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Boris

Comedy Italy 2007

Boris

Comedy Italy 2007

  • Boris
  • 8,9/10

3 seasons, 42 episodes

Boris is an Italian television series produced from 2007 to 2010 by Wilder for Fox International Channels Italy

  • #satire

  • #behind the scenes

  • #social satire

Look Around You

Comedy United Kingdom 2002

Look Around You

Comedy United Kingdom 2002

  • Look Around You
  • 8,7/10

2 seasons, 15 episodes

LOOK AROUND YOU. Look around you. Just look around you. What do you see? A tree. A weather-vane. A discarded lollipop-wrapper. A traffic shop. All of these things, and any other things you may care to mention, have one thing in common. Can you work out what it is?

Welcome to the N.H.K.

Animation Comedy Drama Romance Japan 2006

Welcome to the N.H.K.

Animation Comedy Drama Romance Japan 2006

  • Welcome to the N.H.K.
  • 8,5/10

1 season, 24 episodes

Sato’s life – or what’s left of it – is a paranoid mess of conspiracy theories and social anxieties. He’s terrified of the outside world; his apartment is overflowing with the remnants of cheap take-out food; and his retinas have been permanently scarred by a steady diet of internet porn. But maybe it’s not all his fault. After all, the nefarious N-H-K is out there, and they’re determined to turn society’s fringe-dwellers into a brainwashed lot of jobless, hopeless, futureless recluses. Enter Misaki – a mysterious girl-next-door type who is Sato’s last chance to beat-down his inner demons and venture out into the light of day. She’s ready to help him overcome his crippling phobias, but Sato would rather cower in his existential foxhole and pretend to work on the demo for his virtual sex game. He’s afraid to face the world. She’s strangely desperate to fix a total stranger. Maybe together they can be normal

Yes, Prime Minister

Comedy United Kingdom 1986

Yes, Prime Minister

Comedy United Kingdom 1986

  • Yes, Prime Minister
  • 8,4/10

2 seasons, 16 episodes

James Hacker MP the Government's bumbling minister for Administrative Affairs is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have possibly have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private Secretary, the formidably political Sir Humphrey Appleby who must move to the “Top Job” in Downing Street to support him, together with his much put upon PPS Bernard Wolley. What could possibly go wrong?

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Comedy United Kingdom 1969

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Comedy United Kingdom 1969

  • Monty Python's Flying Circus
  • 8,3/10

4 seasons, 45 episodes

A British sketch comedy series with the shows being composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and observational sketches without punchlines.

Black Mirror

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2011

Black Mirror

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2011

  • Black Mirror
  • 8,3/10

5 seasons, 21 episodes

A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to stop and question it. In every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a smartphone - a black mirror of our 21st Century existence.

Yes Minister

Comedy War & Politics United Kingdom 1980

Yes Minister

Comedy War & Politics United Kingdom 1980

  • Yes Minister
  • 8,3/10

3 seasons, 21 episodes

Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to formulate and enact legislation or effect departmental changes are opposed by the British Civil Service, in particular his Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, played by Nigel Hawthorne. His Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, played by Derek Fowlds, is usually caught between the two. The sequel, Yes, Prime Minister, continued with the same cast and followed the events of the premiership of Jim Hacker after his unexpected elevation to Number 10 upon the resignation of the previous PM.

BoJack Horseman

Animation Comedy Drama USA 2014

BoJack Horseman

Animation Comedy Drama USA 2014

  • BoJack Horseman
  • 8,2/10

6 seasons, 76 episodes

Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the 90s - 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

Father Ted

Comedy United Kingdom 1995

Father Ted

Comedy United Kingdom 1995

  • Father Ted
  • 8,1/10

3 seasons, 24 episodes

A crazy comedy about three rather strange parish priests exiled to Craggy Island, a remote island off the Irish west coast.

