When does a TV comedy stop being funny? On this week’s episode of The Vulture TV Podcast, we examine when sitcoms like The Office and Parks and Recreation lost their magic, looking more recently at how the latest season of Broad City is the one where we stopped laughing so hard. Plus, we discuss how modern comedies are increasingly feeling pressure to add a dramatic arc to keep audiences interested. Later in the show, Michelle Monaghan joins us to talk about her role as a true cult believer on Hulu’s The Path, and how she felt about those feminist critiques of True Detective.
Further reading: Matt Zoller Seitz on Garry Shandling’s legacy
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