I'm A Bad Seinfeld Fan: Seinfeldia Book Club
I'm not a very good book club participant and apparently I'm an even worse Seinfeld fan. Here is a quasi review that's more just random thoughts than anything else.
- •I'm a bad Seinfeld fanIn that I never cared to hear the backstory or the details of the people involved in the show's production or inspiration.
- •I've never watched Curb Your EnthusiasmI've seen 10 minutes at most and didn't feel the need to go on. I didn't hate it. I was just apathetic about it.
- •I know the players but I didn't care
- •Just give me the show. These characters and their world.
- •This is a book for people like me. I know and love the sitcom but I do not know the finer details.If they were ever offered to me, sure I would listen intently, but I wouldn't seek them out. I believe in separating art from the artist blah blah blah Oscar Wilde
- •I'm all about nostalgia and I loved re-living one of my favourite shows while reading this and learning how perilous the television landscape was for a show like this.
- •What surprised (and I know it shouldn't) me was how much of their real lives were used as material.Hey, I've already said I'm a bad Seinfeld fan.
- •I never understood the critique that the show was too white, too New York and too Jewish.My friends and I weren't any of those things. They were basketball playing, gang affiliated kids who would quote lovingly from the show at every possible moment. I was a very good girl that did nothing wrong ever (that's pretty much true, I just got to move in between groups with relative ease).
- •Thanks @supercommonname for setting this up. My apologies for the lame-ass list.
- •I'm gifting this book to another Seinfeld fan this weekend. Spread the love. Spread the word.