Seinfeld, His Show, and Inequality

Anand Giridharadas, writing at the New York Times, notes how much the U.S. has changed in just 16 years:

The country has changed since “Seinfeld” signed off in May 1998, and Jerry has changed. His popular new online show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” dispenses with the observational examination of regular life that defined the old “Seinfeld.” In its place is a show, well suited to an era dominated by talk of inequality and its effects, in which the über-successful hang out together, and our inability to relate becomes the point.

(Via Seth Fletcher.)

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