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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.

Female-Led CW Shows

The CW has hosted some truly great female-led shows, from the seminal hit Gilmore Girls to slightly edgier addition Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Most Popular Current Network Sitcoms

Unlike HBO, Showtime, or Netflix, the traditional broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox) need to attract advertisers, which means their comedies cannot be too edgy, dark, or explicit, which makes for some of the greatest feel-good sitcoms of all time including Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Superstore, and The Good Place.

Most Popular Current Network Dramas

Unlike HBO, Showtime, or Netflix, the traditional broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox) need to attract advertisers, which means their dramas cannot be too edgy, dark, or explicit, which makes for lighter binging than Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones.

Shows Like You Arrested Development: Dysfunctional Family Dramedies

Maybe it's thanksgiving and you need to put your family's dysfunction in perspective; this list of modern sitcoms, featuring the likes of Shameless and Parenthood, may be a good place to start. Suddenly a couple drunk uncles and a recent divorce don't seem so bad!

Shows like This is Us: Best Family Dramas

Series that place intergenerational family dynamics at the center of the drama. Not all of these dramas are "family friendly"-i.e., you wouldn't want young kids watching the Sopranos or Succession.

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