A secretary's work is never done
One of the great things about the 90s were the multitude of great shows with unique and ingenious ideas. Just shoot me was one such show about the lives of the people at Blush Magazine. This was no Seinfeld or Friends, but an important pillar of 90s television nonetheless.
The series poked fun at the fashion industry and high-society life with sharp-tongued wit and plenty of sarcasm. It almost never tackled heavy issues and almost solely relied on mining the characters workplace relationships for clever storylines.
Not every television show needs to be a classic for it to still hold a place in the viewers heart. Just Shoot Me brought us face-to-face with a very different side of the fashion and publishing industry in a light hearted manner and for that it will always be fondly cherished.
“Family meeting! Family meeting!”
— Dick Solomon
“Bernard, I have served eleven governments in the past thirty years.
If I had believed in all their policies, I would have been passionately committed to keeping out of the Common Market, and passionately committed to going into it…
… A nationalisation freak and a privatisation maniac; but above all, I would have been a stark-staring, raving schizophrenic.”
— Sir Humphrey Appleby
“Education in this country is a disaster. We’re supposed to be preparing children for a working life. Three quarters of the time they’re bored stiff!”
”Well I should have thought that being bored stiff for three quarters of the time was an excellent preparation for working life.”
— Jim Hacker & Sir Humphrey