Eeeenteresting. . . so my bloggy friend Rachel G. complains that people only comment on her blog when she brings up a controversial topic (or at least “discussional” topic), but apparently all of my readers clam up when I bring up a topic for discussion. I guess my readers prefer entertainment posts, not discussion ones. On that note, I think I’ll talk about television. . .
Regarding The Office: I feel a major deja vu of the 90’s when I was the only person alive that didn’t watch “Friends”. Now granted, I caught up mightily in ’01 when we got married. I watched many a rerun of Friends while cooking huge four-course dinners for the two of us that we would never eat the leftovers of and so therefore have a never-ending fridge full of fuzz.
Ah, newlywed days.
Anyway, on Thursdays and Fridays, it seems like every Facebook Status and a whole bunch of blogs are always about The Office. And everyone’s always talking about it. I am starting to believe that everyone watches it but us.
Our original reasons for not watching it were:
1. It airs on Thursday night – our small group night. So we would have to DVR it every time, and since we didn’t know if we liked it, we never started.
2. We used to watch the British version of The Office on BBC America, and although it was hilarious, it was also pretty crass, and since then, we’ve attempted to “clean up” our viewing habits. We were afraid that the American version would be just as bad, so we made the decision not to get sucked in (however, since then I have heard it is not as bad, but I’m not sure what the meaning of the word “as” is).
3. We didn’t need any more TV show addictions.
However, I am starting to feel like we’re missing out on a huge cultural experience, since it certainly seems like it is watched by 299 million Americans.
We didn’t have small group last night, so we turned it on halfway through, and TOTALLY didn’t get it. Obviously we’re missing the storyline. We’re sitting there asking each other, “why is that guy driving around with a stroller attached to his car?”, “Why is that girl at the laudromat instead of at work?”, and “How did they manage to have so many fresh vegetables in their office to cover that baby in?”.
Anyway, you get the point. We’re totally out of the loop.
So. . . are we the only ones out there who don’t watch it?
Is it worth borrowing the DVD’s to get caught up?
Or should we stay blissfully un-hooked?