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Old 04-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #21
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Seinfeld FTW!

It's the only show with a laugh track or audience that I don't hate.

This. Among other older shows like Friends and Cheers.

I know plenty of people who just don't get Seinfeld. I know where they're coming from, though. A lot of people don't watch TV properly. They flick the channels and form an opinion based on pure chance that they find instant entertainment. You have to watch a Seinfeld episode from the beginning to end.

This is why so many awesome shows didn't do so well. The Wire is anything but instant gratitude, Arrested Development was full of inside jokes you won't get immediately (I attribute AD's failure to marketing, though) and Community has character based comedy that you won't care for before you know the characters.

Every Seinfeld scene/ detail is usually essential (Or there to fool you from predicting) to make that ending super funny. I ruined some of my enjoyment of Seinfeld by watching reruns and starting half-way in an episode.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:29 PM   #22
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I'm okay with it. I used to watch it all the time but kinda fell out of that.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:30 PM   #23
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This. Among other older shows like Friends and Cheers.

I know plenty of people who just don't get Seinfeld. I know where they're coming from, though. A lot of people don't watch TV properly. They flick the channels and form an opinion based on pure chance that they find instant entertainment. You have to watch a Seinfeld episode from the beginning to end.

This is why so many awesome shows didn't do so well. The Wire is anything but instant gratitude, Arrested Development was full of inside jokes you won't get immediately (I attribute AD's failure to marketing, though) and Community has character based comedy that you won't care for before you know the characters.

Every Seinfeld scene/ detail is usually essential (Or there to fool you from predicting) to make that ending super funny. I ruined some of my enjoyment of Seinfeld by watching reruns and starting half-way in an episode.

I completely agree. Especially about Arrested Development. I actually found that show funnier the second and third time I watched it because of the huge amount of inside jokes.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:30 PM   #24
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I completely agree. Especially about Arrested Development. I actually found that show funnier the second and third time I watched it because of the huge amount of inside jokes.


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Old 04-03-2012, 03:32 PM   #26
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This. Among other older shows like Friends and Cheers.

I know plenty of people who just don't get Seinfeld. I know where they're coming from, though. A lot of people don't watch TV properly. They flick the channels and form an opinion based on pure chance that they find instant entertainment. You have to watch a Seinfeld episode from the beginning to end.

This is why so many awesome shows didn't do so well. The Wire is anything but instant gratitude, Arrested Development was full of inside jokes you won't get immediately (I attribute AD's failure to marketing, though) and Community has character based comedy that you won't care for before you know the characters.

Every Seinfeld scene/ detail is usually essential (Or there to fool you from predicting) to make that ending super funny. I ruined some of my enjoyment of Seinfeld by watching reruns and starting half-way in an episode.



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Very very well said, about all of those shows.

EDIT: Because of The Sopranos's success on dvd and on HBO, a lot of shows became catered to those who watch episodes in a row as opposed to those who just tune in. Arrested Development and The Wire are great examples of this, especially since so much relies on past episodes, and even past seasons.
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I'm pretty ashamed of this, but I never even noticed the whole "her?" thing the first time around. Curse my attention span...
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:34 PM   #28
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I'm pretty ashamed of this, but I never even noticed the whole "her?" thing the first time around. Curse my attention span...

I didn't either. My brothers kept saying it and I was like "wtf are you talking about"
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:34 PM   #29
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I find the whole show lame and not very funny at all. There have been some good episodes though
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:38 PM   #30
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I don't enjoy Seinfeld. One of my friends got me to watch Curb Your Enthusiasm, and I didn't like that either.

Maybe it's Larry David that I don't like
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #31
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I never really cared that much for it.
It was ok, but not that fantastic to me.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #32
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I used to love it as a kid, even back when I didn't understand completely what they were talking about. I guess watching it today, the comedy seems a little outdated.

There are still many episodes that I can watch over and over again though. Like the series finale always gets me hoping that they won't end up in prison, even though I know they will.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:49 PM   #33
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For me the show was really funny. The man himself though not so much.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:52 PM   #35
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Don't really like it. British comedy shows are million times better!
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:03 PM   #37
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one of the greatest, though it went downhill after Larry left. really, it might not be directly connected because any show slips after 7 sevens on the air.

had a friend that hated the show because of the theme music, but i'm pretty sure that was just an excuse and he really just found the show to be too crass for him.
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I love it, one of the best episodes is the "cigar store indian"
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EDIT: Because of The Sopranos's success on dvd and on HBO, a lot of shows became catered to those who watch episodes in a row as opposed to those who just tune in. Arrested Development and The Wire are great examples of this, especially since so much relies on past episodes, and even past seasons.


That's awesome. Special TV networks realise that quality fans > crap load of shitty fans.
Let's hope regular network eventually figure out that 24 episodes per season is way too long. I'm not saying we should do like the British and have 3 episodes every 2 years (Sherlock) but 10 -16 episodes is really great. If you've every watched 24, you know what I mean. It's a well written show, especially considering how challenging it must be to write a show about ONE day, but by the end you have had so much back and forth plot twists and you just get tired of it.
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Seinfeld, the television show, is great.
Seinfeld, the stand-up comedian who was part of said show, is awful.
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