Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Sitcoms of all time

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  1. Lyrtch

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    this is a deranged take

    should give it another shot, its a wildly interesting show and probably the most out there sitcom of the last decade but if this was your takeaway it may not be for you
     
  2. BellottiBold

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    I would never have called it predictable but imo it was easily as corny as it was actually funny
     
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  3. zeberdee

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    getting better as they go along is a hallmark of Schur shows. first seasons of The Office and PnR were rough.

    that said, I don't remember the first season of The Good Place being bad.
     
  4. Lyrtch

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    but yes it did get dramatically better as it went on because it was all building blocks of philosophy into the story
     
  5. LetItSoak

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    Did you think the first episodes were funny? Maybe my expectations were off but I didn't really find the humor original or interesting even though the premise was both
     
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  6. Lyrtch

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    looking at reviews it seems like consensus was season 1 was the weakest season (still with like high 80s/low 90s aggregates), then season 3 was flawless
     
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  7. steamengine

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    I felt like they were struggling to land the plane but they eventually got there.
     
  8. Lyrtch

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    was just a ballsy move to make a show completely around Schur getting obsessed with philosophy

    his interview with Dave Chang, who was a philosophy major in college and is obsessed with it also, was very enlightening
     
  9. TC

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    Re: Good Place season 1, it basically comes down to if you made it this far or not

    Jason Mendoza
     
  10. steamengine

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    Those are probably my two favorite people in the entertainment industry right now. Loved that interview as well.
     
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  11. NCHusker

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    Lol this is hilarious considering where that show goes
     
  12. Fusiontegra

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    If you're mad Big Bang Theory isn't number 1, just say so.
     
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  13. BellottiBold

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    I fucking loathe BBT with every fiber of my being
     
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  14. TheGrifter

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    You're The Worst should be Top 10, IMO. Not enough people know about that show.

    The way it combines humor with real issues, especially mental health, is just genius,
     
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  15. TC

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    Bojack Horseman is one of my top 3 all-time shows but I wouldn't put it on a sitcom list. Though I guess it is based on sitcom tropes. But it's like, art man
     
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  16. Sir Phobos

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    a lot of you should check out The Larry Sanders Show, it really is the granddaddy of a lot of favorite shows ITT like The Office, P&R, 30 Rock and massively influential to the writers and stars of those shows. because the show used current events and stars it does date itself a bit but most everyone here should be old enough to get on fine without needing to check Wikipedia like Zoomers would.
     
  17. Daniel Ocean

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    it wasn’t bad. It wasn’t “corny” and it sure in fuck was not predictable. LetItSoak has some awful takes itt. At least he admits he only watched two episodes. Comparing The Good Place to laugh track BBT might be the worst opinion in the history of the Internet.
     
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    I watched three episodes of _________, so let me explain to you, who watched all the episodes, why the show didn't work!!
     
  19. LetItSoak

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    I explained why I didn't personally like the episodes I watched and it got several people very upset :idk:
     
  20. Daniel Ocean

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    my issue is not that you didn’t like it, but that your opinion is very uninformed.
     
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  21. Dennis Reynolds

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    I got through the first few seasons and lost interest. Tell me why I should catch up outside of my crippling obsessive compulsive traits guilting me for not finishing something I started.
     
  22. wes tegg

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    It’s hilarious.
     
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  23. Daniel Ocean

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    ive never watched it so my opinion is that it sucks
     
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  24. LetItSoak

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    I explained that I'd only watched a few episodes and didn't like it. You and dump got very upset and hyperbolic about it. Not sure what else you're looking for
     
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  25. Daniel Ocean

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    what hyperbole did I use? I think your opinion in is uninformed. You watched a show for two episodes and came to the conclusion that no one who has watched the series came to.
     
  26. LetItSoak

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    I'm sorry I didn't think the episodes I watched were funny, I didn't realize it would upset you to this extent. I'll leave you and dump to it
     
  27. Daniel Ocean

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    you keep saying “me and dump” like it’s some huge put down. We aren’t the only 2 itt calling your opinion dumb. We aren’t the only 2 people who like the show. If you have an opinion and 100 people call it dumb maybe you’re the one with the dump opinion not the other 100 people.
     
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  28. WolfStansson

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    For another opinion, I didn’t find The Good Place funny very often at all throughout the series. But it’s really well written and extremely enjoyable and worth the watch.
     
  29. LetItSoak

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    I wasn't the only one who didn't like it and I didn't attack anyone who had a differing opinion but do you
     
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  30. Pelican Grove

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    That list sucks.
     
