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post Oct 9 2006, 07:21 PM
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Out of interest what did your friend bring to the table as the best sitcom from the past few years? or did he just say Arrested Development wasn't it and didn't give his own favourite?
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post Oct 10 2006, 10:39 AM
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Beside Curb Your Enthusiasm and My Name Is Earl I'm struggling to think of any decent American sitcoms from the last couple of years.
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post Oct 10 2006, 01:50 PM
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Curb? Though that's not your usual Sitcom I guess.
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post Oct 10 2006, 02:00 PM
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QUOTE (monkeyman @ Oct 9 2006, 08:21 PM)
Out of interest what did your friend bring to the table as the best sitcom from the past few years? or did he just say Arrested Development wasn't it and didn't give his own favourite?
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The second argument. He didn't specifiy a better sitcom as being the best but he just kept refuting my claims that Arrested Development was a great show. He mentioned Curb but I pointed out to him that Curb is not a ''sitcom'' in the traditional sense either in terms of acting or writing.

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post Oct 10 2006, 02:22 PM
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Calling Curb a sitcom is a bit of a stretch, but I was lost for ideas.

Sounds like your chum deserves the very strongest of verbal lashings for such foolery. To say the Arrested Development isn't great is just plain stupid. I've yet to show it to anyone I know and not have them love it, something that has never happened in all my dvd loaning days. The fact that he couldn't come up with anything says it all really.


Think I might start over at the begining again and watch season 1 and 2 through in preparation for when season 3 comes out.

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post Oct 10 2006, 02:26 PM
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I think the main problem was that he saw an episode or two when they were showing it late at night on the BBC last year. I was fortunate enough to catch the whole of that season and so gradually got all the injokes and everything but he caught one midseason and had no idea what was going on. Unlike most sitcoms it really doesn't pay to come in midseason since there are so many references and in-jokes that you quickly get lost. I'll make him sit down and watch it one day and prove him wrong.

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post Oct 10 2006, 09:57 PM
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QUOTE (zeden @ Oct 10 2006, 06:22 AM)
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When I saw Michael Cera at Detour, it was a battle not to shout that and then run childishly. laugh.gif Somehow, I overcame.
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post Oct 10 2006, 10:04 PM
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QUOTE (zeden @ Oct 10 2006, 11:39 AM)
Beside Curb Your Enthusiasm and My Name Is Earl I'm struggling to think of any decent American sitcoms from the last couple of years.
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Scrubs is the only other one that comes to mind, though that may be because we don't get all that much over here in terms of little-known sitcoms. There are probably some gems that haven't been seen over here.
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post Oct 10 2006, 10:22 PM
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QUOTE (maian @ Oct 10 2006, 02:04 PM)
Scrubs is the only other one that comes to mind, though that may be because we don't get all that much over here in terms of little-known sitcoms. There are probably some gems that haven't been seen over here.
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Actually, those four are just about the cream of the crop. Most US sitcoms are dire.

Oh, and I'd add Weeds to that bunch.
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post Oct 10 2006, 10:30 PM
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QUOTE (thirtyhelens @ Oct 10 2006, 11:22 PM)
Oh, and I'd add Weeds to that bunch.
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I knew there was one I was forgetting.
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post Oct 10 2006, 11:19 PM
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Speaking of recent American sitcoms, I would love it if Fox would release Andy Richter Controls the Universe on DVD one of these days, so I can see whether that deserves its fairly decent reputation or not. It was canceled before I had a chance to see for myself.
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post Oct 10 2006, 11:23 PM
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QUOTE (Omniscia @ Oct 10 2006, 03:19 PM)
Speaking of recent American sitcoms, I would love it if Fox would release Andy Richter Controls the Universe on DVD one of these days, so I can see whether that deserves its fairly decent reputation or not. It was canceled before I had a chance to see for myself.
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Same here; actually, I did catch one episode and I remember one joke had me shrieking with laughter but now I'll be damned if I can remember it. Hrm.
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post Oct 11 2006, 08:22 AM
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QUOTE (thirtyhelens @ Oct 10 2006, 11:22 PM)
Oh, and I'd add Weeds to that bunch.
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I watched an episode of that and it was like Desparate Housewives with drug dealing. Maybe I didn't give it a fair chance, but I didn't laugh once.

Scrubs! I knew there was something glaringly obvious I'd forgotten.
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post Oct 11 2006, 01:25 PM
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QUOTE (maian @ Oct 10 2006, 11:04 PM)
Scrubs is the only other one that comes to mind, though that may be because we don't get all that much over here in terms of little-known sitcoms. There are probably some gems that haven't been seen over here.
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QUOTE (thirtyhelens @ Oct 10 2006, 11:22 PM)
Actually, those four are just about the cream of the crop.  Most US sitcoms are dire.

Oh, and I'd add Weeds to that bunch.
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And My Name Is Earl, if we can add another not-particularly-sitcom-esque show to the bunch.
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post Oct 11 2006, 01:47 PM
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QUOTE (thirtyhelens @ Oct 10 2006, 09:57 PM)
When I saw Michael Cera at Detour, it was a battle not to shout that and then run childishly.  laugh.gif  Somehow, I overcame.
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You should have done it!

It can't be worse than the squeal I did when I saw Anne's dad was Wash. I had no idea. smile.gif

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