Originally Posted by Lu 1970So I can't believe I've lurked on this site for at least six months and watching the premiere of Average Joe tonight has finally prompted me to come out of the shadows..
Regarding the Post article, my first impression was that the author was at least as cruel as he seems to think the viewers are, if not more. He seemed to think we should just "leave the poor geeks alone and quit poking our fingers through the bars" IMHO.
I watched the show with my husband and although there were some signs of nerdy behavior, I LOVED these guys. Loved them and would be friends with them, and would have dated some of them had I met them. I actually don't feel like NBC is being too mocking...they certainly allow the good sides of these guys to shine through.
I don't know if anyone else feels this way, but when watching your average show involving several guys (B'ette, FLOM2) I found I had to try to get past the good looks in order to find the depth and lovable characteristics underneath - to find what I would connect with. In this case with Average Joe, the good stuff is right out there on display! The sexy dry sense of humor, the kindness, the good communication skills, whatever.
Anyway, my two cents, but I'm actually VERY engaged in this show so far compared to the typical premiere.
Nice to finally speak!