Situation Comedy: The 20 Best Sitcoms of Recent Years

Comedy series are rightfully considered screen therapy – this is an effective and comfortable way to relieve stress without making any effort. Our selection of the best sitcoms of recent years includes only proven shows that, thanks to colorful characters and hilarious jokes, have earned the love of millions of viewers around the world. Some of these series have already gained billions of views on different platforms.

Childhood Sheldon (2017 – 2021)

The prequel to the famous series “The Big Bang Theory” is dedicated to the early years of the life of Dr. Sheldon Cooper. The young genius lives in a Texas town with a religious mother, a phlegmatic father, a cheeky older brother, and a sharp-tongued sister. A beloved granny often drops in on the light of the family. The little child prodigy is keenly interested in science and enters the university much earlier than expected.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Young Sheldon

Actors:
Ian Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Shitts Creek (2015 – 2020)

The popular modern sitcom once again reminds that the rich also cry, especially when they lose huge capital. The business of the owner of the network of video salons failed. A once prosperous family is forced to abandon their usual luxury and move to a rural community, bought several years ago solely for the sake of entertainment. The series about the life of the ruined townspeople in the countryside became the record holder for awards among sitcoms, winning 9 Emmy awards in 2020.

Original title:
Schitt’s Creek

Actors:
Eugene Levy, Katherine O’Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy…

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.5

Age restrictions:
18+


Fizruk (2014 – 2017)

In a Russian comedy series, a gangster gets a job as a physical education teacher at a school in order to earn the trust of the boss again through the daughter of a semi-criminal authority and return to a profitable job. Although the hero does not associate his future with pedagogy, the brutal physical education teacher managed to teach schoolchildren a lot . But the “real kid” from the 90s learned even more from his children and colleagues.

Actors:
Dmitry Nagiev, Alexander Gordon, Polina Grenz …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
16+


Brooklyn 9-9 (2013 – 2022)

The list of the best foreign sitcoms continues with a sparkling American comedy about the everyday life of a police station. A very extravagant team of detectives has crept into the cloister of law and order. Among the detectives there are pranksters, nerds, nihilists … Even an impenetrable commander finds it difficult to cope with such a problematic team, but not a single criminal will leave a careless, but effective team.

Original title:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Actors:
Andy Samberg, Andre Broger, Terry Crews …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.2, IMDb – 8.4

Age restrictions:
16+


Don’t trust bitches from apartment 23 (2012 – 2013)

In the hilarious series, an honest, responsible provincial girl and a broken party girl turn out to be neighbors in a rented apartment in New York. It will be very difficult for two completely different girls to get along under the same roof. The heroines find themselves in various comic situations and gradually change under the influence of each other: the first becomes less ingenuous, and the second becomes less cynical.

Original title:
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23

Actors:
Krysten Ritter, Dream Walker, Michael Blakelock…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.3

Age Limits :
16+


New Girl (2011 – 2018)

The classic representative of the comedy series genre is a witty sitcom about the story of a romantic woman who has gone through a difficult breakup. To start life from scratch, the heroine moves to a new apartment, but the lady’s neighbors turn out to be three thirty-year-old losers. At first, the guys are embarrassed by the appearance of a woman, but then the point of view changes: the new neighbor made the bachelor’s lair cozier, and her pretty girlfriends began to look at the light.

Original title:
New Girl

Actors:
Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Two Broke Girls (2011 – 2017)

A sharp-tongued, rustic girl and a sophisticated, ruined millionaire work together as waitresses in a cheap eatery. The heroines of the sitcom dream of saving the necessary amount of money and opening their own institution, because one bakes amazing cupcakes, and the other knows a lot about organizing a business. On the way to the cherished dream of girlfriends, funny adventures, endless troubles and amorous intrigues with different men await.

Original title:
2 Broke Girls

Actors:
Beth Behrs, Kat Dennings, Matthew My …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 6.6

Age Limits :
16+


Community (2009 – 2015)

In the top sitcoms worth watching, a series about student life occupies a worthy place. Seven people of different personalities and ages enter the community college, from a young nerdy straight-A student to a battered old man. Freshmen create a community and together they experience all sorts of problems, and there will be more than enough troubles. Almost all episodes of the sitcom are named after some academic discipline.

Original title:
Community

Actors:
Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.5

Age Limits :
16+


American Family (2009 – 2020)

Three families connected by kinship ties settle in the neighborhood. A married couple brings up three diverse teenagers. An older man tries to fit in with his new wife, a hot young Colombian and her teenage son. A gay couple is planning to adopt a baby girl from Vietnam. Each of the families will have to go through many funny and paradoxical situations.

Original title:
Modern Family

Actors:
Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.4

Age restrictions:
16+


It can get worse (2009 – 2018)

An excellent situational comedy with a high rating plunges into the atmosphere of the hilarious everyday life of a simple American family from a small town. The father prefers to relax on the couch after work, and the mother, who has plowed a shift in the store, also has to raise three restless children. Despite constant setbacks, the woman does not give up and expects to improve the situation of the family.

