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#1 Indigo Blue

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:51 AM

....that meets these critera:

 

Funny

Not movies...just sitcoms, etc. Shows that have half hour/hour episodes and seasons

Not so darn raunchy

 

They don't need to be squeaky clean, but nothing worse than, say, The Big Bang Theory. (What we watched last night was much worse).

 

We got Netflix for Christmas and just last night finally had time to sit down to try to  find something we could get interested in and watch over a long period of time. What we watched  last night was so funny, but it was so yucky raunchy. It has the potential to be a really good show, they just can't seem to do it without having over the top amounts of yuck. I really don't need to hear the f bomb and graphic words for body parts a thousand times in thirty minutes. And it'd be nice if there were sensible plots that don't constantly end up in left field somewhere. Think soap opera meets sitcom with a huge dose of trash thrown in for good measure. There seems to be a lot of this type of stuff on there. Okay. Enough ranting.

 

I can find movies to watch without much of a problem, but we'd love some type of series to watch. I just love funny shows like Everybody Loves Raymond. Are there good Netflix series that are as good and as funny without being so gross? A lot of the mainstream stuff isn't on Netflix, but some of it is.

 

There's tons of stuff on there. There's so much to wade through... but there has to be some really good stuff.

 

Also, if you have suggestions for really good but not so dirty stand up comedy, I'd love that, too. 

 

I don't like people screaming, getting stabbed, gunshots, etc. I can't tolerate that. 

 

Thanks!

 

 


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#2 ktgrok

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:57 AM

Not sure if it would be too raunchy, but I find That 70's Show hysterical. Yes, there is crass language but no F bombs. It does heavily feature pot smoking and some teenage sexual activity, talk about boobs, etc. But boobs would be the most graphic word used. No, wait, pretty sure the A word (for buttocks) is also used. And maybe the S word, lol. 



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:59 AM

Is the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt still available? It’s been quite a while since I’ve watched it.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:59 AM

I recently watched The Good Place on Netflix and really like it.

Kimmy Schmidt is great, but it can also be raunchy.

Edited by Word Nerd, 13 January 2018 - 12:00 PM.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:10 PM

Frasier http://www.imdb.com/...ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

 

 



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:10 PM

I don't know if it counts as comedic funny, but it is a happy, silly drama: Hart of Dixie. There are a few sex scenes but nothing graphic.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:33 PM

Netflix changes their line up from time to time so I’m
not sure if these are currently available but we went through older sitcoms:
The Office
Cheers
Frazier
Friends

There is some inuendo in all of them but I wouldn’t say they are raunchy at all.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:03 PM

About a Boy
Freaks and Geeks
Gilmore Girls
Life Unexpected
Parks and Rec - after season 1 is when it really gets good
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:09 PM

Anjelah Johnson is a funny, clean comedian.  She has at least one special on Netflix.

 

Seconding The Office (American version).  British version is too raunchy.

 

Parks and Recreation is wonderful.

 



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:10 PM

I recently watched The Good Place on Netflix and really like it.

Kimmy Schmidt is great, but it can also be raunchy.

 

Yes, the second season much more than the first. I should have qualified my recommendation, as I did stop watching it partway through the second season. Thanks for bringing this up. 



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:11 PM

Another vote for Parks and Rec - I had forgotten about that one!  



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:33 PM

I have no idea what Netflix streams, but if you haven't watched the old sitcom series, The Beverly Hillbillies, it's worth a try.  We still love it.

 

If you like comedians, try shows by Fluffy, esp Aloha Fluffy.  They're longer than sitcom length though.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:35 PM

Not a sit com, but just 15 minute shows with Jerry Seinfeld and a guest- Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Just silly banter, some much funnier than others.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:45 PM

Cristela, One Day at at Time, Fuller House, Young & Hungry, Last Man Standing, Galavant. 

 

Some of these its been a while so may not be available or quite as clean as I remember.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:50 PM

OP once you begin to find movies and programs that you enjoy watching, always rate them. Eventually I think Netflix will learn about your likes and dislikes and make better suggestions. They have a large number of categories and it will take awhile to sift through them.  My wife (The Queen of Remote Controls) does the Netflix for us, so I'm not exactly sure how it works, but always after I watch something with her, she will ask me to rate it.  I gave the program about Biodiversity in Colombia (we live in Colombia) a 5 out of 5 or a 10 out of 5, because I want to watch it again.  Usually I rate things 4 of 5 or 5 out of 5.  We have a huge amount of things to choose from and if you are in the USA you have an even larger selection to choose from, so that's even more confusing...  ENJOY NETFLIX!  



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:25 PM

I'm easily scandalized/easily turned off by shows. I didn't continue Kimmy Schmidt of that 70's Show, for example. So, just so you know where I'm coming from with my "judgments" :) Since they took off Everybody Loves Raymond I've been sad, since that was my go-to sitcom on there. 

 

Cheers - okay in terms of actual onscreen, tons of innuendo though, gets tiring.

Frasier - later seasons start to talk more and more about stuff, but clean in comparison to most.

Last Man Standing - not my brand of humor, but what I did watch was clean

 

Acutally everything I can think of has been taken off Netflix. I'll come back and update after I look through my user if I can think of something else to add...

 

My own verdict has been to stay away from anything "Netflix Original" that is supposed to be funny; their brand of humor is dirtier than mine. They have some good documentaries, but dramas and comedies are ick for me.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:39 PM

The IT Crowd

The Office

Documentary Now

Mystery Science Theater

The Finder

Parks and Rec

Portlandia



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:09 PM

Psych

 

 

I like most of the BBC shows, and other dramas like Dr. Blake, Madame Secretary, West Wing