The best comedy series of 2018

2018 has been a year full of up-and-coming new comedy series, and many of them are sure to have a lot of fans soon, like The Big Bang Theory, Shameless and other hits in their time.

We suggest you familiarize yourself with the list of the best foreign comedy series of 2018.

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

Barry

Barry was once a Marine in the Midwest, but fate took a sharp turn, and now he is a not-so-lucky hitman. Another case brings him to Los Angeles. Tracking down a potential victim, he gets into acting classes, and unexpectedly plunges into a creative atmosphere. Barry understands that acting is his true calling, but the boss does not share these aspirations.

It is noteworthy that in 2018, Bill Hader, who played the main role in the series, received the prestigious Emmy Award for her.

Original title:
Barry

Cast:
Bill Hader, Steven Root, Sarah Goldberg

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 8.3

Age limit:
18+

Kominsky Method

Among the hottest comedy releases of 2018 is a series with a truly impressive cast that includes Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin and Danny DeVito. According to the story, Sandy Kominsky was once a famous actor, but the finest hour is behind him, and now he teaches acting in Hollywood studios.

His personal life is unstable, his adult daughter does not have a sense of tact, and his health is increasingly failing, but the hero does not despair, because he has his best friend Norman, with whom he can always talk frankly about everything in the world.

Original title:
The Kominsky Method

Cast:
Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin, Sarah Baker

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 8.2

Age limit:
12+

Deadly attraction

Ordinary American school. Three high school girls, each named Heather, are famous among their peers as eccentric and very aggressive persons. Girls have good reason to dislike the world. One of the Heathers is a black lesbian, another is transgender, and the third is overweight.

At the same time, the company has a common friend Veronica, who performs various assignments for her girlfriends so that they do not poison her like the others. One day, the girl decides that she does not want to run errands for impudent classmates. In addition, Veronica meets a guy who knows how to radically solve the problem.

Original title:
Heathers

Starring :
Grace Victoria Cox, Melanie Field, James Scully

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 5.6

Age limit:
16+

Here and now

The plot of this new comedy series in 2018 tells about an international family that causes genuine admiration from others. Audrey and Greg Bishop are raising four children, three of whom they have adopted.

The couple does not distinguish between offspring, and from the outside it may seem that they are an ideal family. However, even relatives and close friends do not suspect how difficult it is for the Bishops to cope with parental responsibilities.

Original title:
Here and Now

Cast:
Tim Robbins, Holly Hunter, Daniel Zovatto

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.8

Age limit:
18+

Complete rubbish!

Events unfold in the mid-90s. A story about a trinity of teenagers and their parents living in the small and quiet town of Boring. Behind the outward calm of the province, real passions are hidden.

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School students are divided into three camps, each of which is focused on a particular art form. Schoolchildren constantly compete, wanting to demonstrate their own superiority to each other. At the same time, they fall in love, are disappointed and try to adapt to “adult” life.

Original Title :
Everything Sucks!

Cast:
Jahi Diallo Winston, Peyton Kennedy, Patrick Darro

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
16+

In free flight

In August 2018, a rather extraordinary foreign series was presented, which should definitely be mentioned in the list of new best comedies. The authors offer the viewer to immerse themselves in watching the series, the connection between which they may not immediately notice.

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The project touched upon a number of aspects that concern modern humanity. Many critics and viewers have already appreciated the unique combination of documentaries, humorous animation, surrealism and other genres that alternately occur in the plots of the show.

Original title:
Random Acts of Flyness

Cast:
Terence Nance, Anthony Chisholm, Dominic Fishback

Country:
USA

Rating:
IMDb – 6.3

Age limit:
18+

biology course

Jack Griffin comes from the provinces, hoping to gain a foothold in Harvard. After an unsuccessful attempt to move to a new position, the professor was forced to leave a prestigious educational institution and return to his hometown.

Having settled down to work as an ordinary biology teacher, Jack becomes a local star. The school’s management is delighted to have a pro from Harvard itself in the ranks of its teachers. Meanwhile, Griffin is very negligent about the new job, believing that he is not here for long.

Original title:
AP Bio

Cast:
Glenn Howerton, Aparna Briel, Nick Payne

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 7.2

Age limit:
16+

Dietland

Another representative of the best comedy series of 2018 is based on a fairly popular book, the main character of which is worried about being overweight and tries not to attract too much attention. At the same time, Plum Kettle is an employee of a fashion magazine, and her duties include communicating with readers.

Despite dreams of thinness, a woman cannot cope with temptations. Meanwhile, frightening events are taking place in the district: someone is kidnapping men suspected of sexual violence.

Original title:
Dietland

Starring :
Joy Nash, Tamara Tuny, Robin Weigert

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.6

Age limit:
16+

Camping

On the occasion of her husband Walt’s 45th birthday, active and energetic American Katherine takes up the organization of the upcoming holiday. The woman comes to the conclusion that outdoor recreation with a big company will be an excellent solution. The opinion of the chosen one in this case, as in many others, is not taken into account: Katherine is convinced that she herself knows how it will be better.

The list of invited guests includes the heroine’s sister with her slightly strange family, a passionate couple in love and spouses who have recently faced betrayal in a relationship. A carefree holiday turns into a difficult test for Walt and his wife.

Original title:
Camping

Cast:
Jennifer Garner, David Tennant, Juliette Lewis

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.5, IMDb – 4.8

Age limit:
18+

Divided together

Closes the TOP 10 comedy series of 2018 is the story of Martin and Lina, who have been married for twelve years. The couple notices that their love has long lost its former colors and spending time together is no longer happy. However, the couple has three children whom they love very much, so parting without drama will not work.

The couple decide not to injure the psyche of their daughters and son, but to follow a strict schedule: Martin looks after the kids for a week, after which he goes down to the basement for another week, where he can enthusiastically engage in his projects while Lina takes care of the guys. At first, the heroes are satisfied with such changes, but they still can’t do without problems.

Original title:
Splitting Up Together

Starring :
Jenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson, Olivia Keville

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 6.9

Age limit:
16+

Would you like to recommend other foreign comedy series in 2018? Add to the list in the comments!

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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.

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