Millennials Outraged Over... Sitcom Mocking Millennial Outrage?
CBS has a new show coming out called The Great Indoors, which satirizes Millennials and Millennial media culture. Much like when people criticize South Park, their criticisms make the shows that much funnier. Because they're not getting the joke. Well the Millennial reporters from the Television Critics Association were not amused by The Great Indoors' mockery of their generation. Therefore making this show a must see in the fall...
It started when EP Mike Gibbons, who noted that 40 is the new 80, mentioned that CBS focus-grouped the pilot, and the millennial in the group said he did not like it because of the jokes about millennials being coddled, too sensitive and thin-skinned. The woman running the focus group, Gibbons said, clarified: “So, you were offended by millennials being portrayed as too sensitive.”
A Millennial Media Member interrupted Gibbons. “I’m a millennial myself. How are we so coddled, and what about our overly politically correct workplace bothers you?” she asked, like she meant it to sting.
I mean the joke is right there, you guys: a Millennial in the focus group was offended that the Millennials in the show were portrayed as too sensitive and thin-skinned.
I too have experienced overly-sensitive Millennials who act all butt hurt over just about everything. Then whine about "stop mocking our generation for being so wimpy!"
You see, because Millennials have it so much tougher than the generation before. What with not being able to get to a safe space on time. A lack of trigger-warnings. Too many touch-screen devices...
Side note, Mike Gibbons relatives were sent to Auschwitz.
It gets better...
Another asked Gibbons if he was “worried” that the show would be dismissed as “middle-aged white guy complaining about his lot in life and having to deal with millennials.”
Joked Gibbons, “Our show is going to make America great again,” .
“So you are the Trump show?” Non-Millennial Media Member snapped back. “I’m just seeking clarification.”
“Irony comes through in print, right?” Gibbons quipped.
The show is about over-privledged Millennials without a sense of humor. Which, by the way, if you're a Millennial reading this and you're getting offended/triggered/butt hurt over this show mocking other people in your generation: it's about you. Hate to break that one to you, cupcake.
If, however, you can look at this show for exactly what it is, a sitcom (sitcoms have a habit of mocking people/society/life) and can have a chuckle, even if you are a Millennial, then congratulations. You've escaped the Generation Snowflake unscathed.
To quote series star Joel McHale, "if the show is offending Millennials, it’s the best strategy ever.”
Now watch our latest show. Try not to get offended, snowflakes.