Whether it’s a dark comedy, a thriller-mystery comedy, animated series, parody or a sitcom, comedy is the flavour to be savoured in this binge-watch era. But no matter which kind of comedy trends are in vogue right now, they can never replace our all-time favourite sitcoms.
Think about F.R.I.E.N.D.S, for instance. Chandler Bing’s on-point-satire and Phoebe Buffay’s carefree attitude are undoubtedly LEGEN-DARY! Here’s a list of 8 of the best comic TV series for all you couch-potatoes – shows that shrewdly weave together laughter, pranks, sarcasm and everything else that comes under the spectrum of humour!
Aired from 1994 to 2004, this is a story about six friends and their relationships with each other. Hilarious and absurd as the characters are are, this show never fails to make us roll with laughter every time we watch the series. Can this BE any more fun?!
2. The Office
A hilarious series exploring the 9-to-5 life inside an American office setup. A parody about corporate office life, this show burrows into the daily chores of employees at a paper supply company, Dunder Mifflin.
3. How I Met Your Mother
Ted Mosby narrates to his children the journey that led him to meeting their mother – and the show is all about the comical reminiscences of his past and the lives of his friends. The show easily and beautifully depicts the humorous yet awkward situations the leads constantly find themselves in and how they deal with them.
4. Parks And Recreation
This is a hilarious satire about Leslie Knope’s journey to convert an unused piece of land into a park and the obstacles that come in her way. With some seriously amazing yet minimalist comedy, this show keeps this simple story going for years.
5. The Big Bang Theory
Nerdy and socially awkward physicists navigate the world – this is the basic premise of this beloved show. As the tone keeps shifting from light slapstick to seriously quick wit, the execution is worth watching. You will probably find yourself (and maybe some others you know) in Sheldon and Leonard.
6. Modern Family
A crazy story revolving around three nutty families handling their responsibilities in the nuttiest ways. A mockumentary-style show, this one makes you smile and get addicted! Give it a chance, and it will leave you impressed.
7. The Simpsons
This animated show is one has kept millions captivated since its release in 1989. The show is now the longest-running scripted prime-time TV series in the US (29 seasons). The non-glamorous, average-blue-collar-lifestyle aspect of the Simpson family is key to the show’s peculiar appeal. An early tag-line for the show said that they “put the Fun back in Dysfunctional” – I agree!
8. 30 Rock
This show is based on the life and travails of the content head of a TV show – and Tina Fey shines in her role. The show is loosely based on Fey’s experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live and is seriously one of the best in class for sitcom wackiness and fast-paced wit.