That's how we all discovered our favorite TV shows, right? From college professors.
Pop culture writing sucks these days.
And I don't care about The Simpsons at all. I've never watched it, either. I think I saw a few episodes when it first came out and I was in middle school, but I wasn't a big TV kid in the early 90s (except for "Twin Peaks"). I was a comic book kid almost exclusively.
I just hate this uniform thing that critics do now where, instead of telling us about the interesting things out there that we might not have noticed (which is one thing that serious critics used to do), they opine on the most mainstream things around and weigh it for cuddly political messages.
I guess that I understand why they do this. It's an easy way to burn through 1,000 words. It gets people talking (like we're doing now). It gets clicks. Their editors and website overlords probably love it.
To her credit, writer even admits that she had little interest in writing this article. Still, I'm not hearing much of a voice in this that I care to follow any further.