Whether you are in a mood to binge-watch a rom-com TV show or an animated quality content, streaming services like Netflix and Hulu have a range of shows to offer. You can look for many sitcoms that were created in the early 90s, or some excellent shows recently released as original work by Amazon Prime and Netflix. We have shortlisted some of the best sitcoms you can enjoy in 2021.
Best Sitcoms To Binge Watch
Does Friends even require an introduction? If you have not already watched this show, you are missing out on some really wholesome, progressive, funny yet sentimental content! The show revolves around a group of 6 friends — 3 girls and 3 boys.
It stars Jennifer Anniston as Rachel, who is known for her alluring wardrobe and trendy hairstyles. Courtney Cox plays the role of a compulsive individual in the group, and a sister to Ross, played by David Schwimmer. Lisa Kudrow pulls off Phoebe’s character extremely well, as she is the most strange one of the lot. Last but not the least, Matt LeBlanc plays Joey, a struggling actor who is also a childish adult in the group. The show is available for streaming on Netflix. Get your hands on a cheap internet service today and binge-watch this evergreen sitcom.
2. How I Met Your Mother
Often referred to as HIMYM, the show’s fanbase is in constant rivalry with Friend’s fans over which show is funnier. HIMYM is an American TV sitcom starring Neil Patrick and Cobie Smulders as the main lead, and many other actors such as Alyson Hannigan.
The show is about Barney and Robin’s rocky relationship, and struggles in people’s love lives depicted in the best humorous way possible. The show proves to be very relatable to most viewers. It is set in the glamorous yet hard life of New York City. Plus, the rom-com has won several awards.
3. The Office
If you keep up with social media trends these days, you must have come across the many meme templates taken out of The Office TV show. This showcases how, even if out of context, the phenomenal acting and cast of the show is and made this sitcom one of the bests in TV history.
With several nominations and wins in Emmy, People Choice Awards, and many others, the show takes us through a comic journey of office workers living an average corporate life. The show aired on NBC originally but is now available on Amazon Prime Video for streaming too. It is set in Pennsylvania, and is shot in such a way that it seems like a real-life documentary and not a set-up sitcom. It also does not have any annoying laughing soundtracks in the background, unlike shows like Friends and HIMYM.
Best Animated Sitcoms
Looking for some animated comedy to binge-watch? Here is a list of some of the best-animated sitcoms you can find on various streaming platforms:
- Family Guy
Since the Flintstones, Family Guy is one of the most popular, most frequently nominated, and award-winning animated TV show. The show is an original work by Fox, featuring single-dimensional animated characters that use dark humor and sarcasm to show American culture in a regular, working-class household. The show has several interesting characters, including the pet dog that has uncanny human-like qualities and is fully capable of adding a lot of witty and sarcastic contributions to the show. It is available for streaming on Hulu in the US.
- The Simpsons
It’s time to watch the show that is best known for its animated yet accurate predictions of events in the US several years before the real-life occurrence. Simpsons has a very similar tone to it, with its depiction of American family life, and the problematic yet humorously portrayed scenarios they find themselves in. It has very unique but catchy characters as a cherry on top. Set in the town of Springfield, the show revolves around how the father, Bart Simpson struggles with his dysfunctional family and their tantrums. The show is set to have new seasons in the year 2021.
Best Recent Sitcoms
- Parks and Recreation
Unlike Friends and The Simpsons, Parks and Recreation started in 2009 and continued till 2020. It is an American sitcom situated in a fictional town of Indiana. The show involves a lot of political satire and humor. It stars Amy Poehler as a witty bureaucrat in the park department. It is an Emmy-award winning show, and the credits for that go to its sentimental nature, with a touch of reality and a lot of comedy. It is the perfect show to watch with friends and family. The show is available on Amazon Prime Video for streaming.
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
In the mood for some drama? This comedy-drama sitcom is the perfect show to binge on, as it only has 3 seasons with episodes of 40 to 45 minutes each. It is a female-centric show that humorously shows a woman struggling in a male-dominated and complex 1950s world. Miriam Maisel is played by Rachel Brosnahan, who discovers that she has more than being the perfect wife and the perfect mother – a knack for standup comedy. Set in the 1950s, she is definitely up for some very huge hurdles and interesting challenges. The show can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video, with its latest season that released in late 2020. It has won several awards including Golden Globe, Emmy, Critic’s Choice Awards, and nomination in People’s Choice Awards.
Never Tire with Sitcoms
Many original shows are being made and stuck in the pipeline by Netflix and Prime Video. Original shows by these streaming services are all the rage these days since they bring forth some excellently creative and modern ideas.
If you have exhausted all your resources and completed your watchlist, it’s time to make some room for a few classic sitcoms and some animated ones too. Sitcoms are a great way to relax after a tiring day. Their comedic nature develops a lot of attachment with the characters, allowing you to have the best experience even with short 25 to 30 minute episodes.