Top critical review
on June 4, 2001
I'm sorry to be a killjoy, but I do not feel that this show is good. The fact that it has received so much critical praise is a sad testimony to how low our standards have become. What we have here is a supposedly "sharp" show (read: "pretentious"), about surprise, sex. I don't know if this premise is meant to be shocking. It probably should be, but as we have no shame whatsoever these days, it isn't. It takes place among a bunch of young, quasi-hip city dwellers, just like, oh I don't know, EVERY OTHER SHOW PRODUCED IN THE LAST TWENTY YEARS. To this day I don't understand why this group is targeted as the only demographic worth a hoot in America. In short, there is a paucity of originality in this glorified soap opera that is staggering. Are we supposed to identify with these uptight sex-mad people? If we do, there is something seriously wrong with the way we live our lives. How many sex jokes can you stand? People praise the show for its mature writing. I beg to differ. Works of literature contain mature writing, even the bawdy ones. This television show is asinine.