Friends vs. Silicon Valley - Is the sitcom evolving into a more effective form of storytelling?

Discuss the pros and cons of 20 episode seasons of classic sitcoms like Friends, New Girl, and Brooklyn Nine Nine, and compare them to 10 episode seasons with concise arcs, like Silicon Valley and Veep. Do you like your sitcoms fluffy or real? Fun filler episodes or side-splitting cliffhangers?

  • Maybe make it less user-driven and more your take on the evolution of the sitcom. There's an obvious divide being made in the general public, so you'd do well to take a stance and argue for one side or another. – TheRaptorFence 9 years ago

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