Comedy series used to be so much better, there are still some good ones out there but in my opinion that golden era of comedy is not being repeated. These days most sitcoms are just geared towards a group of friends or family stuffed with overbearing sexual innuendos involving one two or in most cases all of them experiencing romantic affiliations. They want to portray a common person so audience can relate to it, yes a common person hopeless in relationships or oblivious to the fact of one both the best of friends even though their ideologies in life are filled with contradictions.
My most favoured ones that I still watch again and again, have to be blackadder, fawlty towers, red dwarf, father ted and the likes of that. We need to go back to situational comedy. I am not saying all are bad these days but most are just geared on getting the numbers up, art is truly lost in this world it seems.