It's not that I don't feel it from time to time, it's that I'm just hard-pressed to acknowledge it.
If going by how I react to celebrity crushes is any indication, I stop watching all the movies they are in because the love is so strong I feel like a stalker. (read: I can't handle emotion like a normal person).
Apparently, I like to live as a robot, which really only goes to support my "I wish I could be Data and date Data" theory about my love life.
But anyway, I digress. Here's my heartfelt confession of love:
I love 3rd Rock from the Sun. There. I said it. And if it's not going to return my love, so be it. It is better to love, than be loved, right? That was totally the moral to Moulin Rouge, right? (read: it wasn't)
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Lurhmann, and not Shakespeare, right?
Generally, when you think of sci-fi, it's in terms of what the future holds. It's your Terminator, War of the Worlds, and Star Trek. It's about hope, or despair, and the good stuff generally has both. Four people faking a family in Rutherfield, Ohio really shouldn't count as science fiction, especially when they are mostly just idiots and you can watch whole episodes without them mentioning the whole "we're on a mission to research Earth" premise. Really, it's about four people who are consistently stupid, which is just normal sitcom fodder.
But that's okay because it's Science Fiction where it counts, and I don't mean it's because it's about aliens. No, it's about using a common sci-fi trope in order to contest concepts we think are a given. It doesn't even matter how mind-blowingly obvious it is sometimes, if only because it's so hilarious:
Within the first four minutes it addresses standard issues like patriotism, and the myth of equality (whilst turning it on it's head of course because they decide on creating a commune that turns fascist right quick). This is what good sci-fi is supposed to do. It takes something as standard as the alien, and analyzes everything we take for granted.
And it's beautiful. Better yet, it's hilarious.
And I love it. You may never hear me say I love something with such sincerity ever again, so take note. I love 3rd Rock from the Sun.
I love it so much I want to cosplay it even though no one would have any idea who I was.
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But what's even better is that it harkens back to its roots. I've always loved Futurama for episode titles like "I, Roommate" and "The Day the Earth Stood Stoopid", or its planets filled with Star Trek fans. 3rd Rock also slips us some jokes that are just for us sci-fi nerds.
|Yes. I even watched the new Twilight Zone series|
when I was a kid. No shame. No shame.
This alone makes the show worth watching. (read: for at least one lonely girl in Colorado)
In any case, if you haven't seen it, or haven't seen it in a while, each series is going for around $5-8 on pretty much any website. That is ridiculously cheap for how much awesome you get. Offensively, so. But I'm going to try not to complain because I like being able to afford it.
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