The dark comedy has been present in television since arguably the ’70s, but in the last few years has gone through a bit of a renaissance. The dark TV comedy has become ever more dominant in the televisual landscape, but its increased presence has also come with a bevy of mediocre-to-downright-bad series. Dark comedy is an art form, and one often difficult to capture in a serialized television show (especially one with censors). Not only must the show have a darker/more serious main plot line, but it must also toe that line and manage to not take itself too seriously so that the show can be funny for viewers as well. It should be mocking in certain ways which intelligently sheds light on the issues it parodies.
The dark comedy has been around for a while, but has gone through a bit of a renaissance in recent years, and these are some of the best.Read MoreMovieWeb – Feed