What You Should Be Watching

If you like Girls:

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Broad City on Comedy Central

Broad City reminds me of a funnier and less awkward version of Girls. Like Lena Dunham’s brainchild, I hated the first episode I saw of Broad City. I wrote the show off until friends urged me to give it a second chance. I’m glad I gave it another chance because I fell in love. The two leading women play hilarious best friends who are struggling through life. Also keep an eye out for talented guest stars like Ami Pohler (who is also the executive producer) as an angry chef and Kelly Ripa as a hysterical drug fueled version if herself. In all Broad City is a wacky and funny modern comedy.

If you like 30 Rock:

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is one of the best sitcomes I’ve seen in a long time. Kimmy Schmidt was created by the always spectacular Tina Fey. The show was originally meant for NBC but the network had too many problems with the show’s (possibly) controversial jokes. Luckily Netflix bought the show and gave Fey creative freadom. If you watched 30 Rock you’ll recognize several of actors taking on new roles. In addition to creative jokes, this is a show that is astoundingly groundbreaking. There is an Asian man as a love interest, a gay black man, and a storline involving Native Americans. These are not characters we see on typical sitcoms. The best part is that you almost don’t notice the difference. The show is genuinely funny with well written characters so it doesn’t feel like they’re cramming a social message down your throat. Even though I’ve been vocal about my distate for Netflix in the past, this show made me laugh hard enough that I’ve decided to give them a second chance. This is a great show to binge watch on a lazy Sunday. 

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