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The rise and triumph of cringe comedy

StarsInsider Logo By Stars Insider of StarsInsider | Slide 2 of 31: For years, big networks required a likeable protagonist (think 'I Love Lucy'), as they believed that was the rule to good TV. To a degree it's true, audiences do want to feel connected to the protagonist, but cringe comedy made unlikeable leads, well, likeable!

Bidding farewell to the likeable protagonist

For years, big networks required a likeable protagonist (think 'I Love Lucy'), as they believed that was the rule to good TV. To a degree it's true, audiences do want to feel connected to the protagonist, but cringe comedy made unlikeable leads, well, likeable!

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