I used to watch the show “Downtown” a lot when I was younger. Below is the main character, Alex, and I feel this explains a lot.
Alex is smart, skeptical, and intentionally un-hip, but can’t seem to overcome his self-conscious nature. His shyness and lack of confidence keep him from getting what he wants: a girlfriend, a better job, and a more exciting life. Alex tends to develop frustrating crushes on unattainable women. Although he wants to break away from his gang of comic book reading, action figure collecting social misfits, it is with them that he feels most at home. And he is overqualified for his job at Repro Man’s – a copy shop.