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    If you liked Parks and Rec & The Office you should definitely enjoy Brooklyn 99 and The Good Place, they're made by a lot of the same people and have very similar humor.

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    30 Rock - cannot recommend hard enough, have watched every season 5+ times now
    Reno 911
    Brooklyn 99
    Always Sunny
    Trailer Park Boys
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    gonna 3rd-4th The Good Place, it's pretty good give it another shot
    New Girl is actually hilarious, pretty good watch w the wife show too.

    too bad on the "cartoons" as Archer and Bob's Burgers are A++

    more serious series:
    Homeland
    Billions

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    Deadwood. It ended on a season 3 cliffhanger but HBO is currently making a film to wrap up the story.

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    I will always recommend The Shield when these types of threads pop up.

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    I really enjoyed Criminal Minds. Very formulaic structure to the episodes, but was always a blast to see what kind of fucked up shit they came up with for the criminal of the week. Only got slightly turned off in later seasons when they started focusing on the JJ character. She went from being the press liason to James Bond after having a kid.

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    Into the Badlands has been pretty decent so far imo, 3rd season currently airing on amc, first 2 seasons are on netflix.

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    12 Monkeys was incredibly well done. It has an excellent, well done ending. The entire story is told well and among its 47 episodes across 4 seasons everything is explained, all chicken and egg scenarios will not be left unanswered. The last 3 episodes are especially amazing and some very solid acting from practically everyone. I'd honestly barely call it a Sci-Fi, like I'd actually think your wife would like it. My wife isn't a Sci Fi fan and loved this show and loves The Orville and The Expanse.

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    The Good Place is terrible.

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    wrong

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    first season was ok, second season was a lot better. it's definitely my least favorite of the mike schur canon

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    I've had to watch it with my gf forever and it's fucking terrible.

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    i laughed many times at it, guess humor is subjective. <3 Kristen Bell.

    is it the best show on TV? nah. but it's far from terrible IMHO

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    Along with The Wire and The Shield, Sons of Anarchy is also worth considering (Hamlet but with motorcycle gangs, some of the same folks behind it as The Shield).

    If you didn't watch it back in the day, Veronica Mars. The more recent product from that team is iZombie.

    Second/third/etc'ing that The Expanse is worth giving a shot. It's sci-fi, sure, but in the same way that Game of Thrones is fantasy. It's like the better seasons of Battlestar Galactica in that the characters and drama are what drive it, not the setting.

    If fantasy stuff is more on the table, then perhaps look at The Magicians - while it starts out looking like a more mature version of Harry Potter, it also leans heavily into Chronicles of Narnia.

    If you enjoy Police Squad/Naked Gun type humor, then Angie Tribeca is basically a new version of that created by Steve and Nancy Carell.

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    Reno 911
    Brooklyn 99
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    Trailer Park Boys
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    gonna 3rd-4th The Good Place, it's pretty good give it another shot

    too bad on the "cartoons" as Archer and Bob's Burgers are A++
    Will back up all these. Haven't watched 30 Rock, Homeland, or Billions. I know they're cartoons, but Bob's Burgers and Archer are really great.

    Also suggest The Wire, maybe Crashing on HBO for comedy? Stars Pete Holmes with Artie Lange as a regular and several other comedians featured.

    Will throw Get Shorty (2017) from Netflix on here. Been good so far, it's a crime/comedy deal.

    Have you watched Arrested Development? Really good show. The newer seasons from Netflix aren't quite the same, but I've watched this series so many times.

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    You need to get on 30 Rock my dude, and def Arrested Development, meant to put that in my list actually

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    Quote Originally Posted by Day View Post
    You need to get on 30 Rock my dude, and def Arrested Development, meant to put that in my list actually
    Seen both personally, wife hasn't but trying for new things. We started Person of Interest, but it feels jumpy in terms of plot. We always give 2-3 episodes worth of tries so will keep going and work doing all the suggestions above.

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    Person of Interest gets more focused after probably the first half season. While it's still very much the "number of the week" (which is fine by me anyway), it does get a lot smoother.

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    You may need to give Person of Interest more than that. It sort of lets itself settle into the crime-of-the-week sort of show initially, with the full scope of the plot not really showing itself until the end of the first season or so. It gets more serialized later on. As opposed to stuff like Mr Robot or Westworld (which are also good suggestions) that cross into some of the same territory, but spend less time getting there.

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    TV Show Help

    May be an unpopular opinion, but Westworld is one of the most convoluted and pretentious shows I’ve ever seen on television. Barely could finish the first season because I kept waiting for that moment for everything to click, but it never did and I doubt it ever will.

    Feels like some kind of Snyder and Lindelof collaboration.

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    that is a not very unpopular opinion. I loved its high notes and think there's a quality show somewhere in there but the artificial plot convolution feels more like the writers showing off and confusing complexity for sophistication rather than serving any narrative purpose.

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