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Recommend me some US comedy shows. I want to get into something new.
Parks and Recreation
IASIP: Latest season has been a bit poor but the rest of it is right up there with the all-time greats for me. Loveable but despicable characters, fantastic (seemingly) improvised dialogue and lots of japes.
Louie: Raising the bar for TV comedy, it's a weird show to get used to as the format is more often than not a few short films to an episode rather than your usual plot driven story arcs. It's incredible though, manages to be funny, depressing, heartwarming and utterly surreal within almost every episode.
Workaholics: Slacker, stoner version of IASIP in a way, it's got a really lovely dynamic between the three main characters with them being bloody lovely to each other a lot of the time which is somewhat subversive given the nature of this type of comedy these days.
Parks and Recreation: The most charming bloody show of all time. It's basically the US Office set in a government parks department but with better characters, better gags and just generally a better show. First season is ropey but everything after that is absolute gold.
Community: Hit and miss but when it hits there's not much else as good as it. Clever, meta, self-referential show with Allison Brie so if all else fails just looking at her makes it worthwhile.
Also Modern Family.
I was only going for currently still on-air stuff but if you haven't seen Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm or Seinfeld stop everything you're doing and prioritise them immediately
Seasons 3-7 are probably the finest US comedy ever, and the rest is pretty great. Except the finale, skip that.
its amazingness stretches out to fill every corner of the universe at once
would be my guess
Parks & Recs
Season 3-4 of Seinfeld is the pinnacle of TV.
Then watch Frasier on Channel 4 at 8:30am.
Is 'The League'
is brilliant! Elijah wood as a pot smoking, manic depressive who communicates with his neighbors dog. What's not to like?
im genuinely upset its probably been cancelled
The Life and Times of Tim, Bob's Burgers, Archer (all cartoons), Bored to Death and How to Make It in America are right up there with my favourite shows.
Older shows: Dr Katz, Home Movies (again cartoons), and Boston Legal is a comedy drama but it's fucking hilarious imo.
And obviously The Big Bang Theory.
I didn't find super laugh-out-loud funny as such (although it did have moments of that), but it's very smart, very clever, has a superb cast and is compulsively watchable.