Ok, I’ll admit: tonight I have given in. After all the talk in the office and excitement on the internet my curiosity took the better of me. Verdict: still unsure. Yes! It is a surprise, because I am supposed to love it. Cynical American humour, jazz hands at the ready, clever scriptwriting: I should love it. People love it, because it is recognisable: characatures of the people who you went to school with and silently hoping to see little bits of your (old) self.
That part is great, I liked it and THEN: they slipped in the non-ironic:
‘Would you rather live life for money? or Would you rather live life for passion?’
Oooh isn’t that clever, because we should all feel a fuzzy warmth: Passion of course! We all want to live for passion!
Don’t get me wrong: I hold passion in high esteem. In fact I was the one who once shouted : There is no passion in the cake – with the result that no one dared to touch it. So yes I am in Team Passion. Absolutely.
But passion has yet to pay the bills.
There you go: back out in the cold.
So turn the heating up and set up a direct debit to British Gas.
PS: Episode Two is already getting better. To Be Continued.