Since the turn of the decade, there has been a lot of shows that have managed to make us laugh. Although comedy is subjective, it still has a structure that most can follow and find entertaining.
In this article, we look at some of the best comedies of the 21st century
1. Modern Family
Although the series has been running for quite some time now, winning the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy for the fifth time, Modern Family still deserves all the praise that is going its way. This is mainly due to how the family comedy has been handled as it has the tendency to become extraordinarily redundant and predictable after the first few seasons. This is also supported by a cast that has acted almost to perfection.
2. Peep Show
Peep Show follows the lives of two friends that share the same flat in London. Mark Corrigan, a working professional, doesn’t get along well with people and hence has a bitter yet, somewhat charming view of the world whereas his roommate, Jez Usborne, is a wannabe music producer who lives in the apartment without paying rent. All throughout the show, Mark and Jez are shown going about their day with the camera being placed in very awkward positions which justifies the name of the show. We also get an insight as to what goes on in their head through voiceovers from both characters.
Scrubs is a TV show that delivered multiple layers of comedy while also being able to tell a story that is continuously played with the audience’s emotions. The show was conceived by Bill Lawrence and stars Zach Braff as Dr. John Dorian, a doctor working in Sacred Heart Hospital. The story is often told through daydreams that John has, and this often features comedy that heavily relies on slapstick. Scrubs also feature elements of surreality from time to time.
4. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia follows the lives of 5 people whose highest points in the entirety of the show is in the first episode. From then on, their lives continually degrade as each character tries to outsmart the other for their own personal gain. The exploits that the gang, which consist of Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Dee, and Frank, embarks on often results in traumatizing events that have long-term ramifications on the psyche of each character. This affects Charlie, the character whose situation is, to put it lightly, bordering destitution, the most.