TV sitcoms

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  1. thaifighter541

    thaifighter541 Orange Belt

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    I'm curious, does anybody besides myself not care for them?

    Perhaps I am odd, but friends and acquaintances have suggested I watch the seemingly usual popular shows such as "Always Sunny in Philadelphia", "How I met your mother", "modern family", "The Office" and a whole host of other shows that I have never bothered to remember. Every time I have watched them, however, I have either fallen asleep or been inundated with cringes due to awful or cliched' acting.
    Consequently, I have found I have a proclivity for books as opposed to the shows since it is just much cooler to imagine the characters rather than see someone I don't like act it out.

    (in hindsight, I love breaking bad)
     
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    Hatredcopter not even half-decent...

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    Is breaking bad a sitcom?
     
  3. MANIAC123

    MANIAC123 Yolo Belt

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    Is "The Big Bang Theory" a sitcom?
     
  4. weich

    weich Silver Belt

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    Yes.
     
  5. Project 2501

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    The Boondocks is the only sitcom you need :cool:.
     
  6. weich

    weich Silver Belt

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    No.
     
  7. MANIAC123

    MANIAC123 Yolo Belt

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    Then I watch at least one sitcom.
     
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    Hatredcopter not even half-decent...

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    Rhetorical
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  9. jackietreehorn8

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    I'm pretty much with you.

    Anything with a laugh track can suck my popsicle.

    There is some really good stuff coming out these days...I mean the comedic writing in shows like Always Sunny & Eastbound and Down & Modern Family is really good. I guess I just don't get much enjoyment out of scripted comedies anymore, so I don't watch them that much. My total time spent consuming TV is about 8 hours a week, and I just find it's better invested in other types of TV/movies than sitcoms.
     
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    worse are those that still rely on Saturday Night Live for shits and giggles.
     
  11. JonesBones

    JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    not into them at all. last sitcom i watched was seinfeld. totally into drama now, like breaking bad as you said.
     
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    ChillyPalmer The One True King

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    I don't watch every episode but Modern Family is hilarious. So is Sunny.

    I really should get caught up.

    However, fuck HIMYM, and the Big Bang Theory. Those shows suck ass.
     
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    There's a few I like, not many...still better than the unending "reality" dreck that gets pumped out year after year
     
  14. Sasquatch Smith

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    I love Seinfeld and Scrubs, but pretty much any other sitcom makes me cringe.

    The worst of the ones I have seen is Big Bang Theory. Parsons isn't funny.
     
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    BEER Resident Feminist Platinum Member

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    I like Sitcoms. Even the bad ones are good for wasting 20 minutes at a time.
     
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    Hatredcopter not even half-decent...

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    Correct
     
  17. hendobomb

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    try the sitcom 'community' it has some good characters.

    a sitcom has to have good characters imo. characters like kramer newman and george are classics.

    'community' has a few too many women but abed and jeff are good characters.

    i think its cancelled now tho hah.
     
  18. Absolute Power

    Absolute Power A Real Human Bean

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    I really enjoyed The Office.
     
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    The first 4 seasons were AWESOME. I laughed in every single episode from the pilot to the end of season 4. After that it went to complete shit. A few gems here and there but it was never the same.
     
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    There was a big decline in the later seasons, but it still had a few funny episodes here and there. I absolutely hated Holly though. She ruined most of the later seasons, and Michael Scott leaving sucked too.
     

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