comedies

Oct. 17th, 2012 05:36 pm
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I'm looking for some good comedies to watch -- movies or TV shows (I don't have TV reception out here, but that doesn't matter).

Not long ago I watched an outrageously funny series called Misfits which was utterly unlike anything else I've ever seen.

Currently I'm re-reading (for the umpteenth time) the series of Runaways comicbooks. Begun, and for several volumes written by, Brian K Vaughan, the brilliant writer of Y the Last Man, and staff writer for the TV show Lost.

One volume of Runaways consisting of several issues was written by the even more brilliant Joss Whedon. I just finished re-reading that amazing sequence. God, I love his writing!

Next I re-embark on the two volumes by Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo, Rachel Rising), which I'm looking forward to.

At the moment I've been eating my breakfast and dinner watching mostly The Ben Heck Show which is fun and informative. You can download it from:
http://revision3.com/tbhs/episodes
Ben Heck is a hardware hacker, in the true and original sense of the word -- not the smear that mainstream media have made it. He has fun making cool things and does so with a nice, geeky, self-deprecating sense of humor (for example in episode 6 he's playing a computer game and he says "Yeah! I just hit hour 150! How am I still single?").

This year I'm hoping to participate in NaNoWriMo once again and have a (hopefully) somewhat comedic story idea. If I can feed my funnybone maybe I can keep my reservoir of chuckles topped up and use them to good effect in the writing. (Also I'm getting a little sick of seeing so much of what is wrong with the world, just now: religious bullies who shoot young girls in the head for wanting to learn; the politics of greed; lying assholes in big energy; the war machine murdering civilians; big media trying to treat us as the criminals that they are; and on and on...)

See? I need more laughs.
Anybody got any ideas?

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