This is the first television show to break from conventional storytelling models and, as contemporary writers do, recognize that life is often a series of random events. Ok, the events surrounding Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer are hardly random, although they do focus on the basic premise that real life is thestuff of stories and, as it turns out, is incredible funny. This series about ""nothing"" is more attuned to reality than any other and even though most viewers are oblivious to the fact that the characters are self-centered, deplorable humans, that is what makes them appealing, allowing us to laugh at their pathetic trails that are, thankfully, not occurring to us. Regardless of how profoundly you view the show, humor is the end result.