Ever since the arrival of ‘The Simpsons’, people’s perception of animated shows has changed forever, and in a good way. ‘The Simpsons’ showed how animated shows can be topical, earnest in their treatment of the subject matter and diverse in every possible way. The show also managed to outrage people’s cultivated sensibility. So, if you are looking for series similar to ‘The Simpsons’, here are our recommendations. You can find most of these TV shows like ‘The Simpsons’ on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Hulu.
14. Big Mouth (2017-)
‘Big Mouth’ and ‘The Simpsons’ are quite different in many ways but they also share similarities, particularly in their presentation of humor. The show chronicles the life of a bunch of young kids on the verge of their adolescent years. They are typically confused, shy and horny. The show not only features anthropomorphized genitals and personified hormone monsters but the gross-out humor is stretched to its limits with exaggerated scenarios. At the surface, it might appear as another dumb fun but the show also tackles the insecurities and moral boundaries of teenagers. The series successfully debuted in 2017 and the second series in 2018 only upped the ante with the inclusion of shame wizard.
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13. Seinfeld (1989-98)
On the surface, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘The Simpsons’ don’t share many similarities at all. Apart from both being comedy shows and classics in their own respective way, both shows gave us what comedy could be. ‘Seinfeld’ is the story of Jerry Seinfeld who plays himself in the show as an upcoming stand-up comedian in New York City. He has his friends, friends who are offbeat and colorful, to say the least. Just like ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Seinfeld’ too features a great set of social and topical commentary on various day-to-day issues, mostly surrounding the city they live in.
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12. Archer (2009-)
‘Archer’ is an adult animated show focussing on the lives of spies. The viewers can sense a strong undercurrent of parody of worldly events and organizations in the show. Eight dysfunctional spies are forced to work together in International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS), a fictional intelligence agency. Show’s lead, Sterling Archer is an obnoxious womanizer whose emotionally indifferent mother Malory Archer acting as the head of the institution. Sterling Archer’s love interest and the mother of his child is also working with them. The agency features contrasting and weird characters and focuses on the group’s relationship with each other rather than dealing with much spy stuff.