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Two and a Half Men
IMDB Score: 7.1
If we could create a list of iconic comedy shows of all time, Two and a Half men would easily breeze into that list. The daily lives of chiropractor and broke father Alan Harper who lives with his older alcoholic, playboy millionaire brother Charlie along with his cute but forever hungry son Jake – sarcastic wit couldn’t get much better than this. If nothing, the simple comedic chemistry between the cast, especially with Jake makes this show an absolute hit.
Back to the Rafters
IMDB Score: 6.8
Dave and Julie Rafter – are two characters that represent man’s yearning to find a life in the countryside. In Back to the Rafters, the Rafter family tries to find their place in Buradeena, where they feel an incredible calling. It’s alright for the parents, but their kids face new challenges in their lives. How does this sudden calling play out for all of them – when unexpected surprises disrupt their lives?
The Moth Effect
IMDB Score: 6.2
A sketch comedy show that uses the world as its subject, The Moth Effect features comedians from Australia using the people around them to make fun of hypocrisy. If you want more details, the cast should interest you – Bryan Brown, Miranda Otto, Jack Thompson, Vincent D’Onofrio and David Wenham. The fun elements are sticky, and you’ll be pining for season 2 quite soon.
IMDB Score: 5.9
The Lake is a fine mix of witty comic performances that blend right in with a nuanced story fit for all audiences. Justin and Billie have a history – and they cannot see eye to eye. Justin decides to take her to the lake where he spent his summers as a child. This show is different from the rest of the coming-of-age genre shows because it offers communication that both kids and adults can sympathize with.
Kids in the Hall
IMDB Score: 8.3
There’s an awful lot of twisted comedy in Kids in the Hall, but the show’s jokes still stand the test of time even after nearly three decades. While the nonsensical humor is addictive by itself, the real hook is the chemistry between Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Bruce McCulloch and Scott Thompson. Add to this the fact that this is a completely Canadian show, and you have a winner. Their portrayal of the middle class without dispensing on pop culture references or celebrity impressions makes this show one of the best collections in the world of sketch comedy.
Year: 1964 - 1972
IMDB Score: 7.6
How would you handle the situation when you find out your newly married wife turns out to be a real-life witch with some serious magical powers? And your new mother-in-law is, in fact, doing her best to break up your marriage because she hates the fact that you’re a mortal? That’s where Darrin Stephens finds himself after marrying Samantha, a full-powered witch. Bewitched is a story that offers a fresh premise with stellar acting from Elizabeth Montgomery, who plays Samantha. A perfect weekend binge, we recommend you tune in and, sure as nails, you will not be disappointed.
I Love That For You
IMDB Score: 7.2
If there’s one new show that stole our hearts and our laughs, it’s I Love That For You. Based on true events, Joanna Gold finally achieves her lifelong dream of working as an on-air shopping channel host and working alongside her idol Jackie Stilton. But when things go south for her, she uses an incident from her past a small white lie to keep her job - her experience as a leukemia survivor. With a workplace sitcom that manages to poke fun at the highly competitive home shopping environment, we think this show has a lot to offer in the upcoming seasons.
IMDB Score: 7.4
How does a poor Black family manage to make the best of what they have, even if they live in the Chicago housing projects? Watch Good Times, and you’ll see for yourself. The show finds its foundation in the charming chemistry between Esther Rolle and John Amos, who during their interactions with neighbors, superintendents and friends, deliver a joyful performance to remember for ages. The show finds the right balance between showing a sense of humanity while maintaining comedy. Even though the show is from another time altogether, you’ll still be surprised at how much of it is relatable to this day.
IMDB Score: 7.6
The Outlaws takes seven miscreants from very different backgrounds and puts them in a setting that brings out the funniest parts of them. Rani, John, Christian, Myrna, Gabby, Greg and Frank are all sentenced to community work for their respective crimes. But their work suddenly takes a turn for the worst when they discover money with more zeroes than they can count, but there’s a dangerous group after it too. This show earns its stop on the watch lists, and the sweet spot between comedy and drama tickles our guilty muscles to keep binging.
The Legend of Vox Machina
IMDB Score: 8.5
The Legend of Vox Machina is a pure treat for fans of RPG-style video games. Vox Machine is a band of 8 delinquents who will do anything for gold. But when they are tasked by the kingdom of Exandria to save them from dark magical forces that threaten to starve the people, they must rise to the occasion to become the real heroes of their land. While the premise sounds serious, the show is filled with stunning animation paired with moments of non-stop laughter. This show is epic because it manages to be utterly chaotic and ridiculous at the same time.
