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Tag Archives: The League

What is the best comedy on television?

16 Oct

Yesterday I posted about dramas and talked about how I hadn’t ever met anyone in my life who actually watches any of the highest rated shows.  It is MUCH, MUCH worse for comedies.  Two and  Half Men? The Big Bang Theory? Mike and Molly? Literally any show on CBS (other than How I Met Your Mother, which I like watching reruns of. Pretty sure the new ones are supposedly terrible though)?  WHO WATCHES THESE SHOWS?  COME FORWARD.  Seriously I want to meet someone and talk to them.  I want to meet them, learn about their interests, try to understand how they ever got to the place in life where they sit down and watch these shows. With comedy it’s a lot harder to make a poll with the few shows that universally are loved by the world outside Two and a Half Men.  Comedy is clearly extremely subjective, more than any other genre, so there’s no way we’ll ever agree.  And in the comedy world, there is a split–there are those comedies seen as the “best,” like Louie and Girls, which both are great in their own ways but no one would try to say they are actually the “funniest” shows on TV.  They’re poignant and completely original, and while they have bursts of hilariousness, you aren’t going to sit there laughing as hard as you do when you watch the other group–The League, Modern Family, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, New Girl, etc.  Not sure where to place Curb Your Enthusiasm, but probably somewhere in between.  But notice I said “what is the best comedy” in the title, not “what is the funniest.”  My vote goes to Louie, but I like everything else that I listed.  I’ll throw in some others for argument’s sake.  Cast your vote below.  And if you watch any of the CBS shows I listed reveal yourself in the comments section.

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Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout

8 Jul

We all know how terrible an NFL Lockout would be.  I’ve thought about this for weeks and still have no idea what I would do on Sundays.  I guess I could play golf?  But then what would I do Saturdays, and would I be able to play on Sundays without doing beer a hole? And think how terrible Monday nights would be.  What would you look forward to, watching Two and a Half Men (probably the worst show on TV)?   Also worth thinking about is what is The League doing right now?  They obviously are filming currently since it starts in the fall, what are they going to have their season about?  It would be pretty funny to have it be about how depressed they all are with no football, but what happens if the lockout ends?  I guess we’d still have college football on Saturdays…and playoff baseball through October…But think about January, clearly the worst month of the year, only made better by playoff football every weekend.  This is making me angry and I’m now going to stop talking or thinking about it.  It looks like the two sides are getting closer in negotiations finally, but I can’t take hearing these teasing updates every day anymore. Wake me up when it’s over.  Anyway, this Funny or Die video is actually pretty funny despite starring world class douche Taylor Lautner. Cameos include Tony Gonzalez, Ray Lewis, Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert (Are you in Good Hands?), Ray Lewis, Desean Jackson, Shaun Phillips, Shawne Merriman, Antonio Cromartie, Steve Smith, Kirk Morrison, Mariella Jaffe (pretty hot), and of course Kevin Costner.