OT: I need a new show to watch on Netflix/Hulu

My wife and I just finished our binge of How I Met Your Mother.... which, I know, great show. But now we're at a loss, because how do you go from a show that good to something else?

We watched The Office not too long ago, so that's out, and we've gotten through when Troy left Community. I want to show her Parks & Recreation, but the first couple seasons with Brendanawicz are rough.

So I pose it to you. What should we start up? Definitely needs to trend toward comedy, and something that has rewatchability. I've seen a few episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and they've all been funny. That has to be toward the top of the list. I've also heard good things about The Good Place.

For those who have watched, any suggestions? I've basically been out of the sitcom loop since HIMYM and P&R ended, so any help is appreciated.

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Go with Parks and Rec. The first season is pretty tough to get through, but it's worth it. Or just skip the first season.

Scrubs is also a very cromulent option, if you're not necessarily looking for something recent.

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

Yeah, you don't miss much if you skip the first season. It seems like they completely changed the show after that.

The first season seems to set up a lot of long-running gags, though. I think it would suffice to read through the episode summaries for the first season and then jump into S2.

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

I heard somewhere that after the first season they encouraged more creative discussion between the writers and the cast, but that could be mere speculation.

Just started watching Forever on the Amazon channel a few nights ago. Funny. Fred Armisen from Portlandia... he does a nice job again.

JP

I loved Forever. More of a dramedy though.

If you're okay with foul language and can make it to season 2, Trailer Park Boys is hilarious. Brooklyn Nine Nine is a safe bet, though. I finished that about a month ago.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

I started watching Trailer Park Boys a couple weeks ago, and couldn't figure out why it was so popular. Glad to hear it gets better after the first season. It's bad enough that I can't watch while the kids are home and awake, but my wife hated it so much that I can't even watch with her. Maybe I'll try picking it back up again. I liked a lot of the characters, but the show seemed so aimless through the first 7 or 8 episodes.

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

Yeah, gets much better after season 1. You'll still lose a mountain of IQ points along the way, but damnit there's some funny stuff in there.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Bubbles!

@vtscottyb

If you want something outside of comedy Netflix just made a new series called hill house that is awesome. Horror/thriller type show didn't think I'd enjoy but it's awesome

My coworker's cousin wrote/directed that one. If you like it, check out 'Hush' and 'Oculus', both on Netflix, for movies he has done.

Wow that's awesome! It was great and not surprisingly I've seen both of those movies as well!

Just finished Haunting of HIll House.

We slow dripped it (one episode every couple of days). The first 9 episodes creeped me out and caused me to lose sleep, then the final episode turned into a lovely essay on the family bond, and coming to terms with inner "ghosts".

Great show.

Leonard. Duh.

Does it have to be a sitcom? If not, Hulu has Southland (LAPD documentary-style cop show) which is some of the best television I've ever watched.

Sitcom-wise, Grace and Frankie (Netflix) is pretty funny.

I would root for the Russians before I would root for Virginia.

Preferably sitcom for now. We have a 9 month old at home, and really only get a chance to watch after she goes to bed. We're all about mindless TV for the time being. We're big into Expedition Unknown, and are suckers for shows like Jersey Shore, Floribama Shore, and MTV's Challenge. And preferably half hour shows for binging, because my wife tends to fall asleep on the couch and doesn't want to commit to 40+ minute shows if she thinks she'll miss half of it.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Did yall watch Party Down South? Because I loved that show.

All right. While we're still under a caution, I want you to go back out on that track and hit the pace car.

Hit the pace car?

Hit the pace car!

What for?

Because you've hit every other goddamned thing out there, I want you to be perfect!

Arrested Development is very watchable and rewatchable. also Bob's Burgers is pretty funny

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

OG arrested development (seasons 1-3) are some of the funniest television i have ever seen, rivals the office

Arrested Development was going to be my suggestion. Absolutely one of the funniest shows in TV history.

The doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me.

Both those are good options. I recently re-watched Parks and Rec and think it ends up being better than The Office. It definitely builds and gets better near the end, and the character development is fantastic. I liked B99 too, but havent been keeping up with it lately. It is funny, but a little cheesy sometimes imo. Only other comedy I can think of would be its always sunny, but some of those episodes are hit or miss.