IMDB Score: 7.5
The Big Bang Theory will go down in history as one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. This recognition is due, in no small part, to Sheldon, a central character who thinks he is above everyone else because he is smarter than everyone else. Was he like this since he was a child? Yes, and Young Sheldon explores this part of his life. Taken back to 1989, we see Sheldon start four grades ahead of his age, and deal with a devout Christian mother and a father who doesn’t try as hard to understand his intellectual son. Yes, the show is a tear-jerker and there are real moments of sweetness that will make you love this boy.
LOL: Last One Laughing
IMDB Score: 3.5
LOL: Last One Laughing is a no-holds-barred battle of comedy between ten comics in a room. How does one win? By being the last one laughing in the room. What are the rules? The only rule is that there are no rules or limits when it comes to making the other person laugh. What results is on-the-spot comedy off the top of their heads, giving it an honest, true effect. This experiment of a show lands well for some people but not for others, which means you need to give it a chance to get on your funny bones.
Rick and Morty
IMDB Score: 9.2
Rick and Morty is a name synonymous with blunt entertainment, and if you've not heard of the show, you may have been living under a rock all these years. The show follows the bizarre adventures of Rick, a deranged scientist who was missing for the last 20 years, and Morty, his grandson. Rick is a mad genius, to say the least, and has now changed his daughter's garage into his own personal laboratory, filled with experiments that aren't quite safe for the family. The real catch of the show is the journeys across the universe Rick and Morty take almost every day, while also teaching us about the things around us, what we feel about them, and the possibilities of understanding what we know and don't know.
Four More Shots Please!
IMDB Score: 6.9
Four More Shots Please! is a new concept for Indian television, and we think it has opened the door for bolder, women-centric shows to premiere in the future. Centered around the lives of four female friends Damini, Anjana, Umang, and Siddhi, the episodes explore their relationships, fantasies, fears, and inhibitions during their daily problems. This show is the perfect weekend binge, without requiring us to think too hard about the comedy. The chemistry between the characters easily commands our attention and finds a way to contrast modern-day relationship problems with decades-old Indian social conditioning.
IMDB Score: 7.9
In a school for boys, it might seem the normal thing to think about having girls study with you. Or this is a common perception. Set in the 1960s, when girls are introduced in an all-boys high school, this commonly accepted perception is challenged, when things aren’t quite that simple. Because of the tender age, the show makes it a point to highlight the “hormonal fireworks” and the adolescent relationships that cry to be true love but soon turn out to be recognized as the fooleries of youth. It’s rare to find a show that speaks to all audiences, but we think Mixte did a good job at this.
The Big Bang Theory
Year: 2007 - 2019
IMDB Score: 8.2
If there was another show that would join the ranks of Friends and HIMYM, it would be the Big Bang Theory. Based on the daily lives of Leonard and Sheldon, two brilliant but socially awkward physicists working at the California Institute of Technology, the show finds a guiding star in Leonard's crush for Penny, their gorgeous neighbor who is also an aspiring actress but waits tables to make ends meet. When these two scientists and their fellow researchers at Caltech Wolowitz and Koothrappali include Penny as part of their dinner group, how will the shenanigans turn out?
As We See It
IMDB Score: 7.8
One of the latest hits on the block, As We See It has seen great reception from the audience and is soon to become join the list of Amazon's best shows. Jack, Harrison, and Violet, three kids affected by varying degrees of autism, invite us on their journey to navigate the "real world", one that is far removed from their own realities. As We See It shows us how serious conversations can be made entertaining yet eye-opening. The show is well written, the cast perfect for the role and the story, one that grips your heart and makes you want it to never stop.
IMDB Score: 6.7
If one thing stood out about this show, it is the chemistry between the four lead actors. Harlem is a story of four ambitious women Camille, Quinn, Tye, and Angie, as they navigate through their lives, careers and relationships. Harlem is an easy watch- intriguing with a sense of witty humor that you can easily relate to. With a dash of romance and ambitious dreams, their support for each other is a beautiful thing to watch. Underneath all the comedy, the story manages to convey the undervalued ground of single black women in the Big Apple. We highly recommend you watch this show.
IMDB Score: 8.7
If not the witty sarcasm or the amazing chemistry between the entire cast, you will love House for being about this antisocial, sarcastic, arrogant, addicted-to-Vicodin doctor who saves lives that no one else can. Set in the Diagnostics department of Princeton Plainsboro Hospital, House is rash, rude, manipulative, and does anything he can to solve the puzzling cases that reach his doors. Hugh Laurie does a masterful job of playing this role, and the supporting cast displays amazing chemistry in every episode, all while the overlaying race saves their patients. The show is hilarious, and we think you cannot find a better series to binge on this weekend.
