Carlee: Sitcoms to Add Some Life to Quarantine

If you’ve been like me and many other COM students during quarantine, TV has become a bit of a safe haven. Whether you watch for entertainment, as an escape mechanism, or just to relax at the end of the day, a good TV show can really make all the difference in our stay-at-home lifestyles.

These past few months, I have been watching a lot of sitcoms in particular — and it truly doesn’t get any better. Sitcoms might just be the best genre on TV. They’re usually only 20-minute episodes, so they aren’t a big commitment, and their humor and fun characters bring laughter and joy to any day. 

But what happens when you run out of things to watch? You just finished a show that you loved, and you don’t think any other will be able to replace it in your heart (I may have experienced this when I finished Schitt’s Creek). You scroll through your streaming service’s home page, but nothing seems appealing. You wish someone could just tell you what to watch…

That’s where I come in. Here is a list of some of my favorite sitcoms and more to spice up your streaming watch lists. 

Schitt’s Creek

Where to watch: Netflix

Watch if: you want to actually laugh out loud or you love well-developed, overly-dramatic characters (I might be a bit biased)


Where to watch: Netflix, Hulu

Watch if: you like meta-humor and a great ensemble cast

New Girl

Where to watch: Netflix

Watch if: you love a quirky female protagonist and/or you’re a romantic


Where to watch: HBO Max

Watch if: you want a comedy that addresses social issues and really appeals to your feelings

Broad City

Where to watch: Hulu

Watch if: you’re a feminist, love comedy, and love NYC (aka Ilana Glazier). I will always recommend Broad City


Where to watch: Hulu

Watch if: you love cringe comedy or a classic middle school throwback

Parks and Rec

Where to watch: Peacock

Watch if: you haven’t already seen it ten times or you’re in need of a Leslie Knope pep talk

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens

Where to watch: HBO Max

Watch if: you’re looking for a relatable comedy about young adulthood

Arrested Development

Where to watch: Netflix

Watch if: you’re a fan of handheld camera styles and dry humor


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