Get Intimate with Devi. Feature #6. On Laughter

Get Intimate with Devi. Feature #6. On Laughter

April 24, 2018

Every month someone on my team asks me a question for this series, and after some reflection I share my thoughts/answer. There’ve been some pretty challenging questions asked (like ‘do you believe in fate or destiny?). This month, they let me off easy.

The Question This Month Is:

Which TV series’ make you laugh the hardest? 

This is My Answer:

I couldn’t narrow it down to any less than 7, so this is going to be a long answer. Here are 7 different television series’ which I absolutely love – most of these I could watch over and over again. Here we go…

1. The Golden Girls

IMDB synopsis: Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

I grew up watching this with my family (my mom, primarily). Reruns are now available on Netflix. Blanche Devereaux is one of my fashion idols. She was one of the only body positive/sex positive role models I remember watching on TV at the time. And what young woman doesn’t dream of living on a beached town with three of her girl friends, and getting up to no good all the time? It was a great combination, and their mischievousness was very fun to watch.

2. Friends

IMDB synopsis: Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve watched this show. Let me give you an idea: I probably know every line by heart thanks to Netflix. This is a classic, by today’s standards. If I had to choose, I think Phoebe Buffay is my favourite character. I love her free spirit and realness; her resilience and the popular outlook she always seems to have no matter what.

3. The Office

IMDB synopsis: A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.

I didn’t start watching this show until last year. Again, this is thanks to Netflix. After discovering it, I powered through the entire series at a rate I’m a bit ashamed of… but not really. My favourite character is Creed Bratton. I consider him the unsung comedic hero of the series, and some of my favourite moments had him behind it. A number of very talented actors also sort of got their comedic start on this series – Steve Carell, John Krasinski, and Mindi Kaling to name just a few.

4. Modern Family

IMDB synopsis: Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

I especially enjoy the first two seasons of this series. You know those shows where you can make a game of judging your personality by comparing yourself to one of its main characters? This is one of them. Apparently I’m a cross between Cam and Gloria. I’m pretty happy with that.

The first episode of this series took me right in. If you’ve watched the show, you’ll know what I mean by the ‘Lion King’ reference. If you haven’t, you won’t be disappointed when you do. Something I really appreciate about this series, is that there is no laugh track.

5. Happy Endings

IMDB synopsis: This Chicago-set sitcom follows the intertwined lives of six young urbanites trying to learn the ropes of adulthood. Through breakups and whatever other curve-balls life throws them, the pals stick together.

This was a short lived comedy with a fantastic cast. From what I understand, this has an underground following for awhile, but ultimately got cancelled after 3 seasons. Unfortunately, it’s not on Netflix anymore, but you can still find it on ITunes!

6. How I Met Your Mother

IMDB synopsis: A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother. 

I’ve watched this series multiple times on Netflix and on cable (when I had it). I love that all the characters have their quirks, but if I were to pick an absolute favourite character from the series (and I think he’s many people’s favourite) it would have to be Barney Stinson. If we met in real life, I don’t know if I’d feel the same way, but Neil Patrick Harris pulls it off so well. I feel like he makes everyone fall in love with him.

7. Grace and Frankie

IMDB synopsis: Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last twenty years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together. 

This one is funny because it’s so outlandish. One of my favourite things about this series is that the starring cast is based on classic women. My favourite character is Frankie Bergstein. Sometimes the personality similarities between her and myself make me winse a little bit, but it’s all good.

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I’ve put this series together for my community – all of you who love and wear my designs; my peers, who are also in pursuit of an ethical lifestyle; and those who’ve stumbled upon the collective, and want to know more about me, the designer and founder. 

Learn more about the Devi Arts Collective by checking out some of the other posts in this series




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