22 min comedy FTW

Splitsider on comedy movies:

”Every week, shows like Modern Family, 30 Rock and Community leave me breathless with laughter. They’re on my TV. Free. Week after week they wipe the floor with Shrek sequels, Apatow bromances and, of course, the contemporary road trip flick that cost me both a ten spot and an otherwise lovely afternoon.”

”Let’s just look at 2010 as an example. Here’s a list of the major comedic films released this year: Cop Out, She’s Out of My League, Hot Tub Time Machine, Date Night, Death at a Funeral, MacGruber, Get Him to the Greek, Grown Ups, Dinner for Schmucks, The Other Guys, Vampires Suck, Lottery Ticket, Piranha 3D, Jackass 3D, and Due Date. And we’ve got Little Fockers to look forward to next month.

Anything in that list that really blew you away? That, provided you even saw it, you want to see again? It’s a list of movies that runs the gamut from awful to pretty good.

What about TV shows? Well, here’s an incomplete list of comedic TV shows that Splitsider editor Adam Frucci and I say are great: Louie, 30 Rock, Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office, Eastbound and Down, Archer Bored to Death, Modern Family, Delocated, The League, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Each of these shows has multiple episodes, from as few as 6 to as many as 24. Each show has much more content than any of the movies that were released this year. And And I’d argue that they’re all better —- richer in pure comedic content — than any major comedic film to come out this year. And feel free to disagree, but given the choice between one and the other, would you really give up all those shows for that list of movies? I’d be happy giving up the movies for the shows, myself.

It seems that by breaking comedy up into more digestible chunks, we can actually enjoy much more of it over time.”

Katsoin lentokoneessa Grown Upsin, joka oli sopivaa katsottavaa jetlagisena unen ja valveen välimaastossa. Olisin silti mieluummin katsonut kolme jaksoa Louieta tai Eastbound and Downia. 22 minuuttia materiaalia on voittajan valinta.


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