My friends and I love a good bingeable comedy series. So, when I asked them about series’ that they’d recommend to my beautiful fans, they all gave me at least one comedy show, or a hybrid-genre [GCSE Media student here oops] which also includes another element that takes their fancy. I am now here to give you an extensive list, given to you by Tatiana & Co.
I’ll be honest with you, I haven’t watched all these programmes yet, but I’ve researched them, and my friends have impeccably good taste, so my trust does fall quite heavily with them. Now, on with the list!
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: A modern hit my friends and I adore; you can look inside the fictional 99th Brooklyn Precinct New York Police Department and see what hilarious chaos ensues. This precinct is overlooked by the marvellously monosyllabic Captain Raymond Holt, who must almost babysit the genius detectives which make up this NYPD Squad. Not only does this show give you an instant pick-me-up and leave you laughing so much, it also goes against many stereotypes and shows how even if the odds are stacked against you, you can overcome them and achieve great things. An overall storyline which is filled with character growth and development, I can promise you won’t be disappointed!
The Simpsons: I’m sure I don’t need to explain this show to you. It’s a global phenomenon and sometimes I watch it with my little brother. I must admit though, instead of watching Keeping Up with The Kardashian’s, why not watch this instead? It passes the time and is just as chaotic! This show also has Blondie’s seal of approval.
Rick and Morty: This chaotic cult classic is one I will be quoting for decades to come! A seemingly average American dysfunctional family, with satirical stereotypes of an unemployed Dad, an insane teenage sister, borderline alcoholic mom, and an anxious teenage boy, this show surely makes for a perfect family friendly show… right? Well… not exactly. This animated hit follows the adventures of Morty, a paranoid teenager and slightly crazed drunk scientist Rick, who is practically the smartest man in the universe who also happens to be Morty’s grandfather. Following? Yeah, me neither. However, this show is funny, and I love watching it when I need to relax and (literally) explore the different universes the show has to offer. Sci-fi like you’ve never seen it before.
Big Bang Theory: Yet another classic which seems like Friends but is so much nerdier and dorkier… it’s very accurate to me and my friends! Filmed in front of a live studio audience, this American Sitcom follows the life of physicists, a waitress, an aerospace engineer, an astrophysicist, neuroscientist, a microbiologist, and a comic-bookstore owner. Winner of seven Emmy Awards, you can’t live your life without watching at least one episode of this iconic show.
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: If you have gone through your life without having the pleasure of listening to the opening credits, allow Will Smith to do the honours…
A funny show with heart-warming messages, this show is perfect no matter your age.
Big Mouth: Yet another chaotic animated cult classic, big mouth follows the life of a handful of American seventh graders who are exploring being a teenager. Yet another crude comedy, it’s a perfect pick-me-up.
Everybody Hates Chris: I love this show! Following the misadventures of Chris Rock as a teen. This show is the perfect mix of chaotic, crazy, funny and super sweet and heartwarming. Strongly recommend it to anyone and everyone! My Mum recommended it to me so I am passing on her wisdom!
After Life: From the mind of Ricky Gervais, this incredibly heartwarming show was formed. Following the life of a mam mourning the loss of his wife by acting horribly to everyone. A brutally honest insight into the mourning process and how we deal with pain and loss. A true British comedy with all our chaotic words and people.
Moone Boy: The best way of describing this show is as following: Imagine what Everybody Hates Chris would be like if they were Irish… and they had Chris O’Dowd as an imaginary friend. Yet another firm favourite in the Tati household as my Mum and I love it! Perfect for fans of The IT Crowd and The Young Offenders or, if you’re a fan of this then watch those two! Boom, three for the price of one – a Tati triple!(buh-dum-tssss)
The U.S Office: Finally, I had to end on my favourite! Another one I quote on the daily, based off of the UK version with the same name. A mockumentary following peoples lives at a paper company. If you liked the British version and feel like you’re betraying Ricky Gervais, don’t worry! He was executive producer for this iconic show! I’m going to leave you with this fact which brings this post round a full circle: one of the producers – Michael Schur – also produced Brooklyn Nine-Nine!