Been watching a bunch of shows from when I was younger. Friends, The Office, Scrubs, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock and Seinfeld. Seinfeld seemed to be the only show not having a man chase a woman. I could not finish Scrubs and am having a hard time with season 7 of the Office. I remember taking mental notes when I was younger about how the men treated the women. It seemed to make sense. Be nice to them and they’ll like you just like John Dorian and Elliot. Friend zone is just a temporary holding place. Ask Jim Halpert!
Now watching it makes me cringe after learning about TRP. Thought watching these shows would be a nice trip through my high school and college years. Really it’s making me mad thinking about all the women I did this “friends first” BS to and with.
Anyone else experiencing this when watching older shows (or newer shows example: Big Bang Theory)? What shows are other examples of beta promoting?
Seinfeld seems to be the only show that I could watch without cringing. Jerry had it right.