give up on
The Simpsons has begun its 25th season and shows no sign of stopping. It’s been a part of my life since I was 13 years old, so it came as something of a surprise to me when I realized that I hadn’t actually seen a new episode of the series in over 7 years. I still love the characters (and play with them everyday via Simpsons Tapped Out on my iPad), but at a certain point it felt like they’d gone everywhere they could and the show had lost its magic spark.
Do you still watch it? Do you know anyone who does? Would you miss it if it went off the air or would you not even notice? Do the characters even need the show to remain an important part of our popular culture?
And–most importantly–isn’t weird that so many of us are now the same age as Marge and Homer?
Edited: So, it would appear based on the response I’m getting, that I’m the only person who’s stopped watching, which may be the case, but then the question is–If it’s still as popular as it ever was, why does no one ever seem to talk about it? Is it just such an expected part of our lives that it is no longer part of the cultural conversation?