New CBS Comedy “The Great Indoors” has Millennials Uptight (or maybe it’s just the skinny jeans?)

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August 11, 2016 by JImbo

Why are Millennials butt-hurt over this new show?

IS it “offensive to young people?”

Seems like the same age-old “young people vs old people” comedy that’s been going on since prehistoric times but hey, what do I know?

Judge for yourself:

is it “offensive?” I dunno, I’ve had almost exactly a few of those conversations myself with young coworkers and new recruits. Seems that it’s a pretty fair give and take between old and young in that trailer.

It’s exaggerated for comic effect, but the premise is dead on. It IS a “whole new world” and there IS a generational divide.

And as difficult as it can be at times, it can be funny. I may laugh at the soldiers wandering around catching imaginary monsters with “Pokemon” apps on their phones. However, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that cell phones and social media haven’t changed the way we do things now. There has ALWAYS been a tension and opportunity between the old and young.

Sure we joke back and forth. That’s the whole point. It’s been going on for ages.

“Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because life is sweet and they are growing.”
Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)

“Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.” Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC)

“The only people to whose opinions I listen now with any respect are people much younger than myself. They seem in front of me. Life has revealed to them her latest wonder.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

“The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it.”
Albert Einstein (1950s)


Besides, didn’t ABC already do this “old outdoors guy surrounded by suburban kids” thing before?





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