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Sitcom-ified Stand Up Comedy
It seems to be a trend now for people to hate anything with a laugh track and that is basically the only flaw this sitcom has.
This show uses elements from characters, and their own sense of humor. It relies less on the story or situations to give it humor. Sitcom-ified stand up comedy is a better synopsis for this show.
This show has a sort of a coarse vibe, kind of like how the beginning years of Two and a half men, will and grace and friends felt.
Chris D'Elia (a stand up comic himself) and Whitney have the funniest banter, which comes naturally and from impressive wit. Some of the dialogs are unbelievably original and clever. Dan O Brien is also very capable of comedic delivery and has a great character with pretty funny dialogs.
I would go as far as saying that Whitney is funnier than any CBS/ABC(minus modern family) show. In fact, it is funnier than Community. That is saying a lot.
So, basically, I'm saying that some of the reviews here seem to be very harsh and might delude you. If you like any comedy ABC/CBS has to offer, you should give this show a chance so as to not be a hypocrite. Judge this one by your unbiased self. Give it a chance, maybe 10 episodes, and it should grow on you. (YMMV)
6 Seasons And A Movie
This show is hilarious! A look at the cast will confirm it. Joel McHale has been hilarious for a long time on The Soup, Chevy Chase Aand Ken Jeong hardly need an introduction, and Donald Grover was a writer for 30 Rock.
Despite that, I always had the fear that it may soon be canceled, because simply humor as a USP has not been able to save any show for prime time TV. Unless of course it is really really funny.
And that's exactly where Community is in trouble. This show could have been so much more. If the comedy was a bit bolder, it would have been precisely on that line which marks perfection, where anything more is too raunchy and anything less is timid.
Community has had some brilliant moments, no denying that. Britta being punished by Troy's grandmother was one of the best comedy scenes I've ever seen on TV.But it's painful to see a show coming so close and then missing the mark. For instance, How I Met your mother is short of that line by a mile and two and half men crossed it and never stopped.
Besides that, this show is hugely refreshing to watch. So much so that I might even say that the show needs more bottle episodes. The stories have not tried to be realistic, and that's a welcome change of pace.
You are guaranteed to enjoy this. There have been 3 episodes about paint-ball, 3 episodes about making blanket forts, one about a magical trampoline, fuzzball, making movies, one about a heist and one animated episode. I'm jealous really. I wanted to do all that. Allison Bree is pleasant to the eyes too. You are guaranteed to enjoy this.
Modern Family (2009)
Absolutely Delightful. Will put a smile on your face!
Not since FRIENDS, have I seen a show which involves the viewers so much in the magic on screen. The vibe which friends had is a very rare product, and Modern Family has that! Recent Sitcoms have lacked that but Modern Family certainly doesn't. The closeness of the characters puts a smile on my face.
Although this is a happy ending sitcom, it must have a brilliant team of writers (along with the actors) because this show has some great story lines. A special feature is that the show has a documentary style format (loosely speaking), and the characters actually sit down and talk directly to the camera which adds a very smart dimension to the stories. They can make the stories more complex with thoughts/psyche of the characters and make the jokes funnier with the misunderstandings and anecdotes.
I haven't touched the most important part yet, the humor. The show is absolutely hilarious! There are many LOL moments along with the subtle humor and funny story lines.
Ty Burrel (dorky sweet father) and Nolan Gould (dim son) are brilliant. Rico And Sofia are great too.
We have a typical family with 3 kids, a gay couple, and a couple with an age (and cultural) difference. The kids are pleasant to watch (unlike in some shows where they sort of become annoying). I like how no one is broke, even though that rules out a particular parameter of humor (jokes about being broke and cheap) it's a nice change of pace and actually an opportunity for the stories to explore even more territories.
Frankly, i can't think of a reason to cut one star from the rating, but I guess i would like it better if they didn't need the dim kid character, especially since Luke actually oscillates between dim and witty. Another complain I have with this show is that all the episodes don't add up to anything. There isn't a common storyline for the whole series. The episodes aren't really interconnected.
This is not just one of the best shows on TV right now, I would count it in one of the best shows ever aired!