As I do every season, I watched Smallville to see if it might by some chance suck less. I don't know why I get this optimistic streak every fall. I guess I just like the idea of the show. And Tom Welling is so purty... But yeah, it sucked great big donkey dick, so it stays off my list.
So I switched over to It's All Relative and was quite pleasently surprised to find that it was actually, well, funny! Sure, it's a parade of gay stereotypes on completely desexualized men (it's like Will & Will) but as long as they're funny gay jokes I won't complain, and these actors (all with theater backgrounds) are really making it work. Above all, Harriet Harris, as always, is pure genius. She can make anything funny, or at least always make me want to watch her try.
Curiously, I watched Fraiser on a whim last night (having not watched a new episode in years) and was shocked to find that it too was really very funny. The thing is, it was also a parade of gay jokes. A caller mistakenly outed Fraiser on his show ("mistakenly," riiiiiight) and for the rest of the episode Patrick Stewart hits on him. It's a long overdue joke, since viewers have said for years that Fraiser and Niles seem more like a gay couple than brothers, and it really worked.
I feel like I should be more offended, but funny is funny!