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That possibly turned dark real quick at the end.    For some reason, I can't help think about the turn the season four ending for TBBT had.

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On 5/15/2021 at 4:45 AM, Tensor said:

That possibly turned dark real quick at the end.    For some reason, I can't help think about the turn the season four ending for TBBT had.

Sometimes I wonder why it's called a comedy.

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2 hours ago, joyceraye said:

Sometimes I wonder why it's called a comedy.

I don't know if you get "The United States of Al" or "The Neighborhood" (Not "The Neighbors").  Both of those shows are comedies, but both had very serious episodes this past week.    "The US of Al" is about a marine who had fought in Afghanistan and the Afghani interpreter who helped him there.  They both now live in Ohio, and the marine has PTSD and the Afghani is learning about life in the US Last Thursday's episode was about getting the Afghani's relatives out of Afghanistan during the recent collapse of the government there.  Very intense, very dramatic, and very well done. 

In Monday's "The Neighborhood", Beth Behrs' character had a miscarriage the week before and  her and her husband were struggling, emotionally, with it.  Their neighbors were struggling to help her and her husband, as they had had a miscarriage twenty years before, and hadn't gotten over the pain yet.  Another intense, very dramatic episode that was also very well done.  

Comedies don't always have to be funny, to be good.  But, I'll concede that not all dramatic episodes of comedies are well done.  

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8 hours ago, Tensor said:

Comedies don't always have to be funny, to be good.  But, I'll concede that not all dramatic episodes of comedies are well done.  

We don't get the comedies you mentioned  as far as I know. The modern meaning of 'comedy' is that something is funny. In the older meaning it's that the  stage  isn't littered with bodies at the end of the play. I think YS is usually very well done. I hardly ever find anything to laugh at apart from the teachers and the reverend. TBBT  could be very serious at times, especially  as the characters grew older and matured. Over the years  I thought  most episodes were  well done too,even the ones with no funny lines or incidents.

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