Original title:
The Middle

Actors:
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.6

Age Limits :
16+


The Big Bang Theory (2007 – 2019)

Two physicist friends rent an apartment together and try to understand the structure of the universe. Sometimes two more of the same geeks drop in on friends – an engineer and an astrophysicist. The life of the Fab Four is filled with comics , board games, fantastic blockbusters, computer games , but everything changes dramatically when a charming blonde settles in the neighborhood . Many popular actors and physicists played cameo roles in some episodes.

Original title:
The Big Bang Theory

Actors:
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayer …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.6, IMDb – 8.1

Age limit:
16+


How I Met Your Mother (2005 – 2014)

The list of the best sitcoms of all time is impossible to imagine without the cult series about the search for love. In the distant future, a successful architect tells his children about how in his youth he was looking for relationships and hanging out in a friendly company, and then he unexpectedly met the main love of his life. Repeatedly quoted by the TV show character, The Bro Code was released as a standalone book.

Original title:
How I Met Your Mother

Actors:
Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.6, IMDb – 8.3

Age restrictions:
16+


It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005 – 2019)

Four men open an Irish bar in a troubled area of ​​Philadelphia. However, the characters themselves have a rather cool disposition. Almost no episode is complete without conflicts, swearing, lies, quarrels and skirmishes. Such tensions between business partners lead to many incredibly funny situations. The first seasons of the series stood out from the competition with a record low budget.

Original title:
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Actors:
Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, Caitlin Olson, Danny DeVito …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.8

Age Limits :
18+


Everybody Hates Chris (2005 – 2009)

One of the funniest sitcoms is based on the biography of the popular comedian Chris Rock, although the fiction contains more than the truth. While his father diligently earns money, and his mother takes care of the household, young Chris is responsible for raising his younger brother and sister. And the guy also needs to study properly, because the parents placed their son in a privileged school. But with such a load, it is easy to miss and become the subject of ridicule of classmates.

Original title:
Everybody Hates Chris

Actors:
Tyler James Williams, Chris Rock, Terry Crews…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 7.4


Office (2005 – 2013)

A very extraordinary team works in a small office that sells paper products. Each of the employees has enough skeletons in the closet and cockroaches in the head. Colleagues constantly quarrel, make peace, make fun, and the unbearable boss with his extravagant antics does not let the team get bored. The first season was filmed in a real office, but then the producers preferred the scenery.

Original title:
The Office

Actors:
Steve Carell, Rain Wilson, John Krasinski …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.4, IMDb – 8.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Two and a Half Men (2003 – 2015)

An inveterate bachelor sheltered a divorced brother with a young son in his mansion. Men know a lot about earning and burning money, but they have a rather vague idea about raising a child. It is not surprising that the boy, under the influence of an unlucky dad and cheeky uncle, will perfectly learn how to flirt with girls and skillfully bluff when playing poker .

Original title:
Two and a Half Men

Actors:
Charlie Sheen, John Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Ashton Kutcher…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.0

Age Limits :
16+


Developmental delay (2003 – 2019)

In the famous sitcom, the influential father of a wealthy family ended up behind bars due to non-payment of taxes . The finances and property were seized. Numerous relatives complain about difficult times and learn to save money. Only one of the sons of the arrested businessman is not going to put up with the current state of affairs and plans to revive the family business.

Original title:
Arrested Development

Actors:
Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 8.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Clinic (2001 – 2010)

Graduates of a medical university undergo an internship at a hospital under the guidance of an eccentric mentor to become real professionals. Expanding their knowledge of medical science, young professionals will make diagnoses, make mistakes, play pranks on each other and start office romances. Filming took place in a real, but no longer working hospital.

Original title:
Scrubs

Actors:
Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalk …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.7, IMDb – 8.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Black Bookstore (2000 – 2004)

A cult British sitcom starring a popular comedian about a London bookstore owned by a misanthropic Irishman with a penchant for alcoholism . Rude Mr. Black, who does not know how to communicate with clients, is set off by a helpful and executive assistant. It is difficult for two such different natures to get along in one cramped shop, but the heroes cannot live without each other.

Original title:
Black Books

Actors:
Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greg, Simon Pegg …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.2, IMDb – 8.5


Friends (1994 – 2004)

One of the most popular comedy series with 10 seasons. Six New Yorkers who live next door make careers, build relationships, share secrets, have fun and get into comical situations. Years pass, the circumstances of life change, but the desire to get together, chat sincerely and have fun does not go anywhere. The sitcom turned the lead actors into celebrities, earning a million dollars an episode by the end of filming. And the guest star – Bruce Willis – starred in the series for free, losing a bet to Matthew Perry.

Original title:
Friends

Actors:
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 9.3, IMDb – 8.8

Age restrictions:
16+


Rating
( No ratings yet )
Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

Leave a Reply

My Release Date - schedule of all popular series
Support Ukraine