A Sitcom, or Situation Comedy, is a popular genre of comedy centered on an anchored set of characters who stay with the audience from episode to episode. These series may in some cases be recorded in front of a live audience, where the laughter is drawn out with comical moments, or they may use a laugh track; either way, when you are watching a sitcom from the comfort of your home, you can hear the laughter in the background.
There are countless sitcoms out there, each and every one has something different to offer, but there is something they have in common; episodes are made separately, each of them focusing on an event, or one of the characters, but the main story through the entire series keeps on growing and evolving. In some cases there is a love story between two of the character, a mission that has to be accomplished, or a story of a family that struggles with that everyday lives.
Who can forget the good old British sitcoms, that still make us laugh: Allo, Allo; during the WWII, a French café owner is caught between the Resistance and the Gestapo, forced into working with both. The actors, even though all British, play their roles of German and Italian soldiers, French folk, and British airmen extremely well, and the situation comedy seems almost pristine. Similar goes with sitcoms like Black Adder, Fawlty Towers, Monty Python, and You Rang M’Lord?.
But not everyone can appreciate the witty remarks, and humorous situations of British sitcoms, and that is where series, such asM*A*S*H, Cheers, Friends, That ‘70s Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Married…With Children come in. All of these sitcoms provide the audience with great humor, and characters’ stories. Maybe they are so popular, because when these shows were running on our televisions, there were not so many TV series available, and the comedy seemed fresh all the time. But even in the last years, there are many sitcoms, that provide us with fresh material, fine characters, and great situations; Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, The Mick, New Girl, and many more.
And for the enthusiasts of animated sitcoms, there is a long list of humorous series, that you might enjoy, such as South Park, Metalocalypse, American Dad, Futurama, The Simpsons, Rick and Morty,and let’s not forget the astonishing creation of Seth Macfarlane; Family Guy.
There is a sitcom for everybody out there, you just need to know what do you enjoy. You can find these great series here, at a free-to-watch website, fusionmovies.to.