The 15 Best Sitcoms on Netflix To Watch Today!

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| LAST UPDATE 08/23/2022

By Scarlett Adler
Best Sitcoms on Netflix
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Netflix is a cornerstone of today's culture, and it is partly due to its extensive collection of sitcoms. Over the years, Netflix has been increasing the number of sitcoms based on the different kinds of audiences and the variance in entertainment formats. But it's a long list and you're not going to want to sit down and look through all the sitcoms to find out what's the best sitcom out there, which is why we've done the work. So, here's a list of all the best sitcoms on Netflix, so you can dive right in and watch the show.

Workin' Moms

Year: 2017

IMDB: 7.7

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Few incidents are as memorable as when you make new friends in the most unexpected of situations, and they turn out to be the kind of friends who remain for life. Such is the case in Workin' Moms, where Kate and her best friend Anne find another pair of friends, Jenny and Frankie, at a judgmental mommies' group. This sudden friendship fully blooms when the women find common ground in their careers, confusion, familial duties and identity crises. It grounds the show – the struggles women share in their daily lives as they juggle a million things simultaneously.

The Ranch

Year: 2016

IMDB: 7.4

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The Ranch is a Netflix original positioning Ashton Kutcher as its star with the expectation of turning it into a platform favorite. We're glad to report that Ashton Kutcher adds a lot of glam to the show, but the plot works well enough to keep us watching. Colt returns to his family's Ranch in Colorado, dejected after his semi-pro football career unexpectedly ends in failure. He is expected to help his father run the ranching business, but there's a lot to live up to. In between all this, sparks flicker between him and his high-school sweetheart, adding a new layer of complexity to his life.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Year: 2015

IMDB: 7.6

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt sees Kimmy Schmidt get a chance at a fresh new life after she was rescued from a cult she was trapped in for 15 years. Her fresh new life offers a lot more than she had ever known, and she's ready to take on it all. She decides to move to New York, discover what it means to truly live and finds a partner in Titus, a gay Broadway actor. The two find out that they're well suited for each other's needs, and that's all they need to take on whatever life hands them.

The Upshaws

Year: 2021

IMDB: 6.8

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The Upshaws showcase the life of Bennie Upshaw and his family, an honest working-class African American family living each day out in Indiana. And how do they find their way through the day? By falling and picking themselves up again and again and again. There's a sprinkle of social commentary around the complexities of a blended family, but this adds a genuine layer to the show. The genuine chemistry as the case trying to find answers to the questions posed by the script will make this show a staple to your streaming habits.

One Day at a Time

Year: 2017

IMDB: 8.1

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Inspired by the 1975 show of the same namesake, the central role in One Day at a Time is played by Penelope, surrounded by her Cuban American family. Penelope is a recently single Army veteran in charge of taking care of two children who seem much older than they are. But things are tough even in civilian life, as Penelope soon understands. But her wise mother and her building manager came to her aid, without whom life wouldn't seem worthwhile. It is a classic sitcom story, but it carries a fresh perspective.

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Pretty Smart

Year: 2021

IMDB: 5.8

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The age-old advice to become smarter is to read more books about more subjects. And that's what Chelsea did in Pretty Smart. But she soon finds out that there's a lot more to learn outside the pages of any book, and that comes with experiencing life in its present. This lesson hits her when she moves in with her sister and three roommates, who are nothing like here. The show is cute to watch, and Emily Osment carries the show about this girl in a new environment who begins to discover true happiness.

Kim's Convenience

Year: 2016

IMDB: 8.2

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A traditional immigrant story and their days spent achieving the American Dream – this may seem like a story that's already been stretched too much across television history. But Kim's Convenience has something that can keep us pressing the Play button – it feels fresh. Focused on the lives of the Korean Canadian family who run a convenience store, we find elements of comedy, romance, family drama and adult conversations blended well. Maybe that's what keeps us watching more – the simple family life filled with humor for the family to enjoy.

Country Comfort

Year: 2021

IMDB: 6.8

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Bailey is not having the time of her life – being thrown away from her band after years of spending her life on the road. A sudden breakdown of her truck on her way home lands her in an unexpected situation where she is offered the role of being a nanny for a handsome cowboy Beau's five children. With a plot that seems like it shot right out of the 60s, Country Comfort is the kind of show that displays the power of family when things seem to go completely sideways. We would want to see more seasons of this show in the future.

Servant of the People

Year: 2015

IMDB: 7.3

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A political satire that makes an entertaining case for why we must all have a democratic mindset, even if it may be the hardest thing to do. Volodymyr Zelenskyy plays the starring role in this series, as a history teacher who finds fam overnight when his rant about corruption goes viral online. This further propels him to turn into the president of Ukraine. But there's a deeper message that Servant of the People carries – we are responsible for more than ourselves. We are also responsible for the welfare of the state, whether it feels like it or not.

God's Favorite Idiot

Year: 2022

IMDB: 5.7

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Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone find a level of chemistry that makes God's Favorite Idiot one of those shows to watch this year. Everything seems to be working in favor of Clark Thompson – he has a decent job, gets time to spend with his music and a love affair is brewing with Amily Luck. But as his luck would have it, lightning strikes Clark and he suddenly ends up with the power of God. The show has heart and sprinkles in enough charm and wit to keep us watching.

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#blackAF

Year: 2020

IMDB: 6.6

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#blackAF is the latest Netflix comedy from Kenya Barris, with more of an autobiographical tone to the plot. Despite his fame and success, he cannot find peace of mind. But the only thing he is terribly proud of is his limited capacity to take care of his children. When this mixture of emotions finds a place to show itself in a documentary shot by Kenya's daughter Drea as part of her NYU application, it makes an appearance that might not be quite what anyone expected.

Still Game

Year: 2019

IMDB: 8.9

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Still Game is a dose of much-needed comedic drama featuring the residents of Craiglang. Now if you don't know who these are, you're in for a treat. The thing that the makers of this show seem to do really well – is finding new avenues to spice up the show. But amidst the comedy, there are moments that can touch you – where the old people remember their loved ones and the strained relationships that cannot be repaired. Watch this show from the first season, and you'll see how the show maintains its magic even after 8 seasons.

The Crew

Year: 2021

IMDB: 6.5

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Kevin James enters the TV industry once again in The Crew. When Kevin Gibson finds that his NASCAR crew has a new boss,  things begin to change from the familiar workplace where everyone worked like cogs in a machine. There's a lot that goes on here, but it is all entangled in an adult fashion, which makes this a good show to binge on. As the series continues, you can notice the cast chemistry getting smoother and running just like the NASCAR cars that fit together as a crew.

Smother-in-Law

Year: 2022

IMDB: 4.2

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Smother-in-Law is a show that would seem familiar to Eastern audiences but is put together with lots of jokes and hilarious situations. Isadir has to move in with her son after the pandemic hit the world, and she just can't seem to keep her nose out of their lives. As she tries to meddle in every aspect of their lives, we can see instances and ideas taken from the 1980s. While they may seem ridiculous in this era, it provides an entertaining watch for those who are willing to give this show a chance.

The Good Place

Year: 2020

IMDB: 8.2

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Eleanor Shellstrop did not expect to find herself in heaven after her death. But surprisingly she ends up in The Good Place which she soon discovers is due to no good fortune. Sent to this land by mistake, she hides from the architect of the land, Michael to prevent being expelled. This would mean blending in with her neighbors and being nice to them – which she never has been her entire life. But as she spends more time with people around her, she finds that being a good person to other people does come with its perks and moments of happiness.

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