ME Class of '16
Facts don't care about your feelings

Agreed with all your points. We actually got through Season 5 of Sunny while we were taking care of the newborn, and.... yeah

Parks & Rec took off when they got rid of Brendanawicz and allowed Chris Pratt to take over. That is a rare show that gets so much better over time.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

We just finished Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 5 seasons. Will watch again. The Good Place is good too...Ted Danson and Kristen Bell do a great job on that show

Long time listener...first time poster

Yep, I'd say you can't go wrong with Brooklyn Nine-Nine. We both really liked it.

Everyone owes it to themselves to rewatch Seinfeld once in a while.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I came to say this exact thing. Wife and I usually watch an episode of something light and funny before bed and have gone through HIMYM, The Office, Weeds, Arrested Development, and are now down to the last 2 episodes of Seinfeld. Amazing how that show transcends time, even 20yrs after the series finale.

Having a conversation with you is like a Martian talking to a Fungo.

#JustinTime

Never watched it in the first place, I have Zero interest in watching it.

Dude, I'm sorry. It must really suck to be allergic to laughing.

Leonard. Duh.

does your dad have diabetes?

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I'll chuckle at a bit here and there, but overall I'm not a fan of Seinfeld. It's not that funny to me.

I never could get into the show either...but I did watch the last episode in real time and the soup nazi was funny when he was on the stand...

NO SOUP FOR YOU!!

People watch things on Netflix other than The Office and Start Trek?

All right. While we're still under a caution, I want you to go back out on that track and hit the pace car.

Hit the pace car?

Hit the pace car!

What for?

Because you've hit every other goddamned thing out there, I want you to be perfect!

Yes


Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia

1. arrested development (netflix)
2. superstore (hulu)
3. AP Bio (hulu)
4. Always Sunny (hulu)

Forgot about Super Store! Hilarious show.

Since we're just naming shows...I'm currently on Season 2 of This is Us...let me tell you something...great TV

Daredevil Season 3 comes out on Friday and I hope I can get through the 2nd season This is Us before then...

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Big Mouth is a great animated comedy.

Bojack Horseman.

F is for Family.

AP Bio

Bob's Burgers

And as others have mentioned: The Good Place, Arrested Development, Parks and Rec..

Man I don't watch much cable, but I do stream the absolute shit out of shows that I like.

Just started Big Mouth over the weekend, pretty damn funny so far. The hormone monster is amazing lol

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Featuring Ludacris, and Caleb are two of my favorite characters/running jokes.

Trailer park boys. (later seasons are better)

I don't know what a Hokie is but God is one of them (excluding JMU/ODU)- Lee Corso

It's worth pushing through the early episodes of Parks and Rec in my estimation. That show is so damn good.

Trailer Park Boys was mentioned above as well. That show is super funny, but takes a season or so to hit its stride. The original run of the show and the movies are the pinnacle. I did not think the latter seasons after Netflix brought it back were quite the same.

Blue Mountain State is on Netflix and always kills me as well. There are only three seasons (and one spin-off movie) so it's not a huge commitment either.

Danny Coale Caught That Ball!!!

Definitely The Good Place!

Achievement unlocked: All of the Fullers

"Sam Rogers is a college football icon" SB Nation

Thanks Frank!

I really expected to go into this show and be disappointed but somehow it not only was good, it just kept getting better.

Plus Kristen Bell is awesome in everything.

I had seen the ads for Season 2 and figured out the twist from Season 1 without ever having seen any episodes, and I still loved Season 1 and watched it twice... once for me and once to catch my husband up on it.

Achievement unlocked: All of the Fullers

"Sam Rogers is a college football icon" SB Nation

Thanks Frank!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and 30 Rock

Parks & Rec was the last sitcom I binged on Netflix and only because people wouldn't shut up about how good it was. Took three tries to watch it because season 1 was so painful. loved it after.

