Top 10 Funniest Netflix TV Shows - June 2011

This is one of those "get to know my sense of humor" type lists. As I've said time and time again, I'm a sucker for good writing in a show or movie, but sometimes it's a little difficult to really tell the difference between good writing in humor and what's actually funny. I don't know if I'm absolutely an expert on the issue, but I feel I've adequately stacked this list with a load of very well-written funny TV shows.

If I really had to point out the "best written" funny show on this list, I'd probably have to say Arrested Development takes the cake, but, as always, my personal preference makes the difference in the placement near the top of the list.

10. Scrubs

Tina Fey is awesome.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Newsradio should make the list.

Anonymous said...

"Better of Ted" is pretty good too.

Taylor said...

I almost put NewsRadio on this list.

What kind of a show is Better off Ted?

Anonymous said...

Sorry but IT Crowd is funnier than all of those shows combined.

Anonymous said...

30 Rock? For real? That show BLOWS.

Taylor said...

You make a compelling argument, Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Better off Ted is pretty money.

It's from the dude who made Andy Richter Controls the Universe and has the same type of humor - drones who work for big evil corporation find the quirkiness of their daily routines sufficient to distract from the horribleness of what they actually do for a living (that's right - horribleness, it's a word).

Mike said...

Anon #4 is just silly. 30 Rock rules.

I've tried to watch the IT Crowd and Better Off Ted and can't get through them.

Head Case is a really funny, though each episode is half the length of other sitcoms.

Taylor said...

Haha, if you guys are going to post as Anonymous, could you at least put a number next to it or something so that people can easily respond to you?

tomweber said...

My list would have be:

10.Red Dwarf
9. Strangers with Candy
8. Modern Family
7. Gilmore Girls (I know what you're thinking but yes, its a comedy in disguise)
6. Seinfeld
5. Mystery Science Theater 3000
4. The Office (US)
3. The Office (UK)
2. Community
1. The IT Crowd.


I've tried to watch 30 Rock, but never found it to be particularly clever or original, but maybe I keep catching the bad episodes.

InstaFlicka Podcast said...

I like any list that has 30 Rock at the top of it.

Taylor said...

Sorry tomweber but I think you missed the fact that this is a Netflix streaming blog. I see you mention several shows on your list that are not available for Instant streaming.

You could try again, I suppose..?

tomweber said...

Fair enough, revised with only streaming titles.

10.Scrubs
9. Archer
8. Family Guy
7. The Guild
6. Monty Python's Flying Circus
5. Red Dwarf
4. Mystery Science Theater 3000
3. The Office (US)
2. The Office (UK)
1. The IT Crowd.

Taylor said...

You really think The Guild is that funny? I found it to be enjoyable, but never, really ever did I laugh out loud.

tomweber said...

The Guild did make me laugh, but really those last 4 are all about equal to me in that same "enjoyable and funny but not majorly laugh out loud funny" category, so my ranking for those is influenced as much by how much I enjoyed them.

Unfortunately most of my other "laugh-out-loud funny" favorites weren't available. :)

I had never heard of Party Down from your list, it looks interesting. I'm going to make it one of my next few shows to check out. Maybe it'll become one of my new top 10s :)

anonymous56 said...

Top 10 lists are the cheapest form of blogging. Make my RSS feed pop with something interesting or I'm outta here!

Mike said...

We just got Louie back. That's a funny show. Louis CK rules.

Chase said...

I agree with most of the list but where is The League???

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Brownpdcs said...

Newsradio should make the list.

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