Top 5 Casual Watches
We all have TV shows that we are happy to tune into on a casual basis. The shows we feel like tuning into on a Sunday afternoon, for example. The beauty of these casual watches is they are shows that we can pick up at any time, even if we’ve missed a few episodes. Here are just five of our favourites:
5. Mike & Molly – The comedy heavyweights deliver knockout jokes. If you haven’t tuned into this one yet, it seems to be giving Two and a Half Men a run for its money as Comedy Central’s flagship show. Plus, it stars the brilliant Melissa McCarthy, looking a darn lot better than she did in that Bridesmaids film.
4. Don’t Trust That B—- in Apartment 23 – Although we seem to be overridden by half-hour comedies lately, this one boasts more edge than its counterparts. Chloe is so unforgiving and politically incorrect; we just love to hate her. Plus, it features James Van Der Beek playing James Van Der Beek, which facilitates gratuitous throwbacks to Dawson’s Creek. Comedy genius, say we.
3. The Big Bang Theory – A great go-to for guaranteed laughs and entertainment on a slow weekend. We have no idea why Penny continues to hang around with these geeks but thank goodness she does because it makes great television! The fact that it is still one of America’s highest-rating TV shows says it all really.
2. Nothing to Declare – Ah the drama and scandal at Customs and Immigration – it’s relentless! We love watching the clueless passengers who can’t understand why they aren’t allowed to bring through raw animal parts, or the shifty-looking ones that thought they could get away with smuggling pills in their underpants.
1. Happy Endings – In the absence of new Ross, Rachel et all adventures (we’ve seen every Friends episode way too many times now) this quirky bunch act as a less-amazing-but-still-funny replacement. The characters are warm and their chemistry is infectious. The Dave & Alex thing is definitely copying the Ross & Rachel, will they/won’t they saga (H.E. 0 – Friends 1). BUT at least the cast is more diverse than Friends ever was (H.E. 1 – Friends 1). It’s Even Stevens in the end.
Special Recognition: And the Special Recognition Award goes to (…drumroll…) The Middle! A pleasant little comedy series about a working-class mother who manages to juggle professional life and family life with…well, no success whatsoever. Eden Sher stars as the daughter, Sue Heck, and steals the show by all accounts.