They say laughter is the best medicine, so Debu is here with an antidote to your winter blues. Below are a list of five sitcoms to binge-watch while you’re winding down and chilling at home.
Anthony Anderson stars as Andre, the proud patriarch of the Johnson family, in this hilarious family comedy. In fear of being out of touch with their Blackness, Andre sets some changes around the house to reinforce their identity. There are many laugh-out-loud moments where Andre is challenged by his family for his occasional outdated concepts on Blackness. As the show is on its eighth and final season, it’s the perfect time to start from scratch. If you’re up to date, don’t miss the latest episodes on ABC!
Dead to Me
Jen and Judy are entirely different, but after meeting for the first time at grief therapy, the widows build an extraordinary bond that is contagiously fun to watch. This Netflix series focuses on Christina Applegate’s Jen, a widow with children who embodies the phrase “tired AF”. Linda Cardellini’s Judy, her counterpart, is a lot lighter, nurturing, and free-spirited. As the storyline gets darker, it’s up to the two to push through their friendship while weathering shocking reveals. The third and final season is due sometime this year.
Sex Education is open for discussion when it comes to, well, sex education. The story follows Otis (Asa Butterfield), a teenager trying to navigate life at Moordale Secondary School. Though his mother and sex therapist, Jean, openly questions Otis about his sex life, Otis is insecure about his own sexual journey. Realizing he is not the only teen with this dilemma, he bands together with friends and opens a “sex clinic” at his school.
Season four is set to release sometime this year on Netflix.
This Canadian series captures the essence of Canadian life — the rich infusion between domestic and foreign cultures that define the fabric of this nation. In Kim’s Convenience, we follow the Korean-Canadian Kim family who own and operate a convenience store in Toronto. As the family works through generational differences and clashes here and there, the heartfelt love of family keeps them together. The show wrapped up last year, but it’s a one-of-a-kind in its genre, so make sure to watch it from the beginning. It’s also available on Netflix!
Never Have I Ever
Created by one of our favourite funny girls, Mindy Kaling, Never Have I Ever is another inclusive series available on Netflix. The show follows teenage Devi Vishwakumar (Canadian actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) as she attempts to shake things up after her father’s passing. In her journey, which includes the pursuit of her crush, Devi takes us through her life as an Indian-American. Although it is a teen comedy focused on an Indian household, the humour of the show transcends age and ethnicity. The third season of Never Have I Ever would return, hopefully by year-end.
Tashon Daley | Contributing Writer