Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sitcoms: Then and Now

For whatever reason (drugs) I am going through a bit of a  "90's sitcom" phase on Netflix. I watched them all the time when I was a kid, but I never got the jokes. So now I'm re-visiting them and laughing at jokes that were relevant in the 90's while simultaneously falling in love with men who were in their prime 15 years ago. Story of my life, right?

At least they're not gay. Although, I'll still wait for Neil Patrick Harris forever until I get bored.

I feel like we're living in a time where jokes are getting smarter and producers/writers are less worried about going for the easy joke to play to the general audience's intelligence. But, then again, there's Two and a Half Men.

I might be a little bit of a comedy snob. {Comedy enthusiast? Comedy connoisseur? Pretentious asshole?} A comedy snob who has spent a lot of time watching Wings and News Radio and loving every minute of it. Both shows have some pretty obvious plot set-ups, stupid jokes and no correlating storyline between episodes, but some of the characters are so lovable or downright hilarious {Lowell from Wings, Bill from News Radio} that it makes up for it. And I'm a girl, so I like everything extra complicated and over thought out. But, sometimes a little simplicity is nice. Especially with all the mind-exploding episodes of Mad Men and the continuity to keep track of in Arrested Development. Every now and then, it's nice to watch a show that's just... easy.

It's like having a serious relationship and loving your significant other and all the complications and wonderful feelings that come with it. But, then you have those casual relationships that you can take or leave whenever you feel like. Call whenever you feel like having a good time without getting too attached or caught up in any drama. That is what these shows are to me. {I told you. I lean towards the dramatic and over thought out!}

That being said, I love where comedy is going. It's a very exciting time. You know what else is exciting?

Tim Daly then.

and Tim Daly now. Still hot. So hot.

P.s. I'm not doing drugs.

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