Jim Carrey‘s genius has been loved, respected and admired throughout the world. The way this man has taught the world to approach comedy and his level of fitting into a role has now become the stuff that dreams are made of. From ‘The Mask‘ to ‘Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind‘, from ‘Dumb And Dumber’ to ‘The Truman Show’, his body of work will be talked about for generations to come. Carrey is one of the most versatile actors out there who also possess a razor-sharp tongue that lashes out at signs of injustice.
When we first came to know that this genius of an actor is playing the leading character in a TV series, interests soared high. Carrey plays a character called Jeff Pickles in the Showtime series ‘Kidding’. Pickles is a veteran of the television industry, having worked as the presenter of the kids’ show ‘Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time’. He is a beloved figure all over America and is quite successful in his job. Mr. Pickles’ life takes a radical turn when one of his sons dies and he has difficulty coming to terms with the loss. The series is about a man who is always there to provide kids with fun and amusement. But when his heart aches from a deeply personal loss, he cannot feel connected to anyone or anything, and kind of digs himself deep into his sorrow.
‘Kidding’ received positive reviews from most critics. Carrey’s performance too was acclaimed for its honesty. If you loved watching this show and are looking for more titles with similar story-lines and themes, then we’ve got you covered. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Kidding’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Kidding’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
6. Life Sentence (2018)
The CW series ‘Life Sentence’ is created by Erin Cardillo & Richard Keith. The show revolves around a character called Stella Abbott who has just received news that the terminal cancer that she had has been miraculously cured. Besides the obvious overjoy, this brings in some problems for Abbott as well. The time when she was sure she is going to die was spent by Abbott in self-destructive behavior, which was also supported by her family. Now they have to get over that completely and try to readjust to a completely different scenario.
In ‘Kidding’, we talk about a man who has been inflicted with the pain of death and is now trying to come to terms with his loss. However, in ‘Life Sentence’, our leading character has already accepted her fate and is prepared to die when she comes to know that it is not her time yet. Despite its very interesting premise, the show did not manage to please either the audiences or the critics. Poor viewership and reviews forced CW to cancel ‘Life Sentence’ after the first season itself.