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#1    TheVeryFirstDinosaur

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 06:49 PM

Mine are...

Parks and Recreation
Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Trailer Park Boys
Futurama
The League
Tim and Eric' Awesome Show Good Job!
American Dad/Family Guy (Rarely)
The Office (British and American)

Edited by Shrine Builder, 18 October 2013 - 07:12 PM.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 06:59 PM

Big Bang Theory


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 07:11 PM

Fawlty Towers

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 07:11 PM

View PostTaun, on 18 October 2013 - 06:59 PM, said:

Big Bang Theory

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:49 PM

View PostShrine Builder, on 18 October 2013 - 07:11 PM, said:

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You lost me on that one...


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 07:55 AM

The Kids in the Hall
MST3K (I think that counts)
News Radio
The Mighty Boosh
Dr Katz
The Office (BRITISH)
Bob's Burgers
Edit to add:
Community
Go On (how this was cancelled last year, I'll never know: it was owning Community's season 4 several times over)

View PostTaun, on 18 October 2013 - 08:49 PM, said:

You lost me on that one...

Let me light the way: Big Bang Theory is a horrible show. Like everything by Chuck Lorre.

Edited by The Widow Funky, 19 October 2013 - 07:58 AM.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:05 AM

We don't get American broadcast channels here (although we do get the cable news networks), so I am not familiar with most of these shows.  However when I was in the States this summer I did get to watch a few episodes of "Big Bang Theory."  Sheer genius -- in plotting, dialog, and most significantly, in funny (really funny) but believable characters.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:18 AM

View PostFrank Merton, on 19 October 2013 - 08:05 AM, said:

We don't get American broadcast channels here (although we do get the cable news networks), so I am not familiar with most of these shows.  However when I was in the States this summer I did get to watch a few episodes of "Big Bang Theory."  Sheer genius -- in plotting, dialog, and most significantly, in funny (really funny) but believable characters.

Actually, Lorre doesn't really understand his characters. Last season, Leonard was reading Harry Potter and Sheldon (spoilers!) mentions that Dumbledore died - a fact that Leonard, who is on the Internet all the time (I mean, that's his character, as a 'nerd') would have been WELL aware of before sitting down to finally read that book (finally). That's the point when I gave up on the show. He gave up his integrity as a writer for a cheap laugh (not for the first time). I don't like blatantly sloppy writing, and that moment was a freaking slap in the face.

Lorre's whole schtik has been to go after a niche of people and make fun of it. I loved Mike and Molly, until I realized (a few episodes in) that it was basically built as an excuse to make fat jokes in an socially acceptable manor. And that's the same for Big Bang Theory. It's the same joke, over and over: nerds are weird. And don't even get me started on Sheldon: he was obviously written to have some kind of disorder and it's never addressed.

Do yourself a favor and watch Community, Frank Merton: the whole team there knows how to do comedy, and they do it well.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:27 AM

View PostThe Widow Funky, on 19 October 2013 - 08:18 AM, said:


Do yourself a favor and watch Community, Frank Merton: the whole team there knows how to do comedy, and they do it well.
I think you are a bit snobbish and don't understand the idea of caricature, and even the humor in the inconsistency you mention went right over your head.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:56 AM

The Presidential Election Debates.  Has me rofl every time.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 02:02 PM

View PostThe Widow Funky, on 19 October 2013 - 07:55 AM, said:

MST3K (I think that counts)

mst3k has to count, otherwise i shall have nothing to do with this topic, do you hear me? nothing.

oh and also i guess i have other favorites. such as:

home movies
arrested development
someone mentioned fawlty towers already, but it bears mentioning again.
jeeves and wooster (with stephen fry and hugh laurie) was just about perfect

and a lot of others that just don't come to mind, i'm sure.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 04:21 PM

I tend to like a lot of adult oriented cartoons:

Archer
Venture Brothers
Bob's Burgers
Futurama
Home Movies
And I even like some of the 15 minutes running cartoons like Squidbillies, ATHF,and  Metalocolypse. At times I also like SouthPark, but sometimes they cross the line with me too. I'd say I like 80% of their episodes.

I guess I really like any animated series which features H Jon Benjamin or Brendon Small and/or Patrick Warburton or all three.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia  (the new season on FXX is hilarious!)
The League (I don't even like football! But this show is so offensive and outrageous it's hilarious!)
Wilfred
Big Bang Theory
Legit with Jim Jefferies can be uncomfortably hysterical

I'm sure there are others I like, but since I don't watch a ton of TV, I can't really think of them right now. LOL.

Edited by MissMelsWell, 19 October 2013 - 04:28 PM.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:25 PM

Ah, I forgot about Archer. I love that show so much.

DANGERZONEEEEE


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:44 PM

Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

The acceptance of authority does not lead to intelligence.
A mind untouched by thought...the end of knowledge.
To see reality loose your opinions.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:08 PM

View PostShrine Builder, on 19 October 2013 - 05:25 PM, said:

Ah, I forgot about Archer. I love that show so much.

DANGERZONEEEEE


RAMPAGE!!!! LOL

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