6 TV Series You Need To Start Watching Now

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1. Please Like Me 

This delightful Australian series stars comedian Josh Thomas as a 20-something guy just beginning to discover who he is, what his sexuality means, and what he wants to do with his life while dealing with a break up, his mother’s mental health issues and the drama that comes with trying to be a functioning adult.

The show deals with some serious issues (like suicide, self harm, abusive relationships and abortion), but does so with a kindness and humour that will have you laughing, but also change the way you see these issues.

 Watch this if you love: Witty humour and characters who are super flawed, but loveable.

Here’s the trailer:

2. Him And Her

A gross, no-holds-barred look at relationships that will make you laugh, groan and also feel a bit better about your own life. Described as a comedy that looks at life in its “messy, everyday glory”, Steve, Becky and their rather strange group of friends and family will have you in stitches.

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Watch this if you love: Dry British comedy and shows like, Gavin and Stacey.

Here’s a clip from the show:

3. Black Mirror

If you love conspiracy theories, sci-fi and anything to do with technology, you’ll love this show. It’s an anthology series (every episode has a different cast and plot) that is basically a modern, British re-working of The Twilight Zone. The stories will give you a sense of techo-paranoia and will play on your insecurities about the modernised world we live in. Fair warning though – each episode is incredibly intense and there may be some triggering imagery.

Watch this if you love:  Anything to do with conspiracy theories or if you were hooked on Stranger Things earlier this year.

Here’s the trailer:

4. Catastrophe

Yes, this is yet another comedy about a couple, but it’s completely brilliant. It stars Irish actress Sharon Horgan and American actor Rob Delaney as a couple who get pregnant after having sex A LOT during the course of their one week fling and decide to give their relationship a try. This show is hilarious and the conversations between the two main characters are so witty and charming that you’ll be very sad that there are only two seasons of the show so far.

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Watch this if you love: Romantic comedies that don’t play into all the tropes.

Here’s the trailer:

5. Love

A Netflix Original series about the loves and lives of Mickey and Gus. At first, Mickey seems like a manic pixie dream girl and Gus is just another nice guy who’s always been unlucky in love. But then you get to see that these two characters are so much more than you first thought. It’s also a great look at modern dating and relationships and was co-created by Judd Apatow who brought us movies like Knocked Up and This Is 40.

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Watch this if you love: Shows like Girls and if you’re not afraid of cringe comedy.

Here’s the trailer:

Man Seeking Woman

 

6. Man Seeking Woman

Jay Baruchel’s comedic skills are on point in this show about a man looking for love in the strangest of places. It’s a rather surreal (seriously, one of his girlfriends has a Japanese penis monster for a friend and his sister set him up with an actual troll), unique look at love and relationships.  It’s got that guy-looking-for-love thing going on, but does it in such a refreshing way that you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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Watch this if you love: A bit of dark, surreal humour like Scott Pilgrim VS The World (yes, I know it’s a movie).

Here’s the trailer:

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