As Long as There Is (American) Sitcom

April 19, 2015 11:33 PM

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Ever since I was a little girl, I have always thought of comedy as something more appealing than drama. In the early nineties, I learned to love American sitcom thanks to The Nanny and the lovely Fran Drescher. In September 1997, however, Dharma & Greg would hit the small screen: we all would immediately think that this new, fresh, cheeky ABC's comedy had the credentials to establish itself as the flagship of the time. And perhaps for the first time ever, after all, someone was talking about sex and love as two things that were inextricably linked to one another, and which were as well anything but taboo.

Between the second half of the nineties and that of the next decade, I also fell in love with a good pair of English writers, Nick Hornby and David Nicholls: the only ones, in my opinion, who seemed able to give back on paper the ironic, sparkling dialogues written by their American counterparts -- ...

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