I don't want to get within a mile of this INTERNET penis measurement contest, but can't help but interject that, sorry, the US Office is an incredible show. And less than a week after airing one of it's finest episodes ever seems like a strange time to denounce it.
Steve Carrell has a very dry/deadpan comedic delivery that isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea. He is brilliant at becoming his character on the show because I spend a good bulk of my time watching it mouthing "no Michael." If you judge your enjoyment of the show by the number of times he intentionally makes you laugh, I could see disappointment.
Sorry, but The Office is easily in the top 5 shows on US Television, even though "best shows" are sometimes not what some people like. I guess I just never bashed "E.R." because I knew a lot of people liked it and being a hater might be seen as a dick move.
Actually I just got a chance to see Get Smart and I have to take back my previous statement.
Steve Carrell made an excellent Maxwell Smart.
I just didn't like him in much else
Wheels it comes down to the fact that I get tired of people saying "Well your stating your opinion as fact" whether it's directly or veiled in snark. NO I'm stating my opinion on a chat board. I shouldn't ever have to go IMHO all the damn time or you'd be doing it every post.
Everything you write is your opinion, sometimes it's backed up by facts, some times it's not. Comedy is subjective and most times (Except in the case of Get Smart) I find Steve Carrell's humor not to be dry and deadpan but juvenille and immature. My boss has dry/deadpan humor which I get.
I also don't trust "What everyone else is watching" as a factor on why I should watch something. I've watched many great shows (Brimstone, Briscoe County Jr. Mantis, the list goes on) That have done horrible in the ratings, but were great to watch and what happens "Well the ratings weren't good enough so we cancelled it." When the average American watches something they normally watch what they hear their friends have seen. Believe me I've sat through enough of the shows to give them a chance. I think there are also hundreds of better comedians out there than some of the ones who have sitcoms right now. Not everyone is going to agree with me, but just because I state my opinion, with out the IMHO Steve Carrell has never been funny (Which I saw something and thought he was FINALLY Funny in I have to revise it) Doesn't mean I need to be pounced on by an guy who's self importance over his own webcomic seems to make him think he gets to act with impunity. Something this board has pulled many times with their "Favorites" and yes once again that is my opinion, obvilously, Duh.
BTW I know exactly how big my E-penis is and it's no bigger or smaller than anyone elses.
P.S. Yes I am exactly like this in real life and yes I still have friends, because I don't coddle them or sugar coat my opinion because I'm afraid it might "Offend" somebody. If you worry you might offend someone you shouldn't be worried about voicing you opinion because no matter what someone's going to think your an bunghole.
Edited by DarkeklawGW, 13 October 2009 - 08:56 AM.