Wouldn’t you just want something to make you laugh as you start to fall off from each other? The greatest source of laughter is Netflix after a long work week, but when you connect to the service, it can be hard to find exactly what you want. But here we are to assist.
Best Comedy Series You Should Watch On Netflix
1. Big Mouth
Big Mouth, the original animated Netflix comedy, is simultaneously unbelievably filthy and unbelievably sweet. The film is an unabashed look at life as a child, with a strong emphasis on the changes that take place at the start of puberty. The main characters are seventh graders who deal with everything from growth spurts to horniness, partially inspired by the backgrounds of the writers of the film, with the latter personified by the “Hormone Monster” that comes to lead them through their adjustment to teenage life. It is wildly colorful and imaginative, and deeply helpful because at some points in their lives it does not take any punches in exploring tabu topics that are important to all pre-teens.
There is an explanation why a loyal cult following for his six-season tenure was created by Dan Harmon’s community college ensemble show, despite being almost constantly on the verge of cancellation. The series centers on a lovable research group of misfits played by comedy stars as well as those just about to break out — including consummate smart guy Jeff Winger (Joel McHale), lovable ditz Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs), TV-obsessed Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi), nervous scientist Annie Edison (Alison Brie), hard-but-firm mum Shirley Bennett (Yvette Nicole Brown), high school jock Tro It’s a comedy that’s silly and delirious, but a warning to be a better person forever.
3. The Office
Although this Office owes its life to the original, it is a perfect example of the rare success of the American remake of the iconic British land. The United Kingdom. The version was the first cringe comedy starring Ricky Gervais as a clueless manager, David Brent, whose futile attempts to communicate with his underlings are a humiliating exercise in futility. Steve Carell plays his American counterpart, while his Michael Scott, who is similarly uncomfortable, appears to be more compassionate as time goes by. There are those who will never see the U.S. version as anything more than a pale copy of its British predecessor, although it is accurate that its over-extended life (it really should have ended when Carell left in season 7) brings the shine out of the program. Yet both should and should be taken on their own merits, and when enjoyed as such, have moments of similar, cringe-inducing genius.
4. Dead To Me
In Liz Feldman’s Dead to Me, Christina Applegate’s Jen is devastated by the recent loss of her husband, who was killed in a hit-and-run, cynically, finally undergoing community therapy. This is where she encounters Linda Cardellini’s Judy, who is also crying, and both of them form an immediate bond. But by the end of the first episode, it’s obvious that both of these ladies, whose chemistry is the kind of snarky friendship you’re looking for in your life, are hiding something. The 30-minute dark comedy shifts seamlessly through the boards, from light-hearted to deadly grim, with plot-turning surprises tossed into every episode for good measure. If you like hearing adults say, “Screw it, I do what I want,” so the two seasons of Dead to Me are certainly for you.
5. Russian Doll
If you like the darker side of your comedy with a sci-fi twist, check out the Russian Doll. This propulsive series by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland, is a genius tale of morality and death that finds a master blend of honesty, satire, and wild genres. In the first chapter, we meet Nadia (Lyonne); an acerbic, chain-smoking tech designer in rock star duds is caught in a time loop that film audiences can easily recognize; a Groundhog Day rinse-repeat style, where the heroine is compelled to learn a life lesson to break the loop. If you think the time-loop idea is over-familiar, the Russian Doll is miles ahead of you. It’s a performance that acknowledges what it owes to Groundhog Day and tips its hat all the way.
Lovesick thrives on gawkily funny and sometimes sexually charged scenarios, played within such a down-to-earth way that he doesn’t sound like the standard, canned-laughing humor. Instead of being too in-your-face with punchlines, the series depends on its well-defined leads for satire, and by adding new characters and worlds in every episode, Lovesick sounds more elaborate than the typical sitcom, making for an occasional surprise (see the episodes “Abigail” and “Phoebe”). By stretching the stories of the characters over a period of seven years, we get to know the individuals and situations that molded them into who they are today. We’re seeing different fashion patterns and transitions of their lives, emotional problems, and career triumphs, forming a bond with characters that takes them into their present circumstances.
7. Santa Clarita Diet
Netflix’s horror-comedy explores the regular pair Sheila (Drew Barrymore) and Joel (Timothy Olyphant), a real estate pair struggling to raise their daughter Abby (Liv Hewson) to the right. The neighborhood is fine, the troubles are at a low, and the middle-class life is everything the American Dream promised. Before Sheila hacks up a strange orb and begins to starve for human food, that is. Freckly neighbor Eric (Skyler Gisando) was also part of the plan. Together, they put the “dead” in “deadpan.” Sheila’s funded chipperness resembles Mad Ex-Girlfriend’s technique of encircling his grim, psychological, or physical plot turns with hyper-sunny aesthetics, saturating each shot with a catalog color even when the gore flies.
8. Space Force
Steve Carell’s long-awaited return to the small screen in this timely comedy of Greg Daniels – formerly associated with the U.S. Office, King of the Hill, Parks, and Recreation, and The Simpsons. Carell plays Mark Laird, the general in command of the newest division of the U.S. armed forces, ordered by Trump to carry U.S. superiority to the moon, stars, and beyond – however, as planned, things don’t go far enough for military precision.
Not only is the Space Force derided by more conservative military bodies, but it is operated by a group of misfits and eccentrics who make Naird’s working life a nightmare. And his personal life is not any different than that.
9. Bojack Horsman
A Netflix exclusive, this animated series features Will Arnett’s Arrested Development as the named Horseman, a, er, “horseman” who enjoyed popularity while living in the iconic sitcom of the 1990s but now lives in a haze of drunkenness and self-loathing as a washed-up former star. But don’t worry if we made it sound too grim-the show’s serious: silly ratio is well balanced.
Set in a warped interpretation of Hollywood, where people exist among anthropomorphic creatures, BoJack Horseman features a good cast (Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul plays BoJack’s best friend Todd) and good acting, and with five seasons open, it’s the ideal feed for a week-end binge-watch blowout.
10. Master of None
Comedian Aziz Ansari plays the jobbing actor Dev in this New York series about friendship, passion, and tacos. Actually, one assumes that Ansari is actually playing himself (his real-life parents are also playing Dev’s onscreen parents) and a huge part of the attraction is watching him work across a range of subjects in the series, which now numbers two full seasons.It’s very self-obsessed, and some audiences may find the whimsy hard to swallow, but it’s also amusing, sweet, and even thought-provoking. Ok, for a few hours of your life