Best of 2014: TV – Best Sitcom

Another year is in the books, and we here at Hush Comics couldn’t pass at the chance to rank our favorites of this year’s releases in all types of mediums. Some of the winners will surprise you; heck, some of the results surprised  us. The results are completely subjective, and therefore were chosen with infallible logic. We would love to hear your opinions on what we have chosen, or if you thought we missed anything. This should be a fun review before we gear up for 2015.

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Best TV Sitcom

  • Big Bang Theory
  • Brooklyn 9-9
  • Community
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Parks and Recreations

WINNER – Community (NBC)

Season five of what might be the smartest sitcom to ever appear on TV marks the return of Dan Harmon, the plucky creator and head writer. Perhaps one of the best things about this season is the reference to season four as the “year of the gas leak” – an effective way to signify to the audience that, yes, things ran poorly in Dan’s absence, but the guys that took over did things as best they could no matter how widely they missed the mark. Season five felt surreal: by far the darkest with episodes mimicking a David Fincher movie, a Logan’s Run style dystopia, a Waterworld style Floor is Lava world, not to mention the suspicious absence of Chevy Chase and Donald Glover’s departure from the show. But despite all that, it continued to be the smartest funny show, and the one show I eagerly anticipated every week. #sixseasonsandamovie – Cuyler

Second Place – Big Bang Theory (CBS)

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This is a series that people say keeps getting worse, but I have to disagree; it really is more of the same, and I love it. I don’t know what more people expect from this show, it is as hilarious now as it was when it started six seasons ago. Through the various plot advancements to that ever-looming moment of Amy and Sheldon having coitus (not this season but it is coming), things are moving along nicely for the characters. Unfortunately, I can’t see it lasting too many more seasons so enjoy them while you can. – Robert

Third Place – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)

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Fresh off winning two Golden Globe Awards early in the year, one for Andy Samberg as best actor and another for the series as best Comedy/Musical, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is at it again. Of all the funny shows that made our list this year, this is the only show that is still in its infancy, and only one other one will likely still be going in a year (Big Bang). It’s great to see a new sitcom take the spotlight for once and make me laugh in ways that other shows really don’t. Plus, the detective work by Samberg’s Jake Peralta is actually really interesting, putting it so far beyond stupid cop shows like Reno 911 or other parodies of the like. This show will be one to keep an eye on, as a cast and concept like this can only continue to blossom. – Sherif

RUNNER UP – Parks and Recreation (NBC)

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I love everybody and everything!  That’s how Parks and Rec makes me feel.  It’s one of the most entertaining and feel good shows of the last decade.  Watching Leslie Knope, Ron Swanson, Andy Dwyer and the whole crew manage the Pawnee Parks & Rec Department, political relationships and their lives was something I looked forward to every week.  This show exemplifies excellent comedic writing.  This was evident in how hilarious EVERY character is.  And I don’t just mean the primary cast.  The peripheral council members, auxiliary government workers, the town’s people (oh the town’s people!!) were all gut wrenchingly hilarious.  I was crushed at the end of the series not knowing what the future had in store for this corner stone series.  I was then uncrushed at the announcement of the final Season 7!  We were left with a bit of a teaser in the last 60 seconds of the season finale and I’m anxious to see how and if that sequence plays a part in the upcoming season.  What’s certain though is we’re set to have more great and hilarious times next year. – Taylor

RUNNER UP – How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

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Oh how I miss this show! HIMYM is the only sitcom I’ve ever really gotten into. It’s the characters that make it so wonderfully engaging. Each of them are extremely dynamic with their own set of morals, motivation, and passion. Having been on the air for almost a decade, it was really hard to watch this show go in March. A big part of me wanted Ted to be perpetually single just so television wouldn’t lose such a brilliant, well-written, and beautifully executed show. With three Whedonverse actors, it’s no wonder this show lasted so long. It will be sad to start another year without the Five Brosketeers, but we are glad we had them for the time we did. – Charlotte

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So Far This Week… January 29, 2014

With the expansion of Hush Comics, we have decided to give bi-weekly news updates.  Anything we find news-worthy will be posted here bi-weekly.  Have anything to add?  Post it in the comments!

So far this week…

This is so last week, but I think there’s always time for a word from Kid President.

The Super Bowl is this Sunday (in case you’re living in a fantasy world where you’re not reminded that every day), and you know we’re going to be rooting for our Denver Broncos, but Floyd “Money” Mayweather is willing to put his money where his mouth is and put almost $10.5 million on the Orange Crush.

EMPIRE Magazine has just released an EPIC feature for the X-Men: Days of Future Past movie. There are 25 covers in all, chronicling a plethora of characters new and old. I think my brain might just explode in anticipation for this movie.

Better Call Saul will be an amazing show, I’m absolutely sure of it. Debuting in November as a Netflix original series, word has it that Johnathan Banks AKA Mike Ehrmentrout will be joining Bob Odenkirk on the show. No word on any other Bad cast members, but there’s sure to be plenty of guys that know a guy making an appearance.

A Million Ways to Die in the West, a Western-style comedy directed by and starring Seth McFarlane, dropped new posters showing off the main characters. The film hits theaters at the end of May 2014.

The CW’s Arrow show has been exploding with guest spots, as we’ve seen Bronze Tiger, Ra’s Al Ghul, Vertigo and Deathstroke. Adding to the list will be Nyssa, daughter of R’as Al Ghul and the return of Huntress.

In this great clip from the deleted scenes of Thor 2, in the scene where Chris Evans makes a guest appearance, Tom Hiddleston does his best Captain America impression. What a funny guy.

The Walking Dead Escape, a life-like obstacle course full of walkers that we were lucky enough to participate in during San Diego Comic-Con in 2012, will be holding a nation-wide tour. If you live in one of these lucky cities, I highly recommend checking it out.

Not to take away anything from Batman! Live, but Disney is firing back with Marvel Universe Live and I am all about it. The tour starts in July and continues on for the next couple years, not hitting Denver until 1/29/16.

Looking forward to some Star Wars dirt soon? Yeah, don’t count on it. They have JJ Abrams on lockdown!

In preparation for the upcoming Michael Bay Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, some new character models for The Shredder and the turtles have been released. And they look beautiful. I’m not feeling safe yet, but this is a good sign.

BBC has released pictures of the 12th Doctor in costume. Peter Capaldi looks pretty debonair. Whovians, weigh in!

Contrary to popular choice, upcoming PS4 game inFamous: Second Son will not have a multi-player mode – to which I say, “Good.” Judging by the detail we’ve seen in gameplay trailers, I could care less about another throw-away online mode.

Christoph Waltz shaved his glorious beard (and head. and eyebrows) for his role for the futuristic film, The Zero Theorem, about a man trying to find meaning in life. It will be released in the UK March 14, and should make its way to the states this year.

In other video-game news, Sony is working on a Playstation 1 and Playstation 2 emulator for the PS4. This could make a lot of people with a lot of unused games very happy. Can you say Intelligent Qube or NBA Street Vol. 2?

Got $100k (and rising) to blow? Need a place to keep that velociraptor until Valentine’s Day comes around? Somebody on eBay is selling a prop from Jurassic Park of the raptor cages used in the movie.

Hey NERDS! The 40th anniversary to the greatest table-top game in history, Dungeons and Dragons, was just a few days ago. Go roll yourself a 20.

Check back on Sunday to get a new round-up!

Written by Sherif Elkhatib