When you need something that will make your heart feel good and your cheeks hurt from smiling, nothing compares to a great comedy TV show. Sure, movies are great, but there's something unique about a television series. You really get to know the characters, you feel like you can truly escape into their world—and, most importantly, you can binge them for hours (or days) of continuous good vibes, thanks to the Netflix (and Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney +, Peacock, and HBO Max—basically any streaming service we can get our hands on a log-in for) gods. These shows are the emotional equivalent of good comfort food: a soothing feast for your eyes that always lifts your mood.
From classic sitcoms that will give you a chance to bask in nostalgia, to theme-driven dramadies that tackle important social issues through humor, to the iconic comedies we all love to binge over and over (and over) because watching them feels like visiting an old friend and helps us through the harsh realities of modern life, there's a little of everything on this list. Without further ado, our countdown to the best comedy series of all time. (Don't @ us about number one.)