When it takes itself seriously is when it stumbles. I just wish it would express its seriousness by being funnier. Seinfeld made it a point to ridicule the characters’ shallowness and self-involvement, raising it to a level of social commentary. And it was funny. Two other girl-centric shows that reached these same heights to be voices of a generation were My So-Called Life and Wonderfalls. Both funny, yet also insightful and original.
Just imagining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in a home theater, all knees and limbs in a leather chair, munching some popcorn and watching a DVD set of My So-Called Life. Shaking his head like, “Jordan’s no good for you, Angela. Aim higher.”