Steve Carrell Says Modern Audience is Too PC for "The Office" Reboot
It's bad enough reruns of Seinfeld and Friends have fallen on the wrong side of a safe space. They don't know that we know that they know they're snowflakes. At least in the eyes of SJWs, who Netflix and Whine. Now it looks like these same leftist crybabies have killed a potential The Office reboot before it got developed. According to Steve Carrell, the audience gets too triggered too easily these days. Something Jim Halpert doesn't seem to have a problem with (see ’13 Hours’ Star Blasts ‘Anti-Military’ Critics for Politicizing the Film… and Vanity Fair Attacks ‘Jack Ryan’ for Being Masculine and Pro-American).
Michael Scott, on the other hand, has gone soft:
But apart from the fact that I just don't think that's a good idea, it might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted 10 years ago. The climate's different. I mean, the whole idea of that character, Michael Scott, so much of it was predicated on inappropriate behavior. I mean, he's certainly not a model boss. A lot of what is depicted on that show is completely wrong-minded. That's the point, you know?
Yes. The point of being funny. But to paraphrase Cartman from South Park last night, "Let's see how that works out for you in 2018."
But I just don't know how that would fly now. There's a very high awareness of offensive things today—which is good, for sure. But at the same time, when you take a character like that too literally, it doesn't really work.
It's all for the better if we're being honest. Let's leave shows the way they ended and stop resurrecting them as the Scoobie Gang did to poor Buffy. And no, that's not a request for a Buffy reboot. Please. Stop. No more reboots. I just don't' want to see Buffy in a minivan.
Steve Carrell is right: people are far too sensitive these days. A joke isn't supposed to get your mind right. A joke is supposed to make you laugh. Michael Scott was an ass, to hilarious effect. Nowadays he'd just be ganged up and mobbed, the object of a new game: Tampon Dart Face.
As it is, the show wasn't as good once Jim and Pam finally got married. #changemymind