Today I wanted to share some of the TV shows that are currently making me laugh. In these difficult times, it is important to find things that can give us a giggle and allow us to unwind and forget our daily strife. These shows help me to relax and often have me snorting with laughter.
So here goes. Let’s consider a few TV series that have short episodes and humorous one liners.
Platonic (Apple TV Plus)
In this programme we find Sylvia (Rose Byrne), a mum who was once a lawyer, reconnecting with an old friend, Will (Seth Rogan). The two of them are trying to get past a rift that led to them falling out and, in doing so, become closer than ever. They end up at late night parties, supporting each others’ careers and shaking up their families and workplaces.
Rose is always hilarious and is continuing a partnership with Seth that they began in the Bad Neighbours movie. The comedy chemistry between the two of them is incredible and they both have such stage presence.
Sylvia tried to return to work as a lawyer and ends up destroying a painting of the boss. Will uses an old friend’s skills to patch up the painting, with ridiculous outcomes. Similarly, when Will, who owns a trendy bar, goes to pitch to a rich investor, Sylvia calls the guy out for misogyny and ruins the deal but strengthens their friendship.
Without describing the actual jokes, it is hard to present an idea of how funny this show is. It is all in the brilliant writing and quality comedy acting.
Frasier (Paramount TV)
Years ago, Frasier was one of the top sitcoms on US TV. I used to watch it every morning on Channel four and loved the banter between Frasier, Daphne and Niles.
Now Frasier is back and working at Harvard University, with his son living nearby and an absence of Daphne or Ros. However, Nicholas Lyndhurst (Only Fools and Horses) has been thrown into the mix as a fellow lecturer and adds his own quaint humour.
Although there are fewer women in this series than before, the new Frasier still has his charming wit and his relationship with his son is funny and sometimes awkward to watch. He tries so hard to make up for his absence as a father in previous decades. Often he tries too hard. Funnily so.
I find myself chuckling along to this series which is entertaining and still holds the characteristics of the original series. The writing is as good and the comedy timing perfect.
I would totally recommend watching either of these programmes. Frasier is released an episode at a time, one per week. Alternatively all ten episodes of Platonic are already available on Apple TV Plus. Both are well written and very funny indeed.
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