Shows about inter-personal relationships and office dynamics are awesome. Amidst plaguing issues of the outer world, these slice-of-life shows provide just enough opportunities to escape from the mundane world while presenting a more comforting version of the same world. These kinds of comedies are great if made correctly. With that said, here’s the list of TV shows similar to ‘Parks and Recreation’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these shows like ‘Parks and Recreation’ on Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu.
14. Community (2009-2015)
‘Community’ is a show featuring a promising star cast that tells the story of the fluctuating life of Jeff Winger. Jeff is a lawyer who gets suspended after his false law degree is exposed. Now he must attend Greendale Community College in order to earn a legitimate degree. He falls for his classmate Britta Perry and runs a study group to impress her. Soon unbeknownst to him, the study group gets filled up with contrasting and quirky characters. The competing Dean and a vengeful teacher of the school add layers of complexity to the plot. They community members go through a series of misadventures while learning about their feelings throughout the season.
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13. The Good Place (2016-)
‘The Good Place’ operates on an outrageous plot but manages to get the audience hooked with its humorous tone. After her death, Eleanor Shellstrop is transported to the afterlife where she’s welcomed by Michael, who is an immortal architect of The Good Place. Soon Eleanor finds out that she’s has been mistakenly ported in the afterlife community and doesn’t deserve to belong here. With the help of her assigned soul mate, Eleanor tries to be a better person, hiding her moral shortcomings in order to be fit for the community. With each season, the plot gets entangled with philosophical and fantastical ideals but still maintains a lightness in the narrative.
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12. Arrested Development (2003-)
‘Arrested Development’ is a geniusly crafted laughter riot. It tells the story of the crumbling down of a dysfunctional family. The Bluth family is anything but normal. All the members of the family are as idiosyncratic as you can imagine. Things go southwards when the family patriarch George Bluth gets arrested for a crime and the family faces economic crises. Bluth family is totally oblivious about their impending doom and carries on their extravagant lifestyle. George Bluth’s son Michael tries to hold together the family amidst his personal battles and fails miserably.