We are undoubtedly living in the golden era of television. The number of quality shows on offer has significantly increased over the past decade, making it a great time to be a television fanatic. Comedy, as a genre, has greatly evolved in this period as well, with a large number of shows covering concepts and ideas that have never before been explored. Television shows have no doubt gotten bolder and more expressive in their content. Here is a list of the best comedy shows we have seen over the past decade:
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There is nothing quite like Louie on television right now. It is part dark comedy, part drama, part surrealist and thoroughly artistic in its overall concept and execution. Louis C.K has a great comedic mind that forces us to examine humorous elements in even the most absurd situations, making this a truly unique show.
Most television stars struggle to break away from being typecast into a particular role after being an integral part of any great show. Julie Louis-Dreyfus knocked this problem out of the park with a stellar performance on Veep that is aptly supported by a competent support cast and a crisp script.
Is there a show more Meta than community? I highly doubt that. Community managed to create a quirky setting inside a community college and transform it into a madhouse of infinite possibilities. It derives its strength from a thorough understanding of popular culture and uses it to showcase and invert many stereotypes.
There have been many family-based television series that have come before ‘Modern Family’ but none of them share the charm and straightforwardness of this hilarious series. The family members themselves are well-cast and the dialogues and situation are truly original.
The Adventures Of Rick And Morty
This animated gem comes from the creator of ‘Community’ and has managed to captivate the imagination of many sci-fi/comedy fans within a single season. The show has received amazing critical acclaim and it thoroughly deserves every bit of it. Dark, funny, insightful and surprising, ‘The Adventures of Rick and Morty’ manages to perfectly highlight the strengths of animation as a medium.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Last week tonight is the perfect blend of information and entertainment, swinging rapidly from either side of the spectrum based on the issues being covered. The show has become an instant hit and has played a major role in highlighting some of the truly pressing issues of our time. The delivery by John Oliver himself is captivating and it is clear that he deeply cares about every topic the show boldly tackles.
Sterling Archer is one of the greatest spies in the world, but he is also a selfish, self-absorbed alcoholic with mommy issues. This premise has held up greatly over the six seasons so far, purely because the action and humor in ‘Archer’ is unparalleled. This show is a one-liner/zinger machine that will keep you hooked with the most absurd observations while everything around goes ‘Boom!’.
Parks And Recreation
Any mockumentary-based television series relies heavily on its casting to keep the show interesting and relevant. The recently concluded ‘Parks and Recreation’ nailed this part, which made the show an absolute thrill to watch from start to finish. With the likes of Amy Peohler, Aziz Ansari and Chris Pratt exercising their funny chops in a warm and delightful environment, it is no wonder that this show has developed into an absolute fan favorite.
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