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Recommend some non-violent TV

Season 4 of Game of Thrones was brutal, full of death and gore. Now we're watching Penny Dreadful, True Blood, Fargo and catching up on Hannibal, Dexter and Vikings. All of this is enjoyable, but the violence and gore has become a bit rote and unnerving. Recommend some lighter tv stuff, please. Examples of what we've liked and disliked below the cut. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jul 1, 2014 - 51 answers

Looking for suggestions on what to watch.

I usually get suggestions from friends on things to watch, but they seem to have run out of things that appeal to me. I like crime drama, horror, SF, and intelligent comedy. Do you have any suggestions? Things that do/don't appeal to me beneath the fold. [more inside]
posted by Meep! Eek! on Jun 4, 2014 - 53 answers

What was this Comedy Central series called?

It followed this guy who would talk to his dad sometimes and it was cut together like Jon Benjamin Has a Van. The guy was named something like John Heffman (but that's not it). It was a little like Demitri Martin's show. It's been on within the last four years.
posted by hjo3 on Feb 4, 2014 - 6 answers

Why don't I like Arrested Development? Should I try harder?

I've tried. A few times. I just can't get into it. Am I doing something wrong? [more inside]
posted by eric1halfb on May 26, 2013 - 59 answers

Finished Doc Martin & Ballykissangel...what next?

I really enjoy British TV dramas, with two of my favorites being Ballykissangel and Doc Martin, the latter of which I recently finished. What other British shows would you recommend in this same vein - that is, lighthearted hour-long dramas with a dash of comedy? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Mar 1, 2013 - 19 answers

What English Language TV Comedy Should We Watch Next?

I'm running out of ideas for TV comedies to watch. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Feb 15, 2013 - 52 answers

Help: what SNL skit is my girlfriend talking about?

She is thinking of a skit that's she is pretty sure was on SNL (or maybe another show, like Mad TV) before 2000. The main character was a white guy with mullet-like brown hair who is easily offended. He challenges other guys to fight and acts really cocky, talking smack, but he can't maintain his muscle strength so he starts out trying to punch his opponent in the upper body, but his punches land farther and farther down on the opponent's body until he winds up on the ground. She thinks in one of the skits, he says something like, "Are you calling me a turkey???" He might also call his opponents turkeys. The setting of the skits might be a bar.
posted by reren on Jan 25, 2013 - 6 answers

Can stars also be showrunners?

For TV shows like The Mindy Project or 30 Rock, where the creator is also the star, to what extent is the creator involved in the writing? Do they split the job of showrunner with someone else or are they not in the writer's room at all? If there is a showrunner, at what point in the pitch process does that person usually get hired? [more inside]
posted by matildatakesovertheworld on Dec 11, 2012 - 8 answers

What Would Ainsley Watch?

What is(are) the Republican/conservative/libertarian equivalent(s) of The West Wing ? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Sep 25, 2012 - 38 answers

And in Act Three, it turns out it really isn't lupus after all...

Recommend some good TV series with strong procedural elements that are currently on the air. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Sep 16, 2012 - 44 answers

TV to watch irons go by

I like watching light drama/90s sitcoms while I'm doing chores or want to relax for a bit. I've run out of my favourites, and there's probably a lot of stuff I've missed due to being too young or not staying in enough when they were broadcast. What next? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Aug 16, 2012 - 61 answers

Squeeze my mind grapes with new TV shows!

What TV series should I watch next on Netflix streaming? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Mar 3, 2012 - 64 answers

Why, Chandler, your penis is protruding!-LAUGHTRACKLAUGHTRACKLAUGHTRACKLAUGHTRACK

Can you direct me to genuinely funny comedic soft-core or hard-core pornographies? Along the lines of naked sitcoms? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 - 23 answers

So no one told you life was gonna be this way...

Please recommend mindlessly relaxing American sitcoms to me along the lines of How I Met Your Mother, Community, New Girl, Happy Endings etc. I'm currently under massive amounts of stress and these are the only things that help me relax. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Jan 20, 2012 - 65 answers

How to pitch a Twitter profile as a sitcom?

How do I pitch my comedy Twitter feed as a TV show? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 5 answers

What's this British comedy?

Can you name this 1990s British sketch show? [more inside]
posted by sleepcrime on Sep 16, 2011 - 11 answers

What SCTV sketch is this?

SCTV-filter: In which sketch did Richard Harris (Dave Thomas), after being asked to keep speaking in his loud voice rather than lapse into his insufficiently audible quiet voice [both demonstrated here], say, loudly, "I'll try! But I don't know if I can sustain it!" [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jun 9, 2011 - 3 answers

I need an episode of Win Ben Stein's Money

How can I get/see a copy of a specific episode of 'Win Ben Stein's Money'? [more inside]
posted by bq on May 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Sentimental comedies

Looking for TV shows, books, and movies where a smart, sharp comedic sensibility masks a deeply sentimental core. [more inside]
posted by mellifluous on Mar 15, 2011 - 47 answers

Shows like Whose Line

What are some shows like Whose Line is it Anyway? [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Mar 13, 2011 - 31 answers

I like 30 Rock, I watch 30 Rock... how hard could it be to get ON 30 Rock?

