Friends, The Office and the 25 best shows to binge watch on Netflix

E364703 04: Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow star in Friends during year 6. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)
E364703 04: Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow star in Friends during year 6. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.) /
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NEW GIRL: Zooey Deschanel in the “Where the Road Goes” episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, May 1 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX /

23. New Girl

Seasons: 7

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris, Hannah Simone, Damon Wayans Jr.

Who’s that girl? It’s Jess, and she’s down to hang out in your watch list for the funniest binge-watch you can find on Netflix.

Don’t be fooled about New Girl ranking at the lower end of this list. That’s more about spreading the wealth than it is about the sitcom’s quality, which is comparable to that of Friends. When you’ve finished binge-watching Friends on Netflix and How I Met Your Mother (not on Netflix), your next natural long-running relationship comedy to marathon is New Girl. It’s 146 episodes of hilarity and absurdity with one of the best friend groups on TV.

When New Girl premiered on FOX in 2011, it arrived with a concept. Jess Day, a recently cheated-on schoolteacher, moves into a Los Angeles loft with three men she meets on Craigslist and embarks on the strangest journey of her life. She quickly assimilates into their group with all of their quirks and their weird little family becomes complete as they navigate the uncertainties of love and career together. Between douchebag jars and honey roasts, this group does it all.

New Girl gained critical acclaim right out of the gate, earning five Golden Globe nominations and five Emmy Award nominations. Although it wasn’t ever a menacing ratings success (most ratings are relative these days), New Girl found a core fandom that spoke its language.

While it’s cut from the same cloth of previous relationship sitcoms, it’s a winner in its own right, with original stories, amazing guest stars, and a ridiculous drinking game you’ll want to learn to play. Spend your free time with Jess Day and the whole gang in a seven-season binge of New Girl.