Sweet Kung-Fu Jesus but that show sends me into paroxysms of rage! Bad enough that he's such a miserable, whining, incompetent loser, but on top of having him apologize for things that are her freakin' fault, they then compound it by having him be such an overblown failure (how does someone that spineless manage to write an opinion column?!?) that she can't help but look good in comparison.
They wonder why women of that age range are the chief viewers of these shows? Because the male figures on these shows are goddamned worthless! Miserable, craven, whining, whipping boys. The closest thing to a "man" on a sitcom was Joey... and he had the IQ of wood shavings.
No wonder why shows like CSI draw in more men -- the men on the show are actual characters, not idiotic stereotypes.
Our culture has somehow managed to go from one idiotic, self-defeating, blindly sexist paradigm to another. This, ladies and gentlemen, is just one more reason why we shouldn't give a damn when we're told that our lifestyle choice doesn't fit the ideal of the "average" person.