The long hot UAE summer is here and so for many of us it’s resulting in a whole lot of TV viewing. We’re not sure about you, but we’re definitely in need of a good laugh right now and so here’s our top TV shows to warm your hearts and make you laugh.
Infertility and the journey trying for a family doesn’t sound too funny does it. That’s where you are wrong as “Trying” is quite possibly one of the best TV shows we have seen in a long time. Loveable characters Jason and Nikki want a baby, but it’s the one thing they can’t have, so they start a journey to adopt with their dysfunctional friends and families to accompany them along the way. It’s honest and hilarious and the leads Rafe Spall and Esther Smith are just brilliant. We miss it already and are eagerly waiting to see if S3 will be commissioned! Available on Apple TV+.
A classic TV drama, but one we ashamedly only discovered this year which fast turned into a favourite. The good thing about this is that if you haven’t already discovered this gem, there are 11 whole seasons to get your teeth into. The show follows three different but related families as they face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways. Starring Sofia Vergara, Julia Bowen, Ed O’Neill and many other now familiar faces, each of the characters is loveable in a very different way, the storylines all come with great messages, and it truly was a show I never wanted to end. Available on Netflix.
Ted Lasso was an unexpected hit in many of our households. Following an American football coach Ted Lasso who moves to the UK to manage a struggling London football team, the show features the characters lives on and off the pitch and it’s 30 minute episode make you laugh and cry in equal measure as it can only be described as truly heartwarming. It features a great cast including Jason Sudeikis and Juno Temple. Available on Apple TV+.
Why Women Kill
Why Women Kill is an anthology series that follows three women in different decades all living in the same house, as they deal with infidelity and betrayals in their marriages. Cleverly done and with a brilliant cast including Jack Davenport, Ginnifer Goodwin and Lucy Liu, this show had us hooked from start to finish. The outfits and the set design kept us very happy too! S2 is on the way we’re told and we can’t wait. Available on iTunes.
Motherland is a British television sitcom set in London, which examines the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood with more than a dash of hilarity. Starring Anna Maxwell Martin (aka the scary meme inducing DCS Patricia Carmichael from Line of Duty) this made us cringe, belly ache laugh and spit out our tea in equal measure as the group of middle-class parents navigate parenting, friendship and juggling to “have it all”. Truly brilliant writing and we hope with all our fingers crossed that they do make another one as the 3 seasons were over just far too fast. Available on iTunes.
Another classic choice, but a Covid discovery for us and 7 seasons kept us happy for a good amount of time. After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time and lots of hilarious adventures begin. Once again, with great writing, each of the characters is loveable in their own way and they feel like your friends as you care about each and every one of them. I also got into singing along with the title music too which made me happy too. Available on Netflix.
A little couch time is good for the soul, remember that!
Happy Netflix and chill.