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8 Best Sitcoms on Netflix that You Need to Watch

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There are millions of shows to watch right now and there is no denying that it can sometimes be a chore trying to choose what to watch, especially if you have just finished watching something that you think is really, really great. It can sometimes leave you with no direction and no knowledge on where to begin and how to begin your search. But do not fret since it is fairly easy to choose what to watch if you already have some idea of what the show could be about.

This is where sitcoms come in!

What is a sitcom?

Following a sitcom can be quite easy especially if you are not as invested in the characters’ lives, and you only have the freedom and time to watch one storyline at a time. Sitcoms are basically just that— it follows a continuing cast of characters in a stream of funny and comedic circumstances.

Most sitcoms are just under 60 minutes per episode so it also makes it easier for the viewer to appreciate a story in just a short amount of time.

So, if you are ready to take a look at what to watch next, this list of best sitcoms to watch on Netflix might help you.

Brooklyn Nine-nine

Brooklyn Nine-nine

Genre: Police procedural, Sitcom

Year: 2013 - 2021

Seasons: 8

Characters:

  • Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta

  • Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz

  • Terry Crews as Terry Jeffords

  • Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago

  • Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle

  • Chelsea Peretti as Gina Linetti

  • Andre Braugher as Raymond Holt

  • Dirk Blocker as Michael Hitchcock

  • Joel McKinnon Miller as Norm Scully

The series is set in one of the New York City Police Department’s precincts, the fictional 99th Precinct. The precinct is located in Brooklyn, thus the name Brooklyn Nine-nine. The story follows a team of diverse detectives, spearheaded by the somewhat serious yet highly intellectual Captain Holt, who becomes the new commanding officer of the station.

Watch as the story revolves around Jake Peralta, an NYPD detective who often causes mayhem and chaos because of conflicting views with Captain Holt. Follow him as he discovers his love for being a detective while also discovering love and friendship with his co-detectives in the station.

Friends

Friends

Genre: Sitcom, Friendship

Year: 1994 - 2004

Seasons: 10

Characters:

  • Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green

  • Courteney Cox as Monica Geller

  • Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay

  • Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani

  • Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing

  • David Schwimmer as Ross Geller

Friends follows the lives of six people namely, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler, and Joey, as they try to build their lives in the busy town of Manhattan, New York.

As the show begins, Rachel Green is seen as the runaway bride who flees her wedding since she basically was just unhappy with the whole arrangement. Rachel meets with her childhood friend, Monica Geller, a punctilious yet very caring chef. The rest of the cast joins them in their local West Village coffee shop, Central Perk, where most of their meet-ups happen. Rachel also meets Monica’s other friends: Phoebe Buffay, a slightly weird musician and masseuse, Ross Geller, a paleontologist and also Monica’s brother, Joey Tribbiani, a struggling actor and her neighbor in the apartment across the hall, and Chandler Bing, a data processor and Joey’s roommate.

The sitcom unravels the friends’ comedic and romantic adventures while they are trying to build a name and career for themselves.

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory

Genre: Sitcom, Science

Year: 2007 - 2019

Seasons: 12

Characters:

  • Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper

  • Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter

  • Kaley Cuoco as Penny

  • Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz

  • Kunal Nayyar as Raj Koothrappali

  • Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler

  • Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz

  • Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom

The geeky and nerdy show begins as it revolves around the lives of two scientists, Sheldon Cooper, a genius and a theoretical physicist, and Leonard Hofstadter, an experimental physicist. The two share an apartment together in Pasadena, California as they both work at the California Institute of Technology or more commonly known as Caltech. Their lives are completely normal, but are eventually turned upside down when their new neighbor, Penny, moves in across the hall.

Follow their everyday lives as they navigate life and relationships along with their friends Howard, Raj, and soon later with the addition of Bernadette and Amy.

That ‘70s Show

That ‘70s Show

Genre: Period sitcom, Teen sitcom

Year: 1998 - 2006

Seasons: 8

Characters:

Younger Cast

  • Topher Grace as Eric Forman

  • Mila Kunis as Jackie Burkhart

  • Ashton Kutcher as Michael Kelso

  • Danny Masterson as Steven Hyde

  • Laura Prepon as Donna Pinciotti

  • Josh Meyers as Randy Pearson

Older Cast

  • Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty Forman

  • Kurtwood Smith as Red Forman

  • Lisa Robin Kelly as Laurie Forman

  • Tanya Roberts as Midge Pinciotti

  • Don Stark as Bob Pinciotti

  • Tommy Chong as Leo

Set in the ‘70s, the American sitcom brings us along the lives of a group of teenage friends. All of them live in the fictional place of Point Place, Wisconsin. This sitcom shows us how it is like to be a teenager in the ‘70s when mood rings were a thing and every piece of clothing is made of polyester. The eclectic yet effective circle of friends is on the verge of adulthood as they try to discover their independence and what it really means to become an adult.

