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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-02-12 03:42 pm

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[personal profile] kallanda_lee 2017-02-12 09:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Why would you want to watch it, though? I mean, I feel like this kind of comedy thrives on second hand embarrassment, so I guess I wonder what you'd watch it for? (I can't watch it either, not anything similar).

(Anonymous) 2017-02-12 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
They might have friends who are into it? Or even just feeling kind of left out that other people obviously enjoy that kind of humor and they don't. Like wishing you could eat cheese when you're allergic to dairy.
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[personal profile] kallanda_lee 2017-02-12 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
It just seems so tiring watching something you dislike because of friends.

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(Anonymous) 2017-02-12 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
To be fair, it's pretty bad second-hand embarrassment, particularly in the first season. It gets a little better later (before the show got bad).
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[personal profile] ninety6tears 2017-02-12 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
See, I had this issue with a lot of the show's humor but there are different kinds of humor with different characters which is why I stuck it out. And around where I am (season 2/3) a lot of the jokes seem less harsh, just because there's a warmth between a lot of the characters, as nonsensical as that affection may be when their boss is such a clueless dick.

(Anonymous) 2017-02-12 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
This sums it up really well I think.
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[personal profile] raspberryrain 2017-02-12 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I was going to ask the same question!
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[personal profile] deird1 2017-02-12 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Why can't you watch it? (I can't because of the lack of laugh track.)

(Anonymous) 2017-02-13 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
who the hell actually -likes- laugh tracks

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[personal profile] kallanda_lee 2017-02-13 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Honestly I dislike comedy to begin with, and the whole office setting makes me want to kill things..

(Anonymous) 2017-02-13 07:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Sometimes people like keeping up with popular shows so they can understand all the pop culture references people make. It's pretty common, actually.

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(Anonymous) 2017-02-12 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
To be honest, it's pretty doable as long as you don't watch scenes with Michael in them

(Anonymous) 2017-02-12 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
If your second hand embarrassment is that bad then how do you watch anything ever?
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[personal profile] badass_tiger 2017-02-12 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Shockingly, there are a lot of things out there that don't rely on cringe humour to tell a story.

(Anonymous) 2017-02-12 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Wtf? I can't do second hand embarrassment either and I watch stuff all the time. It seems to be the foundation of American sitcoms and there have been some British comedies like that (the original Office, being the most obvious). But it isn't common in anything else I've ever seen, and even in the programmes that include it, it usually isn't every episode. We watch The Big Bang Theory a lot and I've only seen it in that a few times in something like 8? 9? 10? years.

(Anonymous) 2017-02-12 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)
The Office - and in particular, the British version/first couple seasons of the American version - have to be some of the most intensely cringe-humor-centric things ever made

(Anonymous) 2017-02-12 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)
... because not everything is like The Office? Not even all humor is like The Office.
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[personal profile] meredith44 2017-02-12 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't tend to watch comedies because of the second hand embarrassment issues I have. I only enjoy comedies like Better Off Ted because that humor tends not to be cringe humor. I appreciate that others like it, but it so isn't for me.

(Anonymous) 2017-02-13 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
The Office is one of the most second-hand embarrassment inducing things I've ever watched.
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[personal profile] soldatsasha 2017-02-13 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
I managed to get through iirc half of the first episode of The Office before I had to watch something else. It was just too much, I have a very hard time handling second hand embarrassment and humiliation-based humor.

But, shockingly enough, few comedies rely on that as the majority of their humor! I mean, to name just a few of the vast slew of shows that don't rely on it as a staple, there's HIMYM, The IT Crowd, Big Bang Theory, Parks & Rec, Brooklyn 99, The Simpsons, Futurama, That 70s Show, and King of the Hill.

(Anonymous) 2017-02-12 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Same, but I loved the Office -- you just have to keep a hand at the remote and fast forward the scenes you can tell are gonna be unbearable.

(Anonymous) 2017-02-12 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I find it difficult to watch that kind of humor too, OP.

(Anonymous) 2017-02-12 11:31 pm (UTC)(link)
The second hand embarrassment on this show gets me BAD but I've been watching it anyway. But then, I started the show because I wanted a fluffy sitcom I wasn't invested in at all as kind of background comedy noise, so it works for me; if there's a really bad scene I just ignore it till it's over.

(Anonymous) 2017-02-13 05:49 am (UTC)(link)
I get bad second hand embarrassment from all sorts of things, so I feel you OP. One that comes to mind is in one of the Jaws movies when Brody is shooting his gun like a crazy man and then some surfer is like, 'Dude, it's just blue fish!'

I always have to skip that scene, I cringe so hard.