Summer Sitcoms You Might Have Missed

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I was thinking about what kept me upbeat during the TV hole that is summer and I came up with a couple of sitcoms. Some of them are still running others were during the summer only. However, here they are!

Clipped

Channel: TBS
Cast: Ashley Tisdale, Mike Castle, Lauren Lapkus, Ryan Pinkston, Matt Cook and George Wendt

I have to admit that I started watching Clipped purely out of boredom, but I was pleasantly surprised by it. It’s a workplace comedy that almost exclusively takes place at the barbershop. The characters are all quirky in their own way and you can’t help but like them. Maybe it didn’t stand out next to brilliantly scripted shows like UnREAL, but it’s fun in its own way. It definitely helped me through some boring and hot days where I didn’t feel like leaving the house.

Significant Mother

Channel: CW
Cast: Josh Zuckerman, Krista Allen, Nathaniel Buzolic, Emma Fitzpatrick, Jonathan Silverman, Jay Ali, …

Significant Mother takes place in Portland, Oregon – one of my favourite places on the planet. Portland is weird and so is this show, which is only one of the reasons why I like it so much. It’s just really fun and plays with stereotypes a lot. If you haven’t given it a try yet, you definitely should!

Kevin From Work

Channel: ABC Family
Cast: Noah Reid, Paige Spara, Jordan Hinson, Matt Murray, Punam Patel, Jason Rogel, Amy Sedaris, …

I was sort of dubious about it at first, but it had Matt Murray from Rookie Blue in it, so I checked it out. Man this is so much cuter and weirder than I thought it would be. Noah Reid as Kevin is adorably dorky and very relatable in my opinion. Many of the characters are way over the top and I think you kind of have to be into that sort of thing. However, I like it.

Fried

Channel: BBC Three
Cast: Mandeep Dhillon, William Melling, Katy Wix, Imran Yusuf, Matthew Cottle, Lorna Gayle, …

I had to get some diversity into this list, which is why I also included a British comedy. I still can’t believe how long it took me to realise that Joe (played by William Melling) is little Nigel from Harry Potter all grown up now. Fried is definitely an oddball as well, but I like that sort of British humour. The show is often really ridiculous, but in a good way.

Have you missed out on some of those shows? Or have you actually watched them? If so, did you like them?

TV’s Fall Season has started!

First off I want to apologize for not posting anything for such a long time. I was very lucky to get an internship for September that took up a lot more time than I thought it would and therefore also didn’t allow me to post anything. But I am back now and will continue to write about two new posts every week as I did before the internship.

Now to the actual topic. Fall season has officially started and a ton of new TV shows started airing. I try to take a look at as many of them as possible and here are some examples of what I managed to watch thus far.

Super Fun Night

This show was created by Rebel Wilson, who also plays the main character, and is a sitcom that airs on ABC. It is about three women who decide to spice up their lifes by introducing a “Friday Fun Night”. It gets especially funny after Kimmie Boubier (played by Rebel Wilson) befriends a fellow attorney. Other cast members include: Lauren Ash, Liza Lapira, Kevin Bishop, Kate Jenkinson, Ashley Tisdale, …

I guess, this show’s (and therefore Rebel Wilson’s) humour isn’t for everybody’s taste, but I thought it was quite funny. We will see how it continues since the pilot of sitcoms doesn’t always indicate how the rest of the show will go. I think that it’s definitely worth checking out though!

Betrayal

Betrayal is a new ABC drama show that revolves around Sara and Jack who fall in love but are both married to other people. As if that weren’t complicated enough the side plot deals with a murder trial. The actors/actresses include: Hannah Ware, Stuart Townsend, Chris Johnson, Wendy Moniz, Henry Thomas, James Cromwell and many more.

I generally think the show has a beautiful aesthetic and likable characters, but I can’t see how the story stretches over several seasons without getting dull. The actors and actresses are doing a great job and I feel with the main characters as they fall in love with each other and have to deal with the betrayal and the other complications that get thrown in their way. In my opinion the storyline would have sufficed for a TV-movie, but I am looking forward to how the show develops. I could be wrong and it might turn into the next Revenge or so.

 

So, that’s it for today. I plan to write about BBC’s Atlantis, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Wrong Mans, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and many others. Are there any shows you would like me to write about? And have you seen something you really liked?