Borat’s American Lockdown & Debunking Borat
IMDB Score: 5.5
Borat is a character that has defined light comedy, since its first installation. Borat’s American Lockdown & Debunking Borat is a result of the immense success of the Borat 2 movie. This docuseries is a compilation of leftover footage and new additions, meant to debunk the popular conspiracy theories in the 2020 release. If it seems political to you, it is meant to. The first portion has Borat locked up with conspiracy theorists Jim Russell and Jerry Holleman, with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The second half of the docuseries is a funny debunking of the conspiracy theorists’ ideas. While it may seem funny on the surface, the series is a cry for us to understand how conspiracy theories can divide us, even if they are debunked.
Frank of Ireland
IMDB Score: 6.7
Stop everything, and go watch Frank of Ireland! This has to be one of the best comedies on Amazon right now. Follow the story of the adorable yet tragic protagonist Frank, who at 32 years old still lives at home with his mother and is trying to find fame as a singer and songwriter. Full of hilarious, cringe and embarrassing moments, Frank, his best friend Doofus, and everyone else in Frank’s life will have you in stitches. Frank is produced by two brothers, Brian and Domhnall Gleeson, who play Frank and Doofus.
How to Survive Being Single
IMDB Score: 6.0
This spicy and seriously funny Mexican drama is highly binge-able. When Sebastian, a heartthrob Mexican actor is about to publicly propose to his girlfriend of 10 years and finds out that she cheated on him, his group of mischievous friends step in to help him reacclimatize to single life. Packed full with plenty of laughs, drama, and also some very real moments, watch How to Survive Being Single with your friends or partner for some serious belly laughs. The series was renewed for a second and third season, a testament to how funny it is.
IMDB Score: 4.8
Fairfax is an adult cartoon comedy fit for this generation. Fairfax follows the story of Dale, a new kid to L.A. Though Dale falls into a cool new friend group with Benny, a hypebeast, Derica, an activist, and the artsy Truman, his new friends can’t help but point out that he hasn’t accustomed to the L.A. way. The show follows the teens as they try to find popularity in the hypebeast culture, which centers around the latest ‘drops’ of sneakers or clothing. The show is still pretty new, but maybe the most timely adult cartoon there is right now!
IMDB Score: 7.7
Finding love is hard enough as it is… but having your whole family along for the ride and hearing every detail makes it even more complicated. Can you relate? Well, the Amazon series With Love may be for you. Siblings Lily and Jorge decide they’re going to find love ahead of the dreaded holiday period, and the show follows their struggles and successes. We can all relate to those tough questions that we face coming home about our love lives, and With Love will remind you that you are not alone!
IMDB Score: 7.1
Yet another American comedy-drama television series, Hung follows the story of Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane). Back in the day, he was a true high school legend. However, now things have taken a wrong turn for him. He is a middle-aged high school basketball coach that’s pretty short on money. Well, that’s until he finds a way to make use of his biggest asset. With the help of his friend Tanya (Jane Adams), Ray uses his above-average-sized “male organ” to make money. The funny thing is, Ray tries to keep life normal since he has twin sons and an ex-wife while doing business as a prostitute. And what’s their company called? Happiness Consultants! In the second season, a second pimp comes into play, Lenore (Rebecca Creskoff), while in the third, they have to compete against successful gigolo Jason (Stephen Amell). No doubt, you will have a good laugh with Hung!
IMDB Score: 7.6
This addictive show is a political satire series starring John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy, and Mark Consuelos, as 4 United States senators who share a home rental in Washington D.C. Unfortunately, things go (Slightly? Massively?) array amidst re-election drama, potential indictments, and well, 4 grown men sharing a house. While Alpha House only ran for 2 seasons, fans of the series couldn't believe all of the shenanigans that went on. So, who's ready to see these entertainment legends in action? Oh! Did we mention there were recurring appearances from Bill Murray and Wanda Sykes, too?
IMDB Score: 8.1
This comedy show stars actors Michael Sheen as Aziraphale the angel and David Tennant as Crowly, the demon. They partnered up to avoid an approaching apocalypse and according to IMDB, Good Omens is a series worth watching. In it, they live side by side as representatives of Heaven and Hell on Earth. And what could match the excitement of this cast so far? Potentially only the news that Frances McDormand plays the voice of God and Benedict Cumberbatch plays Satan's! In this top Amazon Prime TV series, Sheen and Tennant pair up yet again to display their undeniable on-screen friendship, as well as, portray their classically opposing characters. In the end, the protectors of Heaven and Hell are put to the test.
