There was a song that used to play a lot when I was younger. Though I don’t know the name of it, or who sang it, I will always remember the main hook in the song. I don’t wanna work, I wanna bang on my drum all day. It was an anthemic jam about how we ALL have something better we would rather be doing than working. To me, the show Workaholics sums up the same mentality to great comic effect. It’s about three guys who would rather be sitting on their roof drinking beers than working. Oh, and in case you didn’t know up to this point, the name of the show is ironic.
So why do I think that Workaholics is the voice of the current generation? Well, just look at them. Not the show, the actual people. It is like a raft filled with directionless people with no goals in life other than to have fun. While I can understand the draw of that life, I also understand how hilariously unrealistic it is. Yes, we would all love to hang out and bang on our proverbial drums, but we are not allowed to do that. We have bills to pay and significant others to try to constantly keep entertained. What makes Workaholics so great is the fact that, for 22 minute bursts, you can live vicariously through Blake, Adam, and Anders. It may be insane, but only a fool would not find it funny. Yes, they are slacker burnouts, but I think most of the world can relate to that, at least a LITTLE bit.
The best part is, you watch Workaholics, and as funny as it is, you quickly realize that you never really wanted that life. Every now and then, a little normalcy can go a long way.
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