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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.

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.

Shows Like Fleabag: Anti-Sitcoms for the Cynical

Let's face it, traditional sitcoms can get cloying quick; that's why you need these shows, to bring some dark, sarcastic, alcoholic balance to your life. You can't have the Yin of Friends without the Yang of Fleabag.

Shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm: Painfully Funny Cringe Comedies

If you find awkward moments, humiliation, and social faux pas hilarious, you'll like the shows on this list. Bonus points if you root for misanthropes and enjoy extended pauses.

Shows like Fleabag: Dark Comedy Roundup

A long list of comedies and dramadies that find humor in subjects that are typically not considered funny--like murder, grief, and mental health issues.

Shows like the Last Man on Earth: You Have to Laugh in the End

These post-apocalyptic survivors manage to see the funny side of earth's End Times, and frankly, there's nobody around to call them out for it, now is there?

Shows like Louie: Dark Comedies about Existential Dread

These shows, heavy on depression and self-loathing, find the lighter side of existential dilemmas.

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