Some shows just tend to hit you right in the feels because they’re just so relatable and reflect upon what real life can actually be like sometimes. ‘Life in Pieces’ is one such show that revolves around one big happy family that has its own share of ups and downs, which later turn into beautiful memories. The show depicts their day-to-day lives, struggles and achievements, and the most striking aspect about the series is how it manages to portray the perspectives of each family members. All these perspectives add up together throughout the span of the show and they become short stories that together form what we call life. Life is beautiful and sometimes we’re so engrossed in the present that we forget to embrace the past and how far we have managed to come. This show is a reminder to all the families out there that the struggles you experience from time to time are totally worth it and it is the tiny moments of happiness that make a difference in the long run.
‘Life in Pieces’ has received critical acclaim for its originality and subtle comedy, leaving no doubt about the fact that it is one of the best in this genre. However, it’s not the only one out there. Good shows like this may be a little hard to come by but trust me, there are still many good series in the same style and tone. With that said, here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Life in Pieces’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Life in Pieces’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
11. Modern Family (2009)
‘Modern Family’ is one of the most honest and hilarious TV shows out there that revolves around the lives of three different families, each dealing with their own set of downfalls and the troubles of raising their own children. The first family the show focuses on is that of Phil and Claire’s, who try to maintain an open and positive relationship with their three children. The other family is that of Claire’s dad Jay who raises two boys with his Latina wife Gloria, who is often mistaken as his daughter. The last one is that of Jay’s homosexual son named Mitchell who raises an Asian girl with his partner, Cameron and all of them together make one huge diverse family and of course, a happy family.
10. Last Man Standing (2011)
‘Last Man Standing’ is a show about a man named Mike Baxter who lives his dream job of being a marketing director for a great outdoor sporting goods store. He gets to spend a fair amount of his time enjoying the outdoors while he works for this company but at home, he’s the oddball amongst all the women in his family. He lives with his wife Vanessa and his four daughters, who together make him feel like he’s some sort of misfit between them. When his wife decides to start working again and gets promoted quickly, her workload increases. This increase in the workload forces Mike to get more involved in a family where previously he was struggling to find his place as the only man.