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3 Television Comedies Worth Binge-Watching

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It's hard to think of a better television genre to unwind with than comedy. These are the kinds of shows that can make us laugh despite everything else that's going on in our lives... and man, do we appreciate that.

Although we're pretty anti-sitcom here (sorry, "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men"), there are plenty of other comedies we love — so much so, in fact, that it was hard to narrow down our choices for this post.

Here are our 3 picks for the best television comedies to binge-watch!

Parks and Recreation

Why Tim Loves It: "Parks and Recreation" is without question, the most underrated show on television. When I say underrated, I mean, it is inexplicable why the show has such low ratings (I'm looking at you, NBC, for your poor promotion). If you have never seen the show before, there is no better time than now.

For anyone just starting to watch, I will give this warning, the first season is... ok. You can see it getting better as the season progresses as each character grows. The show hits its stride in season two and never looks back. There is no show I have ever seen with so many great characters, including Ron Swanson, Leslie Knope, Ben Wyatt, Tom Haverford, Andy Dwyer (my favorite), Ann Perkins, and the list goes on and on. Even the small parts are amazingly memorable, including characters like Councilman Jamm and Jean-Ralphio. I realize if you have never seen the show before, these names are meaningless, but trust me, you will love them all.

Do yourself a favor join the pack of incredibly loyal and passionate fans of "Parks and Rec" and binge-watch this show the next chance you get.

Where to Watch it: Netflix

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3 Clever Ads Featuring Sharks, Dogs, and Leslie Knope

The general consensus is that nobody enjoys sitting through television commercials, but we know there's not much of a way around it. Sometimes, advertisers don't seem to care at all about how audiences react to their commercials, while some advertisers totally get their demographic. I don't go around watching advertisements for fun or anything, but these three recent ads are so good you almost can't tell that they're pitching something.

Shark Week

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Five best celebrities on Twitter

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Twitter is good for a couple of things — personal updates that don't belong on Facebook, promoting yourself, and following celebrities. There's a reason so many musicians and actors have verified Twitter accounts. It gives them a chance to connect with fans (if they want to), release official statements, make announcements, and overall seem less like this untouchable, otherworldly being and more like regular people.

Some celebrities take tweeting very seriously, some use their accounts strictly for promotional purposes, some probably shouldn't tweet at all — but some are really amazing. Here are five of the best celebrities to follow on Twitter.

1. Kanye West

Twitter handle: @kanyewest

Why you should follow: Kanye used to be the master of tweets, even once inspiring Josh Groban to dramatically sing them aloud on a late-night show (see video above). Most of his tweets were written in capital letters and they were always amazing. Although Kanye's tweets have calmed a bit since — they're in lowercase letters and his recent batch include info about his latest video — you never know when CAPS LOCK KANYE WILL RETURN.

Sample tweets:

  • Man…ninjas are kind of cool…I just don’t know any personally
  • I make awesome decisions in bike stores!!!
  • Sometimes I get emotional over fonts
  • I hate when I’m on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle
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    Game of Thrones meets FRIENDS, Star Wars, Parks and Rec

    I, like pretty much everyone else, am a huge fan of "Game of Thrones." My favorite show, "Parks and Rec," makes gratuitous references to it (especially Ben, who is crazy-obsessed with it) and it's all over the place. This week a "Game of Thrones" meets "FRIENDS" mash-up made its rounds on the internet. Check it out, along with a "Star Wars" tribute and "Parks and Rec" references to the show! (Game of Thrones spoilers ahead... obviously.)

    FRIENDS

    While I liked "FRIENDS," the show wasn't exactly known for it's deep, riveting plot lines but rather, it's fun, light-hearted moments. "Game of Thrones" is the complete opposite. The show is all about the serious (it loves death and misfortune). So imagining "Game of Thrones" as an awesomely-'90s sitcom is fun.

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    Speaking of Jimmy Fallon, the former SNL star is great at making viral videos on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Remember Timberweek (five straight nights of Justin Timberlake goodness)? Or the evolution of mom dancing with FLOTUS Michelle Obama?

    Jimmy Fallon knows his market, and it's possible that part of his ability to create an awesome video is what landed him Jay Leno's gig. Whatever the case, as long as he doesn't stop making silly videos, I'm happy. Here, he, Blake Shelton (country singer/judge on "The Voice"), and Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson from "Parks and Recreation"/mascot for masculinity everywhere) take a crack at singing The Lumineers song "Ho Hey."

    Congratulations! You totally just watched a two-minute video of grown men clucking to the tune of a Lumineers song. And you probably loved it.

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