Here is my annual rundown of my favorite episodes of the sitcoms/comedy programs I watched this year. Like in previous years for variety purposes I just chose one episode per show. Check out my top 10 lists over the years: 2020,2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013,2012
1. Superstore Season 6 Episode 15 "All Sales Final"
The series wraps up in such a beautiful moment for the Cloud 9 crew and represents how this show captured the joy and pain of being part of the working class.
2. Only Murders in the Building Season 1 Episode 10 "Open and Shut"
The season finale of this wonderful comedy mystery featured a top performance from Steve Martin reminding us how a great and charming comedian he is.
3. Hacks Season 1 Episode 8 "1.69 million"
Jean Smart's knockout performance in the standup comedy routine where she confronted a chauvinist is an all time great. She makes this show so good.
4. Mom Season 8 Episode 18 "My Kinda People and the Big To-Do"
One of the heartbreaking cancellations for me this year, despite the short notice the show was able to do the best series finale they can under the circumstance with a funny and heartfelt final share of Bonnie.
5. Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 4 "Carol of the Bells"
I've been longing for a good Christmas TV episode and this show gave me that. It was cheerful, positive but also not too saccharine, just the perfect merry blend
6. What We Do in the Shadows Season 2 Episode 8 "The Wellness Center"
This episode is a terrific showcase of the talented cast and how this nails mixing the dark humor with traditional comedy.
7. Ghosts Season 1 Episode 6 "Pete's Wife"
You know a new show is clicking when 6 episodes in you already feel like you've been watching for many seasons and know the characters for so long. This episode in particular had a great balance of laugh out loud moments and tender heartfelt moment
8. Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 Episode 9-10 "The Last Day"
The series wraps up with one final heist game that's crazy fun with the clever and funny twists and turn and ended up with a showcase of how awesome this ensemble is
9. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 Episode 13 "Zoey's Ex
Another show that got canceled this year but was still able to pull off a very solid finale that left the characters in a good place although the show did get a wrap up holiday movie
10. Bob Hearts Abishola Season 3 Episode 2 "Bowango"
The wedding episode was such a vibrant display of the Nigerian culture with a very earnest intentions that makes this underrated show such a gem.
My Five Favorite Movies of 2021
5. The Mitchells vs The Machines
A good tale of how our dependence to digital world could hurt us by interrupting communication lines on a personal intimate level.
A simple story of friendship and self-identity with a heartfelt take on finding one's self.
A rare mainstream animated movie that didn't go full action adventure but the entire conflict was just inside the house both physically and emotional level. The songs were so fun too especially the jam "We Don't Talk About Bruno"
2. Raya and The Last Dragon
The main mythology needed more time to be fleshed but the animation is just on another level and so breathtaking. The message about community conflict and misunderstanding also resonates in this polarizing world.
I'm not a Child of Deaf Adults but I definitely could to the lead character's conflict of being in between family responsibilities and the desire to design one of own's path.