Comedies and Mock Documentaries


It’s probably a safe statement to make in saying that everyone loves to laugh.  This is why that comedies are one of the most popular genres of movies that exist.  It’s fun to laugh and usually looked at by people as the very definition of having a good time together with family and friends.  But, even if one is alone, it’s great to watch a film or TV show and just laugh for 30 minutes or for over an hour and a half.

Interestingly, there have also been scientific studies in recent years that have shown that laughing is good medicine.  There are multiple aspects to this, both the physical aspect of what laughing does for the body like better breathing and physical relaxation.  And, also, the emotional and mental aspects of laughter and the better mood it provides.  If one is having a stressful day or week, then being able to laugh and enjoy some good humor can change one’s mood and bring about a whole different perspective.

There are different types of comedies and on television, you usually are talking about situational comedies or sitcoms.  Just like they sound, you have various situations that people get into that provide good laughs.  These could be ridiculous situations that occur or just circumstances that are bizarre or even day to day normal that are light hearted.  A lot of times, the laughs could be physically oriented with falls, spills, or other missteps.  Hopefully, the humor isn’t in someone else’s suffering, but sometimes this could be the case.  A good example of this are the various bloopers type of shoes, where people slip, fall, or do silly things.  America’s Funniest Home Video’s was a very popular version of this show.  Now, of course, the popular channel for this type of entertainment to be shared and viewed is on social media and especially Facebook and YouTube.  Otherwise, if we’re talking about whole movies, places like Netflix and 123movies are the places to go for streaming the content to you.

There are different types of comedies into sub-genres like comedy-horror, romantic comedy, and every fake or mockumentaries.  The romantic comedy has been a very popular genre for the last 20 years or so.  People generally like romance, anyway, and the comedy perhaps makes it softer, more approachable, and less heavy for consumption.  The more recent addition is the mock-documentary, which is just like it sounds a fake documentary about a topic.  A great example of this is “Best in Show”, which is a mock documentary about a dog show and the participants.  It is very funny and a prime example of good humor being poked at a variety of people and situations.