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Aug 15 2012

Five Reasons You Should Be Watching Workaholics

Published by at 7:20 am under Editorial,Television

I’m not sure how many of you watch the show Workaholics but if you’re not watching it then you really need to.  I would highly recommend getting the DVDs and starting from season one.   For those of you who aren’t familiar, Workaholics is about three main characters, Blake, Adam, and Anders,  who were roommates in college, and continue to share a house together as they transition into adulthood.

The show’s action is generally confined to the main characters’ house and their workplace, a cubicle the three of them share at a telemarketing company called Telamericorp.  And if you’re not watching it already here are five reasons that you should….

It’s incredibly offensive

Sometimes when a show is offensive it’s downright offensive and it can sicken you.  However sometimes when a show is offensive it can be incredibly effective and funny.   Think In Living Color or Chappelle’s Show.  Now I wouldn’t say that Workaholics is offensive in a racist kind of a way but themes like underage girls, making fun of dead people, basically being an alcoholic, drugs, and a whole slew of other topics are explored nearly every show.  Comedy Central really lets these guys go pretty far.   I mean you see these guys smoking weed, tripping on acid, drinking until puking and plenty of others.   It’s simply awesome.

The stupidity is incredibly smart

Despite these guys appearing as total morons and doing stupid stuff you kind of know through the dialogue that they’re not all that dumb (except for Adam, he’s an idiot).   But there’s almost a weird kind of elegance to the way they talk.  It’s like they know how to behave as proper adults but their youth prevents them from doing so.   You have to see it to know what I mean.

If you like Always Sunny then you’ll love this show

I don’t think the two shows are even remotely similar but there’s a method to the dialogue and the way the characters live their lives that kind of rings true.   Like I said, the shows are different but something tells me the characters on each show would get along quite well and work together.  Also the banter and wit of the characters has a similar flavor too.

You can relate to it

Anyone who is young can relate to this show.   Living with your friends.  Working at a crummy job.  Having nothing to really do but drink and hang out when you’re not working.   And of course, getting into stupid situations with your friends.

The old school and miniscule references are amazing

This is probably my favorite one of them all.   There was an episode where the three guys are trying to beat their boss to work and they have to take the bus.   The bus driver is actually the same guy who drove the bus in the movie Speed and do they do a Speed reference?  Yup.   It’s the little things like that that I love.


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