Best American TV Comedies of the Last 15 Years
It may have been a case of the candle that burns the brightest also burns the fastest, but the series didn’t last long for this world and never quite replicated the controlled chaotic glow (read : madness) of its first three seasons as it goes. But the real testament to its quality is the talent that came out of it to soar even higher after the fact: Donald Glover, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown, Ken Jeong, Jim Rash (who won a Oscar for screenwriter during the series), and the perpetually underrated and multi-talented Danny Pudi. Even Marvel’s Russo Brothers and Fast and Furious‘ Justin Lin can claim this streak as a major touchstone of his career. To what we say…cool. Fresh, fresh, fresh. – CC
2. The right place
Existentialism and moral philosophy have never been funnier and probably never will be again! Michael Schur has assembled the right cast for his exploration of the afterlife in The right placeincluding Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop, a new resident of non-denominational Heaven who discovers she doesn’t belong there, and Ted Danson as Michael, the celestial architect of supposed Heaven.
In addition to Bell’s cute and rude delivery, The right place introduced us to characters like D’Arcy Carden as Janet, the “not a robot” artificial assistant in the afterlife, and William Jackson Harper as Chidi, the undecided ethics student who leads Eleanor’s rehabilitation. Each season has changed the paradigm of the afterlife, but the series has always remained grounded and undeniably hilarious, from the mundane evil of “bad place” demons to the pop culture banter many characters were known for. The right place is one of a kind! – MY
1. What we do behind the scenes
History is riddled with the corpses of failed TV spinoffs/loose adaptations of hit comedy movies. For every MASH POTATOES There are many others Ferris Bullers. And while there’s no shortage of memorable horror comedies on the big screen, it’s not a format that’s had its day on the small screen…until recent years.
From its impossible-to-choose core cast to its incredible assortment of guest stars, What we do in the shadows survives what might otherwise have been a premise for a joke in the wrong hands. But the real brilliance of What we do in the shadows So while it gives reality TV the ruthless mockery it deserves, it’s also an incredibly competent example and loving dispatch of every element of pop culture’s very concept of the vampire. It takes its own mythology and internal logic very seriously, and each episode is full of homages and loving inversions of pop culture vampire lore. A modern classic destined to last for eternity.
US TV shows also receiving votes (in descending order): Search Party, Archer, Master of None, Baskets, Harley Quinn, The White Lotus, Letterkenny, The Other Two, Eastbound and Down, Xavier: Renegade Angel, Mythic Quest, The Last Man on Earth, Kim’s Convenience, Broad City, One Day at a Time, American Vandal, Happy Endings, Monk, Party Down, Superstore, Insecure, Only Murders in the Building, AP Bio, Miracle Workers, Ghosts, Girls, Delocated, Don’t Trust the B—- In Apartment 23, The Righteous Gems, Resident Alien, The Paul Reiser Show, Cougar Town, Black-ish, Solar Opposites, Big Mouth, Dave, You’re the Worst, Schmigadoon!, Californication, Louie, Angie Tribeca, Detroit’s, The Middle, Atypical , Chuck , Web Therapy, The Big Bang Theory, Avenue 5.