TV shows with clever language usage

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  1. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I remember back in Buffy's heyday how people praised the unique and clever phraseology that the characters used on that show. Two current shows often give me the occasional chuckle with their language turns are Wynonna Earp and Killjoys. Any others out there?
     
  2. Steveknj

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    Obviously, Sorkin shows fit this category.
     
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  3. getreal

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    How about "The Good Place" with their clever curse-word malaprops?
     
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  4. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    How about Bojack Horseman?

    This season they quoted "Dazed and Confused" in everyday conversation-

    Mr. Peanutbutter: So what you're saying is-I keep getting older, but the girls remain the same age..
    (Thinking...)
    All right..
    All right..
    All right..
    BA HA HA!
     
  5. dylanemcgregor

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    Not current, but Deadwood was the one that immediately popped into my mind.
     
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  6. jr461

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    Arrested Development comes to mind. Pretty much everything Tobias says fits this category but also great use of language in general.
     
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  7. Rob Helmerichs

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    Archer...it's very conscious, almost persnickety, about language (frequent jokes about the use of the word "literally," e.g.).
     
  8. uncdrew

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    Bob Loblaw's Law Blog. You sir, are a mouthful.
     
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    Not quite current, but, Spartacus... they of course recorded it in English, but attempted to give it some of the feel of Latin by omitting articles, etc. Kind of unique.
     
  10. mattack

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    I finally caught up on "Trial & Error" (it was expiring soon on Hulu). Dwayne Reed's misuse of language, ESPECIALLY when he thought he was speaking intelligently, was very very clever. I can't remember any examples at the moment, though.
     
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  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    "Phrasing!"
     
  13. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    ..and famous analyst and therapist, or "analrapist!" :D:eek::p
     
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  14. Craigbob

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    For me it's been Justified and the snappy dialog. Nothing supper unique about the language, but the dialog was amazing.

    I get teh same feel of great dialog from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon. I love the dialog and banter/patter.
     
  15. ej42137

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    "Letterkenney"
     
  16. Unbeliever

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    "You're all kinda spare parts, aren't you?"

    --Carlos V.
     
  17. rcandsc

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  19. cl8855

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    i always thought Gilmore girls was high on the language use scale
     
  20. wprager

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    Come on, Firefly! Shiny!
     
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