ljtryout (ljtryout) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

ONTD Original: Top 10 underrated and cancelled TV comedies of the last 10 years.

10. Go On (2012-2013)
Best Episode: 1x13 - Gooooaaaallll Doll!

Not to be confused with Matthew Perry's other one season show 'Mr Sunshine', 'Go On' was an extremely funny and big hearted show about a support group that comes through for each other. It was diverse, funny and emotional when it needed to be and by far Matthew Perry's best work (right up there with Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip).

9. Up All Night (2011-2012)
Best Episode: 1x24 - The Proposals

Criminally underrated 'Up All Night' followed Will Arnett and Christina Applegate as new parents dealing with a new baby. The writing was amazing and Maya Rudolph was a fucking scene stealer. Sadly, the ratings were shit, NBC tried to fix the show and they tried to convert it from single cam, to a multicam sitcom. Christina Applegate quit during a hiatus cause she didn't agree with the new changes and they were gonna kill her character off. it became a mess and NBC cancelled the show without the changes ever airing.

8. Trophy Wife (2013-2014)
Best Episode: 1x10 - Twas the Night Before Christmas... Or Twas It?

This comedy about a young woman who marries into a complex family (a man, his two ex-wives, and three children) had everything necessary to become the new Modern Family...except the ratings. If you haven't seen it, you should for the wives alone. Marcia Gay Harden was hilarious!

7. Selfie (2014-2015)
Best Episode: 1x10 - Imperfect Harmony

An annoying premise of a modern take My Fair Lady, a horrible pilot, and even worse promo made Selfie tank from day one, so a lot of people missed that this rapidly evolved into a hilarious, emotional and very cute rom com. Also John Cho. YUM.

6. Pushing Daisies (2008-2009)
Best Episode: 1x01 - Pie-lette

Pushing Daisies spent two powerful seasons exploring life, death, and love with a good helping of quirky humor. and i mean QUIRKY. The show was weird, and not everyone's cup of tea. It'd probably be a hit nowadays on Netflix, but for a little show on ABC that had a year-long hiatus because of the writer's strike, it just wasn't the time.

5. The New Normal (2012-2013)\
Best Episode: 1x22 - The Big Day

By far, this was Ryan Murphy at his best. Sure, 'The New Normal' would be a bit problematic today for having a straight actor playing gay and the outrageous (yet hilarious) ramblings of the racist and conservative grandma. Yet, the show had a lot of heart and it truly delivered an honest story about two gay men adopting a baby. Ellen Barkin and Nene Leaks were amazing in this. If you can it deserves a rewatch.

4. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012-2013)
Best Episode: 2x17 - Using People...

Chloe was the worst person in the universe and that's what made her so much fun. Also, the Dawson's Creek/90's reference were the best. The show was sadly cancelled after airing half of season 2. The episodes aired later on Logo.

3. Parks & Recreation (2009-2015)
Best Episode: 4x11 - The Comeback Kid

Sure, Parks and Rec had 6 seasons and can be considered a good run, yet it was never fully appreciated for how good it was. It was always compared to The Office, when Parks was way superior. Leslie Knope became a feminist icon, and the show gained a bit more profile during the final years thanks to Chris Pratt career, some awards, and Little Sebastian memes.

2. Community (2009-2015)
Best Episode: 3x04 - Remedial Chaos Theory

Talk about underrated, Community had a loyal fanbase through it's 6 seasons. Always in danger of cancellation, and always saved by fans, it became the definition of CULT TV. It's concept episodes were weird and hilarious and made the show worthy of many awards that never came. Hopefully it can live to the #6SeasonsAndAMovie promise.

1. Happy Endings (2011-2013)
Best Episode: 2x14 - The St. Valentine's Day Maxssacre

Friends who? 'Happy Endings' was by far the best comedy of the last 20 years, with one of the funniest ensembles ever. Criminally underrated, it's super clever writing never got them any big awards, and the ratings were never there after ABC kept shuffling it from the schedule. From DRAMAAAAAAAA to AH-MAH-ZING, happy endings pop legacy lives on.

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Tags: happy endings (abc), joel mchale / community, lgbtq film / media, parks and recreation (nbc), television - abc

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