"Blandly whiny" pretty well describes the tone. That would have to be one of the least appetizing descriptions I could imagine. I'd rather watch Susan Sarandon rant against President Bush. Heck, I'd rather watch Michael Moore rant against the president. Hell, I would rather listen to Barbara Streisand sing than to have to watch Everybody Loves Raymond.
Raymond kills brain cells. Every time you fixate on one these inane thoughts, a few of your brain cells dies not just from lack of exercise, but by active suffocation. It's like Raymond's whining is holding a pillow over your brain, and smothering it from ever being able to think again. You might as well be huffing paint thinner or sniffing glue.
In short, Raymond sucks really bad, and anybody who watches it is a big doo-doo head.
It's bad for America. It is destructive of our basic will to think. If any of you conspiracy buffs wanted to argue that there is some oligarchic/corporate/government/Vatican plot to dumb down the nation, Raymond would be exhibit A in evidence. Raymond must be put down with extreme prejudice.
Hey, hey-ho, ho Think-o-phobes have got to go!