Five essential easy comedy series to binge on Netflix
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Five essential easy comedy series to binge on Netflix

After a long, hectic week at work, sometimes all we need is to unwind with some easy breezy comedy gems. Netflix has plenty of such shows that are perfect if you simply wish to vegetate and escape into a world of laughter. 

From workplace antics to surreal hip-hop satire to teenage hijinks, there’s something for every mood and mind. In our ongoing series of essential binges, we have curated five series you can binge this weekend on Netflix. 

If you’re in need of some good laughs and relaxation this weekend, be sure to check out these essential breezy comedy series on Netflix. Even if you haven’t heard of any of these shows before, now’s the perfect time to discover your new favourite comedy.

So grab your snacks, settle into your favourite spot on the couch, and get ready to laugh your way through the weekend with these essential comedy series.

Five essential comedy series to binge on Netflix this weekend:


Wellmania is a comedy-drama series co-created by Brigid Delaney and Benjamin Law. The series may have been cancelled after just one season, but it is still worth a breezy binge.

Based on Delaney’s memoir-reportage hybrid, Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness, the show follows Liv Healy, a New York-based food writer who struggles with a major health crisis. Played by Celeste Barber, Liv tries various methods of healthy living in her hometown of Sydney, Australia, in order to reclaim her well-being so that she can get back to her high-profile job in NYC.


Unstable is a workplace comedy series starring Rob Lowe and his son John Owen Lowe, who also serve as executive producers. 

The show is slightly reminiscent of Better Off Ted, the satirical 2009 sitcom starring Jay Harrington and Portia de Rossi. Unstable follows socially shy son Jackson as he begins working for his successful yet eccentric father Ellis at his high-tech bio research facility. The show also features Fleabag star Sian Clifford as CFO of the biotech company Dragon.


Loudermilk is a comedy series created by Peter Farrelly and Bobby Mort that has found a second wind of life after entering the Netflix library. 

The show follows Sam Loudermilk (played by Ron Livingston), a former music critic turned sobriety counsellor, as he navigates the challenges of helping others while dealing with his own issues. With dry wit, Loudermilk tackles themes of addiction, redemption, and the mundane hilarity of life.

Derry Girls

Derry Girls is a British sitcom created and written by Lisa McGee. It is an instant classic with one of the most hilarious pilot episodes on television.

Set in Derry, Northern Ireland, during the 1990s, the show follows a group of teenage friends as they navigate the ups and downs of adolescence amid the backdrop of the Troubles. With its sharp humour and endearing characters, Derry Girls offers a hilarious and heartwarming glimpse into the lives of its protagonists. The show stars Saoirse-Monica Jackson as Erin and Nicola Coughlan as Clare.

The Vince Staples Show

The Vince Staples Show is a surreal alt-comedy series starring rapper Vince Staples. 

This mordantly funny show tackles heavy themes, but its five-episode stretch and irreverent sense of humour make this a must for a weekend binge. Staples plays a version of himself as he navigates through bizarre scenarios and interactions in his hometown of Long Beach, California.