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6 Underrated Yet Brilliant Comedy Shows That Need To Be On Your Must-Watch List

Comedy is just a funny way of being serious but there is nothing harder than doing comedy.

Laughter is a big part of our lives, we must try to laugh as much as possible because life is too short to be grumpy and irritated.

In recent years, TV Series' have become an essential part of our lives. A heartfelt thanks to all the writers and actors who put a smile on our faces with their humour and wit. Comedy isn't only about being funny, it is a perspective on greater problems in a jovial way; it questions the long-standing, archaic human emotions.

Feeling low? Watch a funny show, you will feel positively better.

Whenever it comes to comedy shows, 'Friends' and 'Seinfeld' among others always take the cake. But, there are a lot of other shows which don't get their due because of not enough fanfare or publicity, even if they are funny and have good material. Under the more popular opinion, these shows tend to get underrated.

Being a 'Friends' fan myself, I can't possibly think that there is some other show which might come at par with it; this is where I stand wrong. If you only eat a particular type of food, you wouldn't get to experience the taste of others. So, branch out!

Here are six of the best comedy shows (unfortunately underrated) which deserve a much bigger fanbase and greater popularity: 

1. Grace and Frankie (2015-):

What would you do if you found out that your partner of 40 years was gay?

This is what happens to Grace Hanson and Frankie Bergstein who are well into their early 70s and find out that their respective husbands, Robert and Sol (played splendidly by Michael Sheen and Sam Waterston), are gay and have been cheating on them with each other for the past 20 years. Crazy, right?

To top it off, Robert and Sol want to divorce their respective wives and get married.

Underrated Yet Brilliant Comedy Shows That Need To Be On Your Must-Watch List© Netflix / Skydance Television / Okay Goodnight

This starts a series of hilarious incidents with Grace and Frankie leaving their husbands and moving into a beach house owned by both families. What follows is a funny train wreck.

With starkly opposite personalities, the prim and proper Grace and eccentric, scatter-brained Frankie who hate each other and have never got along well, clash at every opportunity which ends up with comedic results; Frankie being declared officially by government offices, Sol becoming a theatre artist, Grace exploring her sexuality and dating pool, eventually Grace and Frankie becoming best friends and starting a vibrator business!

If you think what a show with two old women could have in store for a young person like you, then you will be mightily surprised by the comedic elements and situations of the show; which is the main theme. Just give it a try!

Why do we recommend it?

- Jane Fonda is superb as Grace Hanson, the no-nonsense, uptight intelligent blonde and Lily Tomlin as the lovable, doofus, hippie-inspired Frankie Bergstein and they carry the whole show on their shoulders. 

- Their comedic timing is impeccable and their camaraderie from the “9 to 5” (another movie in which they starred together) days is fun to watch and effortless.

Underrated Yet Brilliant Comedy Shows That Need To Be On Your Must-Watch List© Netflix / Skydance Television / Okay Goodnight

-An ensemble cast with June Diane Raphael and Brooklyn Decker as the Hanson daughters and the Ethan Embry and Baron Vaughn as the quirky Bergsteins are a hoot.

- It shows how you don't need to worry about age to have fun and start afresh. 

Nothing more to be expected from Marta Kauffman, who gave us 'Friends'! You are sure to get a lot of 'Friends' vibes.

No. of seasons: 4

Total no. of seasons: 5 (4 released, 1 to be released in 2019)

2. Schitt's Creek (2015-):

Don't judge a show by its title! :D

Underrated Yet Brilliant Comedy Shows That Need To Be On Your Must-Watch List© CBC / Not a Real Company Productions

When the uber-rich Roses lose their multi-million fortune to tax evasion, they are forced to leave their mansion and settle in a town, Schitt's Creek, which they once bought as a joke for their son's birthday.

Follow the Roses as they try to adapt to their new life in this dilapidated town in America; starting with living in a descript, cheap motel and the town's horde of quirky characters; Roland Schitt, the creepy mayor and his innocent wife, Jocelyn among others.

The series further follows the lives of the individual characters, and how they evolve; Johnny Rose: The patriarch, previous owner of a chain of video stores, Rose Videos, who is trying to come to terms with his loss and his new business ventures which mostly have funny repercussions.