I mostly binge "hour" long shows now:
Netflix Marvel (Daredevil is awesome. Iron fist, pretty good. Luke Cage season 1 was good. Not a fan of the even darker ones like Jessica Jones and Punisher).
Syfy lighter classics - Stargate: Atlantis, Eureka are my favorites here, I don't know if Dark Matter counts as Syfy, but it very much fits in this mold.
Gotham (violent, but I love me some well done prequels where I know most of the characters)
Man in the High Castle
Troll Hunters on Netflix is great (very similar approach to humor as how to train your dragon and cloudy with a chance of meatballs)
Longmire/Justified - two different takes on an old west style lawman trapped in the modern age

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The best Marvel shows on Netflix in order are:
Jessica Jones Season 1
Daredevil Season 2
The Punisher
Daredevil Season 1

Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Marvel's Defenders are all pretty much trash.

"Go Hokies!" - Thomas Jefferson
@HaydenDubya

Luke Cage isn't bad. Season 1 is pretty good, I liked Cottonmouth in particular.

Still comes in behind the ones you've listed, but still.

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

When it was on FX, Justified was my only "Do not interrupt under punishment of death" show. I blocked it off on my calendar, put my phone on DND, and rigged the doorbell to send an electric shock to whomever was bold enough to press it.

It's about time I rewatch it. Perhaps after I get done with Haunting of Hill House and Daredevil Season 3.

We liked it so much we bought it. Loved the music, loved the characters, loved the setting. Fantastic TV.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

The Venture Bros., need to find how to watch episodes of Season 7 (don't have Hulu or Netflix, already have a lot of stuff paying monthly with rent and student loans).

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

"That Gritty git doesn't exactly look like a Horkie, but by Gork and Mork it acts like one!"-Random Horkie Boy

Check out Shameless - although I only got through 2 1/2 seasons.

Shameless is great. Highly recommend watching all seasons

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

Love Shameless. William H Macy is a great actor.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Community on Hulu. If you've seen it, rewatch it.

Edit: Read the post, can understand being sad about Troy leaving. Go watch It's Always Sunny then.

"Go Hokies!" - Thomas Jefferson
@HaydenDubya

I thought for certain I would hate The Ranch (netflix) when I started it but for mindless TV with decent humor and good character building its a phenomenal show.

The Ranch is hilarious

It is basically just That 70s Show all over again. And if you like The Ranch and have never watched That 70's Show than you should. It's basically just a better version of that humor.

All right. While we're still under a caution, I want you to go back out on that track and hit the pace car.

Hit the pace car?

Hit the pace car!

What for?

Because you've hit every other goddamned thing out there, I want you to be perfect!

Seen them both, think they're both funny but I'm still a bigger fan of The Ranch. Could be that I'm a little biased and lived in the general location/setting that The Ranch was set in when it came out though.

Came here to suggest the Ranch too. I also prefer the ranch to that 70s show (did watch that 70s show after the Ranch). Kutcher/Matterson dynamic is a lot better in the Ranch I think. Also love all the pop culture references that people will forget 20 years for now. Anybody that likes that type humor, I make them watch the ranch and everyone has instantly loved it (worked for at least 5 friends). It figures that you would suggest it. Got our common bonds of fishing, Texas Country and the Ranch.

Sounds like you have similar tastes, so, Brooklyn 99 is fantastic. Pretty much the most diverse cast on TV (at least where sitcom is concerned). Andre Braugher is amazing.

The Good Place is some of the most clever writing in quite some time. To me, it's a must watch. Don't read up on it, so you don't get any potential spoilers on anything with that show.

Terriers was a pretty good show on FX a while back, unfortunately it was short lived. Great writing and great acting. I wish they got more seasons.

30 Rock is another good show with great writing, though it can tend to border on the absurd. The dynamic between Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski was one of the funniest I can remember.

And Scrubs is pretty much my favorite sitcom through it's first 7 seasons. 9 was a joke. 8 was okay, and the reason 9 was a joke was due to 8 being a "final season", but it did so well the executives wanted it back, so 9 is almost completely different.

Did you ever catch Better Off Ted?

