Yipes. Apparently so, based on my television viewing habits. I have never seen any of the shows on the Republican list, with the exception of Two and a Half Men, which I watched once because I was at someone else’s house and they were watching it, and I hated it. By contrast, three of my favorite shows are from the Democrat list (Dexter, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock) and I’ve at least seen a few episodes of Mad Men, but couldn’t get into it. One of the more interesting comments in the thread was the conservative statement that 30 Rock drove them away with its relentless skewering of conservatives. Now this is curious, because the iconic Republican figure is more often than not the wise one who gets it right. But perhaps there is another factor as well? The show satirizes Democratic sensibilities in a dead-on way, but I think that most Republicans would fail to grasp this because of the enormous discrepancy between Republicans’ imagined liberals and actual liberal foibles. For example, this week Tina Fey is angsting about whether the store that sells her jeans is locally owned and operated. How many Republicans even know that Democrats have a preoccupation with supporting local business (because it isn’t a big bad corporation)? Aren’t they supposed to be these folks who hate and want to destroy local business, you know, because it’s virtuous? Also, oddly, she is never enraged and hardly at all pursues an obsessive anticolonialist agenda. She’s too busy letting everyone walk all over her, hint hint.