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Shows like Fleabag: Best Dramedies

The ancient Greeks divided their plays into comedies and tragedies, but the smiling and frowning masks are more extremes of a spectrum than binary variables, and some of the best TV shows of the past two decades, like Fleabag, Atlanta, Succession, and Shameless, find humor in deep pain and poignancy in funny situations.

Best Comedy TV

A round-up of the best live action comedies, ranked by ratings, popularity, awards, and influence on other comedies--including the full range of RomComs, dark comedies, sitcoms, and more.

Shows like Parade's End: Best TV Adaptations of Classic Novels

In an era where every peripheral comic character has their own series, these shows go in a different direction, looking to great novels for their inspiration.

Shows like The Knick: The Early Days of Modern Medicine

No genetic testing or MRI scans in these dramas, just doctors and nurses doing the best they can with the limited technology and knowledge at their disposal.

Shows like The Great: Historical Comedies TV

Historical and hysterical--these period comedies have it all--and find the funny side of the Roman Empire, Victorians, Vikings, and just about every other era you can think of--don't miss Horrible Histories or Ghosts.

Shows Like Gosford Park: Early 20th Century Dramas

In the words of Virginia Woolf, "on or about December 1910, human character changed" and these shows are set in the era as those changes were unfolding.

Shows Like War & Peace: Finally, Some Continental History

It seems like every period drama made these days is about the British aristocracy; these shows broaden the scope, and focus on continental history, from Carolingian era to the Napoleonic.

Best Period Dramas

A list of the highest-rated period dramas spanning across eras and countries, although the UK is particularly well represented.

Shows Like Scrubs: Who Says Hospitals are Depressing?

More outright comedy than just drama with a couple laughs thrown in, these medical shows will have you chortling by association next time you visit the hospital (do it quietly).

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