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7 Shows Like Community You Must See

April 20, 2020
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‘Community’ is a comedy series that revolves around Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) and his friends as they tackle their day-to-day affairs at Greendale Community College. The series is packed with wit and meta-humor that is not devoid of parody and the usual cliche.

Jeff Winger, who finds himself suspended from his law firm, sets out on a quest to earn a legit degree in law at Greendale Community college. As soon as he is in, he cannot help but be drawn to his classmate Britta Perry. In an elaborate plan to spend more time with her, Winger finds himself with a lot more than he can handle. The show sketches out some iconic characters who impart the witty elements of the show. Now, if you have run your course with ‘Community’ and is on the lookout for a couple of similarly interesting shows, look no further! We have compiled a list of similar shows you will be more than happy to binge-watch. You can check out many of these shows like Community on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.

7. Family Guy (1999)

Created by Seth MacFarlane, ‘Family Guy’ is an animated comedy-drama that features the Griffins family. The family is quite unlike any other family you have ever met. Peter Griffin is a rather incompetent breadwinner while his wife, Lois, is the classic stay at home mother who also happens to be a piano teacher. Their three kids range from; an ignored daughter, a son who is an unintelligent replica of the father, and a young toddler who is more of an adult. The whole family, combined with their talking dog, sets a different kind of wit to the palate.

6. Saved By the Bell (1989)

‘Saved by the Bell’ is a classic American sitcom that follows a bunch of high school students. The additional member who adds much to the plot is their Principal. The show is a goofy yet realistic take into teen issues as we journey into the lives of Bayside High School students. The show has been praised for how through humor, it has been able to shed much light on social issues as well.

5. The Office (2005)

The Emmy winning show, ‘The Office,’ takes its viewers through the documentary that tries to capture the lives and drama behind the employees of Dunder Mifflin. The show has a lot to offer from humor that borrows from incompetence to that of relationships and office politics. The show is one of a kind and enables its viewers to form a connection with the characters after all the time it makes you laugh. Another meta show that shows awareness of being filmed, this one goes down on the list as a must-watch if you binged on ‘Community.’

4. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ follows the life of Kimmy, who, along with three others, is rescued from an underground bunker after 15 years of being held captive. The Reverend, who kidnapped her coerced them to stay underground, saying that a nuclear attack had left them the sole survivors on the planet. The show follows Kimmy’s entry into social life with no money or home, but sheer optimism that steers her forward. Her friendship and alliances with unusual characters add more humouristic twist to this sitcom. The wit mainly lies in how Kimmy re-discovers the world after 15 long years in an underground bunker.

3. BoJack Horseman (2014)

BoJack Horseman’ is an adult animated comedy series that is absolutely worth the watch. The show is a mix of parody and smart humor that uses anthropomorphic characters to relegate its plot. Once famous sitcom star is now a drunk, wasting away his money from the good old days with a freeloader living in his house. His only shot at success now is to immortalize himself through an autobiography he just can’t seem to write. Hence, he hires a ghostwriter who brings more twists to the plot. The show is quite intellectual with many popular culture references and anecdotes.

2. 30 Rock (2006)

The satire sitcom, created by Tina Fey, unveils as a fictional sketch show that is live. Liz Lemon, who is the showrunner, pools in the dialogue between Lemon, herself, and Donaghy, who is a conservative. The show is a satire/parody of NBC’s culture and, in general, the entertainment industry. In the chance that it has, it makes a comic run at almost every notable show and media companies. It is something that will definitely have you cracking up.

1. Arrested Development (2003)

Created by Mitchell Hurwitz, this one tops the list. ‘Arrested Development’ combines various elements like voice over, footages, hand-held camera, and photos to further its narrative. The story follows the Bluth family, who loses everything after a massive fraud gets slapped on the head of the family. In the array of disjointed events, Michael must take over to maintain peace and order in the family. The show provides a hilarious twist as characters struggle to evolve from their set identities.

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