CHEERS (1982 – 1993)

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Creators: James Burrows, Glen Charles, Les Charles

Cast: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Sam Malone (Danson) a recovering alcoholic baseball player has invested in a bar and with the help of diverse members of staff, fill the glasses of the regulars that drop in as they exchange witty comments about drink, work and love, or bitch about drinking politics and love.

It was a big success for this sitcom 11 years running who would go thought. A bunch of regulars coming in and drinking after work to bitch or not to bitch about their day at work for their personal lives.It remains that it was the ongoing on/off relationship between failed baseball star Sam and Diane (Shelley Long) for a while there to keep the season from canceling. But then Shelley Long decided to leave the show. Some of the characters were George Wendt and John Ratzenberger, former professional coach Nicholas Colasanto, waitress Rhea Perlman.Plus the show went to some changes Kirstie Alley who became the owner and Colasanto passed away in real life and the Woody Harrelson character was created). Psychiatrist Kelsey Grammar (and wife Bebe Neuwirth) would also come along early in the series and just add more color, heart and intelligence to a show that had a surplus of all those elements throughout its 11-year-run. Even years later the show still stands out and it is still fun to watch it. I got to own a bar someday.

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3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN (1996 – 2001)

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Creators: Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner

Cast: John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

A group of aliens are sent on earth to see how human lives and to learn their behavior. They are disguise as a human family. They report to their planet which is the 3rd rock from the sun.

You know you have to cast John Lithgow in this series they are no other way. He is perfect for it. He plays Dick a college professor.Sally (Kristen Johnson), Tommy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Harry (French Stewart) is the rest of the clan who is suppose to study humans and report to their planet. Sally is hilarious especially when she is dressed in a mini shirt and discover what it does to the male species.Tommy is an old alien in a teenager’s body, Sally is a male in a female’s body and Dick acts like a radio and receive messages from home. In the mix there will be a romance between Dick and Dr. Mary Albright (Jane Curtin) . The cast is absolutely delicious here and well as the writers. John Lithgow is a delight to watch here is a wonderful actor at work. It is funny as hell sometimes silly as it can be but you will have a good time.

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FRIENDS (1994 – 2004)

 

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Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman

Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

Joey (Matt LeBlanc), the aspiring actor who is little  clueless about the real world, Chandler, (Matthew Perry), the sarcastic dude, Ross (David Schwimmer), a paleontologist who just found out that his wife is a lesbian and is pregnant with their child, Monica (Courtney Cox), Ross’s sister and an aspiring chef who is also compulsively clean, Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), a singer/masseuse who is spaying karma all over the place , and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), the spoiled rich girl who just left her fiance at the alter and moves to Manhattan to start life on her own. How is the for a bunch of friends.

The series center on those friends and their lives in New York. Ho! by the way there all the black people in New York that is the thing most of the series took place with those friends who made relationship along the way but one in a great while you will a black woman, or asian, and so on. If you are in New York well there is a mixed of people there I now that on I went to New York there is a little flaw in the series. And there were the crushes on each other plus the dating and the other stuff that went on in their life. The writing and acting is amazing plus the actors has chemistry big time. It is one of the best sitcom beside Seinfeld and the longest running.

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NEW GIRL ( 2011 – )

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Creator: Elizabeth Meriwether

Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield 

New Girl, it is centered the new girl, Jess (Deschannel), who, after a bad break-up with her boyfriend, moves into a loft apartment with three guys. A quirky middle-school teacher with an off beat sense of humor and a love for all things cute, Jess has problems in her relationships with guys (and pretty much everyone else.)

This sitcom took a little time to get use to it. Jess is a little naive, dives into the relationship too quickly and risk getting hurt, while trying to watch out for her friends. Her new roommates, Nick (Jake Johnson), Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Winston (Lamorne Morris) have their own problems as well, whether with women, work or life in general. Bartender Nick, the group’s sad dude, has his own bad break-up to deal with, but he’s suffering from a lack of motivation , having dropped out of law school without a goal in sight.  Schmidt,  on the other hand is a wanna-be womanizer, which he has it together who is obsessed with style and labels. Winston has returned from his time playing basketball in Latvia, without a job or prospects, in terms of a career or a relationship. It is a perfect group for Jess to join in and their adventure begin. Give it some time on this one it is targeted for the young people who will relate to immediately.

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BOSSOM BUDDIES (1980 – 1982)

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Creators: Chris Thompson, Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller

Cast: Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon

Bossom buddies is nothing original because they stole the idea form the film some like it hot. Henry (Peter Scolari) and Kip (Tom Hanks) have to dress up as women to live at an affordable women’s hotel in New York City. Amy’s (Wendie Jo Sperber) hospitality comes with a catch, though, as her residence is an all-women’s hotel. Kip and Henry must dinguise themselves  as “Buffy” and “Hildegarde,” using women’s clothes from an advertising campaign they are working on. Once inside, the boys realize they like life posing as women. Kip has fallen for Amy’s roommate Sonny (Donna Dixon) and Henry sees a chance to turn the experience into a novel he has always longed to write.

Here is a nice little sitcom that start Tom Hawks from back in the day. Yes a younger Tom when he started he is career is a matter of fact he was talking about back when the series started Hawks was in the dumps he needed money to pay the bill so a good friend of his Steven Spielberg and a producer decided to lent $10,000 to Hawks. When Hawks landed Bossom buddies the first week after shooting Hawks repaid his 2 friends.The creators of the show were pinning their hopes of success on Tom’s co-star Peter Scolari. The chemistry between Hawks and Scolari make this series a success for at least 3 years. The rest of the cast Donna Dixon which I love whose sole purpose is to show up in spandex. Wendie Jo Sperber plays Amy, the only person in on the secret. Spearer had great talent who unfortunately passed away in 2005 due to complications with breast cancer at age of 47. There were episodes with gag situation and somewhere physical. Later they re-manupulated the story named Tootsie played by Hoffman.

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MASTER OF NONE (2015)

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Creators: Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang

Cast: Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Lena Waithe

Master of None is a different series by Netflix. What it is about well it is about of a lot of things. It’s a casually multicultural, multiracial comedy on how identity matters and it is dead on. Youth are blessed those days with technology taking it away can be paralyzing. it is a charming comedy spoofed the modern consumer-bro with pop culture.

We are introduces us to Dev’s maybe-girlfriend, Rachel (Noël Wells), and his pals Arnold (Eric Wareheim), Brian (Kelvin Yu) and Denise (Lena Waithe) watching and observing their friends who has kids. Even ask them question if having kids is a good thing. Later in the next episodes it flashes back when their parent were immigrant and got into the country. Here is a series that have such diversity of culture that it clashes ad makes a bang. What I like is the diversity of subjects and culture in it where you don’t see that too much in sitcom. Master of None is the evolution of every day observations. Here is a terrific sitcom that should not be missed.

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