Sitcoms are a dying genre that must be revived along with the new generation, to not only maintain a cultural and social impact but to also provide immense comedic and situational relief.
The Big Bang Theory original series
The upcoming generation has nearly lost touch with its familial values. Not touching one’s feet, but touching an elder’s heart by binging a fun, feel-good sitcom with them is the new way of forming good impressions. However, if you desperately need a touch of comedy in your life, depending upon your predicament, then these 5 sitcoms are a must-watch for your chicken soup-craving soul.
The Big Bang Theory
This Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady created sitcom is a hyped yet appropriately rated one, as it grows on you the more you watch it. Basing itself on the lives of genius theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper, his roommate Leonard, and their friends and love interests. Airing on CBS in 2007, it ran for 12 seasons before concluding in 2019. It is currently available for streaming on Prime Video.
How I met your Mother
This 2000s sitcom follows the narrative saga of Ted Mosby as he tells the tale of how he met his children’s mother to them in 2030. The sitcom, spanning from 2005 to 2013, first aired on CBS. Nominated for nearly a hundred awards, the show won 21 of them and was a massive success, with Neil Patrick Harris winning the People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy twice.
This Disney+hotstar mini-series, created by Jac Schaeffer, streamed for the first time after COVID. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, and Teyonah Parris, Wanda Vision is primarily based off Wanda’s childhood fascination with sitcoms. This is especially so with the latter’s world-building and reality-altering capabilities, which are a must-see for all lovers of magic, comedy, heroism, and angst.
This British teen sitcom, starring Sairse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, and Dylan Llewellyn, premiered in January 2018. As the girls attend a strict Catholic secondary school, they frequently find themselves facing absurd scenarios, political unrest, and cultural distinctions, as characteristic of their time, in a quizzical, fearsome, almost comical manner.
Sex and the City
This romantic sit com, running for six seasons, traces the lives and relationships of four New York best friends Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York, and Miranda Hobbes. Premiering in June ‘98, the series mixes the sensitive issues of safe sex, sexuality, friendship, femininity, and love, to concoct a unique tv adaptation of Candace Bushnell’s titular book anthology.