Friends isn’t there for you anymore. Not on Netflix anyway. So what is there to watch on the streaming service that might satiate your hunger for kooky characters, big laughs, and wacky antics? Here’s the best sitcoms currently streaming on Netflix.
Want something savagely smart and guffaw-level funny? Check out this Netflix original series which offers a silly and scathing look at Hollywood. Will Arnett lends his voice to the titular show pony, who was a big TV star in the ’80s and now is a has-been dealing with addiction, self-loathing, and his desperate need for validation. Sure, it doesn’t sound like a laugh-fest, but this sharp series threads jokes in dialogue, parody, and subtle visual gags that make it addictive and highly rewatchable. Seasons 1-6 are now streaming.
If you love Brooklyn Nine-Nine, you’ll want to catch up on this zany Britcom named for Andy Samberg’s title character. Cuckoo is New Age bro who crashes into the lives of a middle-class English family when he hooks the heart of their eldest daughter. The series centers on gobsmacked dad Ken (Greg Davies), but plenty of wild threads unfurl with the supporting characters, even after the show’s namesake departs. Frankly, it gets even better from there! Helen Baxendale, Esther Smith, Taylor Lautner, and Andie MacDowell co-star. Seasons 1-5 are now streaming.
Craving something irreverent and fun? Set in Northern Ireland during the troubles of the 1990s, this coming-of-age comedy series follows five friends as they traverse the outlandish indignities of being a teen. Experimenting with sex, fashion, parties, and aerobics, these Derry girls are a laugh riot. Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and Dylan Llewellyn star. Seasons 1-2 are now streaming.
The Good Place
We don’t want to overhype it, but this is one of the greatest television shows to exist in all of Jeremy Bearimy. Kristen Bell stars as Eleanor Shellstrop, a woman who’s pleased to learn she’s gotten into what is essentially heaven, a place of beauty, shrimp buffets, and charming architecture. There’s just one catch, as a self-proclaimed “Arizona trash bag,” she knows she doesn’t belong in The Good Place. What unfolds is a hilarious, heart-warming, and thought-provoking adventure full of thrilling and outrageous twists and turns. William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto, and Ted Danson co-star. Seasons 1-3 are now streaming.
Want something brilliant, dumb, and scorching in its second-hand embarrassment? Check out this coming-of-age Britcom about about a quartet of trouble-making teen boys who are just as clueless about girls, sex, and how to be cool as they are about everything else. Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, and Joe Thomas star. All 3 seasons are now streaming.
Need a way to laugh off the irritations of the office politics and workday humiliations? Visit the American version of Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant’s hit Britcom. This workplace comedy follows the misadventures of the staff of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, who are led by their mercurial, juvenile, and hilarious boss Michael Scott (Steve Carell). Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, and Jenna Fisher co-star. All 9 seasons are now streaming.
One Day At A Time
If you’re searching for feel-good family fun, look no further than this spirited reboot of the 1970s sitcom. Justina Machado stars as a single-mom raising her two teen kids with the help of her quirky super Schneider (Todd Grinnell), and her firecracker mother (living legend Rita Moreno). Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, and Stephen Tobolowsky co-star. Seasons 1-3 are now streaming.
Parks and Recreation
Need a pick-me-up? Check out the deeply humane and ever-hopeful workplace sitcom about a bunch of misfits working in the local government of Pawnee, Indiana. Amy Poehler stars as the ambitious, enthusiastic, and loving Leslie Knope, who hasn’t met a challenge she can’t handle with the help of her friends and a stack of waffles. Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, and Adam Scott co-star. All 7 seasons are now streaming.
Created by father and son Eugene Levy and Dan Levy, this fish-out-of-water sitcom is delightfully daffy with an edge of Eat The Rich wit. This hysterical sitcom centers on the Rose clan, a foursome of snobby socialites who’ve been stripped of their wealth and left to scrape by in the titular town, which is full of colorful locals. Levy and Levy co-star alongside Emily Hampshire, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, and the almighty Catherine O’Hara. Seasons 1-5 are now streaming. Season 6 hits Netflix on January 7.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Childish wonder, resilience, and a radiant weirdness are the source of a the panoply of jokes in this Tina Fey-created series. Ellie Kemper stars as the eponymous heroine, who escapes the clutches of a tyrannical cult leader to make her mark on New York City, where sassy robots, frantic trophy wives, ornery landlords, and a Lemonade-loving aspiring actor reign. Jane Krakowski, Carol Kane, and Tituss Burgess co-star. All 4 seasons are now streaming.
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