shows I want to see: sitcoms
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Atlanta, on FX
Amazon; A.V. Club; FX; IMDb; TV.com; TV Tango; Wikia; Wikipedia

Everything I've read about this show says it's really good, so I'd like to check it out. Unfortunately, I don't currently get FX, and my internet is too slow to watch it online. But if I ever do get to see it, I might end up putting my review in a different category, like "dramedy" or "quirky."


Corner Gas, on CTV (Canada)
Amazon; Comedy Network; Crave; IMDb; official website; TV.com; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

Um... it's a Canadian show set at a gas station in the middle of nowhere. Or something. I don't remember when or how I first heard of it, but I never got to see it. Though I'm pretty sure... I at least saw a clip, or something, and thought it was funny. And stuff. So I definitely want to check out the whole series, someday.


Crazyhead, on E4 (UK) / Netflix (USA)
Channel 4; Great but Forgotten; iHorror; IMDb; Netflix; TV.com; TV Tropes; Wikia; Wikipedia

I probably learned of this show's existence from "Great but Forgotten." I don't know if I'll ever get around to seeing it, and when I do I might put the review under "supernatural" instead of "comedy," or maybe it'll be both. Maybe it'll even be something like "campy." We'll see.


The Donna Reed Show, on ABC
Amazon; IMDb; MeTV; Sitcoms Online; TV.com; TV Tango; Wikipedia

This was before my time. Donna Reed (who I quite liked in the movie It's a Wonderful Life) played a housewife named Donna Stone, who was married to a pediatrician named Dr. Alex Stone. They had a couple of kids. I think I may have seen a couple episodes on cable at some point, but I don't really remember. Anyway, I'd like to check out the series sometime.


Los Espookys, on HBO
Amazon; Broadway Video; HBO; IMDb; TV.com; TV Tango; Wikipedia

I don't know anything about this, but apparently it's good.


Good & Evil, on ABC
IMDb; Sitcoms Online; TV.com; TV Tango; Wikipedia

This only aired for six episodes in 1991, but I don't think I ever got to see any of the show, because I didn't get ABC. I do remember wanting to see it, just because of the promo image of its stars, Teri Garr and Margaret Whitton. (I'm sure I was already a fan of Garr, though I don't recall being aware of having ever seen Whitton in anything. I probably did, but just didn't remember it.) Anyway, I thought they both looked hot. Not a great reason for wanting to watch a show, but... I was young.


Made in Canada, on CBC (Canada)
IMDb; TVarchive.ca; TV.com; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

Haven't seen much of it, but it's terribly funny. The basic concept is vaguely like The Larry Sanders Show, in that it takes a satirical look inside the television industry. The show is set at a Canadian TV production company called Pyramid. The main character, Richard (played by Rick Mercer, formerly of This Hour Has 22 Minutes), talks in asides to us, the viewers, and he's one of the producers at Pyramid. I hope to see the whole series someday, so I can write a proper review.


The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, on CBS
Amazon; IMDb; Shout! Factory; ShoutFactoryTV; Sitcoms Online; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

This was before my time. Once, in the 80s, I saw a TV movie called Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis, which was based on this show (which ran from 1959-63). I quite liked it, so I always thought it'd be cool to see the series that inspired it. I did once see maybe a couple episodes on cable, when my folks and I were staying at a motel while on vacation, or something. (We couldn't get cable at home.) There's not much I can say except there was a teenager named Dobie Gillis, who had a best friend named Maynard G. Krebs (played by Bob Denver, who'd later star on Gilligan's Island). Yeah, honestly, that's all I can say.


Married, on FX
Amazon; A.V. Club; FX; IMDb; TV.com; TV Tango; Wikipedia

This is something I'd mainly like to check out because it stars Judy Greer, whom I've liked in a bunch of other stuff, and Nat Faxon, whom I liked in Ben and Kate. And the show seems to be well-reviewed. Unfortunately, I don't currently get FX.


