We all need a good laugh once in a while from all the daily hustles and baggage that we have to keep with. In this list, we are going to show you some of the best shows on Netflix right now that are bound to tickle your funny bone and keep you entertained.
If you’re looking for something light and funny, “Rita” is the Danish series for you. It’s unmistakably European, and it deals with issues like teen sexuality and drug use much more directly than American TV shows do.
Among her three children, one is a high school freshman, another an adult, and a third a baby girl. At various stages of self-discovery, each of them is more mature and well-adjusted than their mother, despite this.
With a 97% rating on RottenTomatoes, Rita is a part-time elementary and high school teacher at a nearby school. The most of the time, she does a good job of guiding her students, but she has a hard time managing her personal connections.
Some would argue that she is not the finest role model for her pupils because she smokes in the school toilet and is friendly with the principal. A number of “problem” pupils at the school have benefited from her presence, even though she is disliked by some parents and teachers alike.
2. On My Block
‘On My Block’ is a fascinating half-hour dramedy set in Lynwood, California, that follows four friends, three of whom are Latinx (one of whom is Afro-Latina), and one who is black, as they traverse the usual thrills and tragedies that any adolescent experiences when starting high school.
There is Sierra Capri as a tomboy who is coming to terms with her sexuality and falling for her best friend, Brett Gray as a friendly, if awkward person who can’t keep his mouth shut, Ronni Hawk as the potential love interest of Ruby, and Jessica Marie Garcia as the not-quite-friend/not-quite-frenemy of the four main protagonists.
With a 93% rating on RottenTomatoes, the story revolves around a group of young adults, both black and brown, who are experiencing the highs and lows that come with growing up. Also, I think the actors in the cast are delightful, especially considering that majority of the cast is new to the industry.
3. Family Reunion
In that it’s geared toward an older demographic, Family Reunion feels like a throwback to the classic family comedy sitcoms of the 1990s getting a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes,
You’ll see jokes about religion as well as more serious moments, such as a religious crisis in the family or a sexually explicit family member, as well as teen romance and rumors. Bullying, racial prejudice and sexism of all kinds, as well as minor cursing.
After a long time in the big city, Moz is eager to return to his small hometown in Georgia with his family, now that he’s retired from the NFL. They’ll be living with his parents for the foreseeable future.
Moving to a new house with his four children is a big deal to them. Cocoa, his wife, is having a harder time than expected adjusting to their new life together. Bringing back memories of the family comedies that were popular in the early ’90’s.
4. Grace and Frankie
With a 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Grace and Frankie are compelled to live together after their husbands abandon them in order for them to be able to marry one other. Grace is a snobbish type-A Wasp and Frankie is a former hippie who burns sage on command.
In the beginning, the women get together for dinner with their husbands, Sol and Robert, who have been law partners for many years now. Informing their wives that they are gay, that they have been having an affair for 20 years, and that they wish to marry is a difficult task.
When the wives have had enough of their husbands, they retreat to the beach home, which the two couples share and which has been the men’s love nest for years.
Instead of taking muscle relaxants and peyote on the beach, the women connect over their shared misery as Grace tries to get Robert to have Sol kick Frankie out.
5. Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty is recommended for mature viewers who are able to handle the violence, alcohol usage, and sexual content with a 98% score in Rotten Tomatoes.
The show revolves around a depraved relationship between an anxious, socially ostracized boy and his alcoholic, time-traveling grandfather.
A clumsy adolescent and his drunken grandfather are the central characters of Rick and Morty, a comedy about escapades across multiple realities. A maze of social traps awaits Morty in high school, from hiding his crush on the school hottie to fending off bullying pressure.
While Morty prefers to be in the front seat, he can’t help but prefer to be riding shotgun with Rick, his eccentric grandfather, who insists on having Morty along for the ride…and to help out with the grunt labor.
6. Sex Education
When it comes to sex, Otis and Jean approach the subject differently in Sex Education. His investigation into the reasons why people have sexual difficulties is what makes the series so relatable.
