Chuck Lorre‘s The Big Bang Theory is one of the longest-running sitcom series that ended in 2019 with its twelfth and final season. The comedy series follows a group of brilliant scientists and engineers, who all are incapable of social interactions without embarrassing themselves in one way or another, and their next-door neighbor Penny, who is not so bright when it comes to academics. Sheldon is one of the most brilliant people in the series, as he is a theoretical physicist but he is also the hardest to tolerate person in the group he is tolerated by his friends including Leonard, Raj, Howard, and now Penny. The series slowly sees our protagonists grow and find happiness and friendships. So, if you miss this brilliant piece of television we have prepared a list of shows that you can watch to pass the time.
Silicon Valley (HBO Max)
Synopsis: In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. From HBO and the offbeat mind of Mike Judge (‘Office Space,’ ‘Beavis & Butthead’) comes this comedy series that delves into the outrageous world of tech start-ups and the socially awkward underdogs trying to navigate its lucrative potential.
The IT Crowd (Netflix)
Synopsis: Roy and Moss toil in the squalid basement of a huge company, fielding IT help desk calls. Roy has a lousy attitude coupled with an eye for the ladies, while Moss is dressed by his mother and has an aerosol can of water clipped to his belt with which to spray his ear when it gets hot. Into their life of ‘users’, pizza, science fiction and firewalls comes middle manager Jen, a spunky can-do career gal who doesn’t know one end of a laptop from the other. Can she introduce real life to men who email the fire brigade in an emergency, who invent a psycho for an internet dating site and display sympathetic PMS symptoms once a month? ‘The IT Crowd’. It’s more than a way of life, it’s a sitcom.
Synopsis: While delivering pizza on New Year’s Eve 1999, Philip J. Fry is accidentally cryonically frozen and thawed out one thousand years into the future. From the creator of “The Simpsons,” “Futurama” is a sci-fi animated comedy.
How I Met Your Mother (Hulu)
Synopsis: A half-hour comedy series about Ted and how he fell in love. It all started when Ted’s best friend, Marshall, drops the bombshell that he’s going to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Lily, a kindergarten teacher. At that moment, Ted realizes that he had better get a move on if he too hopes to find true love. Helping him in his quest to find his future wife is Barney, a friend with endless, sometimes outrageous opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin, he’s sure it’s love at first sight, but after a whirlwind romance with her, he realizes destiny has something else in store for him. The series is narrated through flashbacks from the future.
Friends (HBO Max)
Synopsis: This is a show about love and sex and careers and a time in life when everything is possible … about the search for commitment and security … and the fear of commitment and security. Most of all, it’s about friendship–for when you’re young and single in the city, your friends are your family.
Young Sheldon (HBO Max & Paramount+)
Synopsis: For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper it isn’t easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. His father, George, is struggling to find his way as a high school football coach and as father to a boy he doesn’t understand. Sheldon’s mother, Mary, fiercely protects and nurtures her son in a town where he just doesn’t fit in. Sheldon’s older brother, Georgie, does the best he can in high school, but it’s tough to be cool when you’re in the same classes with your odd 9-year-old brother. Finally, there’s Sheldon’s twin sister, Missy, who sometimes resents all the attention Sheldon gets, but also remains the one person who can reliably tell Sheldon the truth. For 10 years on The Big Bang Theory, audiences have come to know the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper. This single-camera, half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet him in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Synopsis: From the executive producers of 30 Rock (Tina Fey and Robert Carlock) comes the “wise, wicked comedy” (Jeff Jensen, EW), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Rescued after fifteen years in an underground doomsday cult, Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) decides to rebuild her life in New York City armed with only a fifth-grade education and a firm belief that truly anything is possible. She quickly finds a roommate, Titus Andromedon (Primetime Emmy® nominee Tituss Burgess), a job working for a spoiled Manhattan mom, Jacqueline Voorhees (Primetime Emmy® nominee Jane Krakowski), and a new beginning. Watch season one of the Primetime Emmy®-nominated series on these shiny discs that Kimmy is only now just learning about!
Community (Netflix & Hulu)
Synopsis: From Dan Harmon (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Emmy Award-winning directors Joe and Anthony Russo (Arrested Development) comes Community, a smart comedy series about a band of misfits who attend Greendale Community College. At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, The Soup), a fast-talkin’ lawyer whose degree has been revoked. With some help from his fellow classmates, Winger forms a study group who eventually learn more about themselves than their course work.
New Girl (Netflix)
Synopsis: A comedy series from executive producer/writer Liz Meriwether (“No Strings Attached”), New Girl features a young ensemble cast that takes a fresh look at friendship. After a bad break-up, Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel) needs a new place to live. An online search leads her to a great loft…and three single guys she’s never met before. Nick (Jake Johnson), law school dropout turned bartender is the most grounded…and the most jaded. Schmidt (Max Greenfield) is a hustling young professional who’s pretty proud of his own abs. Winston (Lamorne Morris), is an intensely competitive former athlete who doesn’t know what to do next. Jess also meets Coach (guest star Damon Wayans Jr.), a personal trainer with a bit of an anger problem. Rounding out the group is Jess’ childhood best friend, Cece (Hannah Simone), a model with a killer deadpan. The fivesome realize they need each other more than they thought they would and end up forming a charmingly dysfunctional — or strangely functional — family.
Eureka (Prime Video & Peacock)
Synopsis: Welcome to Eureka, a small, secluded town populated by America’s brightest scientists whose work lead to innovative discoveries and, more often than not, unnatural and hilarious chaos! Join Sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) as he deals with the towns quirky geniuses, volatile experiments, and earth-shaking secrets. Wacky adventures and mayhem await in the hit Syfy series that bravely explores the space where human dilemmas and super-science collide. Relationship audits, force fields run amok, and floating banks…anything goes in Eureka!
Rick and Morty (HBO Max & Hulu)
Synopsis: After having been missing for nearly 20 years, Rick Sanchez suddenly arrives at daughter Beth’s doorstep to move in with her and her family. Although Beth welcomes Rick into her home, her husband, Jerry, isn’t as happy about the family reunion. Jerry is concerned about Rick, a sociopathic scientist, using the garage as his personal laboratory. In the lab, Rick works on a number of sci-fi gadgets, some of which could be considered dangerous. But that’s not all Rick does that concerns Jerry. He also goes on adventures across the universe that often involve his grandchildren, Morty and Summer.