Sitcoms or a situation comedy is the genre of comedy performance in which characters take part in humorous story telling centred on a particular environment like workplace and home. It was first originated in radio, but today sitcoms are the part of television as one of its dominant narrative forms. A sitcom is recorded in front an audience depending on the production format, and its effect is enhanced by a laugh track.
Talking about the best sitcoms, the list I am going to present is those TV sitcoms that keep us laughing during their entire run. These sitcoms are and were one of the funniest and dominant shows on the television. Herein is the list of 10 most popular sitcoms.
1. The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory is an American television Sitcom created and produced by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. The story is primarily focused around four renowned scientists and their waitress friend. Of all other sitcoms, this has to be the best ever to be produced. Every episode of this show will crack you up due to its well-written script and the comic timing. These characters showcase our normal daily lives in a much different way of rationalism and logics. It is funny because most of the people don’t relate to these nerdy characters.
This show has given Hollywood one of their biggest stars with the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox. Friends is an American sitcom created by Marta Kauffman and David Crane. The amazing thing about this show is that every single episode makes you laugh out loud. The story revolves around six friends living in Manhattan. You can never get enough of it even though you have memorised the punch lines.
3. How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother is another classic American sitcom that stormed the television from 2005 to 2014. It is considered the ‘legend daddy-show’ of the world. The performance of the characters makes it one of the best sitcoms. It was created by Carter Bays, and Craig Thomas and the story revolves around a father narrating the story of how he met the mother of his children. The character quality is nothing short than multi-dimensional, and the storyline is so well planned that one can’t stop laughing. Did you know Morena Baccarin, the Deadpool actress gave a guest appearance in the show.
Seinfeld revolves around four single friends that deal with the everyday life craziness. This show was created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David that originally ran for nine seasons. This is one of those sitcoms in which comedy is based on black humour characters that showcase our hidden bad side. Every character of this show has its own way of portrayal. The creators were pure genius at work to create an embodied sitcom characters. This show has one of the best acts and unique dialogues.
5. Modern Family
Modern family is an American television mockumentary sitcom that focuses on the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family based in Los Angeles. This show is always funny and suitable for every age. Some amazing characters and story lines make it hilarious through the episodes.
6. The fresh prince of Bel-Air
Will Smith, one of the greatest actors of Hollywood came into limelight with this show. The show stars Will Smith as the fictionalized character of himself. This was the show which was both funny and serious and taught lessons to kids. Every episode contained some life lessons and meanings. This was the show that could make you laugh, cry and care about others.
Cheers is an American sitcom created by the team of Les Charles, Glen Charles and James Burrows that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 to 1993. The whole concept is set in a bar named ‘cheers’ in Boston where a group of locals meet to drink and socialise which leads to some serious, comical situations.
8. The Office
The Office is an American adaption of BBC series of the same name. The series portrays the everyday lives of the office employees of a paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The funny thing about this sitcom was that it was shot in a single camera frame with no studio audience and a laugh track. Throughout this show, one never wanted to end because of the characters and their story lines.
9. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American television sitcom that follows the life of a group of New York City police detectives who receives a new commanding officer.
10. The Simpsons
The Simpsons is an animated version of sitcom created by Matt Groening that started in 1989. This show depicts the American society, culture and television in a humorous and sarcastic way.