SplitSider is one of my favorite comedy blogs, and one of the reasons is that they don’t just feature news stories and reviews – they also have interesting, funny essays, like this character study of Frasier Crane from Cheers and Frasier.
Over those twenty years, his story evolved in steady steps. If you watch any one episode on it’s own, it’s easy to miss the slow climb to happiness in Boston, or the slow spiral into loneliness in Seattle. But it’s there. Through Lilith, joy and stability. Through Niles, frustration and deterioration. He’s a man who had nothing, got everything, and lost it all again.