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Old 02-14-2011, 11:27 PM   #16
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Parks & Recreation is as good as The Office was in its prime. The second season and current season are just awesome.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:49 PM   #17
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What sitcoms did you like? That would help me understand what quality you think all shows are now lacking.
These are my faves:

50s: I Love Lucy
From the 60s: Beverly Hillbillies, Andy Griffith, Leave It To Beaver
70s: Happy Days, Laverne And Shirley, All In The Family, Jefferson, MASH, Brady Bunch, Good Neighbors, Fawlty Towers
80s: Family Matters, Step By Step, Cosby Show, Wonder Years, Family Ties, Growing Pains
90s: Fresh Prince, Home Improvement, Keeping Up Appearances
2000s: Even Stevens, Phil Of The Future, (Yes, I'm serious about both of them)
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:50 PM   #18
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Have you watched Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO?
I don't even have HBO. I get the cheapest cable I can. What is C Y E about?
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:51 PM   #19
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Judging by your list above, I'm guessing you wouldn't like it.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:52 PM   #20
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Futurama greatest "family" comedy.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:55 PM   #21
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I loved Home Improvement.

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Judging by your list above, I'm guessing you wouldn't like it.
I don't think I'll get another season. I mean, it's funny, but some of the episodes from season one, that I bought, are just too hard to watch (like when his wife has dermatitis and Larry offends a black dermatologist). I'll have a heart attack if I get another season.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:57 PM   #22
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That kind of describes the experience watching all of Ricky Gervais' TV shows, the situations and characters are so uncomfortable it hurts... but it's still hilarious.
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The "uncomfortable" humor has a really fine line with me. I love the original Office despite the cringing (maybe because of it), but I couldn't get into Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Even watching Seinfeld, George used to make me nervous. "Oh god, what's he going to do this time?!"
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Yeah but I liked Ricky Gervais' Office (not as much as the US version, and I haven't seen Extras) but Curb... I'm struggling to get myself across here, but it's so heavy and it's literally like Larry fucking up in every second minute. It's too much.
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Extras is amazing, get on that one.
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I loved Home Improvement
It was really funny. I loved that he was always the butt of some joke about injury.
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The "uncomfortable" humor has a really fine line with me. I love the original Office despite the cringing (maybe because of it), but I couldn't get into Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Even watching Seinfeld, George used to make me nervous. "Oh god, what's he going to do this time?!"
The difference between David Brent and Jerry Seinfeld, George Constanza, Larry David etc. is that Brent is well-meaning, where Larry David's characters are well aware they are mean assholoes.

I like Seinfeld for the writing, but Curb is pretty unfunny for me.
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Judging by your list above, I'm guessing you wouldn't like it.
Don't think I'll be getting it from Netflix anytime soon, then.

Actually, I'm in the middle of season 3 of Alias, going all the way to the end (Season 5), so I won't be getting anything else on Netflix for a while. I watched it when it was new, but I didn't understand a whole lot of it in the last few years, so I don't remember a whole lot.
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I remember really liking the first season or two, and then it went off the rails for me.
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Ricky Gervais' TV shows, the situations and characters are so uncomfortable it hurts... but it's still hilarious.
The one thing I liked of Ricky Gervais was the Emmys commercial when he said "I'll be there, trying to make `em cry".
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