' Cinema Romantico: Take Me Home, Country Roads

Friday, April 10, 2009

Take Me Home, Country Roads

Forget the recent film "I Love You, Man" and how it is supposedly a "bromance". Nuh uh. The greatest bromance ever captured happened last night, circa 8:25 PM CST, on NBC's "The Office", when former romantic rivals Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) reveal themselves to be newfound friends before a new female receptionist finds them turning into romantic rivals once again which turns into a 90 second guitar/banjo duel to John Denver's "Country Roads" to impress said receptionist which turns again and reveals the greatest "bromantic" moment these eyes have ever seen. It's a short film. Really, it is, with a beginning, middle and end. You can tell they are friends and then you can tell they are setting that friendship aside to compete for this woman and then you can tell they are tossing out the competition to stay friends and you don't even need any of the background I just gave to see it.

Most TV is crap. This is the golden chalice of the medium. Watch it at once.

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