Is that what you're saying? This Nickelodeon show about four
hockey players from Minnesota who come to LA to become rock stars, this
transparent attempt at generating hype for another pre-packaged boy band is
Yes. Yes it is.
First it was Make It or
Break It that charmed you—and believe you me, we all had a hearty
chuckle about that in the break room—and now you're telling me that Big
Time Rush has swept you off your feet? What are you 12?
Look, I know you're my Macho Id, but you don't have
to act like a dickhead. It's not a bad show, okay?
Stop trying to play up as a sensitive, thoughtful man of the
21st century. Who are you trying to fool? Everyone knows you only like Thai
action films and movies involving shark/octopus hybrids.
How am I being "sensitive"?
You know how easy and fun it would be to lay into this
ridiculous show but you're holding back. I suspect you don't want to be labeled
as yet another snarky d-bag Internet personality. Well, guess what
tiger—that ship has sailed already.
I know you think you're cool with your lamb-chop
sideburns and those cigarettes wrapped up in your sleeves, but you've got it all
wrong. I'd have been more than happy to serve up a volley of barbs and
witticisms if Big Time Rush deserved it, but, I'm telling you, it
Fine, I'll bite. How come?
For one it doesn't feel like a pop culture
cash-in. Sure that's probably the end-goal, create some kind of Hannah Montana
phenomenon, but to the writers' credit they don't script the show like that. The
pre-packaged-boy-band concept is mocked throughout. In fact, this entire
production is a parody of the teen celebrity culture.
Please. That sounds way too nuanced for a Nickelodeon
Sure, it's not Dr. Strangelove, the humor is geared
towards pre-adolescents, and there are too many goofy sound effects tossed in,
but for what it is—and contrary to what I expected—Big Time
Rush is surprisingly clever and genuinely funny at times.
Man, did you just see what you wrote?
I'm fine with my choices, okay? And I'd be more than
happy to recommend Big Time Rush to any kid.
Well, go have fun with your new best friends watching
Nickelodeon shows. I'm going to go pick a fight with the Superego. He's been
giving me the stink eye all week.