Binge-worthy Comedy Series

James Franco plays Daniel Desario in Freaks and Geeks Still Image via Dante Garcia

By Alexa Stephens

Staff Writer

 

“Jane the Virgin” 

This romantic comedy centers around Jane Villanueva, a young, religious virgin who becomes pregnant after her gynecologist mistakenly artificially inseminates her with a sperm sample intended for someone else.

Jane, her life plan suddenly derailed, must find ways to cope with her hilariously unfortunate situation and the mess of drama it brings along.

 

“Life in Pieces” 

This fairly new sitcom focuses on three generations of the Short family and their messed-up daily lives. Each episode is told in four separate stories that all intertwine with each other.

With something always going array from relationship problems to issues with their children, there is never a dull moment, and the connected stories just adds to the laughter this show produces.

 

“Freaks and Geeks” 

This cringe-inducing teen comedy follows Lindsey Weir and her younger brother through a year at their high school in fictional town Chippewa, Detroit.

Lindsey and her friends make up the “freaks,” while Sam and his constitute the “geeks,” and the year this show takes place in is the year Lindsey decides to try and change her image by hanging out with the rebellious slackers.

With only one season, this show is extremely short, but ultimately one of the best comedies of all time.

 

“One Day at a Time” 

This Netflix original sitcom puts a new twist on the 1970’s show of the same name. With only one season so far, a second one is on its way.

This show centers around the daily life of the Alvarez family consisting of Army Vet Penelope, her two children Elena and Alex and her mother, Lydia. After leaving her alcoholic husband, Victor, Penelope decided to move her Cuban family to America to get a fresh start.

This show is hilarious but heartfelt at the same time and will leave you desperately wanting another season.

 

“The Inbetweeners” 

This British sitcom accurately portrays the struggles of high school life through a group of male friends who just can’t seem to get it together.

Losers in all sense of the name, Will and his three friends Simon, Neil and Jay, are shown in situations every high schooler deals with like bullying, hard family life, dismissive teachers and failed attempts at relationships and hook-ups.

Easy to relate to, this show lets us all laugh at the problems and mistakes we faced during our high school years.

 

Email Alexa at:

astephens@live.esu.edu

 

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