Still Up is a comedy-drama series created by Steve Burge and Natalie Walter. Not sleeping in the is a big problem for many people but if they had a best friend who is also up with them, could it be really fun. The Apple TV+ series answers that question through a sweet story about two friends Lisa (Antonia Thomas) and Danny (Craig Roberts) suffering from insomnia, who are connected mostly through video calls. So, if you loved Still Up and are hoping for Season 2 here are some similar shows you could watch until it comes out.
Scrotal Recall (Netflix)
Synopsis: Lovesick (aka Scrotal Recall) is an infectious romantic comedy series following the exploits of twenty-something Dylan, who must contact everyone he’s ever slept with to tell them he has Chlamydia.
Synopsis: Crashing is a comedy drama that crashes straight into the lives and loves of six twenty-something adults living together as Property Guardians in a disused hospital. In amongst the asbestos and abandoned x-ray machines live sexually explosive estate agent Sam (Jonathan Bailey), frustrated French artist Melody (Julie Dray), shy and excitable Fred (Amit Shah), and happily engaged couple Anthony and Kate (Damien Molony and Louise Ford). It’s practically peaceful. That is, until the spontaneous arrival of Lulu (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Anthony’s oldest and least responsible friend. In an age of unaffordable housing and sky-high rents, becoming a Property Guardian has never been so appealing, with thousands of people paying as little as £25 a week to live in unoccupied buildings in exchange for ‘protecting’ the property from disrepair. Just imagine waking up every morning in your own historic building in the most exciting city in the world. Even if it is an enormous, creepy, derelict hospital. It’s about that time in your life when the reality of being an adult kicks you hard in the crotch. It’s time to choose who you are, what you want and who you love. Easy. Right? Unless you live in a crumbling hospital with people you don’t like and a partner who shits in the bed.
Master of None (Netflix)
Synopsis: The show follows the personal and professional lives of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life. Ambitious, funny, cinematic, and both sweeping in scope and intensely personal, Dev’s story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and how to find the most delicious pasta for dinner.
New Girl (Hulu, Peacock & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: An ensemble comedy centering on a free-spirited young woman, her three male roommates and her best friend, as they navigate modern relationships and end up forming a charmingly dysfunctional – or strangely functional – family.
Synopsis: Executive Produced by Judd Apatow for Netflix, LOVE follows Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid. This 1-hour dramedy series is produced by Apatow Productions and Legendary Television.
Love Life (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Anna Kendrick stars in this anthology romantic comedy series that follows a millennial New Yorker’s quest to find her “person,” with each episode telling the winding, relatable story of one that got away.
Permanent Roommates (Prime Video Add-On)
This TVF original is loved all over India for its romantic and stupid charm between its two lead characters played by Sumeet Vyas (TVF Tripling, Parched) and Nidhi Singh (Apharan). The official synopsis for Permanent Roommates is, “This series revolves around a young couple, Tanya and Mikesh, who after being in a long-distance relationship for 3 years, face the prospect of marriage.”
Colin From Accounts (Coming to Paramount+ on November 9)
Synopsis: Centred on Ashley (Harriet Dyer) and Gordon (Patrick Brammall), two single(ish), complex humans who are brought together by a car accident and an injured dog, Colin from Accounts is about flawed, funny people choosing each other and being brave enough to show their true self, scars and all, as they navigate life together.
Little Things (Netflix)
Synopsis: Some bonds are just too strong to be broken. Some are just not meant to last forever. Find out how Dhruv and Kavya navigate through their relationship when familiarity creeps in.
Catastrophe (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan write and star in this R-rated comedy about a one-week stand between a Boston ad exec and a London schoolteacher that leads to an accidental pregnancy. When Rob moves to the UK to help figure things out, cultures clash and hormones flare as these two realize they don’t know the first thing about each other.