Hands down one of the best written shows I've seen. The humor was incredibly clever and it really just pisses me off to this day that the show was canceled after a season and a half. Now that I think of it, that cancellation pretty much turned me off on trying to catch any new show, leading to the current predicament.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Better off Ted is fantastic. I wish there were more than two seasons so badly.

Danny Coale Caught That Ball!!!

better off ted was amazing. that is all.

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Corporate is a knock off Better Off Ted on Comedy Central. Not nearly as good, missing the strange off-beat fluidity. BOT needs a reboot.

Outside its night time, but inside its LeDay

I'm glad Netflix had Better Off Ted for a little while. It was another one of those shows that got pulled without all the episodes airing and I missed so much of it. I binged the entire thing and enjoyed every episode. The one scientist was in Timeless on NBC, and I hope he finds another show that sticks around longer than 26 episodes.

South Park, everybody loves raymond, stranger things

Danny is always open
23 can't read

Everybody Loves Raymond was removed from Netflix in 2016.

I guess not everybody loves Raymond

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

Sometimes you have to let go of the things you love.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

The Good Place is created by the same genius behind P&R (Mike Schur). He was also a producer, writer and actor (Mose) for The Office.

There's your answer.

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

Also Brooklyn 99. So it's funny the shows he chose to speculate about in the post! They're all amazing.

Do you care for an era?

if not, M*A*S*H is my all-time favorite.

Ahh yes, the documentary of the 11 year Korean War

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Go old school with Cheers (if still on netflix.)

"Cartoons Plural, Virginia Tech"

Cheers is waaay too far down on this thread.

More of a "dramedy" than a traditional sitcom but GLOW (Netflix) is pretty good. It's loosely based on the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW for short) show from the 80s. The cast is really solid (Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron). They've only had 2 seasons so far (20 episodes) so its a good quick binge.

And this isn't in OP's wheelhouse since he's looking for comedies so I'm just throwing this out there to everyone. If you want to get into the Halloween spirit, check out The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)

Agree on GLOW. My wife loved it and I thought it was pretty good.

Since the lighter side has been covered above here are some other intriguing Netflix options:
Halt & Catch Fire (gaming/IT based and incorporates things I've seen in my lifetime... wife and I are down to watching very last episode tonite)
Penny Dreadful (since it is that time of year this one's got witches, vampires, and last but not least Eva Green)
Mind Hunters (the era before the creation of the Criminal Mind unit)
Mr. Robot (darker tone, corporate computer hacking...)

“I'm addicted to placebos. I could quit, but it wouldn't matter”~steven wright

Ozark on Netflix!

Matty Ballgame

Yes! It's intense. My fiance lets me watch an episode and then we watch an episode of something a little more light-hearted for her like The Office, P&R, or Chef's Table before we go to bed. Pretty good compromise.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Dear Ernest,
"My fiance lets me watch an episode .." I down vote your man card. Even if it is true, never, NEVER admit it out loud or in print.
Sincerely,
Neanderthal

We've been enjoying the Almighty Johnsons (Netflix) for a bit now. Not exactly comedy, not exactly drama.

Edit: grammar will get after ya. Also changed pronoun to include Mrs. MattBoard

Seasons 2-4 of Parks and Rec can go up against any tv series ever for me. My wife and I really just watch those episodes on repeat.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine gets funnier as it goes on.

New Girl plays into our rotation pretty heavily as well.

If you liked how I met your mother, literally every single one of the suggestions so far are an improvement so you definitely have options...

HIMYM is a very low bar

Outside its night time, but inside its LeDay

The first 5 seasons are great... After that...👎👎

I'm really into animated shows so obviously The Simpson's, but also Futurama, Rick & Morty, Final Space, BoJack Horseman (one of my all time favorites), Archer, and Bob's Burgers is must watch. Big Mouth (John Mulaney and Nick Kroll) is hilarious but sexually graphic.

As for other comedies, Silicon Valley and Wrecked are both good mixes of Office and Parks vibes. 30 Rock is amazing and Kimmy Schmidt is good if you like 30 Rock. American Vandal is excellent but more intense. New Girl is in the HIMYM/B99 vein (gets really good after about episode 7) Broad City is quality. GLOW & Master of None are good Netflix fare. I'm Sorry, Another Period, and People of Earth are underrated.

