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{"content":{"id":170,"title":"Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee - Season 1","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/6d.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt turns out small talk with famous people is about as interesting as small talk with normal people. That's actually pretty comforting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOnly Norm MacDonald and Ricky Gervais are hilarious. \u003ca href=\"https://sananab.ca/posts/171\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eAziz Ansari calls himself talented\u003c/a\u003e. Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers are the most uninteresting people on earth. You would think the ability to reach that extreme of uninterestingness would be interesting in itself, but it is definitely not.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-07-17T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-07-11T22:14:30.000Z","updated_at":"2020-09-02T15:46:16.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=extremists\"\u003eextremists\u003c/a\u003e"}

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee - Season 1

It turns out small talk with famous people is about as interesting as small talk with normal people. That's actually pretty comforting.

Only Norm MacDonald and Ricky Gervais are hilarious. Aziz Ansari calls himself talented. Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers are the most uninteresting people on earth. You would think the ability to reach that extreme of uninterestingness would be interesting in itself, but it is definitely not.

{"content":{"id":185,"title":"Will And Grace","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/7a.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"border-radius: 0; max-width: 100%; max-height: unset\"\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv class=\"card-image-caption\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.qwantz.com/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eDinosaur Comics\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e","publication_date":"2018-07-22T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-07-21T04:12:11.000Z","updated_at":"2018-07-21T04:12:57.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=old_comics\"\u003eold_comics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e"}

Will And Grace

{"content":{"id":193,"title":"Commedians in Cars Getting Coffee - Season 2","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/80.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou can safely skip all these, even if you are a fan of the people being interviewed. The ones with Obama, Letterman, Carl Reiner, and Will Ferrell are just barely mildly entertaining. It's interesting to see Rickles drop his bit here and there, but he also makes weird comments at a waitress.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-07-28T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-07-23T23:00:34.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-24T22:52:07.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=forgettable\"\u003eforgettable\u003c/a\u003e"}

Commedians in Cars Getting Coffee - Season 2


You can safely skip all these, even if you are a fan of the people being interviewed. The ones with Obama, Letterman, Carl Reiner, and Will Ferrell are just barely mildly entertaining. It's interesting to see Rickles drop his bit here and there, but he also makes weird comments at a waitress.

{"content":{"id":189,"title":"Brooklyn 99 - Season 5","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/7c.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e","publication_date":"2018-07-30T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-07-23T18:29:41.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-20T13:54:42.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hucksters_crutch\"\u003ehucksters_crutch\u003c/a\u003e"}

Brooklyn 99 - Season 5

{"content":{"id":218,"title":"Clone High","body":"\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center; margin-bottom: 15px\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/jUKhLJBRp6g\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen\u003e\u003c/iframe\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFifteen years later this still holds up really well, in spite of the odd dated pop culture reference and the Jack Black episode you can comfortably skip. Maybe the sharpest parody ever made.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-08-10T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-08-09T20:41:34.000Z","updated_at":"2018-10-14T18:24:13.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=STAMOS\"\u003eSTAMOS\u003c/a\u003e"}

Clone High

Fifteen years later this still holds up really well, in spite of the odd dated pop culture reference and the Jack Black episode you can comfortably skip. Maybe the sharpest parody ever made.

{"content":{"id":256,"title":" Commedians in Cars Getting Coffee - Season 3","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/c2.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSome primitive part of my mind keeps thinking, \"A funny person interviewing funny people. That will definitely be funny.\" and Seinfeld keeps proving me wrong again and again. It's like he's conducting some kind of experiment to punish people for liking comedy.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-09-13T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-09-06T00:04:33.000Z","updated_at":"2018-09-14T03:11:25.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=forgettable\"\u003eforgettable\u003c/a\u003e"}

Commedians in Cars Getting Coffee - Season 3


Some primitive part of my mind keeps thinking, "A funny person interviewing funny people. That will definitely be funny." and Seinfeld keeps proving me wrong again and again. It's like he's conducting some kind of experiment to punish people for liking comedy.

