Everyone’s taste in TV comedies is different. My distaste of extremely popular TV show comedies is apparently crazy. If you haven’t seen any of these shows and are questioning whether you should check them out or not, don’t listen to my advice. I’ve been told how wrong my opinion is on the following.
Tina Fey is pretty fantastic. So when I decided to watch 30 Rock, I had a lot of expectations of it being awesome as hell. Instead, it left me with “welp, this is boring.” I get it, Liz Lemon is every 20/30 something female self proclaimed super awkward socially stunted nerd’s spirit animal. I OFTEN see gifs of Liz Lemon, you know the ones “but have you ever put a donut in the microwave?” and the one of her sitting in her snuggie singing “working on my night cheese” and everyone’s all OMG SHE SPEAKS TO ME ON ANOTHER LEVEL. I’ve also microwaved a donut and ate cheese while in my snuggie, but I don’t identify with Liz Lemon.
I only watched a few episodes and have absolutely zero plans to go back to watch the rest.
I hate Seinfeld. I realize the characters are meant to be characters no one should like and thus it’s hilarious, but I don’t find the humour at all. It doesn’t help that I absolutely despise George with every fucking fibre of my being. “But that’s the point!” screams everyone. I KNOW IT IS. But he is unbearable. He is an unbearable character and I’d sooner watch the rest of 30 Rock 1000 times over than ever watch Seinfeld.
I find Jerry Seinfeld WILDLY unfunny. He was listed number 1 in the Forbes Highest-Paid Comedians for 2015 and this fact gives me fucking hives. There are SO many better comedians out there. Ugh.
Roughly a year ago, it was discovered that I had never seen Arrested Development to which all my friends looked at me with new found disgust and asked me “do you even live?” Apparently I had missed the boat on this and it was unacceptable. Thankfully, trusty old Netflix has Arrested Development so I decided to give it a go. I fucking love Jason Bateman so I figured, what’s not to like? My friends raved over it and specifically said I would love this show, LOVE it.
I watched the first season and was waiting for the humour to start. I forgot how much I hated Michael Cera considering he’s the same goddamn character in every movie. Sup Matthew Perry, got another one of you only 100% less funny. Here’s the thing though, I found Micheal Cera’s character the funniest besides the mom. Everyone else was extremely unfunny. The mere thought of what’s his face…
I JUST WANT TO THROW THINGS. I want throw everything I own at my TV when he’s on it. Again, he’s supposed to be insufferable, but it’s TOO much and I can’t deal with it. I also came to the conclusion that I have no idea why people think Will Arnett is funny. He has been in absolutely nothing enjoyable.
There are a lot of people out there who still love South Park. And I have…no idea why. Back in the day when I was a child, my mom didn’t allow me to watch two extremely popular shows. One was South Park and the other was The Simpsons. Now, I still haven’t forgiven my mom for banning The Simpsons, especially since when I was a kid it was in it’s goddamn PRIME, but I totally get the banning of South Park. It’s just…vile. And 90% unfunny. I know I’ve seen a few extremely offensive things which I thought were pretty funny, but for the most part it’s just…garbage.
It really doesn’t help that I tend to hate cartoon comedies which is why I’m on the fence about watching Archer. Yet another show everyone tells me I HAVE TO WATCH IT IT’S SO FUNNY IT’S SO YOUR HUMOUR.
Which brings us to the reason this list was created…..
Brooklyn Nine Nine
I’m officially mad. I am mad that my friends don’t know me at all. Ha! I kid, I kid, but I’m getting concerned with friends recommending me shows that they say I will love only for me to fucking hate them. And Brooklyn Nine Nine is a show I fucking hate.
After watching people figuratively shit their asses over how amazing hilarious this show is, I thought FUCK FINE, I’LL WATCH IT. I originally had…somewhat high expectations because of the ass shitting but I also thought “no, I’ve been burned before with Arrested Development, I will go into this show with no expectations.” So on Tuesday night, Graeme and I settle in, threw BNN on and braced ourselves for the inevitable shitting.
2 episodes in and we didn’t laugh once. Not once. In fact, I was mad. I was mad at how garbage this show was. After the first episode, Graeme looked over at me and asked “so…when does this get funny?” But I decided to continue on thinking it HAS to get better. Graeme gave up because he’s a quitter, so I powered on through 2 more episodes. I wished I was a quitter too.
Guys, this show fucking sucks. With every other show listed here, I could UNDERSTAND on SOME LEVEL why people thought it was funny. I do not understand why anyone likes this show. I hate every character strictly because this is supposed to be a comedy and not one person is funny. I was so excited for Chelsea Peretti because I find her funny. Turns out, she is my least favourite character on BNN other than Andy Samberg’s, which after 2 scenes of him, I didn’t think was possible. Shut up Andy Samberg’s character, Jesus, just the least funniest character on any show ever to exist. Okay, I’m probably exaggerating but it physically hurt to watch him.
Wow. WOW is this show such a miss.
“But the captain, you have to love the captain!” says everyone. Yeah you know what, I didn’t mind the captain because of his dead pan humour, but just because he’s the funniest on the show, doesn’t mean he’s actually funny. He just happens to shine like a rusty diamond in a sewer full of shit.
I refuse to watch any more of this. It’s just not going to happen. And the fact that someone told me the first two seasons are the funniest, Lord God how TERRIBLE are season 3 and 4???
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go feed my high horse some Actual Comedy hay.