It's Friday. Time to lighten up and enjoy ourselves for a few moments. Grab a cup of coffee and let's talk TV.
Broadcast television is not known as a bastion of conservative, right-leaning entertainment, is it? Most of the time, if conservative Republicans want to watch a TV, they need to put up with a liberal bias or watch news on Fox.
There are a few lights on the horizon, however.
Currently, the favorite show in the Republican Coffee ranks is Last Man Standing, on ABC. Last Man Standing stars Tim Allen, potentially one of the last conservatives in Hollywood. It’s a short half hour sitcom (remember those?) and follows the interactions of uber-conservative Mike Baxter (played by Allen) and his family (which includes one tree-hugging hilarious son-in-law).
Why We Love Last Man Standing
- Mike Baxter’s character is portrayed supremely well. His conservatism informs everything he does, but doesn’t become overly cartoonish or priggish. He is a man’s man, hunting, running his business and staying loyal and solicitous of his family. Right there, that sets this show apart!
- The supporting cast is fabulous, rich in character and...well...lovable. Hector Elezando is a perfect straight man for Allen. Or is it the other way around? Not sure!
- It is a situation comedy. Have you noticed how those have nearly disappeared in favor of procedural police, law and medical? Once in awhile it is really refreshing to watch a story with conservative overtones, humor and no dead bodies.
- Humor. Last Man Standing loves to take pokes at Obamacare, Clinton and liberal causes. Feels good to laugh. Feels good to feel not alone.
So with five seasons in the history books, get to your Netflix account and begin your binge-watching!
Other Conservative Shows
Well, there’s Duck Dynasty. And perhaps Blue Bloods.
Just for fun, here’s a list of Democrat and Republican favorite tv shows from 2013
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart* (Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report* (Comedy Central)
The Newsroom (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
What Would You Do? (ABC)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Modern Family (ABC)
Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime)
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
The Soup (E!)
New Girl (Fox)
American Masters (PBS)
Fashion Police (E!)
Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
The Good Wife (CBS)
American Experience (PBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (CNN)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Braxton Family Values (WE tv)
The Simpsons (Fox)
The View (ABC)
This Old House (PBS)
The Mindy Project (Fox)
Doctor Who (BBC America)
Tamar & Vince (WE tv)
Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
Ask This Old House (PBS)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC)
Mad Men (AMC)
Rent or Buy (HGTV)
Buying and Selling (HGTV)
Hallmark Original Movie (Hallmark Channel)
Blue Bloods (CBS)
Duck Dynasty (A&E)
House Hunters International (HGTV)
Love It or List It (HGTV)
Prospectors (The Weather Channel)
Flip This House (A&E)
New Girl (Fox)
Person of Interest (CBS)
The Following (Fox)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Being Human (Syfy)
The Blacklist (NBC)
Top Gear (History)
The Mentalist (CBS)
The American Bible Challenge (GSN)
House Hunters (HGTV)
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo)
Talking Dead (AMC)
Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Treehouse Masters (Animal Planet)
American Idol (Fox)
The Voice (NBC))
Pawn Stars (History)
Top Gear (BBC America)
American Pickers (History)
Giada at Home (Food Network)
Mystery Detectives (HLN)
The Goldbergs (ABC)
*Rank from 2013 as Comedy Central’s 2014 data is not yet fully in
Finally, the Conservapedia has a list of all time conservative TV shows that may be worth perusing. Here are the top six:
John Adams documentary
The Brady Bunch
Full House (but not Fuller House)
Family Ties -- oh yes….Alex P. Keaton has our hearts!
Last Man Standing