The Good Place

The Good Place

Genre: Comedy, Philosophical fiction, Fantasy, Dystopia

Year: 2016 - 2020

Seasons: 4

Characters:

  • Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop

  • William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye

  • D'Arcy Carden as Janet

  • Manny Jacinto as Jason Mendoza

  • Ted Danson as Michael

This sitcom is not entirely supernatural but it is kind of along those lines. The series revolves around an afterlife in which humans may either be sent to “the Good Place” or “the Bad Place” after they die. Humans are given a score based on how moral they lived their lives, and only those with the highest scores get to enter the Good Place. They all enjoy eternal happiness free of doom and have their every wish granted. They are also guided by an artificial intelligence named Janet. Those who do not get to enter the Good Place are sent to the Bad Place and live an afterlife of torture.

Schitt’s Creek

Schitt’s Creek

Genre: Sitcom, Satire, Comedy drama

Year: 2015 - 2020

Seasons: 6

Characters:

  • Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose

  • Catherine O'Hara as Moira Rose

  • Dan Levy as David Rose

  • Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose

  • Emily Hampshire as Stevie Budd

  • Jennifer Robertson as Jocelyn Schitt

  • Tim Rozon as Mutt Schitt

  • Chris Elliott as Roland Schitt

  • Dustin Milligan as Ted Mullens

  • Karen Robinson as Ronnie Lee

  • Sarah Levy as Twyla Sands

  • John Hemphill as Bob Currie

  • Noah Reid as Patrick Brewer

There lives the wealthy Rose family: Johnny, the video store owner, Moira, his wife and former actress, and the couple’s spoiled adult children David and Alexis. Well, they are once rich but get scammed and lose their fortune after being victimized by their business manager. They try to rebuild their lives and move to a small, remote town in Ontario named Schitt’s Creek. They stay in a run-down motel as they adjust their well-off attitudes to fit into the town’s and its residents' more conservative nature.

Follow the Rose family as they try to navigate an unknown place along with the town’s mayor, Roland Schitt, and his family; the motel’s manager, Stevie Budd; town council members Ronnie and bob; veterinarian Ted Mullens, and waitress Twyla Sands.

Kim’s Convenience

Kim’s Convenience

Genre: Sitcom, Asian

Year: 2016 - 2021

Seasons: 5

Characters: 

  • Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Mr. Sang-il Kim ('Appa')

  • Jean Yoon as Mrs. Yong-mi Kim ('Umma')

  • Andrea Bang as Janet Kim

  • Simu Liu as Jung Kim

  • Andrew Phung as Arnold 'Kimchee' Han

  • Nicole Power as Shannon Ross

Kim’s Convenience is a warm and funny sitcom that takes place in a convenience store of the same name. The store is located at Moss Park in Toronto and is run by “Appa” and “Umma” along with their daughter Janet and son Jung.

Follow the Kim family as they run their shop while raising their kids in a place that is not exactly what they know as “home”.

Fuller House

Fuller House

Genre: Sitcom

Year: 2016 - 2020

Seasons: 5

Characters:

  • Candace Cameron Bure as D.J. Tanner-Fuller

  • Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie Tanner

  • Andrea Barber as Kimmy Gibbler

  • Michael Campion as Jackson Fuller

  • Elias Harger as Max Fuller

  • Soni Nicole Bringas as Ramona Gibbler

  • Dashiell and Fox Messitt as Tommy Fuller, Jr.

  • Juan Pablo Di Pace as Fernando Hernandez-Guerrero-Fernandez-Guerrero

  • Scott Weinger as Steve Hale

  • John Brotherton as Matt Harmon

  • Ashley Liao as Lola Wong

  • Adam Hagenbuch as Jimmy Gibbler

The fuller house is the sequel to the 1987-1995 show “The Full House”. This sequel revolves around DJ Tanner-Fuller, a veterinarian and a widowed mother of her three sons. After her husband dies in the line of duty as a firefighter, she and her sons move back together at the Tanner’s ancestral home in San Francisco, California. She lives with her sister, Stephanie, and best friend, Kimmy.

Now, with everything that is in this list, you certainly will not have any difficulty choosing the next sitcom to watch. Remember, it is okay to start with an episode to try and gauge whether you like the sitcom or not. If it happens to not be something that you like, you can always go ahead and skip to watching another one. You may also try to look at the cast members and see if some of your favorite artists appear in the sitcom; it is always nice to see a familiar face. Nevertheless, it will always be up to you to choose. To each their own, as they say. Happy watching!

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