Bluescale wrote:Andy wrote:17 Seconds wrote:a take for the ages: b99 has all the pieces, but it's kind of not very good
I would disagree it's not very good, it's consistently very funny. I will grant that it hasn't made me care about its characters the way The Office did. That could just be because I'm older now, though.
Funny, I find the characters in B99 more relatable than The Office. The diversity in B99 is really, really strong. Strong women. Strong, caring black men (think about it - how often do non-black audience sitcoms have nurturing black men?). A gay leader. Two Latinas. And, of course, Chelsea Peretti (who I know left the show, but still, she's awesome).
I'm not dissing The Office. I enjoyed it enough to watch most of it. I just didn't love it the way I love B99.
I'm a little ashamed I've never looked at it this way. It's a hyper-progressive show couched in silly, zany humor that's probably pretty approachable even for BBT idiots. I like it more now.