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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
So, how would you classify this TV season? Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky calls it the Year of the Copycat.
It may not have been intended to be that way, he says. But that's how it seems to have turned out.
Sokolsky turns to a key segment in the season finale of "Two and a Half Men' and note its similarity to a similar scene in "Northern Exposure."
He then looks to such series as "Desperate Housewives" and "Brothers and Sisters." They not only resemble clones, he says. They resemble clones of the old radio soaps, pointing to such examples as "Myrt and Marge" and "Helen Trent.
However, he adds, if their devices worked for our Gal Sunday why wouldn't they do just as well for Lynette and Gabby?
Episode Date: May 21, 2010