I like 30 Rock, I watch 30 Rock... how hard could it be to get ON 30 Rock? [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Jan 28, 2011 - 18 answers

Make Me Laugh

I love tv shows like Arrested Development and Community. What other comedy tv shows can you recommend for me? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Jan 11, 2011 - 67 answers

A movie/series like Iannucci's "In The Loop"?

Help me find a movie or TV series like In The Loop or Four Lions (thanks askme, for that one!). [more inside]
posted by miss_kitty_fantastico on Dec 3, 2010 - 15 answers

Comedy episodes of otherwise non-comedic TV shows?

What TV shows, that aren't comedies, have had intentionally comedic episodes? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Oct 30, 2010 - 21 answers

Nose hair sketch?

I cannot remember where I saw this comedy sketch. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Oct 11, 2010 - 8 answers

I remember him being funny. And he told a good story. And there was a moustache.

I remember this storyteller comedian from the late eighties and early nineties. Who am I thinking of? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Zack's back

Can anyone identify this 80s UK television program? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jul 24, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me identify this British comedy sketch about the middle classes

I need help identifying a British comedy sketch about the middle classes. [more inside]
posted by the latin mouse on Jul 18, 2010 - 8 answers

UK SciFI and Comedy TV recommendations

I'm looking for some UK TV recommendations. Specifically comedy and SciFi shows. [more inside]
posted by anansi on Feb 21, 2010 - 51 answers

Region Free At Last, Thank the Beeb I'm Free At Last!

Now that we have a region free DVD player, what British shows should we look in to ordering? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Dec 17, 2009 - 58 answers

Let's Put on a Show!

What are some movies, shows, sketches, etc. where amateurs put on a show? Especially comedies, but any genre will help. [more inside]
posted by hellbient on Dec 1, 2009 - 29 answers

Do you remember this series?

What was the name of the British stop-motion/claymation series that was on Comedy Central about ten years ago, featuring vulgar, working-class type characters?
posted by moorooka on Oct 24, 2009 - 15 answers

"He said I had a furry face. That can't be a good thing, can it?"

Please help me find more comedies to fill the spectacular void that Green Wing has left in my TV viewing. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Oct 19, 2009 - 17 answers

I Love Lucy playing golf...

Lucille Ball plays golf after aborted attempts at other sports.... she and Ethel are jealous of the time lost to Desi and Fred...they take up golf to be with the boys and the boys 'teach' them a silly way of 'playing'...haliarity doth ensue. [more inside]
posted by dawson on Jul 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Tell me the name of this British TV comedy

Please tell me the name of this recent British TV comedy series featuring two guys and usually started with their walking down a long white hall and then opening a door and entering into a scene
posted by lometogo on May 9, 2009 - 7 answers

Who will send me TV listings like the ones in TV Guide?

I want an e-mail or RSS update that tells me all the shows I want to watch that day and give me a brief synopsis of said episode. Is there anything like this out there? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 10, 2009 - 2 answers

I Like A Bit Of Comedy, Me

Can you help us with our British TV Comedy addiction? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Dec 31, 2008 - 76 answers

Can I watch Thom Yorke the depressive clown again?

Does anyone remember the UK satellite music-and-comedy channel PlayUK? How about the short cartoons of music stars they used to play? Are they still preserved somewhere on the internet? [more inside]
posted by daisyk on Sep 8, 2008 - 1 answer

Recommend me some Australian and Canadian comedy!

Similar to this thread, please recommend some Canadian and Australian comedy! [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Jun 29, 2008 - 21 answers

Smart Britcoms?

Please recommend smart British comedies on DVD. I liked As Time Goes By and am enjoying Cold Feet - what else should I look for? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jun 16, 2008 - 61 answers

Looking for Emma Thompson TV series

Emma Thompson TV series? Late 80's? Did I hallucinate this? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on May 5, 2008 - 10 answers

Wanted: information about this show.

I'm trying to find out the name of a British comedy show I saw on PBS once, but I only have a few details about it. [more inside]
posted by phaded on Jun 28, 2007 - 6 answers

Where do laugh tracks come from?

Where do "laugh tracks" come from? Are they recorded especially or stolen from a genuine performance? Would it be possible to track laugh tracks in the same way that, for example, the Wilhelm Scream has been?
posted by twine42 on Apr 30, 2007 - 14 answers

Doubly awesome

comedyfilter: So, a question about double acts . [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Mar 14, 2007 - 23 answers

Funny movies dealing with investments...

Asking for a friend: Looking for a movie or tv show that deals with investing in a comedic way. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Jan 18, 2007 - 16 answers

Sitcoms without the laughter

Are there videos of typical sitcoms that use canned laughter without the laugh track? [more inside]
posted by destro on Dec 28, 2006 - 10 answers

Ha! The TV Comedy Network

On an admittedly silly nostalgic whim, I'm looking to buy memorabilia relating to Ha!, the TV Comedy Network. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Dec 2, 2005 - 5 answers

"Veeeeery interesting" -- who?

Who was Arte Johnson parodying with his "veeeery interesting" shtick on Laugh-In? [more inside]
posted by alumshubby on Nov 15, 2005 - 14 answers

Which is the best Red Dwarf: Books or DVDs?

The "Red Dwarf" sci-fi comedy series. If I had to choose between just the books, or just the DVDs, which one should I go with?
posted by brownpau on Sep 12, 2004 - 21 answers

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