Justified & Ancient
- Mar 17, 2014
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Oh I'm the other way. I loved cringe comedy. The US "Office" is utter unfunny garbage but the original, I love it very much. If anything, I love Mackenzie Crook's own comedy, "Detectorists" even more - and that is not cringe. Quite beautifully done. I love Alan Partridge (first heard him on the radio years ago before TV, I think, and was laughing away at this embarrassing Titchmarsh style presenter for a good five minutes before I realised it was parody).I physically can't watch The Royle Family, The Office, Alan Partridge type stuff. I cringe so hard it's practically life-threatening. I can only conclude that I don't have that kind of sense of humour. Yet I can laugh myself silly at Father Ted and similar ridiculousnesses that other people describe as 'silly'. Love Blackadder too.
My favourite comedy show is probably Peep Show which can be about as cringe as is possible to get. Sons and me watch it over and over and my kids quote it, like my generation did Monty Python. "Cauliflower is not traditional!"
One of my kids likes US comedies like Brooklyn Nine Nine and the frankly abysmal Modern Family (I could stare at the dog's vomit for half an hour and get way more laughs). We go out of the room when he watches them because they're so boring.