{"content":{"id":269,"title":"Lady Dynamite - Season 1","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/cf.jpg\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"max-width: 96%, max-height: unset\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nFor me, Maria Bamford's comedy is as hilarious as it is exhausting. Combine that with non-linear, post-modern narrative-breaking, and it ends up being something I appreciate a lot more than I enjoy.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-09-21T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-09-14T00:41:12.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-26T22:24:52.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=artsy\"\u003eartsy\u003c/a\u003e"}

Lady Dynamite - Season 1

For me, Maria Bamford's comedy is as hilarious as it is exhausting. Combine that with non-linear, post-modern narrative-breaking, and it ends up being something I appreciate a lot more than I enjoy.

{"content":{"id":287,"title":"Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/e1.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI genuinely think that Maria Bamford is one of the funniest people around right now, along with being a remarkably talented voice actress. That being said, her act has gotten more and more avant-garde over the years, and her jokes are now so disjoined that I have a really hard time enjoying her comedy anymore. I'd probably have given this a perfect rating if I had watched this special in five minute daily intervals.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e ","publication_date":"2018-09-28T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-09-25T16:59:09.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-12T00:18:53.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=artsy\"\u003eartsy\u003c/a\u003e"}

Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017)


I genuinely think that Maria Bamford is one of the funniest people around right now, along with being a remarkably talented voice actress. That being said, her act has gotten more and more avant-garde over the years, and her jokes are now so disjoined that I have a really hard time enjoying her comedy anymore. I'd probably have given this a perfect rating if I had watched this special in five minute daily intervals.

{"content":{"id":289,"title":"Children's Hospital Season 2","body":"\u003cp\u003eSlightly funnier than season 1, but not the comedy freight train it became in season 3.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt's absolutely mind-blowing to think that this parody of Grey's Anatomy ran its full seven seasons and ended over two years ago, while Grey's still blindly stumbles on, killing off characters as fast as they're introduced.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-10-04T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-09-27T21:07:30.000Z","updated_at":"2018-10-04T00:10:36.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=butterflies\"\u003ebutterflies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=health\"\u003ehealth\u003c/a\u003e"}

Children's Hospital Season 2

Slightly funnier than season 1, but not the comedy freight train it became in season 3.

It's absolutely mind-blowing to think that this parody of Grey's Anatomy ran its full seven seasons and ended over two years ago, while Grey's still blindly stumbles on, killing off characters as fast as they're introduced.

{"content":{"id":319,"title":"The Sarah Silverman Program - Season 1","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/fb.png\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt's hard to explain how good this is. Imagine a vulgar cartoon, like South Park or all the ones they've been putting on Netflix, but imagine it without the self-importance and/or lazy snarkiness. Imagine it with characters you like, instead of punchline delivery machines. And the head writer is Dan Harmon, of Ricky and Morty and Community. If that sounds appealing to you at all, then go out and watch this and you will not be disappointed.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-10-14T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-13T19:58:23.000Z","updated_at":"2018-10-13T19:59:55.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Sarah Silverman Program - Season 1


It's hard to explain how good this is. Imagine a vulgar cartoon, like South Park or all the ones they've been putting on Netflix, but imagine it without the self-importance and/or lazy snarkiness. Imagine it with characters you like, instead of punchline delivery machines. And the head writer is Dan Harmon, of Ricky and Morty and Community. If that sounds appealing to you at all, then go out and watch this and you will not be disappointed.

{"content":{"id":343,"title":"The Standups - Season 1","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/112.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nBeth Stelling and Deon Cole are hilarious. The rest are fine.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-10-29T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-28T20:01:44.000Z","updated_at":"2018-10-28T20:20:31.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=standup\"\u003estandup\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Standups - Season 1


Beth Stelling and Deon Cole are hilarious. The rest are fine.

