By Julia Von Allmen ’16
There are many staple shows that every basic, teenage Netflix user knows; ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘One Tree Hill,’ ‘Friday Night Lights’… etc. These basic, three shows have one thing in common; they are drama-filled, unoriginal, and center around the average TV depiction of high school students. Emphasis on TV depiction; meaning that these ‘high school students’ (actors who are approaching their mid-life crises) are nothing like real high school students. With the exception of Gossip Girl (the epitome of everything listed above) my all-time favorite waste of time, these shows bore me. I just feel that if I’m going to be unproductive, I should be entertained. Due to the lack of originality in these shows, I have ventured into the sitcom genre, and I am never going back.
After I regrettably finished ‘One Tree Hill,’ (horrible waste of a waste of time) I knew I was through giving into the hype of these bland shows. Scrolling through the ‘popular’ section, and down to the unexplored part of the online streaming library, I came across ‘30 Rock.’ Tina Fey is funny, Alec Baldwin is funny, and Tracy Morgan is funny, so why not try it? After watching the first few episodes, I was hooked. This show was hilarious. It was nothing like those conventional, teenage dramas. I finished ‘30 Rock’ and quickly moved onto my next endeavor, ‘The Office.’ BEST SHOW I’VE EVER WATCHED. This show put me into tears from all my laughter. Never before had a show made me laugh so hard. I was sad when I finished the series, but now that I knew there were more shows out there like ‘30 Rock’ and ‘The Office’ I could move on and not be bored.