I Don’t Watch “The Office”
There. I said it. *whew* Boy, am I glad I got that off my chest.
I’ve considered watching it. I mean, there are like five seasons’ worth of inside jokes that I am totally left out of because of my failure to watch. The Husband and I decided we’d try to watch when it started airing on TBS, and we happened to catch an episode where every other word was being bleeped. We weren’t offended as much as we were just annoyed with it, so we never watched again.
It’s not like we don’t have our shows. I’m trying to think about how we got into what we do watch, because I don’t think it was because of peer pressure. We’re stubborn like that. It’s why I’ve never seen an American Pie movie or Napoleon Dynamite.
We watch the Stargate shows because The Husband has watched them for a while. Not when it first came out because apparently it was on Showtime or something. Anyway, he’s watched it for a while and I was surprised when I found I could tolerate it. It doesn’t hurt that the leading men were Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Ben Browder and Joe Flanigan. Because they’re FUNNY! *tsk* What did you think? Yes, yes, they are all good looking, but they carry sarcastic humor to new heights.
We started watching Lost by accident. We hadn’t watched the first season, but The Husband just happened to flip to it one night during Season 2 and we were both hooked. A friend had Season 1 on DVD and I think it only took us a little over two weeks to get entirely caught up. We have DVR because of Lost. That’s the only reason we got it. When they moved it to Thursday nights and we knew we were going to be out some Thursdays, that was all it took for The Husband (who can also be known as The Miser) to decide that DVR was worth seven bucks a month.
I didn’t watch American Idol until my sister convinced me that Clay Aiken was worth hearing. After that, I wasn’t really a follower until Season 5, and then for some reason I started watching and blogging about Season 7 and got hooked.
We watch Eli Stone because we figured it was worth a shot, and so far we’ve really liked it. The fact that the show can incorporate singing and dancing and not come off looking like Cop Rock impresses me. (And I just found out that Jonny Lee Miller, the leading actor, is British! Never would’ve guessed!)
But we don’t watch The Office. So I will never know what she said, I will never be emotionally invested in Jim and Pam’s relationship, and I’m not going to get Dwight.
And I’m okay with that. As long as you can still accept me and my non-Office-watching self, we’ll all be okay.