Themed Lists

The Laugh Out Loud List

It’s time for a laugh. And with the arrival of Seinfeld on Netflix, Ted Lasso Season 2 on Apple and Only Murders on Disney we think it’s a good time to share our comedy top ten. Oh, and Season 2 of The Great about to drop on StarzPlay. Huzzah!

2 Seasons BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Now 12 x 30 mins
So much comedy now is wry-smile kinda stuff, but Fawlty Towers is quite simply laugh out loud and roll around on the sofa. Proper. Old fashioned. Comedy.
Score: 9.0
3 Seasons Netflix 24 x 50 mins
Despite all the references to ‘jizz’, boners, and rampant teenage libidos, this show ultimately stands out as a warm, heartfelt celebration of teenage uncertainty and secondary school years. And it’s hilarious, too.
Score: 9.0
9 Seasons All4, Netflix 173 x 20 mins
We’re not sure you’d be able to sell a ‘show about nothing’ these days. We’ve become far too comfortable with complex plots and high-octane drama. But Seinfeld isn’t of this era, in fact, you might even argue it’s from a better one.
Score: 8.7
2 Seasons BBC iPlayer 12 x 30 mins
As far as talked about TV goes, Fleabag is up there, breaking the internet with its impeccable one liners and... the hot priest.
Score: 8.6
11 Seasons Netflix 119 x 20 mins
Archer is an animation that genuinely deserves the prefix “adult” – full to the brim with profanities, violence, sex and booze, this cheeky comedy is riotous fun.
Score: 8.0
9 Seasons All4 86 x 40 mins
Taskmaster has graduated from its pint-brandishing, balding roots on Dave to the sober, well-thatched Channel 4. The show already has nine seasons under its red velvet hat, and built up a broad audience of buffoonery-loving fans.
Score: 7.5
6 Seasons All4 37 x 20 mins
Bless Simon Bird. No matter how hard he tries he will always be the briefcase wanker from The Inbetweeners, won’t he? Sad though this may be, luckily Bird has already proven he’s no one trick pony, with another hilarious banger from Channel 4. Another sitcom, hm? Cool that sounds.
Score: 7.3
2 Seasons Apple TV+ 22 x 30 mins
If you thought that there couldn’t possibly be a more cringeworthy portrayal of British culture than Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, then just wait until you see Ted Lasso.
Score: 6.9
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