Moira Rose: A former TV star of a mildly successful show called 'Sunrise Bay' who can't cope with the sudden shift of fortunes and is still trying to maintain her lifestyle, complete with her over the top costumes and precious wigs (which she has individually named).

Alexis Rose: The spoilt, slightly dumb and utterly selfish daughter who has breezed through life till now and been everywhere in the world, with her various rich boyfriends and is trying to be okay with her situation because she likes the vibe. :P

David Rose: The gay, sassy son of the Roses, who needs everything in order and is not very happy with how his life has turned out and is trying to find some direction in life and also friends and love (and does so with the motel receptionist, Stevie Budd).

Underrated Yet Brilliant Comedy Shows That Need To Be On Your Must-Watch List© CBC / Not a Real Company Productions

Why do we recommend it?

-The iconic pair of Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, who play Johnny and Moira, gives the laughs and the feels for the show. Their camaraderie is unbreakable. Catherine's Moira is superlative. Only she can pull off all those different accents and the whole uptight, classy lady act. For all the troubles they face, the love for each other doesn't diminish in the slightest. Eugene is Eugene, the affectionate dad from American Pie.

-The episodes are funny and earthy; they have captured the essence of human relations and portray them through comic scenarios.

-“Eww David!”, Alexis' (Annie Murphy, who plays the character brilliantly) catchphrase will make you laugh every time and will make sure that you won't be able to say and hear “David” normally again. Stevie (Emily Hampshire) and David (Daniel Levy) are friendship goals; they are adorable together.

-Chris Elliot as the mayor, Roland, provides the creepiness required which is balanced by his counterpart, Jocelyn, played by Jennifer Robertson.

No. of seasons: 4

Total no. of seasons: 5 (4 released, 1 to be released)

3. Full House (1987-1995):

Even though it was a popular show, I somehow find that it doesn't get its fair share, being termed as a family comedy.

A comedy about a recently widowed guy, Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), who along with his best friend, Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier), and cool brother-in-law, Jesse Katsopolis, tries to raise and care for his three daughters.

Underrated Yet Brilliant Comedy Shows That Need To Be On Your Must-Watch List© WB Television / Miller Boyett Productions

The series focuses on the crazy antics of the Tanner family and the hysterical situations they fall into owing to the kookiness of Joey, the OCD which Danny has and his obsessive nature and the cool dude factor of Jesse. The girls, DJ, Stephanie and Michelle, aged 10, 5 and six months, add to the charm of this family comedy.

Why do we recommend it?

- Before Joey Tribbiani was asking women how they were doing, it was Jesse, played by John Stamos who was making women go weak in their knees with his “Have Mercy!”. The character is tailor-made for John, with his obsession with his hair and music, he is the cool uncle we want and the guy everyone wants to be. Get a few pointers from him but follow them at your own risk! :P

- Joey and Chandler are iconic, no doubt about that but so are Jesse and Joey. Their bromance will make you laugh all the way through its 8-season run. You could say that they were the “Chanoey” of the 80s. Aunt Becky (played by Lori Loughlin), Jesse's wife, doesn't have a chance.

Underrated Yet Brilliant Comedy Shows That Need To Be On Your Must-Watch List© WB Television / Miller Boyett Productions

- The show features the now reclusive Olsen twins: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen as Michelle Tanner. Starting out at the age of six months, it was their stairway to success.  Prepare to get sappy with their adorable acting and laugh at their fights with her on-screen older siblings.

- Danny Tanner, with his penchant for cleaning, will remind you of Monica. They are basically the same person; Type A, nerdy, cleanliness freaks, I can go on and on. You will find yourself relating to him.

- Dave Coulier's impressions are legendary, and you get to hear Ted Mosby's 2030 voice before it became cool, i.e. the voice of Bob Saget.

No. of seasons: 8

Total no. of seasons: 8

4. Community (2009-2015):

This show is what we would call the runt of the litter. Even though it has intelligent writing and superb performances, it doesn't get featured much on the comedy scene.

It has an unconventional brand of humour, mostly meta humour which most people don't get or are not used to in the conventional sitcoms. 

It features a sarcastic former lawyer, Jeff Winger, who has been disbarred owing to his lie about having a law degree from Colombia University, as a result of which he enrols into Greendale College in order to obtain an authentic law degree. After starting a fake study group to spend more time with his new crush, Britta (Gillian Jacobs) who is an activist for various causes, his plans go awry as she invites other students into the group.

