(I’m not trying to incite people with this. I’m not even angry or the tiniest bit mad. I’m just wondering why it always has to be about diabetes.)
We made the choice about a year and a half ago to cut cable and we’ve never looked back. We get our TV from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and a pretty good antenna. I’m always looking for great new shows to watch and I love a good comedy.
Since it’s between TV seasons right now and I’m Jones-ing for a good PBS series and new episodes of Project Runway, I thought I would give the new Hulu original series Difficult People a try.
The two main characters are supposed to be comedians/actors but they are not funny. At all. Maybe that’s the shtick. But a comedy should make you laugh, right?
I watched the first three episode hoping it would grow on me, but it didn’t.
I had pretty much decided to stop watching the show anyway, but what put the nail in the coffin for me was a punchline in the third episode that made me roll my eyes.
When all else fails, take a jab at people with diabetes. Right?
It’s not that I was offended. I wasn’t enraged. I wasn’t even the slight bit annoyed. But the diabetes joke was so idiotic that it made perfectly clear that the writers of this supposed comedy where not in the least bit comedic.
So do you want to hear the joke?
They are talking about annoying things that each does and one character says that another yells at the screen before movies start.
He says that he yells at the Coca-Cola polar bears because he doesn’t want them to get diabetes.
That’s all you’ve got?
You’re hilarious. (insert snarky tone)
(This is, of course, on the heels of the brouhaha surrounding CrossFit’s claims that drinking Coke not only causes type 2 diabetes, but that people with type 1 can get type 2 from drinking Coke. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read CrossFit: Gets It Wrong, Won’t Back Down.)