Perhaps Mr. Danson's character is supposed to be a voice of reason in a world gone mad. Or maybe he's just a nasty jerk with a stethoscope in his pocket. Does it matter? This is a so-called comedy without one genuine laugh.
Political correctness aside, Becker's interpretations also serve as a platform from which controversial issues can be discussed. And it's in this way that this sitcom, like Becker himself, has something meaningful to offer.
Very sweet, very routine. It's Becker's outspoken darker side that's far more interesting, his driving hostility creating a tone that separates this series from most other sitcoms and a climate in which edgy humor can flourish.