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You’re the Worst

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Okay, so this satirical romantic comedy television show is a fresh view. It takes the fantasy out of romance (and life) and bites back with stark sarcastic realism in a completely hilarious way. Certainly the characters are somewhat out of this world, but they are probably more realistic then most, if not all, other characters in romance stories. The moral of the story: people are f-ed up, messy, complicated and completely imperfect. Sometimes, they’re the worst.

The show features two of these imperfect individuals who may just be the worst people on the planet. Jimmy is a writer who is determined that love does not exist and generally thinks people are flawed individuals. Gretchen is an agent for a musical company who lives life on a carefree whim. When they meet at a wedding that neither one of them wants to be at they become unconventional romantic partners. Together they have to find out if they are match made in heaven or if they are the worst.

The sarcasm and cynicism in this show is done perfectly. The characters are so well done with smart dialogue. The show progresses and shifts. It may not be like a top favorite but in terms of like sitcoms it’s definitely at the top of the list. A lot of shows like this usually are aimless, but while every episode has its own stand-alone story, the plot continues to enfold throughout. If you want something that is out of the ordinary and is really like an anti-every-romance watch this.

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Melissa and Joey

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This show was a fantastic sit-com with two awesome 90’s teen stars: Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence.
The show was about Mel who recently took in her niece, Lennox, and nephew, Ryder, after their parents were put into jail for their illegal financial scheme that left people penniless.
Joey was one of those people. He went to confront Mel after he lost everything, including his wife, and since he hadn’t been completely cleared of his involvement, he was a piranha to all potential employers. So, he becomes her nanny to help her watch Lennox and Ryder; and to take care of the house out of desperation.
All sorts of comedic situations follow with the self-involved, wine-loving Mel and the egotistical, muscle-pumping Joey. Don’t get me wrong they are both absolutely lovable.
The chemistry between the two was great, as well as the other characters. It really showed well the awkward moments of living together with two spit fire personalities and the tug and pull of raising two teenagers.
The dynamic of the show was just so great. They really expressed well the awkwardness of situations and conversations that aren’t always simple to get through especially with two hormone–raging, sarcasm-flinging teenagers around.
I also really liked how they expressed that being an adult doesn’t necessarily mean you make good decisions or that situations teenagers go through are sometimes just as serious and problematic; and that sometimes they go hand-in-hand.

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Baby Daddy

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So one of the new shows that I found recently was a sitcom called Baby Daddy. A very simple, but hugely lovable show. At least for me I found it be refreshing that the characters were younger. Most sitcoms I’ve seen have to do with people in their late 30s or 40s, so having a realistic view of 20 somethings was fun. It also involved a lot of heart.
The premise is about a young bachelor, Ben, who finds a baby on his doorstep: Emma. It’s his child from a one-night stand and his life is tipped upside down. He goes from a simple life living with his roommates (his brother, Danny, and best friend, Tucker) to suddenly being slammed with not only a baby but to finally face up to being an adult.
This show has a lot of great aspects. I love how many realistic aspects they throw into it; especially the awkward and embarrassing moments all new parents have. As well as dating when you have a kid and working out who watches the baby. Besides the baby part of the show, Baby Daddy has great moments with childhood crushes, parents being too involved, brothers, best friends, and work stuff.

This sitcom really is quite exceptional and it’s just a great watch.