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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

T.V. Love

I love comedy t.v. and rarely watch dramas. Lost was the exception (and I miss it dearly). Life is dramatic enough, so I'll stick with comedies, thank you. Here are my top four picks that I think you will also like. I need to make it a round five, so tell me some of your favorites!

1. Modern Family - you've already heard me go on and on about this show, but that's because it's hilarious. Check out the "quotes that make me laugh" column on my side bar for some evidence. The characters are fun and perfectly cast. Bonus: it's often heartwarming. Here's a link to the Halloween episode, which was great.


2. How I Met Your Mother - I just "discovered" this show. I feel weird saying I "discovered" something that many many people have known about for years but you know what I mean. People have told me I'd love it for years now but for some reason I never checked it out. I've only seen about ten episodes so far and since I'm mostly watching it in reruns, the episodes have been in no way sequential. But they have all made me laugh out loud multiple times and one even made me cry, in a good way. I'm hooked. Here's a short link you might find amusing  - the hot/crazy scale.


3. Community - Season one was awesome. Season two has been so-so so far, but I have faith that it can pick back up.


4. Psych - Why aren't more of you watching this show? Honestly, it's hilarious. It's about a fake psychic detective and his best friend who solve crimes using their superior observational skills. Yes, it's about solving murders but it's not as cliche as most of the shows out there that do the same. It's laugh out loud funny. It's on the USA Network, so it has weird seasons but the new season starts this week! Check out the schedule and see clips here.


Other comedies I like but that didn't make the list are 30 Rock and The Office, both of which are often funny, but are too inconsistent as of late to be in the top 5. I still like them though and they might be able to work their way back in .

What are your top four (or three or five...whatever) favorite comedies?

15 comments:

Alyson said...

YES!!! PSYCH. i know where my roomate and i are going to be tomorrow night at ten :)

NOURNME said...

Modern Family, 30 Rock, The Soup, The Office and any show involving Brett Michaels

Heidi said...

I so so so love Psych. I'm watching it from the beginning on Netflix and I completely adore. So dang funny. And Community, I thought the zombie episode was hilarious. I would put the office up there but it's been hit and miss lately. Although the first ep with Timothy Olyphant was completely fantastic. I love that we share all the same show :).

Crystal said...

I'm in total agreement on your first 2, they are definitely 2 of my favorites. How I Met Your Mother is hysterical, we rented the dvd's from the beginning so we could catch up. Barney rules!

I don't think we watch any other comedies - The Office, but that's not even really that funny anymore. I have been DVR'ing The Middle but haven't watched it yet.

Katherine said...

Psych for sure, Community, Modern Family, 30 Rock, and hmmm...can I put Arrested Development on my list? I know it's not a currently running show, but it's Arrested Development!!! I love it!

Katherine said...

Ha! I just reread all of your t.v. quotes on the side - seriously hilarious!!!

Katherine said...

OK, sorry, one more comment! I hadn't really looked at the pictures while I was reading through your post before, and scanned over them just now. I love that the Modern Family picture is replicating Norman Rockwell's painting "Freedom From Want." HA! It seems appropriate somehow! :)

Heather said...

I love psych almost as much as I love flip flops (which I will wear till the snow is to high). I have also loved how I met your mother. I like rules of engagement because putty is on it and I love him.

Melanie said...

You should watch The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon is an amazing character

Rachel said...

i love how I met your mother!!!! I have to agree the Big bang Theory is awesome!!!!!!

lizzie mc.- said...

I think about Psych all the time, sadly we don't get USA and haven't watched for years. For some odd reason, every time I wash dishes it comes to mind. It definitely makes cleaning more fun.

D said...

We LOVE psych too!
Community makes me laugh like The Office used to make me laugh.
I've been enjoying Raising Hope too. Helps me be less paranoid with my kids. :)
We just caught up on all of the old 30 Rocks. And we've watched The Office from the beginning. Parks and Rec had a rocky beginning but seems to be improving. Running Wylde has its funny moments but I'm not totally sold on it yet. Yeah we love us some comedy shows...

elliespen said...

I recently finished working my way through Gilmore Girls (so good!) and started watching Psych. I am in love with it that is all.

I tend to discover TV shows after their run has ended, or right when they get canceled. (See, e.g., Firefly, Arrested Development, Pushing Daisies, etc.) I've stopped watching The Office after following it faithfully for years because I prefer to remember it as it was: funny rather than merely painful.

e.day said...

okay so agreee with this list, completely.

modern family makes me laugh out loud in my living room by myself, then feel so creepy. but it is seriously so hilarious.

and himym is a standard monday night. love it!

Liz said...

Psych is awesome! They just got picked up for an 8th season.