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Top 10 TV Comedies
Your Top 10
Member Name: shabbating
Your Top 10
Date: 27/12/11, updated on 27/12/11 (50 review reads)
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Here's my list of top 10 comedies (straight off the top of my head), there are some comedy-dramas that I have left off as this is all straight comedy.
10. The Catherine Tate Show
Sketch show that launched Catherine Tate from nowhere to star seemingly overnight. Some of the characters are a bit ho hum but the show deserves a spot on this list for the Nan character alone. I swear she was based on my Gran!
9. Little Britain
British phenomenon, Little Britain really does need no introduction. Favourite characters have to be Lou and Andy, never gets old for me. Yes there were a few sketches I just did not find funny but on the whole, one of the strongest British comedy shows.
Perhaps the biggest sitcom ever, I doubt there is anyone out there who hasn't seen a single episode. The comedy about six friends living in New York caught the world's attention, from the catchy theme to the loveable characters to the often ridiculous scenarios, people cared about what happened to the Friends. The episodic nature of the show has made it a syndicators dream and great for filling a spare hour or two on an afternoon. Laughs galore.
7. Raising Hope
This one is a little lower on the radar, especially in the UK. Whilst perhaps not reaching the high peaks of other shows on this list, Raising Hope is consistently funny, which is more than can be said for a lot of shows out there. I have yet to see a bad episode, there is always something to give you a little laugh. The comedy about a relatively poor family raising the product of a one night stand with a serial killer is entertaining and heart-warming at the same time.
6. Dead Like Me
Killed by a toilet seat, George becomes a reaper, helping souls to move on after death. Black comedy from Bryan Fuller this may not be for everyone. It was a short lived series but high quality while it lasted, I would definitely recommend giving it a go.
5. Family Guy
Seth MacFarlane's humourous family and neighbours never fail to entertain me (maybe apart from in the last two seasons!). Stewie is my favourite character and the Stewie/Brian combo has carried many an episode. I love the cutaways showing the characters memories from a totally random time. The randomness takes you by surprise and the content always tickles me.
4. American Dad!
Another MacFarlane production, similar to Family Guy but better. Roger the alien is the best character, he never fails to amuse. Perhaps a little more adult, I've preferred American Dad! to Family Guy since the pilot. It's allll down to Roger, amazing character.
3. Parks and Recreation
Not given a UK airing yet, Parks and Rec needs to be shown over here, it is so good! Written by the same people as the American Office, I am surprised that it hasn't been shown here. There is definitely a place for it. Following the lives of small town government workers, the show is a surprising hive of hilarity. Amy Poehler owns the role of Leslie Knope, bloody love her.
2. 30 Rock
Tina Fey, God. That pretty much sums it up. The Tina Fey led NBC show about a Tina Fey led NBC show may have dropped off a little bit this year but it is still way ahead of most comedies. Alec Baldwin is a brilliant comedy actor and the whole cast works together so well. Totally random humour that can sometimes be pretty lame, that is the beauty of the show!
1. Modern Family
I can't get enough of this show. Brilliant. The show about a truly modern family comprising of three totally different couples and their offspring keeps me laughing every week. Phil Dunphy is literally the best character created, ever. The only problem with this show is that it is only half an hour long!
Hope you enjoyed the read! Let me know in the comments if you agree/disagree :)
Summary: My fave TV comedies.