What To Watch: 7 Feel-Good Sitcoms To Make You Smile This 2020
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory follows the life of the two Caltech physicists, Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), who share an apartment unit in Pasadena. Sheldon and Leonard are joined by their two equally geeky friends: astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrapali (Kunal Nayyar) who cannot speak to women, and the self-proclaimed ladies expert, engineer Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg).
The ordinary day-to-day lives of the nerd squad changes as a new neighbor moves across Sheldon and Leonard's unit, the aspiring actress and Cheesecake Factory waitress, Penny (Kaley Cuoco).
Filled with sarcastic remarks, witty comebacks, and a ton of Star Trek and comic book references, The Big Bang Theory shows how each character develops (especially the allergic-to-change Sheldon Cooper) into a better version of themselves.
Set in fast-paced New York City, detectives of 99th precinct come together, solving crimes and serving laughter. The gang is comprised of the goofy-yet-talented Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), highly organised Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), sweet and comical Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio), muscular, brainy, yet sensitive Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews), and the diva secretary Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti).
With the team's witty banter and dynamic plot, this show will surely leave you feeling good.
The Good Place
The Good Place revolves around Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), who has found herself in "The Good Place" – a heaven-like community perfectly designed by a celestial architect, Michael (Ted Danson). Eleanor soon finds out that her file contains details that are very much unlike her life on Earth. Aiming to secure her spot in the Good Place, Eleanor seeks help from her designated soulmate philosophy professor, Chidi (William Jackson Harper).
What entails is a comical and quite mind-blowing series of events brought by Eleanor's hardheadedness, Chidi's constant moral conundrum, and a whole lot of strange behaviour from the rest of the characters.
Following the life of a Korean family in Canada, Kim's Convenience revolves around the hardships of an immigrant family, having to deal with racism, adjusting to new culture, and overcoming language barrier, among others.
The blunt and opinionated Mr. Sang-Il Kim (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee) owns a humble convenience store which his wife, Mrs. Kim, occasionally helps manage. Meanwhile their 20-something-year-old children have decided to pursue passions and career paths that are unconventional to Koreans (and most Asian families). Janet (Andrea Bang) is a college student majoring in Photography, while the couple's eldest, Jung (Simu Liu) was unable to enter college due to his rebellious past as a juvenile.
Showcasing your "average Asian family", the makers of the show succeeds in bringing content that is both relatable and heartwarming.
Master Of None
Master of None follows the life of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old Indian-American actor in New York who is struggling in both his personal and professional life. Every episode beautifully entails his social life, career life, dating life, and the lack thereof. Mixed with cleverly written backstories of people and friends he meets along the way, and a slap of exceptionally realistic plot, this Netflix original is captivating, charming, and refreshing.
After finding out that her then boyfriend is cheating on her, Jess (Zooey Deschanel), a bubbly and awkward teacher, decides to pack her bags and move to a loft with three complete strangers, who are also men. Nick (Jake Johnson), a 30-year-old law-school dropout that has lost his zest for life, Schmidt (Max Greenfield), a self-obsessed and vain businessman, and Winston (Lamorne Morris), an adrenaline junkie and former athlete who's in the midst of a quarter-life crisis. Together, the four of them form a peculiar and odd group who, at the end of the day, have each others' backs.
New Girl tackles simple issues (that are often blown out of proportion by the characters) that involve humorous interactions, making painfully awkward situations downright hilarious. It is a lighthearted show, without much of the punchlines, but is totally enjoyable and addicting.
Two Broke Girls
Two young women find friendship in the strangest of ways when the then-trust fund princess Caroline (Beth Behrs) finds herself penniless and in need of home. Landing a job in an unassuming diner in downtown, Caroline meets and befriends Max (Kat Dennings), a waitress that is full of sass minus the cash. The two ladies struggle with making ends meet, good for nothing men, and launching a cupcake business.
With Max's brutally honest lines and Caroline's reluctance to live a normal life, the two finds balance within each other while serving us a one comical show.
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