Who needs real friends when there are F.R.I.E.N.D.S available to watch at any time, F.R.I.E.N.D.S who are likely much funnier than your actual friends (and also comes with their very own laugh track)? What could be more conducive than binge-watching the entire season at one setting?
We’ve compiled the best TV comedies so you can plan your next big binge accordingly.
1. The Office
For those who haven’t seen The Office, you don’t quite know what you’re missing out. It stood out as an incredibly original sitcom. No laugh track, no audience clapping at each punchline. Every gesture, facial expression, and comment was vital to the story. You will not stop laughing because this show is gold. Between Jim, Dwight, Kevin, Michael, Stanley and all the others the laughs never stop.
2. Modern Family
This show is genius. It’s always producing hilarious episodes! Everything on the show just works, from the characters to the humour and it’s a delight to watch. The entire cast just keeps churning out funny lines over and over again. The kids are also very good on the show, which is great to see as a lot of kids tend to be a bit “bratty”. Alex and Haley’s constant bickering is always comedy gold, Luke’s stupid but loveable personality is awesome to watch; mix that with Manny’s overconfidence and Lilly’s wise cracking mouth and you’ve got one hell of a stellar line up. Also you have Jay, Claire and Mitchell, who are always delightful to see on screen. To sum up, the characters carry the show.
New Girl is a perfect combination of hysterical humor and feel-good lessons on life and friendship. It shows you what real friendship is like and to be honest this is Friends of a new generation. Yes, there are other shows that you can also say this about, but when you compare the plots, they’re pretty similar. If you like F.R.I.E.N.D.S, then you should definitely give New Girl a shot.
4. Parks And Recreation
Parks and Recreation is the rarest of breeds: the nearly conflict-free sitcom. Sure there are minor conflicts that drive the action of Parks and Rec: city council meetings that get out of hand, tense elections (that now kind of creepily mirror the 2016 Presidential elections). But for the most part Parks and Rec is a comedy about capable ambitious people who all respect one another.
5. The Good Place
A woman named Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) dies in a tragic grocery store parking lot accident and ends up in “The Good Place” a.k.a. heaven. After she meets some of her neighbors and the neighborhood’s architect Michael (Ted Danson) she realizes something troubling: they’ve got the wrong Eleanor Shellstrop. She isn’t meant to be in the Good Place. Beyond the intriguing premise, The Good Place is legitimately great. It’s funny, smart and compelling – something to be expected from Parks and Recreation creator Michael Schur.
Now there you have it, laugh your head off with these amazing comedy TV shows!