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  31. BellottiBold

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    If you truly made it "a few seasons" in and weren't enjoying it, then it may very well not be for you. You have two choices - embrace that and forget about it, or allow the curiosity that surrounds something so clearly enjoyed by so many other people to fuel a revisiting of the show.
     
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  32. DaveGrohl

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    Thread made me realize how much I have to catch up on. I haven't (regularly) seen any of these:

    Veep
    30 Rock
    Brockmire
    Better Things
    Bobs Burgers
    Derry Girls
    Baskets
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    Bojack Horseman
    Curb
     
  33. Daniel Ocean

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    im not attacking you. Your entirety isn’t this one opinion. Me thinking your opinion on this particular issue is dumb doesn’t mean I think you’re dumb. But, you seem to think tying my opinion to dump’s is some sort of put down so you did in fact attempt to attack me .

    I stated this exact opinion in a different post. I don’t think it’s the funniest show out there but it’s really well made and thoughtful. That’s said I did laugh a lot watching it.
     
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  34. Dennis Reynolds

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    I liked the first season a lot. The later episodes I watched got more into depression and his issues and I wasn't really in a place to be focusing on depression at the time. As I am bored to death recently, I will pick it back up. Currently forcing myself to finish the last season of Schitt's Creek.
     
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  35. Daniel Ocean

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    Derry Girls is funny as fuck you just have to get past (understand) the “accents”.
     
  36. LetItSoak

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    Now this is something we can agree on although I find the accents endearing
     
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  37. BellottiBold

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    Oh god no the accents are a huge part of its hilarity
     
  38. Daniel Ocean

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    I should be clear. By get past I mean understand not that they are bad.
     
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  39. paulski

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    To be fair, it's not just her - Danson is strong too and the guys playing Chiidi and Jason are very good. The main issue for me is the writing which gets pretty lazy at times in S3 & S4.
     
  40. laxjoe

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    Just FYI it was the “predictable” part that got me. I don’t care if people don’t like a show I like, and I’m not even saying you should go back and watch more episodes, it’s just jarring to say this particular show was “predictable” and that’s what you didn’t like.
     
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  41. Tobias

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    its not on there (but it should be) but vice principals is hilarious and only 18 episodes
     
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  42. Celemo

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    Any show with a laugh track should be eliminated from consideration :twocents:
     
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  43. LetItSoak

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    I thought the first few episodes were, not speaking for the entirery of the series because, as I've said repeatedly, I only watched a handful of episodes. I can't speak to what happened later although I'm aware of the twist at the end (I forget where I saw the spoiler)
     
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  44. laxjoe

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    Oh yeah and that’s fine. I’m not judging your opinion or anything like that. Just letting you know what I reacted to when I saw your post. And I think it was intentionally predictable those first few episodes to set up later stuff.
     
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  45. NCHusker

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    The Good Place has a famously well thought out and shocking twist

    Calls it predictable
     
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  46. NCHusker

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    And no I'm not mad
     
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  47. Pokes

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    How I met your mother is as bad, if not worse, than shitty Big Bang theory
     
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  48. Professor Moriarty

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    There was a time before streaming where the very concept of watching multiple seasons until a show “found itself” was ridiculous to me.

    I didn’t really like the episodes I watched.

    Oh it gets fantastic by season 3.

    I just couldn’t imagine watching 20 plus episodes of show that was “alright” until it hit its stride. But then streaming made it easier but still kind of daunting. I didn’t change my attitude until Parks and Rec, a show I famously tapped out of after 4 episodes....got annoyed because Lesley wasn’t Michael Scott and she wasn’t the funniest person on the show....so I gave up. Now, it’s constantly on in my house and I’ll find myself doing mini binges.
     
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  49. OZ2

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    Tbh, this is a pretty fucking solid list. It included some of the shit we hate but you almost have to include, but it put most of the best at the top.

    The top 3 is pretty damn good (and I’m, ducks, not a Seinfeld fan at all) because you could argue 10+ other shows on this list exist because of the top 3.
     
  50. OZ2

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    YTW is a show about mental health trapped inside a ‘romantic’ comedy.

    Of the comedies I’ve watched in my lifetime I’m not sure any other I could relate with more and see everyday in real life, probably because I have my own mental demons I deal with everyday. But, personally, it’s close to a perfect show.

    I laughed like anybody, but the uncomfortable hilariousness that is created by people with shit going on, to cut the tension, in the room is spot on. Sometimes shit was hilarious and I wouldn’t laugh. I would turn away from the tv. That’s incredible writing/acting.
     
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