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11 sitcoms and dramedies you can’t stop binge-watching

We might not be lucky enough to be surrounded by funny people at all times, but online platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu hand over an opportunity to laugh out loud on our own time. With a wide range of comedy series available on these amazing services, one may feel confused about which TV shows would make us chuckle and which would waste our time with lame attempts at making us giggle. Therefore, I present a list of the 11 funniest comedies you can binge-watch online — anytime and anywhere.

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1. Friends

No list of the best comedy series can begin or end without mentioning this phenomenal show. The story of six friends who spend most of their time in a coffee shop and talk about every aspect of their lives presents a lighter way to look at even the most complicated life issues. I cannot imagine anyone who hasn’t watched this fascinating series — I dare you to sit through any episode without laughing. It’s very rare to find emotions of love, true friendship and bromance in a comic series, but the writers of Friends have written scenes and dialogue to incite not only laughter but millions of other emotions.

Where to watch: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime

2. Parks and Recreation

The show is set in the fictional Pawnee, Indiana, where the town bureaucrat, Leslie (played by Amy Poehler), is trying to improve the condition of the parks for the welfare of society. Her dedication and her team’s funny reactions to her various missions are an absolute treat. It’s not ha-ha funny, but I find it adorable. The comic incidents, characters and well-timed humor are all excellent.

Where to watch: Netflix

3. How I Met Your Mother

Throughout the series, Ted Mosby, one of five main characters, is narrating a story to his children about how he met their mother, and he doesn’t hold back on any details. The show revolves around him, his womanizer friend (Barney Stinson), his college friend (Marshall), Marshall’s college sweetheart (Lily) and Robin (a friend and love interest). HIMYM is, undoubtedly, a funny series based on relationships and the beautiful journey of finding a soul mate.

Where to watch: Netflix

4. Everybody Loves Raymond

An awkward and funny guy, Raymond, is married to a beautiful lady, Debra. He lives next door to his family. The story is centered around his after-marriage family, his parents and his brother, as Raymond deals with the daily conflicts in a very humorous manner — just his innocence and perfect dialogue are enough to make you laugh, with relatable problems and an always funny plot. You can’t resist loving Raymond.

Where to watch: Netflix

5. The IT Crowd

When Jen joins a company as a head of its IT department, all hell breaks loose. As Jen knows squat about IT, her team is having a hard time digesting her leadership skills. The plot is unquestionably very entertaining, and as a software engineer myself, I find this TV series very relatable.

Where to watch: Netflix

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6. iZombie

Well, this is a new concept. Zombies and humans are coexisting on Earth, and one zombie helps people solve murder mysteries. You might not laugh your head off, but you won’t stop smiling.

Where to watch: Netflix

7. Melissa & Joey

Melissa is taking care of her sister’s kids while her sister is in prison, and Joey is the babysitter. Fun-loving Joey and fascinating Melissa both feel the sexual tension between them, but they choose not to act upon it. Melissa is clumsy, ignorant and funny while trying to be a cool aunt to the kids, while Joey is their knight in shining armor. The crazy plot and funny dialogue make it an excellent choice for binge-watching.

Where to watch: Netflix

8. Modern Family

As the name suggests, this is a comic series about a modern family. And it has everything: a gay couple, a rich old man married to a young woman and an overambitious daughter married to a not so ambitious man. As if that wasn’t enough, they have an amazing variety of kids. From the first time I watched this series, I have been hooked on its raw comedy.

Where to watch: Hulu

9. Key & Peele

These stand-up comedians know how to make you die from laughter. They are masters of disguise — playing everything from ladies to old men, they rock the images of many people as they imitate celebrities, sportsmen and musicians.

Where to watch: Hulu

10. The Big Bang Theory

A lot has been said about the way nerds act, and now it’s time to watch them in action. But if you’re not a nerd and think you might not understand this series, the writers have solved your dilemma by introducing Penny, the ordinary fun-loving neighbor of main characters Sheldon and Leonard, who are best friends with Raj and Howard. They are all class-A nerds, and their social awkwardness keeps viewers very entertained.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

11. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Rebecca is a successful career-driven girl — until she falls in love. For this guy, she gives up her entire life and moves to his city to be closer to him. He has a new girlfriend now, but this does not stop Rebecca from chasing after him and conspiring many ways to grab his attention. This is a musical comedy, so every now and then, you can find the characters busting their moves. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a captivating and funny TV series, and I cannot stop myself from binge-watching.

Where to watch: Hulu

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