Non-story based comedy shows: Impractical Jokers, Drunk History, and obviously Key & Peele

Outside its night time, but inside its LeDay

I forgot to mention Veep. Like The Office but with prolific cursing. If you're wondering why it always got nominated for stuff, just watch.

Outside its night time, but inside its LeDay

Veep is a semi-spin off of a British show by the same guy, called the Thick of It. It's not on Netflix, but the movie In the Loop is, which is a sort of bridge between The Thick of It and Veep.

Hah I've caught a few of those. Completely vulgar Peter Capaldi is good.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Incredibly creative insults and cursing from him. I've got a ton of Malcolm Tucker gifs that I regularly use.

Ok, so I'm pretty sure Big Mouth doesn't meet OP's criteria, but it's one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. Bojack is awesome too, if a little dark. Also not 'mindless show to watch with the wife' material.

You basically named all the shows I have liked in the last couple years.

I agree. I think out of my list the ones that best fit the criteria in order of quality of show would be
1. Bob's Burgers
2. New Girl
3. Wrecked

Outside its night time, but inside its LeDay

The Orville season 1 was pretty good (took a little bit to hit its stride).

I am anxiously awaiting season 2.

I feel like it is much more in the spirit of Trek than Discovery is. It has that Next Generation vibe.

New Girl.

Parks and Rec isn't that bad early on, but it does hit its stride when Adam Scott and Rob Lowe join.

Midsomer Murders

The IT Crowd

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

Can't believe I didn't think of IT Crowd. So so funny.

Danny Coale Caught That Ball!!!

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

Monty Python

Netflix adding a bunch of Monty Python lately has not done any favors to my productivity around the house.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Scrubs

I found myself in the same predicament not long ago. I've seen HIMYM roughly 5 times through and watched the office and was a bit lost. Then I saw Scrubs is on Hulu. Been rewatching it because it's been a while and I've thouroughly enjoyed the second time through so far!

Vols Fans are more delusional than LOLUVA

Hokie in Tennessee

We're in the Golden Age of TV and you chose to rewatch all 208 episodes of HIMYM... FIVE TIMES?

There are so many other shows to watch- Archer, Atlanta, Better Things, Bojack Horseman, Arrested Development, Silicon Valley, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Master of None, The League, Californication, American Vandal, Eastbound and Down, Louie, Workaholics, and so many more than I can even name. Those are just the comedies too. Please, watch something else!

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

Detroiters and Schitt's Creek are both really great and flying under the radar

I flew through Schitt's Creek. Way too good a show to be wasting away on what used to be TV Guide channel.

Detroiters is hilarious. Glad I'm not the only one watching because I never see or hear anyone talking about it. More people need to see this show

Dexter

The final season works better as a comedy.

If you're talking about a drama, the first 3 seasons are some of my favorite seasons of any TV show. Showtime is great at producing an amazing first few seasons (Dexter, Weeds, Californication, Homeland) only for the show to go completely off the rails by the time it's completed though.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

Alot of good suggestions that people have said. My opinion:

30 Rock (Favorite Show)
Parks and Rec (first season is only like 6 episodes, get through those and its gold the rest of the way)
Arrested Development seasons 1-3 (it basically ends and there's no need to watch the other seasons)
The Office
Community (1-3 some of the greatest tv ever, skip season 4, 5 was great, 6 was different but not bad)
Better Off Ted
Fraiser (Seriously, give it a shot. It's a little dated but a GREAT show. 11 seasons!)
New Girl
Brooklyn 99
Scrubs
Seinfeld
The Good Place
Big Mouth
Futurama
Barry
Modern Family
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Firefly

Edit: everyone keeps telling me to watch The IT Crowd
Forgot:
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (They alive dammit!)
Stranger Things (not a comedy but sooooo good)
AP Bio
Always Sunny
Simpsons
Rick and Morty (not sure how I forgot that)

Forgot all about Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Classic.

For some reason, I love that show, but my wife just doesn't get into it.

I haven't figured out why.

