Friends are the universal beloved comedy series that is still in the talks today, and still watched by millions of people, but there were many more series like that which were good but didn’t get the attention they deserved. So, today we are making a list of the 10 underrated shows that you would love if you loved watching Friends. These series are not in any way exactly like Friends, like How I Met Your Mother was but they still have the same spirit and entertainment value. The shows on this list are not ranked.
Broad City (Hulu)
Synopsis: A bottle of wine tastes just as good when you pay with all pennies. That’s a fact. And no matter what the city throws at twenty-somethings Abbi and Ilana, these broads are all in. Catch the totally fresh, new series based on the acclaimed digital shorts.
Happy Endings (Hulu)
Synopsis: Forget who gets to keep the ring, when a couple splits, the real question is, who gets to keep the friends? In this modern comedy, a couple’s break up will complicate all of their friends’ lives and make everyone question their choices. When life throws you for a curve, hold on tight to the people you love.
Freaks and Geeks (Hulu & Paramount+)
Synopsis: The universal experience of teenagehood as lived by the regular old freaks and geeks in a Michigan high school, circa 1980, is the subject of this wistful comedy-drama executive-produced by Emmy-winner Judd Apatow and series creator Paul Feig.
Coupling (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Three beautiful women plus three sex-crazed men, equal one hot, sexy, comedy. Sex is the main topic of conversation almost all the time! And they discuss it in the funniest ways you can imagine. These thirty-something friends always seem to end up in some of the most embarrassing situations ever shown on television.
Living Single (Hulu & HBO Max)
Synopsis: Bold, sassy and realistic, four upwardly mobile and very different African-American women share adventures, advice and an exclusive brownstone in New York City as they hilariously celebrate Living Single. With love, laughter and a little bit of luck, these four women are on the threshold of the rest of their lives.
Friends from College (Netflix)
Synopsis: Synopsis: A group of friends from Harvard played by Keegan-Michael Key (Ethan), Cobie Smulders (Lisa), Annie Parisse (Sam), Nat Faxon (Nick), Fred Savage (Max) and Jae Suh Park (Marianne) are facing down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another Friends from College is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.
Insecure (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Created by and starring Issa Rae, this comedy series looks at the friendship of two modern-day black women, as well as all of their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. As they navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles, best friends Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) face the challenges of being black women who defy all stereotypes.
Synopsis: Matt LeBlanc stars as Matt LeBlanc in Episodes, the hilarious comedy series about remaking a comedy series. When husband and wife writing team Sean and Beverly set out to reproduce their British TV hit for an American network, all of their worst fears come true as Hollywood lives up to its reputation for absurdity. Not only does the network cast Matt LeBlanc in the starring role, but Matt takes the lead in deviously twisting their beloved series into a terrible cliché, while testing the couple’s marriage with diversions and temptations.
Community (Netflix & Hulu)
Synopsis: When the legitimacy of his college degree is challenged, lawyer Jeff Winger must return to school where he finds himself leading a misfit coalition of fellow community college students.
Black Books (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Bernard runs a book shop. Badly. Drunkenly. Grumpily. Manny tries to help run it better, but sort of ends up as Bernard’s, ahem, Manny servant. And then there’s Fran, who pops in… any time… she chooses… day or night… pop, popping in. This got BAFTAs. It’s got Dylan Moran. Bill Bailey. Tamsin Grieg. It’s even got Star Trek’s Simon Pegg. It’s dark. It’s edgy. And they never sell a book.