Let me put it another way: 14 years from now, in the year 2026, when there's another article about another really bad local show on Channel 5 (if it's still around), no one is going to compare it to Point Of Entry - or even remember Point Of Entry.
Despite there having been plenty of bad shows on Channel 5 since 1998 (I even wrote some of them), the immortal VR Man remains the benchmark.
You only have to see the brief YouTube clip of VR Man escaping two pirouetting policemen to understand why.
Before James Lye in his superhero mask came along, 1994's Masters Of The Sea - Singapore's first English drama series - was the previous gold standard for Channel 5 disasters.
Yes, VR Man is even worse than Margaret Chan's hamminess.
What's more, VR Man, which lasted a season, is even worse than Now Boarding, a comedy so bad that I believe it was the only local series ever to be cancelled mid-season. It lasted five episodes in 2001.
(Now Boarding is also notable for starring both Mark Richmond's first and second wives as flight attendants, Vernetta Lopez and Beatrice Chia, who would later become Beatrice Chia-Richmond.)
Even Silver Lining lasted one whole 13-episode season - and I bet you weren't even aware there was such a show called Silver Lining on Channel 5.
I'm not sure which is worse - a show that people hate or a show that people don't even know exists.
As another former MediaCorp colleague who also wrote for VR Man put it: "Well, if you're going to be bad, you might as well be memorably bad."
But how do you become "memorably bad"?