For the past few weeks, as some of you may know, I have been doing basically nothing; during breaks like this, I find myself binge-watching TV shows, reading unhealthy amounts of books, or trying to learn new things. You know. Better yourself, and all that.
In the time I’ve had nothing to do, I discovered Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. True to myself, I discovered the show multiple seasons into its production. The show began in 2012, and is hosted by Jerry Seinfeld, and it’s brilliant.
Hold up, I know what you may be thinking: oh no, an advertisement for yet another show I haven’t seen, or I don’t have time for ANOTHER form of entertainment (which is ridiculous, when you think about it – we live in a society where it’s work to keep up with shows and programs). But these episodes are anywhere from ten to twenty minutes long, less than your standard (and sadly near extinction) sitcom, and you can watch them for free (ahem, legally) online on multiple websites. Seinfeld, it seems, is doing this just because it’s fun and just because he can.
Basically, when I say it’s brilliant, I mean it. The show has been nominated for an Emmy, believe it or not, despite the show literally just being a few comedians in various cars at various coffee shops.
The simplicity of it, I think, is what makes it so great. We live in a society where shows are more and more complex, with countless amounts of characters and special effects and everything possible to draw in viewers; which, for the most part, is great. I love that I can analyze and critique a television show based on quality, symbolism, or cultural significance. But sometimes it’s just too much. You know? Sometimes, it’s just too much. Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is exactly what you think it is, and that’s why I love it. Back to basics, so to speak.
The host himself hasn’t said how long the show will continue, because it’s more of a relaxed, “who knows, who cares?” sort of attitude, which fits perfectly with the show. I, for one, hope it continues for a long time. It is a breath of fresh air in the sometimes suffocating world of entertainment.