IMDB Score: 8.0
This Amazon original was created by Greg Daniels, the same man who brought us The Office and Parks and Recreation. But, unlike the two mentioned, this TV series mixed science fiction and comedy-drama to create a futuristic digital afterlife where consciousness is uploaded and stored, that is, if one can swing the high price tag. In the virtual world of this show, people can change seasons at the click of a button and reminisce on any stored memories the same way one would scroll through their Google Drive. A mere 7 days after the small-screen release, Upload was renewed for a second season, time to clear our schedules!
IMDB Score: 7.9
Red Oaks came out several years back and is still widely enjoyed by many. The comedy-drama tells the story of an assistant professional tennis player as he works hard to figure out how to plan the next steps in life. In the meantime, David, the athlete played by Craig Roberts, spends his time working at a New Jersey country club. Through juggling his adolescence, relationships, happiness, and financial state throughout the 1980s, David runs into numerous obstacles. Red Oaks ran for 3 seasons, and based on its IMDb score, has been rated one of the best TV shows to enjoy on Amazon Prime.
IMDB Score: 8.2
Sporting one of the higher scores on our list is the dark-humor-filled series, Catastrophe. It ran for 4 seasons before being canceled, but viewers became hooked on the captivating plot before that. When Rob, played by Rob Delaney, hooks up with Sharon, played by Sharon Horgan, while on a business trip in London, both of their lives change forever. An unexpected surprise leaves the two strangers needing to get to know each other quickly to make some large life decisions together. This witty series not only kept viewers on their feet while watching but encouraged a thought process that kept gears turning.
IMDB Score: 8.5
When a suspended lawyer, Jeff, played by Joel McHale, has no other option but to re-enroll in school at a community college, he is met with an experience he could never have seen coming. As he settled into his new study group, he realizes that hitting the books might be the last thing he does. Not only is the group of people he now spends his time with full of eccentric ideas, but Jeff is finally given a platform where his ideas are valued! Community also shows the process of finding true friends and reminds the masses that it's never too late to change up a plan.
IMDB Score: 8.7
With one of the highest ratings on our list is Phoebe Waller-Bridge's hilariously relatable masterpiece, Fleabag. She wrote and starred in the play-turned comedy series as a mid 30's woman who had her moments of high highs and low lows like many of us. Unfortunately, she had been using her busy job to cope with the tragedies that occurred in her life. Despite that, she must have done something right because the actress went on to win several awards for her roles! This honest and to-the-point comedy series has been widely regarded as one of the best TV series on Amazon Prime.
IMDB Score: 8.7
In a world where superheroes are modern celebs, Amazon's The Boys features Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell), and Antony Starr (Homelander). When a superbeing starts to behave badly, action has to be taken, and fast! Before diving into what is based on Garth Ennis's comic series, it's important to note that this show is not for the easily disturbed. Fans have described loads of gore and horror in the super comedy as well. However, many of the actors in this show have been reported to pull out all of the stops to wow viewers from beginning to end.
IMDB Score: 7.7
It's typically not easy to make a TV show revolving around heavy topics that usually come with profound and emotional conversations. However, the Amazon Prime Original series, Transparent, does just that. When two siblings, the Pfefferman's, find out that their dad is in the middle of transitioning to a woman named Maura, the two have to learn to navigate the changes within and outside of their family. To many, this show is a great representation of acceptance, family bonding, strength, and perseverance. And, with actors such as Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker, and Gaby Hoffmann, it's highly entertaining and heartwarming as well.
Good Girls Revolt
IMDB Score: 8.2
Have you ever wondered how life for employees at an American news magazine in the late 1960s was? Well, now you have the chance to look at their personal and professional lives on Good Girls Revolt. It’s an Amazon-original period drama series set in New York, inspired by Lynn Povich’s 2013 book of the same name. Better yet, the show is based on true events. The series follows a group of young female researchers at News of the Week magazine, relegated to low-level positions in the revolutionary times. They do the research and writing for stories of the much less talented male reporters. Not only are they paid less, but also not recognized for their efforts. Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp, and Erin Darke are the main stars. However, don’t get too excited. Amazon canceled the series only after one season; anyway, it’s still worth the watch!
