Hello to everybody.
I was wondering how others in this community dealt with the fact of watching the show as an adult. I found modern films and tv so profoundly cynical and filled with constant irony and post-modern detached philosophies. Plus, the possibilities of entertainment are endless these days and everything is available easily. So why choose the neighborhood ?
Well, the calmness of the show, the tone of his voice, the gentleness of it all is very inspiring. I'm a father of 2 and Fred's way of being around people in general is extraordinary. I read a lot about him in the past months and saw that he was really this gentle outside of tv world.
Add to that the overall message of being interested in other people, genuine interest. Nothing is faked when he speaks.
I know that I'm maybe jumping into the whole Fred was a saint wagon. I don't know about that. But I know that I am 37. That watching episodes helps me as a parent and as a human being. It helps me being better, kinder and more interested.
How about you folks, why do you watch the show ?