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Frasier alternatives?

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by watchmaker, May 23, 2005.

  1. watchmaker

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    I've lately found myself preferring to watch Frasier repeats over and over again rather than any of the new "comedy" I've tried.

    Has anyone else, suffering from Frasier withdrawals, managed to find something similar to replace that large psychiatrist shaped hole in your TV schedules?
     
  2. Rock Da Bass

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    I miss it too. :(

    Current favourites are Have I got News for You and Still Game (not sure if you get that 'down south' though.)

    Also, South Park is usually worth a laugh.

    RDB :)
     
  3. Donnacha

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    Frasier was in a class of its own. One that I have found that I really like is Two and A Half men on 5 (20.30 Sundays). Charlie Sheen plays a Sam Malone (Cheers) type character, i.e. non-drinking womaniser. who lives with his more sensible brother! A good laugh!
     
  4. FruitBat

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    Repeats of League Of Gentlemen and Father Ted.

    "The Thick Of It" on BBC 4 looks promising.
     
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    Also a big Frasier fan. Other shows I have really enjoyed over the last while are: Arrested Development, Scrubs. I have also started to watch Curb Your Enthusiasm. Only seen about 4 shows (I have seasons 1 & 2 DVDs to watch) but it is very funny so far.

    Also bit embarassed to admit this, but Malcolm in the Middle can be hilarious as well !!
     
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    Scrubs and Malcolm in the Middle are both very funny.
     
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    Hi,

    "Frasier" was a fantastic show, and I don't think any of the shows already mentioned are in the same kind of realm.

    Having said that, "Two And A Half Men" is about as close as you will get, and it is very, very funny. "The Thick Of It" on BBC4 is only a 3-part mini-comedy-series, which is a shame.

    "Arrested Development" is very good as well, and is currently being repeated on BBC4 every Thursday nights between 11-11:45pm (two episodes a week, before going into Season 2)! :clap:

    But, nothing can ever replace the superb wit of "Frasier"! I so hope they do a one-off reunion special to tell us what happened to Frasier, Niles, Maris, Dad, and of course, the brilliantly acerbic Daphne.


    Pooch
     
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    I agree with scrubs and malcolm in the middle. One that hasnt been mentioned is spin city, again with charlie sheen but also michael j fox in the earlier series. Also repeats im affraid. There seems to be very little new stuff that ive enjoyed anywhere near as much as Frasier.
     
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    Spin City was great!! Never saw it with Charlie Sheen, as they dropped it on C4 after M J Fox left.

    Also 8 Simple Rules (Season 1) was great. It's repeated every day on ABC1. Second series is nowhere near as good without John Ritter.
     
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    I still find Seinfeld very funny and have been watching the DVD's repeatedly, later series are currently being shown on paramount. I also get the Larry David fix from CYE which takes the humour about every day situations up a notch or 60!

    Arrested development is good, although following the story arc helps a lot.

    This may sound sad, but I really like Everbody loves Raymond, I think its more intelligent than it first appears, similar thing with King of Queens.

    From the creators of Frasier is Bram and Alice, which I liked and has a very similar feel. But got dropped in the US despite it having a great cast, so I've only seen a few episodes.
     
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    Frasier is deeply missed.

    But still - six more seasons of DVD releases to look forward to. :clap:
     
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    Agreed Frasier is missed. I have just started at episode 1 again :)

    Spin City is a good watch and I cant wait for my Newsradio DVD which should drop through the letterbox any day now :D
     
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    If it's dysfunctional families and characters who can't hold down a relationship for more than 1 episode you want, then The Robinsons is not far off. Tonight's was quite amusing.
     

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