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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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"The Office" may be over, but that doesn't necessarily mean we have to stop talking about it. This week, a video surfaced of unseen audition tapes for "The Office" featuring actors and actresses we already know that didn't get the parts. Seth Rogen auditions for the role of Dwight; Bob Odenkirk auditions for Michael; Eric Stonestreet auditions for Kevin; Kathryn Hahn for Pam; John Cho as Jim; and Adam Scott, also as Jim.

Interestingly, we kind of saw Bob Odenkirk as a Michael Scott-type character in the final season of "The Office" and he was amazing. (At least I thought so.) But who was cast in the roles would undoubtedly have also changed who the characters became, since the actors and characters often influence one another.

Favorite pick from this handful of auditions? I like John Cho as Jim.

This week, we're talking about how Spock meets Spock (part deux), John Krasinski is the next Katy Perry, and we buy boxes of tissues in order to prepare for "The Office" series finale.

Star Trek early release

"Star Trek Into Darkness" was originally supposed to be released Friday, May 17. But trekkies are getting so antsy that the movie release has been moved up one day. According to Paramount, the Wednesday evening IMAX showings are already sold out, so movie execs wanted to give fans a chance to see the film even if they weren’t able to nab tickets. Plus, with movies like "Iron Man 3" and "The Great Gatsby" opening early overseas, they figured: why not? Personally, I’m pretty excited to see the film. I still love that they found a way to write Leonard Nimoy (original Spock) into the first movie to appear alongside Zachary Quinto (new Spock), even if it was a little hokey. But others seem to dig it, too, as evidenced by the latest Audi commercial (above)!

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