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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 Parks and Rec: The Modern NBC Sitcom

From 30 Rock to The Office, nobody has nailed the sitcom like NBC, aka Peacock

Recent Certified Fresh TV Series

This list rounds up the highest rated recent TV dramas, comedies, and documentaries according to the critic reviews aggregated by Rotten Tomatoes.

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 the OA: The Mystery Box

In his 2007 TED Talk, JJ Abrams discussed the "mystery box": a box of magic tricks he bought as a kid that he has yet to open, because the mystery is more exciting than the knowledge of what is inside. These shows follow people trying to open the mystery box, usually in a world of missing persons, time travel, and alternate realities.

Best Drama TV

Since the Sorpranos ushered in the Golden Age of television in 1999, networks and streaming services have launched thousands of English language drama series--this list rounds up the crème of the crop that stand out in terms of audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.

Lighthearted Ensemble Comedies

If you are looking for cynical humor, look elsewhere--these shows feature goodhearted characters with great chemistry and limited snark.

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