A lot of the information in this article I already knew. Yet, it made me think a little harder about some of my favorite shows and how they relate to older shows. How I Met Your Mother has a lot of similarities as Friends that occur throughout the series. Even now the major networks are trying to re-create old shows. Shows like X-Factor and The Voice are good examples of this. They are knock offs of the show American Idol. I understand why the networks do this because of the low-risk but I would really like to see more shows that are original and brand new. This would lead to a lot better television.
Discussion Question: Do you like that shows are "recycled" and proven to be good or would you like a new type of show?