Weekends are perfect for unwinding and catching up on your favourite TV shows. If you’re in the mood for laughter and light-hearted humour, Netflix has you covered with an array of classic sitcoms ready for your binge-watching pleasure.
You may have already seen these. You may have heard every friend and their cousin recommend them to you but never got around to watching them. So, now is the time.
From the eccentric Bluths in Arrested Development to the misfits of Community and the loveable goofs of Superstore, these shows are not only comedy gold but have some of the most unforgettable TV characters. We have curated this list in our ongoing series of essential binges.
Here are five essential sitcoms to binge on Netflix this weekend that will tickle your funny bone and keep you entertained for hours on end. Happy binge-watching!
Five series to binge on Netflix this weekend:
Arrested Development is a brilliant blend of absurdity and satire that revolves around the eccentric Bluth family. The show is known for its sharp wit, hilarious running gags, and iconic characters like Lucille Bluth, the Bluth family matriarch.
Created by Mitchell Hurwitz, the series chronicles the dysfunctional lives of the Bluths as they navigate financial crises, bizarre business ventures, and endless family drama. With standout performances by Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, and Will Arnett, Arrested Development is a comedic masterpiece that demands your attention.
Community has remained a highly underrated gem in the world of sitcoms till Netflix added it to its library, and people could not stop bingeing during the lockdown. Created by Dan Harmon, this show explores the lives of an oddball group of community college students who form an unlikely study group. Led by the charismatic but eccentric Jeff Winger (played by Joel McHale), the show delves into parodies of various genres, from zombie horror to spaghetti westerns.
It’s known for its clever meta-humour, pop culture references, and unforgettable characters, such as Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi) and Troy Barnes (Donald Glover). Community offers a blend of fun and heart that makes it a must-watch.
Superstore takes a hilarious and often absurd look at the everyday lives of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box retail store. The series, created by Justin Spitzer, boasts a fantastic ensemble cast, including America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, and Lauren Ash. With its workplace antics, quirky characters, and witty commentary on consumerism and corporate culture, Superstore provides both laughs and inspiring moments.
The show’s ability to blend comedy with poignant social observations makes it a binge-worthy option for your weekend entertainment.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a lighthearted cop comedy that combines an ensemble cast of talented comedians. Created by Michael Schur and Dan Goor, the series follows the detectives of the 99th precinct in the NYPD, led by the lovable goofball Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg).
With a diverse and endearing cast that includes Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz, and Andre Braugher, the show delivers a mix of witty one-liners, slapstick jokes, and heartwarming moments. Despite tackling critical social issues with wit and charm, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a feel-good sitcom you can watch for hours.
Despite certain storylines not ageing well with time, Seinfeld is considered one of the most iconic sitcoms of all time. Created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the series follows the mundane yet comically absurd lives of Jerry Seinfeld and his madcap group of friends in New York City. The show’s humour is rooted in the everyday situations and neurotic tendencies of its characters.
With unforgettable catchphrases, memorable characters like George Costanza (Jason Alexander), who always found himself with the short end of the stick, primarily due to his own moronic tendencies. Seinfeld is one of those shows that can be watched when you’re eating alone or just need some company while doing household chores.