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 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 1:49 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'm looking for some good, smart sit-coms produced in the last few years (let's say the late 2000s and onwards).

Some good ones that I've already seen/completed include SILICON VALLEY, LOUIE, MARON, PARKS & RECREATION, MODERN FAMILY (sort of). And obviously classics like CURB YOUR ENTHUSIAM, everything that Ricky Gervais has done, FAMILY GUY, SOUTH PARK etc.

Sit-coms I do NOT care for include BIG BANG THEORY, IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, COMMUNITY...

Suggested titles below.

(*) - viewing in process
* - finished show
¤ - cancelled because I didn't care for it

30 ROCK ¤
AMERICAN DAD (*) -- returns ??? (season 15)
ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE
ANOTHER PERIOD ¤
ARCHER ¤
BETTER OFF TED
BETTER THINGS (*)
BLACK-ISH ¤
BOB'S BURGERS (*) -- returns October 1, 2017 (season 8)
BROAD CITY (*)
CALIFORNICATION *
CATASTROPHE (*) -- returns 2018 (season 4)
COUNT ARTHUR STRONG
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND ¤
CUCKOO
DREAMLAND
EPISODES (*)
FAMILY GUY (*) -- returns October 1, 2017 (season 16)
FLEABAG
FRESH OFF THE BOAT ¤
HAPPY ENDINGS ¤
HIM & HER ¤
HOUSE OF FOOLS *
HOUSE OF LIES ¤
HOW NOT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE *
INSIDE NO. 9
KEVIN CAN WAIT
KLOVN (*) -- returns 2018 (season 7)
LAST MAN STANDING ¤
LEAD BALLOON ¤
LOVE (*) -- returns early 2018 (season 3)
MARRIED -- couldn't find it
MASTER OF NONE (*) -- returns ??? (season 3)
MODERN FAMILY (*) -- returns September 27, 2017 (season 9)
NEW GIRL ¤
NOT GOING OUT ¤
PARTY DOWN *
PEEP SHOW ¤
QUACKS
RED OAKS (*) -- returns ?? (season 3)
RICK AND MORTY ¤
SCHITT'S CREEK (*) -- returns ??? (season 4)
SILICON VALLEY (*) -- returns 2018 (season 5)
STILL STANDING ¤
SUPERSTORE (*) -- returns September 28, 2017 (season 3)
THE GOLDBERGS ¤
THE GOOD PLACE (*)
THE GREEN WING
THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW
THE KROLL SHOW
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (*) -- returns October 1, 2017 (season 4)
THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
THE MIDDLE
THE MIMIC
THE MIGHTY BOOSH
THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM
THE VENTURE BROS.
THE WINDSORS
TOAST OF LONDON
TRAILER PARK BOYS
TRANSPARENT
UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT
VEEP
VICE PRINCIPALS (*)
VICIOUS ¤
YOU'RE THE WORST

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 4:08 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Party Down (2009)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1073507/reference

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 4:10 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I've heard good things about "Last Man Standing" (starring Tim Allen), but I've yet to see an episode.

Unfortunately, I can't recommen "The Jim Gaffigan Show". Hilarious comedian, mediocre series.


If you're going to count "South Park" as a sit-con, then I highly recommend the bizare and self-involved "The Venture Bros.". It sets up and wierd lives of the characters for the first two seasons, then things start taking off and becoming even more odd and wild from season three onward.

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 4:56 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

If "Family Guy" counts as a smart sitcom, so do the following:

The Goldbergs
Happy Endings
Black-ish
American Dad (I'm as serious as a stroke)
Bob's Burgers
Rick and Morty
Vice Principals
Fresh Off the Boat
The Last Man on Earth

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 5:03 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Thanks for the suggestions so far.

I forgot to add VICE PRINCIPALS, as mentioned above. Also an excellent show I'm currently following. I like sit-coms that have story arcs (just as for regular series), and that can also be serious or emotional inbetween the comedy.

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 7:30 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

While searching for the pilot to the Tim Allken series, I stumbled upon another seires I had not heard of from years ago that last a few seasons, called "Still Standing". Worth checking out.

And I swear that's the "Roseanne" house set, just re-dressed, even down the fridge look and the location of the fridge.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I loved How I Met Your Mother, but I've gone off it a bit now. I still love Modern Family, I can take or leave Big Bang Theory. All the best ones seem to be in the past (you think that about a lot of things as you get older). Could you call Californication a sit-com? It is funny (& very rude), I have the box set which I might start looking at soon (I also have the complete Larry Sanders to view). There are a number of American sit-coms on TV that I've never tried...oh, I quite like The Middle, but it is a bit hit & miss.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

I'm looking for some good, smart sit-coms produced in the last few years (let's say the late 2000s and onwards).

Some good ones that I've already seen/completed include SILICON VALLEY, LOUIE, MARON, PARKS & RECREATION, MODERN FAMILY (sort of). And obviously classics like CURB YOUR ENTHUSIAM, everything that Ricky Gervais has done, FAMILY GUY, SOUTH PARK etc.

Sit-coms I do NOT care for include BIG BANG THEORY, IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, COMMUNITY...


I'd like to help, but your tastes seem to me oddly grouped - for example, I love Parks & Recreation, and Community, while I'm not much of a fan of either Family Guy, South Park, or The Big Bang Theory. Based on my own perception of all these shows, as well as my own experiences and those of my TV-watching friends, I'd consider Community and Parks & Rec to appeal to much of the same viewership, while the other three largely jointly appeal to a different viewership, but you mix them up.

That said, probably the all-around funniest thing I've seen recently that's not mentioned here yet is 30 Rock. I'd recommend it to people who like Community and Parks & Recreation, but not so much to fans of Family Guy, South Park, or The Big Bang Theory. razz

I do like Black-ish and Fresh off the Boat, and I find Bob's Burgers both hilarious and endearing. And a new one (just about to start its second season) one that's gotten middling reviews but that I find fairly promising is Superstore.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Louis CK
Marc Maron

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Him & Her - gloriously funny single-set (apart from the final season), late-night Channel 4 sit com, and with a big heart.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Maybe slightly before the time frame indicated, but Mitchell and Webb's "Peep Show" is brilliant!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Louis CK
Marc Maron


I dig both of those, as mentioned in the first post.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

How NOT to live your life is a little seen BBC sit-com which is, quite simply, the funniest and best thing I've seen on telly in ages.
It got three series and a Christmas finale show which wrapped things up, so it had wonderful closure too.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Unfortunately, I can't recommend "The Jim Gaffigan Show". Hilarious comedian, mediocre series.


And recently cancelled.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)


I dig both of those, as mentioned in the first post.


I'm still learning to read. wink

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

Anyone else watch LOVE or MASTER OF NONE on Netflix? Also, loved the first season of UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT. Second season less so, but it's still worth checking out.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   lars.blondeel   (Member)

EPISODES

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

As far as I'm concerned


YOU'RE THE WORST
http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/youre-the-worst/episodes

BETTER THINGS (Just Starting, but looks really good)
http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/better-things/about
http://www.fxnetworks.com/video/756188739990

ARCHER
http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/archer/episodes

HOUSE OF LIES
http://www.sho.com/house-of-lies

All are quite good in their own right


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

How surreal can you take, Thor?

'House of Fools' is in an entirely new league:



https://youtu.be/N_6UrBNpmmk


https://youtu.be/dM7lvTcOcrw

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2016 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Here's another groundbreaking that tries to smash the tired mould, 'Toast of London':

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nYjE8wPyu4Q

 
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