14 best animated shows on Netflix right now

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix, courtesy Netflix.
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F IS FOR FAMILY. (L to R) Justin Long as Kevin Murphy, Debi Derryberry as Megan Murphy, Laura Dern as Sue Murphy, Bill Burr as Frank Murphy, Haley Reinhart as Bill Murphy, and Debi Derryberry as Maureen Murphy in F IS FOR FAMILY. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021 /

Best animated shows on Netflix: F is For Family

Netflix has cultivated a strong roster of adult animated series over the years between shows like BoJack Horseman and Big Mouth. But F is for Family is another one that has been consistently great, albeit pretty underrated. It never became quite as popular as some of the other shows on the streaming service, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good!

Starring the vocal talents of Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Debi Derryberry, Haley Reinhart, Mo Collins, Trevor Devall, Kevin Michael Richardson and Sam Rockwell, F is for Family is a comedy-drama taking place in the early-to-mid 1970s, specifically in a fictional town of Pennsylvania called Rustvale. The series was created by comedian Bill Burr and Michael Price. It aired for five seasons on Netflix before wrapping in November 2021 after 44 episodes.

That said, the show isn’t for everyone as the style of comedy won’t appeal to those who prefer more in-your-face laughs. F is for Family is a little heavier on the darkness and drama of everyday life. If you like Burr’s comedic style in his stand-up specials, then you’re a lot more likely to enjoy the show. It’s more comparable to something like King of the Hill, but with something darker baked into its DNA.