A lot of really good shows have ended recently, including but not limited to How I Met Your Mother, Futurama, Breaking Bad, The Office, and 30 Rock. A lot of people right now are like “What am I to do?” So, here are my picks for the top five best shows on TV.
#5: KEY AND PEELE
Key and Peele just kinda showed up one day. I remember watching the first episode for the first time and thinking, “This could be the new Chapelle’s Show.” And I was right, because Key & Peele is the funniest show on TV right now. It’s weird because, back in their Mad TV days, Keegan and Jordan weren’t that funny. Maybe it’s because they weren’t writing their own stuff. I don’t know. The point is, Keegan and Jordan have become somewhat of a household name because of this sketch show, and it’s pretty clear why.
Community’s biggest trademark is its meta humor, often joking about its own chopping block status and low viewership. But that’s not quite what I love about the show. I like when it makes fun of other stuff. I like it when entire episodes are direct parodies of seemingly random movies and shows, including Apollo 13, Die Hard, Se7en, and GI Joe. My favorite example is the paintball episodes, “Modern Warfare,” “A Fistful of Paintballs,” and “For a Few Paintballs More.” As you can imagine, the latter two are a parody of the spaghetti western genre, while the first one parodies a lot of action and apocalypse movie tropes. What “Modern Warfare,” and a few episodes that came out around the same time, did for the show was find a niche, something that Community is good at: full-episode parodies of a specific genre/movie/cartoon. My other favorite episode is “Remedial Chaos Theory,” which brings out another integral part of the Community experience: mind-blowing shit.
#3: GAME OF THRONES
“That’s funny right thurr” -Larry the Cable Guy
Do I hear any counterarguments? No? OK, good. So we’re agreed.
It’s a common saying that Seinfeld is a show about nothing. No, it’s a show about how a comedian gets his material. Now, Louie is a show about nothing. For example, let me tell you the plot of the first episode. Louie volunteers to chaperone at his daughter’s field trip, which goes awry, and then he has an awkward and unsuccessful date with Chelsea Peretti. That’s it. No story, no resolution, no arc, just things happening. So, what makes the show so good? Mainly, it’s Louis CK’s humor, which connects all the vignettes more so than the stories themselves. It’s not just things happening. It’s things happening to Louis CK. And that’s something anyone would want to watch.
Before I unveil my #1 pick, here are some honorable mentions that didn’t make the list for a variety of reasons: The Daily Show, Parks and Recreation, The Colbert Report, South Park, Adventure Time, Arrested Development, House of Cards, Boardwalk Empire, Veep, Saturday Night Live, Sherlock, Doctor Who, True Detective, Cosmos, Supernatural, The Walking Dead, Birthday Boys
And the best show on TV right now is…
#1: RICK AND MORTY
I’ve already talked about Rick and Morty, but seriously, it’s amazing. It’s got all the good qualities of these four shows, not to mention some cool sci-fi shit and top-notch voice acting. Watch it ASAP.
So, those are the best shows on TV right now. I’ll have a Transcendence review out tomorrow, followed by a Stank-Ass Ranking of Kanye West albums. Like if you like, favorite if you favorite, follow if you follow, and as always…
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