Kidding (TV show) has got to be one of the saddest shows I've ever seen

IceDoesntHelp

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Granted, I'm only on episode 6 of the first season, but this show just tears the characters a new one, I've almost teared up a couple of times. Has a couple of decent comedy moments as well, but please don't go in expecting Jim to do full on comedy. It''s considered a Tragicomedy, emphasis on the Tragedy.

I feel for just about every character, besides the father. He can fuck off.
Jim Carrey does an excellent job and I'll never tire of him. I don't want to delve to much into spoilers for those who haven't watched it, but I highly suggest it.
The first and second episode are good, but I feel episode 3 is when it gets your claws into you.

Has anyone else watched it? Did you enjoy it? Does it get even sadder going forward?
 

B.K.

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The last four or five episodes of season two of Joe Pera Talks with You is a gut punch right in the feels.
 
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I knew the show wasn't that popular, but didn't expect results like this, yikes.

if it helps, the director of Eternal Sunshine is a director on a fair amount of episodes (fairly obvious during one scene.)
 

Rotini Noodle

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I avoided this for awhile because I wrongly assumed it was some Death to Smoochy shit but I was so wrong. I binged the first season during the course of 2 nights and am currently caught up to the latest season 2 episode. The only other show that I've seen balance this level of dark humor, family tragedy etc would be Six Feet Under.

I wouldn't say it gets sadder - it stays sad, but it does get more shocking. Sucks that this show is a hidden gem.
 

Scrobbles

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I loved the first season. Haven't had a chance to watch any of the episodes from season 2 yet but I'm looking forward to it.

If you like Carrey's performance in Eternal Sunshine definitely give this a shot. Michel Gondry is involved in this show too.
 
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I avoided this for awhile because I wrongly assumed it was some Death to Smoochy shit but I was so wrong. I binged the first season during the course of 2 nights and am currently caught up to the latest season 2 episode. The only other show that I've seen balance this level of dark humor, family tragedy etc would be Six Feet Under.

I wouldn't say it gets sadder - it stays sad, but it does get more shocking. Sucks that this show is a hidden gem.
That's actually a good comparison. Six Feet Under is by far one of my favourite shows.

It gets more shocking? Uhoh. Will my wife be able to handle it haha
 

Rotini Noodle

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Yea, there's that whole impending disaster thing going on where you know something's gonna happen but you don't know when or how. It's great.
 
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i think its a bummer so many people slept on this because I thought the show was fantastic and Carrey did such a great performance and the puppeteering was so incredible. I really enjoyed watching it.
 

Kasai

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I haven't seen the second season, but its legit one of my favorite pieces of drama media.

I describe it to people as watching Mr Rogers having a mental breakdown in real time.