The Lost season finale is tonight! I love the feeling of looking forward to a show all day long. However, since Lost is basically the only TV show I follow, I don’t get that feeling often.
Part of why I (or we) don’t watch anything else is that it feels like there’s nothing good out there. American Idol and The Office used to be appointment television, but they’ve lost their appeal. Ironically, they’re both at dizzying heights of popularity right now. I think there’s a connection.
My cynical nature tends to like things less once they got popular. Lost is the exception, but The Office is a good example. CM is still a fan, but it’s hit-or-miss to me.
The first two seasons were great. Maybe it was the novelty of it. Maybe the characters’ odd behaviors were refreshing, especially Michael’s. Over the past two years (Season 4 just ended), I’ve felt that Michael can do only so many over-the-top things and say only so many inappropriate remarks. Jim can do only so many things at Dwight’s expense. And I can use the phrase “only so many” only so many times in one post.
Are those accurate observations or just excuses for not liking something that’s popular?
This is common with music fans. Have you heard anyone brag about liking an artist when they were obscure, but not liking them once they hit it big? I used to be like that, but fortunately kept my mouth shut about it.
In the case of the The Office, I think it’s more of me not finding it as funny and fresh than me not wanting to follow a popular show. I’ve tried to rid myself of letting what other people like affect what I like. That’s a gross attitude to have.
Does anyone else ever feel this way or am I the Lone Cynic?
This post is a laaate entry into Watercooler Wednesday.