The other night I was at dinner with coworkers and bosses.
Just to put it into context: I was there with a peer, my boss was there with a peer, their boss was there and his boss was in attendance. The entire departmental food chain was breaking tortillas together.
Boss's Boss (Boss Squared) starts talking about the latest episode of Modern Family, quoting from the program, cracking himself up. My boss and his peer join in. Finally, Boss Cubed joins in.
Peer and I sat there staring at each other.
(I've tried to watch Modern Family, on several occasions. I just don't think it's funny.)
We nod and smile and try to participate, but every time Boss Squared asks me, "Did you see the XYZ episode?" I have to admit that I haven't. Eventually he catches on (Peer gets off scot free) that I don't watch the most amazing sitcom on American network television since Seinfeld.
Says him. To me, that's like comparing Miley Cyrus to Bach.
They're both (technically) music, they were/are both popular in their respective times and they're both...okay, so the comparison ends there.
But one is genius and the other is popschlock (copyright CG2 2010).
So Boss Squared and Boss and Boss Peer start grilling me about other "genius' shows:
Boss: Do you watch The Office?
Me: I love The Office - Ricky Gervais cracks me the hell UP. Did you see him host the Golden Globes?
Boss: Um. No. The American version.
Me: Ah...Not so much.
Boss Squared: Chuck? Do you watch Chuck?
Me: I've seen Chuck. It's pretty good.
BS: You've "seen" but you don't "watch"?
Me: Um...Not so much.
Boss Cubed: So, CityGirl, what DO you watch?
An awkward silence.
Really awkward. Awkward and lengthy.
So I sit there. Replaying in my head what Hub and I watch when he isn't playing Call of Duty and I'm not reading or working.
Old reruns of Doctor Who. I can't admit to that.
BBC America: Top Gear, The Graham Norton Show, Cash in the Attic. Nobody watches that.
Lately, we've been watching The Ovation Channel - A short-lived BBC4 show from 1990 called The Book Group and a CBC show about a Shakespeare festival called Slings and Arrows. Which is really, really good actually. And "the best music show in the world," Later...With Jools Holland.
Also, I can't wait for season two of Glee! (squee!) to begin.
Dork. Dork. Annnd Double Dork.
Boss Peer: I know you watch Big Bang Theory. (I love this woman. She is actually my sista from anotha mutha)
Me: YES! YES! I watch Big Bang. I love the Big Bang.
Boss Peer: *snicker*
Me: Okay, for once the double entendre was completely unintentional.
Jesus take me now.
So, peeps, what do YOU watch? Can you help me become less dorky through television?