I need escapism TV

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jilter, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. wprager

    wprager Well-Known Member

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    Ally McBeal
    Picket Fences
    The Rockford Files
    Barney Miller
    Soap
     
  2. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Some shows I love that should mostly meet your criteria:

    Corner Gas
    The Joe Schmo Show
    Everybody Loves Raymond
    Both Bob Newhart shows
    The Larry Sanders Show
    Friday Night Lights
    Frasier

    Definitely NOT Game of Thrones :)
     
  3. spartanstew

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  4. jilter

    jilter Not.

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    Love you guys. And I really love you got what I was aiming for.
    I bought Larry Sanders on DVD right before Garry passed away.
    I am going to start with that. Sweet Dreams All.

    eta:
    Could not find the DVD player in the middle of the night.
    Found what I think is a solution for the immediate:
    YouTube Comedy videos. There are so many stand-up
    comedians I am not aware of.
    Last night I watched some Sebastian Maniscalco.
    I realize this (as in all entertainment) is subjective, but I found it LOL-funny.
    Suggestions for current stand-ups welcome.
     
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  5. jr461

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    I find some of his stuff very funny! Tons of him on YT. He has a full length show circulating on Showtime, or at least it was in recent weeks.
     
  6. Bob Coxner

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    Corner Gas is a great suggestion. It's absolutely perfect escapism but also extremely funny. You can find most of the episodes on YouTube.
     
  7. Steveknj

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    If you like stand up, there's a show that (I think) is syndicated, called Laughs that is on during late night weekends here. The concept is similar to the old Stand-Up Stand-Up show on Comedy Central like 20 years ago. Clips of up and coming stand up comics. I enjoy it. Nice half our of escapism.
     
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    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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  9. gweempose

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    Episodes is another great comedy.
     
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  11. danielhart

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    Not a single mention of This is Us? My wife and I love it. Wholesome, we'll written, well acted family drama with a humorous flare. Best thing to come out on network TV (which I generally can't watch) in years.
     
  12. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    This time of year, Hallmark Channel runs cheesy Christmas movies practically 24/7. Guilty pleasure goodness.

    Lifetime also has lots of Christmas fare.
     
  13. jilter

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    Currently rewatching Two and a Half Men. Terrible, huh?
    It holds up surprisingly well. It is just what I was looking for, as I do not care if I fall asleep before an episode ends and nothing in it reminds me of anything I am looking to escape mentally from. Also there are countless seasons. I am noting all the suggestions, thank you. Gosh -there is alot of dark tv.
     
  14. osu1991

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    I catch Two and Half Men most evenings. It comes on here every night at 1030 after the late news
     
  15. bobcarn

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    I didn't read through the thread, but I like No Tomorrow. It's a quirky romantic comedy, and both the male and female leads are serious eye candy. I also have my Tivo recording older shows from MeTV, like The Mary Tyler Moore Show or Golden Girls.

    Though watching TV does not help you sleep. It can mess up a person's circadian rhythm. A book is good for relaxing. No LCD ebooks though because the LCD screens have the same effect as TVs. Well, the Kindle Fires have a mode where they yellow out the image somewhat to combat that particular effect.
     
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  16. Howie

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    Seems like Two and a Half Men might fall into the denigrating comedy category at times.
     
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    I've just got into that show too, really enjoying it. My daughter suggested it to me. And yes, the eye candy! The guy was on Galavant, which I also loved.
     
  18. jr461

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    Much of it is which is why I didn't recommend it. The older ones especially, were really good, however.

    As far as the "This Is Us" recommendation, it fits in terms of the areas that are trying to be avoided (mostly). On the other hand, it is a family drama (somewhat heavy at times) so not sure if it fits the OP's definition of escapism.
     
  19. jilter

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    This is so apt to read. I just realized, the episodes are not in any order on the DVR, and I have to search for what I want - which as it turns out is nothing past Seas 3.
     
  20. walkerism

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    Sanford & Son. Still funny after all these years.
     

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