butts -- but we digress. No "Big Brother" on our watch. Or dating shows, either. Listen, both of these reality series are eminently watchable and don't provide much reason to raise red flags. A lot can be taught about sportsmanship, camaraderie, trust (or lack thereof), hard work and never quitting. Yes, there's also something in there about backstabbing and running around the globe like an ugly American, but you can wave that off as "just TV."
And the whole article: TIM'S TV LIST: Dramatic list for family viewing