{"content":{"id":352,"title":"18-11-04 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/11b.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://tv.avclub.com/why-has-time-forsaken-home-improvement-1798252289\"\u003eWhy has time forsaken Home Improvement?\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/oobi\"\u003eParker Brothers' Wildest Failure\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nSome person made \u003ca href=\"https://www.desmos.com/calculator/v4xskwj4jf\"\u003esome neat bouncing balls on Desmos\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-11-04T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-11-02T17:12:20.000Z","updated_at":"2019-02-03T15:57:33.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sitcoms\"\u003esitcoms\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=toys\"\u003etoys\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=geometry\"\u003egeometry\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-11-04 Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":361,"title":"Jen Kirkman - I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/121.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI'd never really heard of Jen Kirkman until I started listening to \u003ca href=http://pft.libsyn.com/\"\u003ePod F. Tomkast\u003c/a\u003e (R.I.P.), where the funniest part of the show was when, every episode, the host would call her up and she would tell a ten minute story that put me in tears. That lead me to watching this, which turned her into one of my all-time favourite comedians.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-11-08T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-11-07T22:52:20.000Z","updated_at":"2019-01-04T15:46:51.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=standup\"\u003estandup\u003c/a\u003e"}

Jen Kirkman - I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)


I'd never really heard of Jen Kirkman until I started listening to Pod F. Tomkast (R.I.P.), where the funniest part of the show was when, every episode, the host would call her up and she would tell a ten minute story that put me in tears. That lead me to watching this, which turned her into one of my all-time favourite comedians.

{"content":{"id":362,"title":"18-11-11 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/zucchini_pineapple\"\u003eHow to make pineapple from zucchini\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nModern Windows still has \u003ca href=\"https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1058676834940776450.html\"\u003ea relic from 1974\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://soundcloud.com/handsomerambler/11-hannibal-and-eric-andre-have-a-deep-conversation-about-philosophy-and-eugenics\"\u003eEric Andre on Hannibal Buress' podcast\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.startstopgo.com/\"\u003estartstopgo.com\u003c/a\u003e by \u003ca href=\"https://www.newrafael.com/websites/\"\u003eRafael Rozendall\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-11-11T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-11-08T16:22:16.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-10T19:04:23.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=cooking\"\u003ecooking\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=operating_systems\"\u003eoperating_systems\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-11-11 Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":355,"title":"18-11-18 Weekly Links","body":"\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://lifestyle.clickhole.com/when-good-tv-goes-bad-the-worst-episodes-of-the-best-t-1825122516\"\u003eThe worst episodes of the best TV shows\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nKen Levine has written for M*A*S*H, Cheers, Fraser, Wings, and the Simpson seasons 2 \u0026 3, among other things. He recently did \u003ca href=\"https://www.gilbertpodcast.com/ken-levine/\"\u003eone of the best episodes\u003c/a\u003e the Gilbert Gottcast has ever done.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nAnd that interview led me to Ken Levine's blog, which includes hypnotically good writing, like \u003ca href=\"http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2018/11/kevin-can-f-himself.html\"\u003ethis article\u003c/a\u003e about Kevin James' new show going from extremely high ratings to crashing and burning after firing the funny woman from Childrens Hospital.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-11-18T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-11-04T11:33:51.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-18T04:10:56.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sitcoms\"\u003esitcoms\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=podcasts\"\u003epodcasts\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-11-18 Weekly Links

  • The worst episodes of the best TV shows.
  • Ken Levine has written for M*A*S*H, Cheers, Fraser, Wings, and the Simpson seasons 2 & 3, among other things. He recently did one of the best episodes the Gilbert Gottcast has ever done.
  • And that interview led me to Ken Levine's blog, which includes hypnotically good writing, like this article about Kevin James' new show going from extremely high ratings to crashing and burning after firing the funny woman from Childrens Hospital.
{"content":{"id":414,"title":"Childrens Hospital - Season 3","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/14d.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nAll the things that made this show work came into some kind of mystical, sacred balance in Season 3. Even the worst episodes are brutally, unforgivingly funny.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-12-10T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-12-05T18:03:46.000Z","updated_at":"2018-12-05T18:03:54.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=health\"\u003ehealth\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e"}

Childrens Hospital - Season 3


All the things that made this show work came into some kind of mystical, sacred balance in Season 3. Even the worst episodes are brutally, unforgivingly funny.