Underrated Yet Brilliant Comedy Shows That Need To Be On Your Must-Watch List© NBC / Sony Pictures

What follows is a laugh riot comprising of his struggle to finish his degree with minimum effort and having to deal with a host of weird fellow students and teachers while trying to enjoy his time as a student.

Underrated Yet Brilliant Comedy Shows That Need To Be On Your Must-Watch List© Pinterest

Why do we recommend it?

- Joel McHale as the glib, manipulative, suave ex-lawyer, Jeff, is perfection. His chemistry with classmate Britta is believably sweet.

- Abed and Troy are poster boys for friendship. Their scenes together are tummy-tickling funny and the best thing about them is that they bring out the best in each other, Abed's influence and pop-culture mania make Troy carefree and different from his bully demeanour and Troy helps Abed to become more sociable.

-Ben Chang, the eccentric teacher who is constantly changing his behaviour, played by Ken Jeong (of 'The Hangover' and 'Dr Ken' fame) is hilarious. Also, Shirley and Annie add to the insanity with their antics.

No. of seasons: 6

Total no. of seasons: 6

5. Psych (2006-2014):

A detective comedy which centres around Shawn Spencer (James Roday), a crime consultant who has made people believe that he is a psychic and is then mainly hired by the Santa Barbara police department for solving complex crimes. 

What no one is aware of is that he is no psychic, but he has just heightened observational skills and a strong eidetic memory.

He is joined by his best friend, the only one on the secret, Burton Gunser (Dulé Hill) who is extremely intelligent and apprehensive about joining him initially. Together, they solve crimes with hilarious incidents preceding it.

Underrated Yet Brilliant Comedy Shows That Need To Be On Your Must-Watch List© NBC Universal Television Studio / Universal Cable Productions

Why do we recommend it?

- The comedy is not derivative and very real. There is no canned laughter and the series relies on the comic timing of the leads completely.

- The episodes are not over the top and unlike other comedies has a story. The stories are well-executed and don't drag on.

- The episode starts with a memoir from the childhood of both leads usually ending with a life lesson which further helps them in cracking the case.

Underrated Yet Brilliant Comedy Shows That Need To Be On Your Must-Watch List© NBC Universal Television Studio / Universal Cable Productions

No. of seasons: 8

Total no. of seasons: 8

6. Everybody Loves Raymond (1996-2005):

Created by the talented Philip Rosenthal, with events inspired by his own life, it is an uproarious comedy about Raymond Barone (Ray Romano), a successful sports writer for the newspaper “Newsday”, who is sarcastic and irresponsible and as a result constantly finds himself in the middle of some or the other funny argument or jam, a creation of his own callousness.

The constant struggle between his wife Debra and his mother, Marie, keeps throwing him in a tight spot, from which there is no easy escape without offending one of them. Yet again, if not these two women, he is bound to get in the middle of some familial argument, which doesn't go well for him due to his indecisiveness on any matter which sure entertains the viewer.

Raymond's knack for joking even in serious situations also lands him in hot waters; he doesn't know when to crack jokes and this makes him adorable.

Underrated Yet Brilliant Comedy Shows That Need To Be On Your Must-Watch List© CBS / HBO Independent Productions / Where's Lunch

Why do we recommend it?

- The dry humour is a respite from the slapstick humour recent shows provide and are heavily dependent on. You are bound to get a 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai' vibe while witnessing Debra (Patricia Heaton) and Marie (Doris Roberts) arguing.

- The sibling rivalry between Raymond and his older brother, Robert, a giant of a man with a sweet disposition, who is not so famous and is clearly not the parents' favourite, will surely remind you of your sibling! 

They keep arguing throughout the show because Robert is constantly jealous of Raymond's celebrity and likability but loves him deep down.

- The show explores how family is important and how much it matters to have a loving one and how it changes you. Frank Barone, typical of his American-Italian heritage is shown to be tough but is a loving father under the surly exterior; which Raymond has adopted in a way which is a bone for contention in his and Debra's marriage.

No. of seasons: 9

Total no. of seasons: 9

Now that you know that there are better shows out there, go get your fair share of laughter!

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