Some shows I have never got. That needs to be in italics or you might assume I mean ‘got’ as in purchased (or less-than-legally downloaded). No, I mean got as in ‘understand’, ‘fathom’ or ‘comprehend’.
The Big Bang Theory is one such example. I believe it was young Benjamin who posted something, somewhere, along these lines the other day:
It just doesn’t make me laugh. I feel I should love it as AHHAHAHA I AM A NERD TOO also I like laughing, but I do not. I sit there, stony-faced and annoyed. Like PhoneShop, which I watched a single episode of over Christmas and which made me smirk possibly twice.
And Everybody Loves Raymond, and Two And A Half Men and and and…
I did fear for a short amount of time that Community might fall into this realm. I liked the first series, but I didn’t find it life-changingly funny which, according to everyone who had seen it, was the sort of place it should occupy in any comedy-loving human’s mind.
Then I watched the second series and realised all was right in the world. It’s absolutely brilliant, by the way. Must remember to watch the rest. Alison Brie.
Where am I?
I suppose what I’m trying to say here is those shows I don’t ‘get’ are actually just unfunny shit and you shouldn’t watch them. Unless I hate you, in which case: go wild.
And so begins year three. The year where, even though I don’t think it’s amazing, I still won’t count Curb in this list.