These are the only 3 TV shows that liberals and conservatives both like equally
American liberals and conservatives are divided in many aspects of life, including television preferences.
But social-media research firm Fizziology suggests there are three major TV shows that both conservative and liberal audiences like equally.
Here they are: "Dancing with the Stars," "Star Trek: Discovery," and "The Orville."
Fizziology cofounder Ben Carlson pointed out that these shows "don't necessarily have a political flavor," and suggested that probably had a lot to do with why liberals and conservatives both enjoyed them.
"'Dancing with the Stars' — it's fun! There's all kinds of famous people dancing, and learning how to, and failing, and then succeeding. That's something that's kind of universal," Carlson said.
Carlson also remarked that he thought it was interesting that two of the TV shows enjoyed on both sides of the political spectrum were related to space and exploration, and connected to "Star Trek."
Carlson said he felt "longevity, and the fact that it's amazing storytelling," is what pulls in conservative viewers into "Star Trek," a show he felt had more traditionally "liberal" themes. And as for "The Orville," Seth McFarlane's "Star Trek" spoof, Carlson credits its appeal to liberal and conservatives to the fact that it's "something set in that world [space], but with humor."
"Dancing and space — these are the things that unite our country," Carlson said.
As to the other shows, according to Fizziology, those that liberals enjoy most have more diverse casts, and seem to center around modern life in "urban settings." Conservatives tend to favor shows with "traditional notions of heroism and bravery," which revolve around the military, or rescue workers.
Here are short descriptions of each of the three shows both sides agree on:
"The Orville" follows a mediocre space crew traveling across the universe, combating the woes of everyday life as well as the dangers of space.
"Dancing with the Stars"
Celebrities (usually ones that haven't been in the lime light for a while) pair up with professional dancers in this competition reality show.
"Star Trek: Discovery"
The newest addition to the "Star Trek" series centers around the crew of the Discovery ship as they travel on an array of missions throughout the galaxy.
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