My Two Dads, on NBC
CTV; IMDb; Retro Junk; Shout! Factory; Sitcoms Online; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

I didn't have access to NBC when this aired in 1987-90, though I think I might have seen a bit of it on CTV, at the time. I really have no idea if it's something I'd like, but I wouldn't mind checking it out sometime, if I can.


One Day at a Time, on CBS
Amazon; CTV; IMDb; Retro Junk; Sitcoms Online; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

I'm sure I watched this as a kid, but the only character I really remember is Schneider. I thought he was funny, or whatever. But I'd like to watch the show sometime so I can get a feel for what it's actually about, and some of the other characters... I like the actors, anyway....


Parks and Recreation, on NBC
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I guess this is one of those things that didn't interest me when I first heard about it, so I didn't bother checking it out, and later on regretted that. Eventually I did see the first episode, but I think that's it. And it was probably better than I expected, so maybe the buzz I heard was right. Anyway... hopefully someday I can check it out from the beginning.


Phenom, on ABC
IMDb; Sitcoms Online; TV.com; TV Tango; Wikipedia

I didn't get ABC when this aired, but I'm sure I read good things about it. Sadly, it didn't last long, and I very much doubt I'll ever get a chance to see it. Anyway, it starred Judith Light (who of course I knew from Who's the Boss?) and William Devane as parents of a 15-year-old tennis prodigy (and a couple other kids).


Please Like Me, on ABC2 (Australia) / Pivot (USA)
ABC2; Amazon; IMDb; Pivot; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

I'm fairly sure I didn't hear of this til it was in its second season, besides which I don't get Pivot. But I'd like to check it out someday.


Punky Brewster, on NBC
Amazon; IMDb; NBC; Peacock; Retro Junk; Shout! Factory; Sitcoms Online; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

Never had a chance to see any of this, because I didn't get NBC at the time.


Scrubs, on NBC / ABC
Amazon; A.V. Club; IMDb; official website; Sitcoms Online; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; TWoP; Wikipedia

I don't remember for sure if I watched this when it first started. I think maybe I did, and just didn't get into it. Or maybe I didn't see any of it til later. Anyway, over the years I've heard good things about it, and occasionally I've seen a bit of it in reruns, or whatever. And it always seemed fun, so I'd like to check it out from the beginning someday. (If I do see it, I might put the review under "quirky.")


Soap, on ABC
Antenna TV; CTV; IMDb; Mill Creek Entertainment; Retro Junk; Sitcoms Online; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

I don't really know anything about this except that it was a parody of soap operas, and it had a bunch of actors I like from other stuff, and Benson was a spin-off. And I'd really like to check it out sometime, from the beginning.


Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place, on ABC
IMDb; Sitcoms Online; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

This ran for four seasons, though for the last two, it was just called "Two Guys and a Girl." I liked the original title better. However, I have no idea how long I actually watched it; it's possible I didn't even see all of the first season. I'm sure I must have liked it at least a little bit, though. It starred Ryan Reynolds, and Traylor Howard, and Richard Ruccolo (whom I don't think I know from anything else). I don't think I remember anyone else from the show (those were the two guys and a girl of the title), though Nathan Fillion joined the show in the second season. I have no idea if I saw any of that season or not. Anyway... looking back now, I'd kind of like to try watching the series again sometime, maybe stick with it for the whole run. But I dunno if I'll ever get around to it. It's far from a priority.


Veep, on HBO
Amazon; A.V. Club; Crave; HBO; IMDb; Sitcoms Online; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikia; Wikipedia

I can't watch this because I don't get HBO, but I hear good things. And the cast includes people I like. So I should try to check this out, someday.


Weird Science, on USA Network
Amazon; Hulu; IMDb; Retro Junk; Sitcoms Online; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

This ran for five seasons, from 1994-98. It's based on the 1985 film of the same name. I remember being aware of this series, when it came out, though I didn't have cable until probably around the end of the third season, so I never watched it. But I'd like to check it out, someday.


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