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The Worst TV Show of 2010: 'Gravity'
Leaving aside expectations and potential and other intangibles, a list of 2010's Worst Shows should probably culminate with, very simply, the worst show to air on television in the past year. Without question, the year's qualitative nadir was Starz' "Gravity," a tone-deaf disaster of a pseudo-comedy from the ego of Eric Schaeffer. If you've seen "Starved" or "If Lucy Fell" or "Fall," you know that Schaeffer writes, directs and stars in most of his own work and he is, alas, a horrible director and an even worse writer. [As an actor, Schaeffer's unremarkable, which is a compliment. He doesn't make his dialogue or his direction worse, but familiarity with the material doesn't make anything better.] "Gravity" was a not-even-slightly-funny comedy about a group of annoying people who survive suicide attempts and become even more annoying as a result of their brushes with death. I'm not one of those "Certain topics should be off limits for comedy" guys. A comedy about suicide? That's not so absurd. Check out Nick Hornby's "A Long Way Down." I'd tell you to make sure you avoid "Gravity," but you already did. Starz euthanized "Gravity" after only one low-rated season. Thanks for that, Starz.