31 best comedy shows on Netflix (December 2021)

Schitt's Creek -- "Meet the Parents" -- Image Number: SCH511_0119.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose, Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose, Catherine OHara as Moira Rose and Daniel Levy as David Rose -- Photo: 2020 Pop Media Group LLC.
Schitt's Creek -- "Meet the Parents" -- Image Number: SCH511_0119.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose, Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose, Catherine OHara as Moira Rose and Daniel Levy as David Rose -- Photo: 2020 Pop Media Group LLC. /
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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Seasons: 1

Created By: Amy Sherman-Palladino

Starring: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop

Since making our return trip to Stars Hollow for 2016’s four-part Netflix miniseries Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Lorelai and Rory have been talked about up one side and down the other on the internet. One minute we love their quips, and the next they’re privileged monsters. No matter how you feel about those Gilmore girls, one thing’s for sure: A Year in the Life is funny.

The Netflix revival reunited with Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore during a transitory period of their lives. Having recently lost Richard, the trio struggle with grief and finding ways to move out of their individual ruts, whether that involves getting married, Marie Kondo-ing your home or having a baby. A Year in the Life is light, nostalgic and, above all else, cathartic.

One thing Gilmore Girls, the original series and its epilogue, has always been is a comedy. Sure, it’s longer than a sitcom and hits those familiar dramatic beats, but the series and its character very much operate in a comedy world. A Year in the Life exists in this sensibility and probably shouldn’t have been taken quite so seriously. You can always count on Lorelai and Rory, in either show, for a good giggle.