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    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.

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    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    Community
    Fleabag
    The Conners
    Insecure
    Mrs. Maisel
    Those r the ones off the top of my head

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    Documentary Now!
    Fresh Off the Boat
    Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    Community
    Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

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    The funniest shows out there are 30 Rock and Modern Family.

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    The Comeback might be the best comedy show of the century so far.

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    Brayden Fitzsimmons
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    Superstore is just so heartwarmingly silly and such an easy watch.

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    Veep and Arrested Development (the original run) I guess.

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    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"

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    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)

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    Miranda
    Modern Family
    Fleabag
    The Big Bang Theory
    Dead to Me
    Schitts Creek

    FYC OSCARS

    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 Director

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    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 TV

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    • Getting On (can only speak to the HBO version and it’s great)
    • Catastrophe
    • Veep
    • Baskets
    • The Great
    • Ramy
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    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 Betty

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    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.

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    Parks And Recreation
    Happy Endings
    Sex Education
    The Politician
    I’m Sorry
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
    On My Block
    Superstore
    Broad City
    Fleabag
    New Girl
    Girls

    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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