The concept is a bit precious: happy, gorgeous Kate (Malin Akerman) gets swept off her feet by a guy with two ex-wives, three kids, and, you know, baggage. She tries her darndest to be cool and a maternal figure while battling for respect. Despite the setup, the show is funny, mainly because the jokes aren't forced, the plots are well-constructed, and Akerman is utterly winning as the beleaguered title character.
Andy Samberg's shtick is (mercifully) turned down by about half in this Fox police comedy. Samberg's Jake is a wise-ass (yet somewhat bumbling!) detective, but it's the full ensemble of precinct-dwellers that really shine — especially Jake's new boss, played by Andre Braugher, who you definitely know from cop shows.
Grab the misanthropy of Seinfeld, add in the economics of a recession, throw in a dash of alcoholism and illiteracy for good measure, and top it all of with a healthy dose of screaming, and you'll have this long-running FX/FXX hit. The quality had been waning in recent seasons, but in this, its ninth, it's brilliant again, with it's meta-commentaries on guns, self-esteem, and the Emmy Awards.