Are you looking for new TV shows to watch but don’t want to tax your brain after spending an entire exhausting day full of drama?
Looking for sitcoms that make you roll with laughter and help you unwind at the end of the day with your favorite comfort food? Say no more, we’ve got just the list of famous sitcoms beyond F.R.I.E.N.D.S that will soon make it to the top of your favorite show list!
Here are ten sitcoms that this author will absolutely recommend to everyone who wants to go on a relaxing vacation into another dimension but doesn’t have the bank balance for it! You can thank me later.
1. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
If you haven’t heard of Brooklyn Nine-Nine yet, you need to crawl out from whatever rock you’ve been living under and start binge-watching this show as soon as possible. The themes of crime and punishment have been so cleverly interlinked with comedy and the rare friendship between a team of detectives and their boss that it makes for the perfect show to watch when you’re trying to relax after a hard day at work.
2. Parks and Recreation
This author will never forget the day she started watching Parks and Recreation; she didn’t really expect to be so drawn into the show until she finished all seven seasons, almost three months later. The journey was exhilarating; with Amy Poehler leading the office as Leslie Knope, an ambitious government official working under her stoic, government-hating boss, Ron Swanson. The addition of Chris Pratt to the mix along with a series of other workers, who all try to make their small town, Pawnee, a better place (okay, not all of them) is truly charming and hilarious. A must-watch!
3. New Girl
One recently heartbroken girl looking for roommates comes to live with three guys, not at all happy with the new addition to their tightly knit group – need I say more! The dynamics between the bubbly, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and her three male roommates are hilarious to watch and keep you on your toes for the entirety of the series! It will make you laugh throughout and sometimes cry with the emotional overload that it absolutely guarantees.
When egotistic, lawyer-no-more Jeff Winger has to go back to community college after his law degree has been revoked, he meets some truly eclectic people who force him to slowly change his thinking about the entire experience. It’s not your typical sitcom, with themes of satire, focusing on the aspects of media that interfere with real relationships, littered throughout the series – however, it is, no doubt an excellent way to spend your evenings! You will be sure fall in love with the dysfunctional relationship of the group!
If you’re a history buff you will be instantly sapped into the world of Blackadder which is a comedy based on four time periods ranging from the time of Richard I, Queen Elizabeth I, George IV (played by Hugh Laurie) and finally World War I, this period comedy is sure to make you laugh loudly and bask in the beautiful acting of Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and other gems!
6. Jeeves and Wooster
Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry set fire to the period comedy scene with their charming portrayals of the dynamic between an indolent aristocrat and his smart valet who saves him from getting into any scrapes. Based on the short stories by P.G. Wodehouse, this will bring light to many a dark evening!
7. Arrested Development
Based on the adventures of a rich family faced with scandal when the patriarch of the family has to go to jail for embezzlement leaving his level-headed son, Michael in charge of one, egoistic, dysfunctional family and a failing business. The comedy will make you clutch your stomach after you’re done watching the scrapes that the Bluth family get themselves embroiled in, despite Michael’s constant warnings.
8. Hot in Cleveland
One sassy, old, Cleveland woman left to deal with three, forty-something, fashionable women from Los Angeles who shift to Cleveland on a whim after their plane crashes en route to Paris – a scene bound to draw laughter. When Melanie and her friends discover that men in Cleveland still pay them chivalrous attentions, looking completely past their age unlike those in LA, they decide to permanently shift to the town, in a house which is taken care of by an old woman, Elka (played by Betty White) who teaches them that there is more to life than superficial beauty. Albeit in her own quirky way.
Add your own recommendations to the list and let the world fall in love with your favorite comedies! Get ready to lie down in your bed with a box of pizza and your earphones to start binge-watching on any of these series; all of these are specially hand-picked to make sure you will fall in love with the characters and story.
You can thank this author later, preferably in the form of compliments and cyber cookies.