Often, it’s not the actual act itself that’s the problem, but rather the mental blocks that arise when contemplating the act. Otis is thrown into this venture by a former classmate named Maeve, who adds a lot of comic relief.
Getting a 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes, this British dramedy explores the difficulties of puberty, awkward sexual encounters, and the complexities of being a young adult in a light-hearted manner. Keep in mind that this is a highly explicit series, with numerous scenes depicting explicit sexual behavior.
The series may not be for you if you’re not into that sort of thing. Even though that was a problem for some of us, the show had a compelling backstory that made it worth watching despite our reservations. It’s a good film, and it’ll transport you back in time to remember what it was like to have parents who were just a little bit too over the top.
7. The Bold Type
Also getting a 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes, The Bold Type is about three best friends, all in their early twenties, with perfect complexion and an eye for fashion, attempting to make their mark in the professional world while simultaneously making bold decisions in their personal life.
When one of them is in need, they are always there for the other. We witness women making strong choices and speaking out in an enterprise ruled by a board of members, all of whom are male.
In The Bold Type, taboo topics such as exploring sexual urges, pornography, gun ownership, and loopholes in women’s health insurances have been explored and debated.
It also touches on racial/class/gender discrimination; cheating; digitalization and its impact on the printing press; custody disputes; body positivity; assault and its victims; love and grief. Moreover. Like the cast and the portrayals, the list is fairly different.
8. Never Have I Ever
Never Have I Ever is about an Indian American teenager in Southern California who has had a difficult year. When Ben, her main opponent, mocks her incessantly, she’s practically invisibile to boys.
When her father died unexpectedly, she was left in a wheelchair for months, and she has just recently recovered from a period of perhaps psychosomatic paralysis that left her unable to walk.
Because of the unbearable suffering she is experiencing, Devi comes up with a brilliant plan: she would finally be accepted by her peers if she gives up her virginity to the school’s hottest guy, Paxton.
Although Never Have I Ever is filled with stories of parties and romance gone wrong, issues at school and arguments with her mother, its darker undertones remain uncovered.
On the surface, Devi appears to be a typical TV kid who frets about whether or not her outfit is cool enough and is afraid to approach the boy she likes, landing the plot a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
9. Good Girls
At the center of Good Girls is a trio of wayward ladies who carry large amounts of cash as well as guns.
Breaking the law is made a little more fun with a new pair of designer sunglasses and a slick coat of red lipstick. It’s not all wish fulfillment in Good Girls, but rather a cautionary tale that’s laced with a few snarky jokes.
Housewives are terrible criminals because they’re desperate, and their missteps are both tragic and hilarious, in a tonal cocktail that is heady when balanced right and disgusting if misapplied.
Because they have no idea how to pull off an actual heist, these three women quickly find themselves in a variety of sticky situations: the criminal organization that uses the business to launder money; Boomer’s investigation into the crime; and their own families, who are baffled as to where all the additional money came from.
Good Girls doesn’t always strike the right balance, but because to its stellar cast and a willingness to take chances, it’s a welcome addition to the procedural-heavy world of network drama earning 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
10. Jane The Virgin
One of the best comedy shows to ever grace the screen scoring 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is Netflix’s Jane The Virgin.
Jane, a Catholic young Latina server in a Miami hotel, is the focus of the story. Her life changes dramatically when her gynecologist accidentally inseminates her during a routine visit.
Jane’s mother, Xiomara, fears that Jane will destroy her life by choosing to carry the baby to term, while Jane’s traditional religious Latina grandmother, Alba, encourages Jane to do what she wants.
Rafael Solano, a married cancer survivor and former playboy, is the biological father. He’s the new owner of Jane’s hotel and her former teen crush. Amoral and cunning wife Petra discovers the error and sets out to right it.
Petra is also having an affair with Rafael’s best friend Roman Zazo, who is being investigated by Jane’s cop boyfriend Michael Cordero.
Dr. Luisa Alver, Jane’s inseminator, is heartbroken after finding that her wife cheated on her and left her. Unknown to her, Rogelio de la Vega (Jane’s biological father) walks there, hoping to contact Xiomara, uninformed of Jane’s existence.