The more I think about this, the better it sounds. How do I get to the desert island?
  1. The Office
    I don't even have to think about this and weigh it against other comedies. In fact, if I could only take a collection of all of the cold opens and no complete episodes I would still pick The Office. Done.
  2. Sherlock
    I almost feel like this is cheating, because I'm basically getting 9 movies. But whatever, I don't feel guilty about it. I could spend a while on a desert island feeling mentally stimulated by analyzing Sherlock analyzing things. They incorporate texting without it being tacky! It's a keeper.
  3. The Amazing Race
    Lots of material: there are quite a few seasons. You get to vicariously travel all over the world while thinking "I could totally do that". I've already picked a comedy (though that's a rather shallow description of the office) and a drama/mystery. I think the amazing race might be classy enough reality tv to really offer some quality reprieve.