Have you not watched BoJack or Bob's Burgers?

Outside its night time, but inside its LeDay

Just started watching Mr. Mercedes. It has grown on us. Ray Donovan is getting ready to come back on, and if you haven't seen the Flight of the Conchords, that's a winner for sure.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Something I haven't seen listed yet: Norsemen.

It's maybe not as good as some of the other shows listed, but I enjoyed it when I ran out of things to watch.

What a fantastic show. You know, if you're into comedic deaths and boxes full of wooden dildos lol

Favorite shows ever if you can get them, cartoons:
Futurama (takes a certain type but I loved every piece of it, beware of sad episodes because they are REALLY sad, text me and I'll fill you in)
Metalocalypse (stupid funny)
Rick and Morty (tells you how a plumbus is made)
South Park (smart funny)

Good shows:
30 Rock (probably the best post-Seinfeld sitcom)
Malcolm in the Middle
House (this one not everyone likes)
Seinfeld
Modern Family

Only series I've binged on, non-cartoons:
The Wire
Top Gear
That's actually all I've done, I only have Amazon Prime but I've heard these are good and will watch them eventually:
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Stranger Things
Arrested Development
Parks and Rec
The Office

Shows to never watch because they are total and complete crap and you're a moron if you remotely enjoy them:
Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Big Bang Theory

Shows to never watch because they are total and complete crap and you're a moron if you remotely enjoy them:
Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Yeah well, you're just a god damned horse. What do you know

Shows to never watch because they are total and complete crap and you're a moron if you remotely enjoy them:
Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Big Bang Theory

The first is something I usually watch for a few minutes and then think, "well, if I want to watch a show with a bunch of selfish but hilarious assholes like Seinfeld, I should just go watch Seinfeld."

The latter is enjoyable for the jokes, as long as you accept that the characters are all over-the-top stereotypes.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Good shows on Amazon Prime:

Bosch - love this show..plus it has people from the wire on there(Marlo is a detective, ironically..lol)
Sneaky Pete - I haven't watched this show all the way through, but Giovanni Ribisi is great anything I watch him and I've heard its pretty good...

No shit Marlo turned states. Dang never would have thought that. I have seen Bosch advertised copiously on Amazon but haven't tried it. Might need to give it a shot.

Be Patient...it takes about 2 or 3 episodes to really get going, but once it's going, you can't stop watching...

I think a few one of the writers from the Wire is on this show as well...Daniels is a recurring character on here as well as chief of police...annnd a key character from Season 2 of the wire is on Season 2 of Bosch as well...let me know if you find out who it is...lol..

Is it one of the Russian prostitutes?

I bet it's one of the Russian prostitutes. Or maybe that was season 3 of The Wire...

That was season two with the dock workers.

I loved Metalocalypse, wish that it was able to have an actual ending to the showing rather than being cancelled. Loved the music from Dethalbum to Dethalbum III, need to find some Galakticon albums to listen to since it's basically Dethklok just Brendon Smalls not allowed to use the Dethklok or Dethalbum names.

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

"That Gritty git doesn't exactly look like a Horkie, but by Gork and Mork it acts like one!"-Random Horkie Boy

If you can deal with some language, both are animated shows that I love. F is for family and Big Mouth. Different eras but comedy's about growing up. Wife also said I need to include Schitt's Creek. Not gonna lie it's pretty good.

Pretty sure it is still on Netflix and if you are in the mood for comedy gold and have never seen it: That 70s Show

All right. While we're still under a caution, I want you to go back out on that track and hit the pace car.

Hit the pace car?

Hit the pace car!

What for?

Because you've hit every other goddamned thing out there, I want you to be perfect!

Modern Family for wholesome progressive comedy, Last Man Standing for wholesome conservative comedy, and American Vandal for immature vulgar comedy

Recruit Prosim

Peep Show on Amazon - one of the funniest shows ever.

I know they sound corny but Flash and Arrow are really good. I'm not into the superheroes thing but those two shows are really well written and put together.

Haven't got into Arrow yet, but have been watching Flash and it is really good. I was surprised how good the CGI was/is for a smaller network program.

but those two shows are really well written and put together.

