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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.

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 Kidding: Mental Health Dramadies

One way of reducing the stigma around mental illness is by laughing at it, or at least that's the premise of these comedies and dramedies where mental health issues play a central role.

Shows like Sharp Objects: Dramas about Mental Health

According to the World Health Organization, depression is the number one cause of lines and disability globally, but TV shows about serious mental illness are relatively rare. This is a list of dramas where the main characters struggle with depression, bipolar disorder, and other serious mental health conditions.

Best Showtime Comedies

Showtime has produced some of the funniest (and most cynical) anti-sitcoms including Californication, SMILF, Nurse Jackie and of course the US version of Shameless.

Shows like Master of None: Comedies Starring Stand-Up Comedians

Recent dramadies and sitcoms starring stand-up comedians playing characters other than stand-up comedians

Shows like the L Word: Shows centered on Lesbian Relationships

These shows center around the loves and friendships of lesbian and bisexual women.

Shows like Pose: LGBTQ Drama and Dramedy Series

Dramas and dramadies featuring LGBTQ characters, relationships, and friend groups, including excellent series from Russel Davies and Ryan Murphy.

Trans Drama TV

These series promote transgender awareness and and highlight some of the issues faced by the transgender community.

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