Give Seinfeld a Shot

Completed: 28. Give Seinfeld a Shot

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I’m so sick and tired of Seinfeld being referenced in every conversation I’m in and not understanding the joke.  I’ve been slow to attempt to watch this show, nor did I ever watch it when it first ran for a few reasons:  1. I tend to be cynical of overly-hyped things and 2. this show is completing lacking black characters. It bothers me when a show as popular as this, like “Friends” or “90210,” for example, can’t find room to feature a FEW people of color (unless they’re a sports player, some other non important roll, or after people pressure them to). Anyway, I digress.

I wanted to at least give the show a try because of Larry David. I love Larry David and Curb Your Enthusiasm. 

I had no intention of watching the entire series, so I researched the best three episodes: “The Contest,” “The Subway,” and “The Opposite.” Out of the three episodes, “The Opposite” was probably my favorite. I laughed out loud a few times, but I don’t get the appeal. Jerry Seinfeld is not funny, in my opinion. The Kramer character is so stupid that words can’t even describe (it’s not a good stupid, it’s just dumb). George and Elaine are the only redeeming characters.

I gave it a try, but I’m glad I trusted my instincts on this for so long. It’s just not something I find funny.

-Kris

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