A TV Comedy can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Many regard a Comedy series as an entertainment, which should make one laugh. As the Comedy has become a more wide spread genre, it has also become more nuanced in its objectives. So the definition has expanded and now we even have sub-genres such as comedy-drama or comedy that uses a lot of black humor.
Nevertheless, we have seen pretty much everything in the TV world. Yet the program and its formatting is getting reinvented over and over again. We the audience still enjoy the new shows and can identify ourselves with our favorite characters. So before we get too far along, let’s remember the best of what we’ve see so far in the world of comedy.
While this goofy medical comedy ascended to heights of lunacy. Its humor should not be mistaken for off-color heartlessness. In fact, it was one of the shows that consistently wrung our emotions. The writers achieved this through creating the earnest and puppy-doggish protagonist J.D. Its unique vision perhaps is best encapsulated by its sound, a one-two punch of quirky voiceover and a killer soundtrack. Once the musical episode hit — with all original songs and ambitious choreography — its status as one of the top sitcoms of its day was cemented.
How I Met Your Mother:
It is a comedy about Ted and how he fell in love. It all starts when Ted’s best friend, Marshall, drops the bombshell that he’s going to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Lily , a kindergarten teacher. At that moment, Ted realizes that he had better get a move on if he too hopes to find true love. Helping him in his quest is Barney, a friend with endless, sometimes outrageous opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin, he’s sure it’s love at first sight, but destiny may have something else in store. The series is narrated through flashbacks from the future, voiced by Bob Saget. The theme song is “Hey Beautiful” by The Solids.
The Office (US):
It is based on the popular British series of the same name. The US version is faster paced and follows the daily interactions of a group of idiosyncratic office employees via a documentary film crew’s cameras. You see the everyday lives of the office employees in the Scranton branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. The documentary crew follow the regional manager Michael, who thinks he’s the coolest, funniest, best boss ever. But actually he is the uncoolest, most obnoxious and annoying boss as far as his staff is concerned. His co-worker is Jim, who lusts after engaged receptionist Pam when he’s not sabotaging his cube-mate, the know-it-all Dwight. And than there is Ryan Howard a young, smart, self-possessed person, who quickly figures out the real office politics, despite Michael’s attempts to instill the official point-of-view. The show has one of the best cast in television history and has been nominated for numerous Emmys.