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Postby Lord of Numa on Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:34 pm

Dr Dagger wrote:Scrubs
Friends
Scrubs
Two and a half men
Scrubs


...Did I mention that Scrubs is awesome?
scrubs is the best show on television, followed closely by The Office (that doesn't count as a sitcom, does it?)
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Postby Rainswept on Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:49 pm

I'm sorry, but you're smoking something.

I enjoy Scrubs myself, but "best show on TV" ? give me a break. It's not even the best show in it's lineup (30 Rock is).

The Simpsons and Family Guy are funnier than Scrubs most every week. There are several quite decent dramas like House and Lost which are certainly better quality shows (with actual acting in them).

Altho sadly, we lost 2 of the best shows from last year now. Veronica Mars and Deadwood.
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Postby farfalla on Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:17 pm

Scrubs used to be better

The Big Bang Theory is off to a good start, but too early to tell

like Office and Two and a Half Men

among those no longer on except in syndication my favorites are 70's Show and the classic M*A*S*H

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Postby Lord of Numa on Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:28 pm

farfalla wrote:Scrubs used to be better
ah yes, I forgot to mention, I don't watch TV :D

I have the first 3 seasons on DVD, and they are awesome
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Postby Rainswept on Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:37 pm

It's definitely not as good now as it was then. Still a decent show.

I hate The Office. Everyone I know loves it, but I can't even watch 5 minutes of it. The humor in it makes me feel uncomfortable instead of laughing. I can't quite explain it.
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Postby Lord of Numa on Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:38 pm

Rainswept wrote:It's definitely not as good now as it was then. Still a decent show.

I hate The Office. Everyone I know loves it, but I can't even watch 5 minutes of it. The humor in it makes me feel uncomfortable instead of laughing. I can't quite explain it.
To an extent, I think I know what you mean.

I still think it is funny as hell though :D
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Postby ~NoodleDemon~ on Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:40 am

Rainswept wrote:It's definitely not as good now as it was then. Still a decent show.

I hate The Office. Everyone I know loves it, but I can't even watch 5 minutes of it. The humor in it makes me feel uncomfortable instead of laughing. I can't quite explain it.


I feel the same, for some reason...

I also (caution - blasphemy to follow) find the Simpsons only somewhat funny. Family Guy uses many of the same jokes, I agree, but it does them so much freakin' better...

However, I do enjoy Scrubs (who doesn't, really?) and I also enjoy watching Friends and Two and a Half Men, mainly because Charlie Sheen is Class.

However, I have to say that the most outright hilarious situational comedy show is MXC.

How is it possible to disagree?

Unless you are Japanese, in which case it is probably downright offensive.
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Postby Moral Minority on Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:22 am

The Addams Family
Everybody Loves Raymond
Frasier
The King of Queens
According to Jim
That 70s Show
Fawlty Towers
Blackadder (all except the first)
The Cosby Show
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Postby Dr Dagger on Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:45 am

How did I forget Fawlty Towers!? And Monty Python's Flying Circus!?
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Postby thelastpirate on Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:07 pm

Allo Allo is good at times, one foot in the grave is good but I doubt any of the non Brits here will have seen that.
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Postby Lord of Numa on Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:24 pm

~NoodleDemon~ wrote:
Rainswept wrote:It's definitely not as good now as it was then. Still a decent show.

I hate The Office. Everyone I know loves it, but I can't even watch 5 minutes of it. The humor in it makes me feel uncomfortable instead of laughing. I can't quite explain it.

I feel the same, for some reason...

I also (caution - blasphemy to follow) find the Simpsons only somewhat funny. Family Guy uses many of the same jokes, I agree, but it does them so much freakin' better...

However, I do enjoy Scrubs (who doesn't, really?) and I also enjoy watching Friends and Two and a Half Men, mainly because Charlie Sheen is Class.

However, I have to say that the most outright hilarious situational comedy show is MXC.

How is it possible to disagree?

Unless you are Japanese, in which case it is probably downright offensive.
MXC is hilarious :D
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Postby flux on Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:21 pm

Dr Dagger wrote:How did I forget Fawlty Towers!? And Monty Python's Flying Circus!?


Since when was the flying circus a sitcom?
And also the British Office is way better than the American version.
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Postby PantyGnawer on Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:07 pm

Rainswept wrote:I hate The Office. Everyone I know loves it, but I can't even watch 5 minutes of it. The humor in it makes me feel uncomfortable instead of laughing. I can't quite explain it.


I know what you mean but I gotta say you're crazy. The Office is brilliantly funny!

Now what you describe is exactly what I felt watching the British version of the Office (even though I still loved it). The British version is way more based on dry humor and the uncomfortableness of situations. Ricky Gervais fricking nailed that role. There are scenes in that show that are so damn uncomfortable that they made me blush and feel like I was in the room with them.

The greatest show that this nation has seen in decades was Arrested Development, and they killed it.

The Trailer Park Boys, Kenny Vs Spenny, and Little Britain are among my foreign favorites.


If you haven't seen this new show on AMC (yeah AMC WTF?) called Breaking Bad you should really check it out. Its about a Chemistry teacher (the dad from Malcom in the Middle) who has a bunch of debt and finds out that he's dying. He gets the idea to start cooking crystal meth, and creates the worlds most pure meth. So far its been pretty damn good.

Watch it here
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Postby The Dark Noodle on Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:27 pm

The original British version of the Office fantastic… The septic remake…. Why did they bother? Why can’t they leave things alone that they don’t understand?

My list…

One foot in the Grave
Waiting for god
Little Brittan
Red Dwarf
The Trailer Park Boys
My Name is Earl
MASH
Fawlty Towers
Blackadder
The Goodies
The Young Ones
Whoops Apocalypse
The Office (UK version)

The above are in no particular order.
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Postby PantyGnawer on Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:52 pm

No way. The US Office took the original formula and made it so much better
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