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Old 20.09.2011, 16:43
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Best Sitcom..

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If you are into the Sitcoms then I would like to hear more about it. More like recommendations.

I am totally into Simpsons, Family Guy and How I met your mother. I used to watch some in late 90s back home. Started with US once recently.

The problem though with some of them is they get boring after 2 seasons or may be 3. I would still rate Family Guy as good one. Any other strong recommendations?

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Old 20.09.2011, 16:44
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Re: Best Sitcom..

Arrested Development.
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Old 20.09.2011, 16:49
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Re: Best Sitcom..

Two classics (both British) ..... both with continual watchability (even though only a couple or so series - plus a few one-off specials - of each was made.

There is always something new to laugh - and cringe - at.

The Office and The Royle Family.
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Old 20.09.2011, 16:50
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Re: Best Sitcom..

I like Modern Family and Big Bang Theory from the US. In the UK I liked Mrs Browns Boys recently.

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Old 20.09.2011, 16:50
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Re: Best Sitcom..

Terry and June
George and Mildred
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Old 20.09.2011, 16:51
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I like Modern Family and Big Bang Theory from the US. In the UK I liked Mrs Browns Boys recently.

I agree with Modern Family. In my opinion, it's the most entertainingly funny show on TV at the moment (along the lines of your previous preferences)
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Re: Best Sitcom..

I vote for:
US: Seinfeld, Louie, the office
UK: Peepshow, the office, IT guys, the new statesman, fawlty...
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Old 20.09.2011, 16:53
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The Royle Family.
+1 (never really rated The Office, tough I enjoyed Extras).

Father Ted was a favourite that I still enjoy watching.

More recently, Outnumbered and the first two series of IT Crowd.

I loved My Name is Earl, but I'm not sure that would be classed as a sitcom.
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Re: Best Sitcom..

Modern Family and The Office (US) hav provided hours of entertainment for me over the past six months of unemployment.
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Old 20.09.2011, 16:55
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Re: Best Sitcom..

- Black Books
- Spaced
- Extras
- Modern Family
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Two classics (both British) ..... both with continual watchability (even though only a couple or so series - plus a few one-off specials - of each was made.

There is always something new to laugh - and cringe - at.

The Office and The Royle Family.
Completely agree! They are so similar yet so different. I even like the US version of The Office.

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Old 20.09.2011, 16:57
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Re: Best Sitcom..

Will and Grace.
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Old 20.09.2011, 17:00
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+1 (never really rated The Office, tough I enjoyed Extras).
If you like The Royle Family, you should check out "Him and Her", shown on BBC3 ..... similar concept - set in one or two rooms, with people dropping in and out - just with a younger cast.

I found with The Office that only by about the 3rd re-run of repeats do the cringes turn to laughs - and vice-versa.
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Re: Best Sitcom..

I have very similar tastes to the OP and my current favourite is Bob's Burgers which is due to start its 2nd season in just over week..and because my favourite character from it is the youngest daughter (Louise) voiced by Kristen Schaal, I've also recently taken to Flight of the Conchords (Kristen played the character Mel)

I also quite like the cartoon 'Archer' (kind of a spoof James Bond). So there!

Almost forgot to mention The Inbetweeners. Haven't seen series 3 or the film, but the first 2 series were brilliant - I'll probably get someone's back up for saying this, but definitely comparable to The Office....

That is all.....
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Re: Best Sitcom..

...and just remembered another couple..I've never watched Royle Family, but Early Doors is written by one of the guys from it (Craig somebody....can't be bothered to look him now though) and I always like it..

Also, Outnumbered is very good...

I'll be back soon as I've remembered some more.....
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Old 20.09.2011, 17:15
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IT guys, fawlty...
The IT Crowd*
Fawlty Towers*

If the OP is into American sitcoms, it might be worth considering how different the humour is. For example, whoever suggested The Office might want to suggest the US version with Steve Carell. I would choose the UK version of something over the US version almost every time, but the original version of The Office is extremely uncomfortable to watch. I didn't enjoy it the first time I watched it, and normally that kind of humour is just my cup of tea. However, I love the American version.
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Old 20.09.2011, 17:25
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I’m a Seinfeld fanatic. Curb your Enthusiasm is fantastic as well.
Recently I’ve enjoyed The Big Bang Theory very much.
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Three's Company.
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Old 20.09.2011, 17:45
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Coupling. Like Friends, but funny.
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Can't believe nobody's mentioned it yet:

Two & A Half Men .... with Charlie Sheen
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