Wha? They are both watchable for a season or two but go off a PC cliff pretty quickly. They baled on the good character development from the early seasons in favor of trying to check all the demographic boxes. Same goes for Supergirl. Legends of tomorrow didn't even have one good season, probably because they figured all the characters already had their backstories covered by the other shows.

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I don't think anyone has mentioned Galavant (Netflix). I really liked it.

Never heard of it, what's it about?

It is only two seasons long. The show does not take itself very seriously and even jokes about, "Wow we got a second season It is a wonder" in the opening song of the second season (There is lots of singing in the vein of Gilbert and Sullivan. It is light hearted and humorous.) It is a about a knight who is vain who is dumped by his girlfriend when she get a chance to marries the king (Timothy Omundson), his young black servant who was raised Jewish, and a princess from a rival kingdom. The three end up traveling around together on various quests where they run into a number of stars with cameo appearances, including Rutger Hauer, Hugh Bonneville (of Downton Abby fame, as a land locked pirate), John Stamos, Weird Al Jankovic, and many others.

Oh, yes! I forgot all about Galavant!

Achievement unlocked: All of the Fullers

"Sam Rogers is a college football icon" SB Nation

Thanks Frank!

Didn't see Archer recommended. I highly suggest it.

I believe it was switched over to Hulu.

Here's one that I don't think has been mentioned:

Final Space

Animated, science fiction comedy series. Highly recommend.

No idea if its on Netflix or hulu.

Only 1 season so far.

(I mentioned it above and also Archer, did no one read my post? I have excellent TV recommendations)
It's on Netflix in Iceland. It should be on TBS on demand, but if not it's worth the trip to Iceland if you can afford the beer.

Outside its night time, but inside its LeDay

Cheers! Any excuse to drink.

(Also a good show if a bit aged.)

I'm honestly surprised nobody has mentioned it before. I mean I read EVERY post. I would have thought someone would have mentioned it.

I got into Travels With My Father on Netflix. Season 2 was just released. Basically, comedian Jack Whitehall convinces his much older and high brow father to take a traditional "gap year" type of trip to SE Asia. The second season is in Europe. It's generally mindless, sort of like a travel journal of their experiences. Not a lot of real gasping-for-air-laughing moments, but it's funny to watch the two different personalities together.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is by far the funniest and most fucked up show ever, but being a philly boy you have probably already watched that

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Season 1 of Impractical Jokers is on Netflix now

Two I haven't seen listed that we quite enjoy:
Santa Clarita Diet
Grace & Frankie

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

I watched the entire first season of SCD, and it just left a bad taste in my mouth. I really wanted to like it though

Since SCD is a horror-comedy about a flesh eating vampire, I can see why. Well played

The Haunting of Hill House
Ozark
Looming Tower
11.22.63

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Go out and buy the DVDs, and watch all of the black and white Andy Griffiths'. They'll change your life and make you a better person.

Leonard. Duh.

Isn't anyone watching The Ranch? Raunchy language but a great cast.

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Yup mentioned it about love that series.

Yes! The language makes it even better in my opinion

The Last Kingdom was good also

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

If you're looking for something with short episodes and will make you laugh, Community is good.

Home Improvement is on Hulu

If you are prepared to laugh your ass off while simultaneously crying your eyes out, I highly recommend Bojack Horseman.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

If you're looking for something to binge on hard: Ken Burn's Civil War.

You'll never be able to listen to soft ambient wedding music again without having the strong urge to put in a request for Ashokan Farewell.

140+ comments and not one mention of Letterkenny. The first two seasons are on Hulu and are amazing.

The best show I've seen in a long time. Now that it's on hulu I don't know how it's staying a hidden gem.

"Hokie religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." Han Solo

Most of what I would suggest have already been put out there, but just to reinforce some other suggestions, in no particular order:

Brooklyn 99 (great out of the gate)
New Girl (as mentioned, doesn't really take-off until about episode 7, but it really takes off!)
Parks and Rec (just skip the first season)
The Good Place (great out of the gate)
Venture Bros (hands down the most complex, well written, animated show out there)
Veep (hilarious, vulgar, about politics without actually being very political)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (basically Seinfeld, but with different characters)
The Goldbergs (very 80s-centric, currently airing on ABC so I do not know how you can watch older episodes)
Metalocalypse (stupid funny, but really funny, and bruuuuuutal)
Barry (only one season so far but pretty good. Bill Hader is great in just about anything)

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

I'll throw in a couple shows that are missing...

