Wednesday, December 22, 2010

In Order: Television Comedy

Of shows I currently watch on TV, I would rank them thusly, in terms of funniness:

1. Modern Family
2. 30 Rock
3. The Office

Keep in mind, we're talking this very moment, not historically or collectively.

Strangely, the order changes when I rate on the order in which I enjoy the shows:

1. Modern Family
2. The Office
3. 30 Rock

Comedies (excluding The Simpsons) have a short life-span. Generally, by the third season, most of the good stuff has already been squeezed out. Hence, the perfectness of Arrested Development.

*As an aside, I really tried to like Community, giving it a shot for almost the entire first season. Just can't get into it. I love The Soup. I loved the episode with Vaughan, the boyfriend with small nipples. I even like the girl who plays Annie (mostly because I like her as Trudy on Mad Men). But all the parts just don't form a whole for me. There, I said it.


Ike said...

I almost gave up on Community. Glad I didn't. Watch the Christmas episode on Hulu. You'll be glad you did!

Cheeseboy said...

I did give up on Community too. I tried, I really did. We probably watched 6 episodes.

I really, really like Parks & Rec and I can't wait for it to return. It got SO much better last season. And Aziz Ansari is hilarious. But, I'd still probably rank it #4 after the shows you mentioned.

Thank goodness The Office saved itself this season. I was getting worried. This season has been a lot better than the last two.