comedy television

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The Orville - (2017 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5691552/
http://www.fox.com/the-orville

Its first impression is that it's sort of Star Trek parody-thing, it quickly unfolds into its own unique space-adventure-drama.

Fantastic originality and mood. Recommended, rapidly approaching highly recommended.

Verdict: While it's good, it's not great, at least not for me. I got bored in the first couple of episodes of season two. Definitely recommended for anyone who enjoyed the first several episodes.

Like other shows these days, I became interested in this purely because "those people" "hate" it.

Father Ted - (1995-1998 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111958/
http://www.channel4.com/fatherted

Two priests, exiled to an island in the middle of nowhere in Ireland, try to make due.

A mid-1990s British comedy with a laugh track. If you aren't positive you can handle that, then pass. It has only a few moments, but is otherwise crap.

Archer (2009-) tv poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486217/
http://www.fxnetworks.com/archer

A spy does spy stuff, drinks, hits on women and makes a jackass of himself while being surprisingly competent.

A fun, light, series which has a whole lot of laugh-out-loud moments.

  • Though I've seen it all, I didn't begin taking notes until later on.



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Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0352045/

Stuck at a dead-end job, a guy ignores his girlfriend's nagging until she uses an old high school enemy to push his buttons.

I'm really really happy this series didn't get approval. This pilot is a steaming pile of shit. It has nothing to do with Clerks - (1994 movie) and so it cannot build on its mystique, and it isn't even particularly original or interesting on its own.

  • This is the single pilot episode. The full series was never produced.
  • Kevin Smith, the author of Clerks - (1994 movie) was unaware of this proposed TV show until its casting was under way, during his production of Mallrats - (1995 movie)
  • Properly titled Clerks. (with a trailing period) or more sensibly Clerks: The TV Show



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Robot Chicken - Star Wars (2007) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020990/

A standard Robot Chicken, but with various skits parodying the Star Wars franchise.

Have a half hour to waste? Give this a shot, but if you don't like it within the first few minutes go do something better. Robot Chicken is hit-and-miss.

Futurama (1999-2013) logo

Entertainment > Television >

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http://www.cc.com/shows/futurama

A failure of a delivery boy is frozen for a thousand years, where in the year 3,000 he's an interstellar delivery boy who continues to fail a lot.

A hilarious and intelligent show, with many subtleties. Watch an episode or three, and if you're interested then you'll enjoy the rest. Highly recommended.

I watched a couple of seasons before my interest petered out. I want to do other things with my time.



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Chef</th><th>- (1993 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108723/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/chef/

Famous chef Gareth Blackstock struggles with dividing time between wife Janice and the restaurant. It's a good thing he can let off steam with his remarks.

The first two seasons are very good. It's unfortunate that the cast gets shuffled around so much though. The writing is excellent and the dialogue is quite biting.

The third season make is obvious why the show got the axe. The dialogue is terrible, the characters are twisted around and everything becomes totally unfamiliar.



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