The Tick (new) - Season 1


You expect the Tick to be a bit weird, and I'm glad they updated the weirdness. Cartoony jokes, side-by-side with subtle running gags and callbacks, mixed with serious character development, gives this a feeling that is as awkward and unbalanced as it is engaging and hilarious.


The first two series were superheroes comedies for the time of cheap cartoons, Tim Burton's Batman, and Dark Age comics. This is the superhero comedy for the time of Zack Snyder, Chris Nolan's Batman, and 20+ spaghetti-tangled MCU movies.



Man Down - Season 1

An over-the-top combination of violent slapstick and the most miserable of British humour.

It takes a handful of sturdy, reliable sitcom tropes and twists them into near-unrecognizability. The entire cast is brilliant, the writing is excellent, and Roisin Conaty's blind enthusiasm brilliantly offsets the rest of the show. Even with a rocky first episode, I couldn't recommend this strongly enough.



Man Down, 1st Christmas Special

What an amazing and beautiful cast this was.



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.



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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.



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The Standups - Season 1

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