When we talk about joke-machine sitcoms, you know the type: ones with the same sense of humor and dramatic climate akin to the occasional 30 Rock episode. It’s the kind that’s hard to articulate, but easily recognized: comedies where misunderstanding the pronunciation of “rural juror” is a series-long gag and characters can change their attire by turning around and walking away without anyone raising his or her eyebrows.

I wrote this piece for Film School Rejects. You can read it in its entirety by clicking through to their website here.

Michael loves TV. You can find him at home, where he spends all of his time watching TV with his best friends couch and cable access.