I Blew Up My TV
Killed it dead three years ago. When I called the satellite service to cancel, the man on the other end sounded incredulous and offended: You don't watch any TV? Not really, I said. Long pause, followed by sputtering: B-b-b-but that's un-American!
I don't miss TV. Except. The comedies:
I have 150 episodes of Seinfeld on videotape from when they first aired, sitting in my basement. I won't need to watch them for a while; they've been committed to memory.
Sheer sustained brilliance: The Larry Sanders Show, Sports Night.
Classic TV faves: The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Simpsons.
Recent mind-boggling discoveries on DVD: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, The Office.
I didn't grow up in the States and have never seen old shows like: MASH, Honeymooners, Brady Bunch, Soap, Sanford & Son, All In The Family, you-name-it. I have no idea which of these (or other old comedy shows) hold up well today.
I've never seen a single episode of: Sex & The City, Gilmore Girls, Six Feet Under, Freaks & Geeks, The O.C., Chappelle, The 70's Show, Daily Show.
About dramas. I used to watch a lot of these ten years ago but I get my drama fix just from movies these days (and Lord knows that movie queue is a mile and a half long). So, realistically speaking, I don't expect to be watching any TV dramas for a while.
So, here's my plea for help: I need recommendations for good comedy TV shows, old or new, on DVD. For which I thank you from the bottom of my heart.