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Shmoo Review – 10 Picks for Comedy TV

With lockdown upon us, I figured we’d switch mediums into something a little meatier.  This week let’s look at my top ten comedy television shows that are worth a watch.

  • New Girl – 6 Seasons of bliss, followed by one 7th season that we don’t talk about… New Girl is your modern-day sitcom. An ensemble cast starring names such as Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Damon Wayans Jr and more, make for a hilarious ensemble of dynamic characters. Meet Jess (Deschanel), a charismatic schoolteacher who just broke up with her boyfriend. She’s looking for a new place to rent and is lucky enough to find a loft space shared with three other roommates.
  • Everything Sucks – Middle school sucked. But do you remember that feeling of falling in love for the first time? And how frustrating puberty was… But how fun field trips were!
  • Schitt’s Creek – What do you do when you get screwed over by your financial advisor? What do you do when he takes everything you own from you except for a small town that you bought as a joke named Schitt’s Creek? For the Rose family, the answer to that is, move to Schitt’s Creek and start fresh.
  • The Good Place – Where do you go when you die? For Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) it’s a place of joy and euphoria… for everyone else. Could it be that Eleanor was mistaken for someone else? Her supposed paradise afterlife is designed after the wrong person!
  • Life in Pieces – A few familiar faces in this show; Colin Hanks, James Brolin, Angelique Cabral. Life in Pieces follows the lives of the Short family, an off-beat family who love one another but also feel the pressures of making their own paths.
  • Never Have I Ever – High school is never easy. Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) embarks on grade 10 ready to impress and ready to start carving the path to Harvard. It’s not easy when school and home relationships get in the way.
  • Russian Doll – Nadia Vulvokov (Natasha Lyonne) cannot stop reliving the same day. Alan Zaveri (Charlie Barnett) seems to have a similar problem. But if they work together can they find their way out of the loop?
  • Superstore – NBC’s Superstore provides a TV-show comedy that is sure to please your inner dark humor. Superstore follows supervisor Amy (America Ferrera), new hire Jonah (Ben Feldman), and ensemble in their wacky day-to-day lives working at the superstore.
  • No Tomorrow – Would you live everyday like it’s your last? For Xavier (Joshua Sasse) any day could be the last with the impending apocalypse. If it’s even real.
  • iZombie – Meet Liv Moore(Rose McIver), a medical resident at the town’s morgue. An undead medical resident who feeds off of the brains of the corpses just to feel alive; unwilling to give up her humanity.

 

 

Written by Andi Hubick

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