What is it about reruns that make you love a show? A show that you never followed when it was on. A show that you never had any interest in what-so-ever. Maybe even a show you tried watching a few times... but just never... got it.
Maybe I never was into the show becuase I didn't have enough life experiences at the time to relate.... or the inteligence to find the irony behind certain situations.
Or maybe I was only 4 years old when the show started and 13 when it ended. That would explain it. I was into Gumby, Salute your Shorts, and eventually Dawson's Creek. Seinfeld was just... weird, so I never watched it when it was on.
I've started to love the show the last couple years. It's great! And now I even get those Seinfeld references people make all the time!
Side note: Elaines horrible outfits make a lot more sense after Googling to find out when the show started (1989).... but they are still pretty bad!
Ever watched The Office? Me either.... until reruns started showing up.
I love this show. It's hard not to watch the new shows when they're on. I feel like I'm cheating on my reruns if I do. Actually, that's not true. I'm usually watching something else when the new episodes are on... But the previews (Pam's going to have her baby soon!) are kill me. I'm still back when Jim likes Pam, but Pam is with that other guy... with a random Pam pregnant episode in there somewhere. I think I was first turned off by the "documentary" style of this show. I just didn't understand the concept of a comedy with Real World confessional style clips mixed in. It moved to slow for me so I never watched. Now I'm hooked!
Scrubs is another good one. It was (and still is. right?) on when I started watching it, but I always caught the reruns. When it first started, it was a weird goofy show I had no interest in what-so-ever.But after watching this show a few times - I was hooked. It's one of the few shows I'll bother watching a rerun of. The "new" scrubs however... BLOWS. But who knows, maybe I'll end up loving it in reruns one day.....
Honorable mentions go to The Bernie Mac show and Everybody Hates Chris. Everybody Hates Chris is a new discovery. I'm glad I gave it a chance when I was sick this time around. It's hilarious!
Anyway. Here's my theory. Reruns can get you hooked on a show you never thought you'd watch becuase...
1. The rerun usually every night/day at the same time.
2. You don't have to wait another week to see the next episode. It's easier to like something when you don't have to be committed.
3. Usually there are two episode back to back so it keeps your interest.
4. Sometimes there are even marathons. Weeee! What better way to waste a day?
5. There is just nothing else on so that's what you end up watching, and before you know it you love it!
What show do you like watching in reruns that you never watched when it was on or is on?