January 28, 2021 at 10:20 am #1204006781
I missed a whole period of TV in the last 20 years or so (was off having a good time) and there are some nominated comedies I’ve never even heard of. Can anyone recommend a super well written, utterly funny, not misogynistic or tired tropes, maybe a little dry or dark comedy to sink my teeth into? Any thoughts on Nurse Jackie, Mom, Better Things, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia? Something else? I never watched Curb Your Enthusiasm … have early seasons aged well? Recent stuff I dig is Barry, Fleabag, Pen15, WWDITS, Ted Lasso, etc. Grateful for recommendations.January 28, 2021 at 10:26 am #1204006791
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Those r the ones off the top of my headJanuary 28, 2021 at 10:41 am #1204006832
Fresh Off the Boat
Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Patriot Act with Hasan MinhajJanuary 28, 2021 at 10:41 am #1204006834
The funniest shows out there are 30 Rock and Modern Family.January 28, 2021 at 10:46 am #1204006853
The Comeback might be the best comedy show of the century so far.January 28, 2021 at 11:05 am #1204006894
Superstore is just so heartwarmingly silly and such an easy watch.January 28, 2021 at 11:13 am #1204006903
Veep and Arrested Development (the original run) I guess.January 28, 2021 at 11:28 am #1204006929
More of a dramedy but I Hate Suzie is an awesome one.
Also Sex Education and Nurse Jackie.
FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"January 28, 2021 at 11:53 am #1204007017
Definitely Community (but only the first three seasons).
FYC Oscars: Soul (Best Picture, Original Screenplay, and Original Score), Regina King (Best Director), Delroy Lindo (Best Actor), Viola Davis (Best Actress), Leslie Odom Jr. (Best Supporting Actor)January 28, 2021 at 12:13 pm #1204007073
The Big Bang Theory
Dead to Me
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN in all categories (inc. CAREY MULLIGAN & Emerald Fennell in Screenplay)
THE FATHER in all categories (inc. Best Picture, ANTHONY HOPKINS, Olivia Colman & Adapted Screenplay)
Lo Si (Diane Warren) for Original Song
Chloe Zhao for DirectorJanuary 28, 2021 at 12:24 pm #1204007096
You’re the Worst, Better Things, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Catastrophe, Search Party and American Vandal are all great underrated (and underseen) comedy shows that I recommend not only for you, but for everyone around here
I also stan Couverture’s recommendations, the original run of Arrested Development is the funniest show I’ve seen on TVJanuary 28, 2021 at 1:20 pm #1204007205
January 28, 2021 at 7:45 pm #1204007755
- Getting On (can only speak to the HBO version and it’s great)
- The Great
I missed a whole period of TV in the last 20 years or so (was off having a good time) and there are some nominated comedies I’ve never even heard of. Can anyone recommend a super well written, utterly funny, not misogynistic or tired tropes, maybe a little dry or dark comedy to sink my teeth into? Any thoughts on Nurse Jackie, Mom, Better Things, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia? Something else? I never watched Curb Your Enthusiasm … have early seasons aged well? Recent stuff I dig is Barry, Fleabag, Pen15, WWDITS, Ted Lasso, etc. Grateful for recommendations.
Since you said the last 20 years, I will add the following:
Arrested Development – Seasons 1 – 3
Parks & Rec
Ugly BettyJanuary 29, 2021 at 2:49 am #1204008065
Thanks team, much appreciated. Maybe undersold myself, have seen (and enjoyed) most of these! Maybe not as far behind as I thought. I’ll give Always Sunny, Sex Education, Better Things, Nurse Jackie and The Comeback a whirl. Super appreciated! Need to laugh more.
I watched nearly 2 seasons of Catastrophe and didn’t enjoy it, the insecure nagging woman is such a tired trope, but Rob Delaney is great, would love to see more of him.January 29, 2021 at 3:41 am #1204008139
Parks And Recreation
On My Block
FYC TV: Stateless | We Are Who We Are | Cate Blanchett in Stateless | Paapa Essiedu in I May Destroy You
FYC Movie: Boys In The Band | Toni Collette in I’m Thinking Of Ending Things | Jim Parsons in The Boys In The Band | Shailene Woodley in Endings, Beginnings | Zoey Deutch in Buffaloed | Sebastian Stan in Endings, Beginnings
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