Flight of the Conchords
IMDB Score: 8.5
Flight of the Conchords follows the story of the two-person band from New Zealand of the same name. The show stars the real-life duo of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie. Still, they play fictionalized versions of themselves, a folk-rock band seeking fame and success in New York City. The duo is so famous that they need to defend against their one and only fan and stalker, a married woman named Mel. To add to the comedy, their friend employed at a pawn shop continually advises the main characters on dealing with American women and culture. There are also landlords, ex and current girlfriends, and Mel’s husband in the mix. No doubt, the show was a sure success with positive critical reception and ten Emmy Awards nominations. Flight of the Conchords first season was first shown in June 2007, while the second was in 2009. However, the famous duo announced that, unfortunately, there wouldn’t be a third one.
IMDB Score: 8.3
If you have watched Smack the Pony, you can find the same team on the British sitcom, Green Wing TV series. It stars Julian Rhind-Tutt, Stephen Mangan, Mark Heap, Tamsin Greig, producer Victoria Pile, and commissioner Caroline Leddy. The plot revolves around the lives of the staff of the fictional East Hampton Hospital. You’ll surely be impressed with the unusual, if not surreal, characters. It all begins when surgical registrar Caroline (Greig) arrives on the team. She joins an arrogant but womanizing anesthetist Guy (Mangan) and a fashionable surgeon, “Mac” Macartney (Rhind-Tutt). The thing is, she falls in love with both. The plot further includes a friendly house officer Martin Dear (Karl Theobald), and a seemingly-perfect, but irritating senior registrar in pediatrics Angela Hunter (Sarah Alexander). And if you are in for good laughs, you’ll surely love the rivalry between Caroline and Sue White (Michelle Gomez) for the love of Mac.
IMDB Score: 8.3
We might have fallen in love with her as Jerry's partner in crime, but Julia Louis-Dreyfus's come a long way since then. Of course, we're talking about the Seinfeld star's latest adventure - which calls for a swanky spot in the White House: sitcom, Veep, follows the hilarious tales of Dreyfus as she juggles her newfound role as Vice President of the United States. And if the thought of Elaine Marie Benes as co-leader of our nation sounds unfitting? That's because it is. But that's also what makes this satirical comedy as golden as it is. Have a look for yourself below.
IMDB Score: 8.0
With a cast like that of Modern Love, there's no denying that this 8-episode TV series was set to be one of the best shows to watch on Amazon Prime. Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, and several more talented personalities came together to bring us a captivating story based on a New York Times column. And, when this captivating collection came to life on the small screen, topics such as the different kinds of love, human connection, marriage, and children led many fans to fall in love with the stories that were taking place in the big apple.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
IMDB Score: 8.7
In our next must-watch sitcom, Curb Your Enthusiasm, get ready to watch Larry David star as... Larry David. We know, it might not sound as crazy as Amy Poehler working as a bureaucrat or Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a White House official - but you can bet it's just as entertaining. That's right, expect the unexpected in this hilariously satirical comedy. After all, if there's anyone who can make documenting day-to-day life as a semi-retired family man entertaining? You can bet it's this guy. Get ready for a whole lot of laughs with this largely improvised adventure.
IMDB Score: 8.2
Tina Fey laid all of her creativity cards out on the table when she brought TV lovers the hilarious, joke-filled show, 30 Rock. In it, Fey played Liz Lemon, who constantly tried to wrangle the unmanageable employees of her SNL-style comedy show, "TGS with Tracy Jordan." As Lemon attempted to balance her love life, work-life, and success, many viewers could relate to the daily struggles she experienced. To help her through the troubles of the time, Liz became close with her boss Jack Donaghy, played by Alec Baldwin. Together, their banter was enough to keep fans watching episode after episode.
IMDB Score: 7.3
Sure, we've all caught Friends and Sex and the City. But this group of friends' time in the Big Apple is like nothing you've ever seen before. From Lena Dunham to Allison Williams, allow the cast's hilarious ensemble of 20-something-year-olds to serve as a friendly reminder that, well, none of us really know what we're doing, do we? Expect lots of laughs (and tears) as we watch these girls navigate their way through adulthood (well, at least try to). A+ for effort, right?
IMDB Score: 8.3
Ever wondered who the world's greatest rapper is? You're looking right at him. Well, sort of. In this hilarious sitcom, get ready to tag on for one rocky ride as we watch Lil Dicky star as Dave: a man on a journey to make a name for himself as the best rapper of all time. Of course, though, as we know, making it in Hollywood isn't as simple as it seems. From celebrity guest stars to relationship woes, Dicky's time in La La Land makes for one memorable adventure. Buckle up.
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