Geektown Awards – Best New & Returning Comedy Series
Now we turn out attention to the shows which had you laughing most in the past 12 months. Whilst the winner of the ‘Best Returning Comedy’ series was pretty much ahead from the start, the ‘Best New Comedy’ was a very close battle between the top 2 slots. As they say in Highlander though, there can be only one. Here are the results!
Best New Comedy Series
Nominees: Back, Big Mouth, Bounty Hunters, Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events, The Good Place, Timewasters
Bronze: The Good Place
Silver: Bounty Hunters
And the Gold goes to…
Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events
Lemony Snicket is one of those brilliantly unexpected adaptations you could only really get on Netflix. Strange, dark and utterly bonkers, with stunning performances from both Neil Patrick Harris and Patrick Warburton, it’s an utterly unique viewing experience. The show recounts the tale of the orphaned children Violet (Malina Weissman – ‘Supergirl’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’), Klaus (Louis Hynes – ‘Barbarians Rising’) and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf (Harris), as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes, and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents’ death. The entire show is narrated on camera by Lemony Snicket (Warburton), who pretty much for the entire run, advises you to stop watching. Renewed for Season 2 (coming 30th March 2018) and Season 3 in 2019.
Best Returning Comedy Series
Nominees: Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Grace and Frankie, Life In Pieces, Master of None, Modern Family, Red Dwarf, Rick & Morty, Silicon Valley, The Goldbergs, Veep, W1A
Bronze: Modern Family
Silver: Red Dwarf
And the Gold goes to…
Big Bang Theory
For the first time ever in the Geektown Awards, the bronze, silver and gold went to exactly the same shows as the previous year! I know some people have mixed feeling about ‘Big Bang’, and the quality may have dropped a little in the later series, but that hasn’t stopped the British public voting it the top comedy series once again. This is the 6th time the comedy series has taken the top spot in the awards, so it’s looking like nothing is going to beat it until they decide to end the series!
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.