There is nothing better than snuggling down to a good, light-hearted comedy for the night.
For me, it’s the ultimate relaxation and something I look forward to after a long day working.
Easy-going is good, but I also like a bit of substance. The comedies I’ve listed below could be seen as quite similar, but perhaps that tells you I have a certain sense of humour. They’re all a bit quirky, full of snappy sarcasm and popular culture references, and a little bit absurd…
1) Arrested Development
N and I love Arrested Development so much that we finished all the series last year and we are now re-watching them. It is that hilarious to us.
It’s also adorable seeing Michael Cera when he was really young <3
2) Brooklyn Nine Nine
I hated this when I first watched the pilot. I’ve never really liked Andy Samburg and, to be fair, he is pretty damn annoying in Season 1. However the more I watched it, the more the characters grew on me – The Captain and Boyle are my faves.
Also if you get the chance, watch Chelsea Peretti’s stand-up on Netflix, it’s incredibly funny!
3) New Girl
I’ve been a huge New Girl fan since it first launched, and have been compared to Jess more times than I can count. Yes, I relate to her, but my favourites in the show are the lads – in particular Nick Miller and Schmidt. Everything they say has me rolling on the floor.
4) Bojack Horseman
Most people I’ve spoken to have tried watching this Netflix original series and given up. It’s a bit far-out for some.
Personally, I was sold when I first watched the beginning titles. There is nothing I love more than a good parody of life.
PLUS (not on Netflix but so cool I had to mention)…
5) The Goldbergs
Has anyone else been watching The Goldbergs on Channel 4? I fell in love with it when it came out last year; it’s honestly the funniest thing I have seen, and I wasn’t even alive in the 80s!
Something about this show has me crying with laughter. Beverley Goldberg is my favourite, obvs – her character is just so spot on.
Sadly all of these happen to be American comedies, but I do have a list of British comedies that I love that I’ll share another time. To be honest, good ones seem quite hard to come by; there’s some really obscure s**t out there…