Movies and TV shows like Starved

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Starved (2005)
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Starved (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Starved is an FX Network television situation comedy that aired for one season of seven episodes in 2005. The series was about four friends who each suffer from eating disorders, who met at a "shame-based" support group called Belt Tighteners. Its characters included those with bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating disorder. Eric Schaeffer created the show as well as writing, starring in and directing it, based upon his own struggle with eating disorders. In addition to his own life experiences, Schaeffer also drew upon the experiences of the other members of the principal cast, each of whom coincidentally had struggled with food issues of their own. Starved was the lead-in of FX's hour-long "Other Side of Comedy" block with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. FX executives wanted to use the two series to begin building comedy programming and broaden the network's demographic. The series debuted on August 4, 2005 to poor critical reviews and was cancelled in October 2005, when FX picked Sunny over Starved for renewal.
Style: humorous, sitcom, light, captivating, entertaining, clever, suspense, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: support group, friendship, dark humor, obsession, misfit, mental illness, society, stock broker, lifestyle, physical appearance, dishonesty, lesbian, friends, singleness, surgery, social misfits, hopes, cooking and food, thirtysomething life, mental disorder, bisexual, bulimia, obscenity, eating disorder, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Gravity is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jill Franklyn and Eric Schaeffer. It premiered on April 23, 2010 on Starz in the United States. On June 30, 2010, Starz reported that Gravity had been canceled.
Style: realistic, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Best Friends Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Story: Best Friends Forever is an American television comedy series that ran on NBC from April 4, to June 1, 2012. The series aired during the 2011–2012 NBC primetime season as a mid-season replacement and was created by real-life best friends Lennon ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: usa, new york
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Frownland (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A rotten egg lobbed with spazmo aim at the spotless surface of the silver screen, FROWNLAND centers on social misfit and self-labeled "troll from under the bridge" Keith Sontag (Dore Mann). When he's not trying to sell coupons ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, stylized ...
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Place: usa, new york
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Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Single Ladies is an American comedy-drama television series on VH1 that debuted on May 30, 2011, as a two-hour television film. Created by Stacy A. Littlejohn and produced by Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment, the series chronicles the ...
Style: humorous, captivating, sexy, entertaining, light ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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The Board (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Ten years after hanging their diploma on the wall, four friends who graduated together from a business management school reach a conclusion: while they believed that their academic training would be the corner stone of their lives, that is not the ...
Style: realistic, humorous, atmospheric, captivating, semi serious
Plot: friendship, looking for love, lifestyle, friends, couple relations, singleness, thirtysomething life, promiscuity, love, rivalry, society, love and romance ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Chip Baskets wants to follow his dream of being a French clown—however, reality keeps interfering. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, he moves back home to Bakersfield with high hopes. There, he is ...
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Plot: clown, hopes, follow your dream, misfit, goofy hero, sibling relationship, sarcasm, rivalry, family relations, brother brother relationship, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Country: USA
TV show
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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TV show
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A documentary crew follows the stories of nine classmates during their high school years in Austin, Texas, and then revisits them ten years later to examine how far they have come.
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Duration: 30 min.
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Story: 10 Items or Less is a partly scripted, partly improvised American comedy series created by Nancy Hower, Robert Hickey and John Lehr. It starred Lehr as a less-than-successful businessman who returned home to run Greens & Grains, the family-owned ...
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Country: USA
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TV show
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Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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TV show
Story: Oscar's life seems almost perfect...sure he's divorced and his apartment is a mess, but he's the host of a well-known sports show, and is enjoying his bachelor lifestyle in New York City. That is until his college friend, Felix, shows ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Whoopi (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Whoopi was an American situation comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg. The series revolved around the events and people at her hotel, the Lamont Hotel, in New York City. The show aired on Tuesdays from September 9, 2003, on NBC to April 20, 2004.
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hotel, starting over, workplace, culture clash, workplace situations, boss and employee, society, racial stereotype, interracial relations, strong female presence, family relations, maid ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Retired at 35 is an American sitcom on TV Land starring George Segal, Jessica Walter, Johnathan McClain, Josh McDermitt, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Ryan Michelle Bathe. It is the network's second original scripted series after Hot in Cleveland. ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: family life, parents and children, living with parents, family relations, elderly, lifestyle, friendship, golden years
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Place: florida, usa
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The John Larroquette Show (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The John Larroquette Show is an American television sitcom that ran on NBC from September 2, 1993 until October 30, 1996. Created by Don Reo, the show was a vehicle for John Larroquette following his run as Dan Fielding on Night Court. The series ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, talky, tragicomedy ...
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All Together Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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You Wont Miss Me (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A kaleidoscopic film portrait of Shelly Brown, a twenty-three year-old alienated urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospital.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: misfit, introspection, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, social misfits, alienation, society, friendship, looking for love, twentysomething life, love and romance, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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