Hi. I’m recommending binging Seinfeld this week. Just going to get that out there. You know Seinfeld. It’s an iconic sitcom. It’s one of my favorites, and also a show I really admire. Seinfeld is a show that is willing to have contempt for its main characters. It relishes in their awfulness, but doesn’t let them off the hook for it. They never ask you to like Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer, or to root for them. They don’t learn, they don’t hug, and it’s truly admirable. Compared to say, Friends, where everybody sucks but I’m still supposed to care about Ross and Rachel or whatever. Television characters don’t have to be people I want to hang out with. Just be funny!
Anyway, this isn’t going to be so much me writing about the show. Seinfeld is iconic. I decided to recommend it because, in this modern landscape, even a show like Seinfeld that hasn’t been on in 20 years can end up in the limelight. The times they are a-changing. What’s the deal with the future of Seinfeld? A lot of chaos, evidently.