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Esrever  ·  2936 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are your favorite lesser-known televised comedies and dramas?

Comedy

The League

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1480684

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_League

    The League is an American sitcom that premiered on FX on October 29, 2009. The series, set in Winnetka, Illinois, is a semi-improvised comedy about a fantasy football league, its members, and their everyday lives.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2467372

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Nine-Nine

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American comedy television series that premiered on September 17, 2013 and airs on Fox as part of the 2013–14 American television season. ... The show follows a laid-back New York City Police Department detective (Andy Samberg), as his strict new captain (Andre Braugher) tells him to "respect the badge" and grow up.

8 out of 10 Cats

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465315

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_out_of_10_cats

    8 Out of 10 Cats is a British television comedy panel game produced by Zeppotron (a subsidiary of Endemol UK) for Channel 4.

Mock the Week

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0463827

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mock_the_Week

    Mock the Week is a British topical celebrity panel game hosted by Dara Ó Briain. The game is influenced by improvised topical stand-up comedy, with several rounds requiring players to deliver answers on unexpected subjects on the spur of the moment.

Drama

Six Feet Under

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0248654

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Feet_Under_(TV_series)

    Six Feet Under is an American drama television series created and produced by Alan Ball. ... The show depicts members of the Fisher family, who run their funeral home in Los Angeles, and their friends and lovers. ... The ensemble drama stars Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodriguez, Mathew St. Patrick, and Rachel Griffiths as the show's seven central characters.

The Wire

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0306414

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wire

    The Wire is an American television crime drama series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. ... Each season of The Wire introduces a different facet of the city of Baltimore. In chronological order they are: the illegal drug trade, the seaport system, the city government and bureaucracy, the school system, and the print news media. The large cast consists mainly of character actors who are little known for their other roles. Simon has said that despite its presentation as a crime drama, the show is "really about the American city, and about how we live together. It's about how institutions have an effect on individuals. Whether one is a cop, a longshoreman, a drug dealer, a politician, a judge or a lawyer, all are ultimately compromised and must contend with whatever institution to which they are committed."

The Walking Dead

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1520211

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walking_Dead_(TV_series)

    The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The series stars Andrew Lincoln as sheriff's deputy[2] Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.

Sherlock

* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1475582

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_(TV_series)

    Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson.




dONK  ·  2935 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Great post. I've been really hesitant to try Brooklyn Nine Nine after seeing it get crapped on so much at James Franco's roast, though.