WOMEN
09/17/2012 11:10 am ET

Did 'GQ' Just Publish the Worst Guide to Fall TV Ever?

'GQ' may be a men's magazine. But this week, Mike Flaherty's so-called "Men's Guide to Fall TV" is a disservice to men, and a fantastic illustration of why networks, when they go after male audiences, treat guys like they're dumb.

"All they have to do is look over at the cable nets to see that if they build quality shows—intellectually challenging; the violence is bloody with no skimping of carnage; adults speak like fucking adults; people are actually naked when they have sex—we will come," he insists. And yet while Flaherty demands that the broadcast networks treat his readers like real men, he mostly speaks to them like they're the sum of their penises.

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