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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 Modern Family: Modern (Ish) ABC Sitcoms

All your favorite, not favorite, currently unbeknownst, and frankly disliked ABC sitcoms post 2010.

Shows like Saving Grace: Our Better Angels

These series run counter to television's race to plumb the depths of human depravity, and focus on angels who come to earth to help humans do the right thing.

Shows Like Fairly Legal: Lawyer Jokes

These comedies help to see the funny side of the law, which can be tough when you're stuck on jury duty for the second time, or relinquishing half of your possessions after a brutal divorce suit.

Shows like Ted Lasso: Optimistic and Kind Comedies

These feel-good series avoid the cynicism, snark and dark comedy prevalent among "prestige" comedies, and instead offer optimism, genuine friendship, kindness, and gentle good humor. This quote from Jim Gavin, the creator of Lodge 49 sums it up the spirit of shows that offer "a joyride, with characters you want to hang out with and with them feel a sense of kindness and optimism in the face of catastrophe."

Shows like Hand of God: Lawyers Seeking Redemption

Whether driven by inner demons or the past disgrace, these lawyers seek true justice, sometimes by taking the law into their own hands.

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