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