Friends - It's the "How I met your mother" of the late '90s and early '00s. Depending on how old you are you may have grown up watching it.

Supernatural - not a "comedy" but a really good show that is oftentimes really funny and clever. Goes on for like 17 seasons - you will never run out of shows to watch. First few episodes are kinda "meh" but builds well.

Friends was hilarious and Jennifer Aniston is the most beautiful woman that walks this planet

I'm surprised how many recs Bojack Horseman has on this thread. Surprisingly I've never seen it. I may have to invest in my brethren.

It is one of the best shows out right now. And you have to watch each episode like 5 times to get all the jokes. It's also probably the best pop culture exploration of mental illness.

Outside its night time, but inside its LeDay

12 Monkeys is a pretty freaking brilliant show on Hulu. It's about this man attempting to travel back in time to stop a plague from happening, but it's the best attempt at a time travel show I've seen. It blows my mind. The 4th season isn't on there yet, but I'd imagine it will be soon. I'm really enjoying Manifest on NBC so far, too. The episodes of it are uploaded weekly to Hulu. Same for Superstore, which makes me laugh a lot each week.

My favorite show (that I'm downright obsessed over and have met the cast so many times that one of the main actors recognizes me) is The 100. All of the current seasons are on Netflix.

A Hokie living in Tennessee.

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever the hell is playing Tennessee.

It's a show? I remember seeing the Bruce Willis/Brad Pitt movie and being confused as all get out but I didn't know they turned it into a show

Just finished Homecoming...i thought it was pretty good, even though I think anyone could have played Julia Roberts role..

To those who recommended "The Good Place"...

THANK YOU!

I had seen an episode out of sequence and in spite of my adoration of Kristen Bell had not been all that impressed. I had no idea of the overall context. In context, it's hilarious.

Great one to start watching from episode 1. My wife and I are now hooked. Light comedy, great fun. Really perfect for us to watch together.

I don't know if it's been mentioned but Designated Survivor is pretty good. It's definitely not a light comedy but I it's worth a look. While I think the general premise isn't all that unique, and the acting often mediocre, it is suspenseful and you want to keep watching.

I was absolutely glued to Designated Survivor through the first season. I stopped watching after the second or third episode of the second season because it was not nearly as good. Has it gotten any better?

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

I'm still on the first season lol. I'm kinda already losing interest. I'm not much into political drama, so I'm thinking this one drops off my radar much like House of Cards did. The initial suspense of "whodunit?" Is turning into just your typical Washington backstabbing drama. More meh to me than anything else.

Sorry to let you down.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Peaky Fucking Blinders

PSA: Great show but be sure to turn on sub-titles.

If you get it you get it...
Guess I've lived with a few Euros and "understand" them. Not sure if that makes me luck or not. But fantastic show!!!!

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Ray Donovan on Showtime.

Is it just me, or has The Walking Dead gone off the rails?

I enjoyed it for a good while, but now it seems as if each season has a about two shows worth of content, and the rest is just hand-wringing. The actors have just retired in place.

I stopped watching after everyone stood around locked and loaded while Neagan, completely exposed, delivered the entire Gettysburg Address and then gave an encore of Kennedy's speech in Berlin without anyone shooting him.

Sure, I'll believe in the zombie apocalypse...but that no one shot him while he delivered a long monologue, completely exposed on a loading dock? Come on man!!!

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Yes.

And far be it from me to point out that a show about zombies isn't realistic enough any more.

Castlevania's second season is out on Netflix, and it's awesome.

Anime!?!

Attack on Titan!

I gotta recommend Timeless, in the hopes that more viewers can convince someone to pick it up after the two hour finale coming up next month on NBC. I think it's on Hulu. (I bought it on Vudu.)