The Thick of It

Comedy United Kingdom 2005

The Thick of It

Comedy United Kingdom 2005

  • The Thick of It
  • 8,1/10

4 seasons, 21 episodes

Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.

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Black Mirror

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2011

Black Mirror

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2011

  • Black Mirror
  • 8,3/10

5 seasons, 21 episodes

A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to stop and question it. In every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a smartphone - a black mirror of our 21st Century existence.

BoJack Horseman

Animation Comedy Drama USA 2014

BoJack Horseman

Animation Comedy Drama USA 2014

  • BoJack Horseman
  • 8,2/10

6 seasons, 76 episodes

Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the 90s - 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

Aggretsuko

Animation Comedy Japan 2018

Aggretsuko

Animation Comedy Japan 2018

  • Aggretsuko
  • 7,5/10

4 seasons, 40 episodes

Frustrated with her thankless office job, Retsuko the Red Panda copes with her daily struggles by belting out death metal karaoke after work.

The Windsors

Comedy Soap United Kingdom 2016

The Windsors

Comedy Soap United Kingdom 2016

3 seasons, 18 episodes

Comedy soap opera re-imagining the lives of the British Royal Family as you have never seen them before.

The Search

Comedy Crime Drama Mexico 2020

The Search

Comedy Crime Drama Mexico 2020

  • The Search
  • 7,1/10

1 season, 6 episodes

When a girl vanishes from a suburb near Mexico City, the personal goals of some involved in the case muddy the search. Based on a true story.

Medical Police

Comedy USA 2020

Medical Police

Comedy USA 2020

  • Medical Police
  • 6,8/10

1 season, 10 episodes

Doctors Owen Maestro and Lola Spratt leave Children's Hospital and join a secret arm of the CDC to investigate and destroy a deadly global virus.

Trigger Warning with Killer Mike

Documentary USA 2019

Trigger Warning with Killer Mike

Documentary USA 2019

1 season, 6 episodes

In this funny and provocative series, rapper and activists Killer Mike puts his revolutionary ideas about achieving social change into action.

The Fix

Comedy Talk USA 2018

The Fix

Comedy Talk USA 2018

1 season, 10 episodes

Comedians Jimmy Carr, D.L. Hughley and Katherine Ryan tackle the world's woes with help from a rotating crew of funny guests and an actual expert.

The Best TV Shows: satire (2019)

1 season, 10 episodes

In this sketch series, Arturo Castro attempts to navigate life as a Latin millennial in the U.S. Satirizing everything from modern dating to American culture to politics, Alternatino brings a fresh point of view to the Latinx experience.

Weird City

Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2019

Weird City

Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2019

  • Weird City
  • 6,6/10

1 season, 6 episodes

Set in the not-too-distant future, this comedy anthology explores the issues of everyday life in the metropolis of Weird — stories that can only be told through the prism of sci-fi and comedy.

Trigger Warning with Killer Mike

Documentary USA 2019

Trigger Warning with Killer Mike

Documentary USA 2019

1 season, 6 episodes

In this funny and provocative series, rapper and activists Killer Mike puts his revolutionary ideas about achieving social change into action.

Filthy Rich

Comedy Mystery USA 2019

Filthy Rich

Comedy Mystery USA 2019

1 season, 9 episodes

To Kendra, it's the fanciest night of the year. To everyone else, it's the worst birthday party they've ever been to. Not because of the secrets, lies, or tragedy, but because of the lack of alcohol and the inadequate entertainment.

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The Simpsons

Animation Comedy Family USA 1989

The Simpsons

Animation Comedy Family USA 1989

  • The Simpsons
  • 7,4/10

33 seasons, 716 episodes

Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop culture icon, attracting hundreds of celebrities to guest star. The show has also made name for itself in its fearless satirical take on politics, media and American life in general.

Have I Got News for You

Comedy News United Kingdom 1990

Have I Got News for You

Comedy News United Kingdom 1990

  • Have I Got News for You
  • 7,6/10

62 seasons, 555 episodes

Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit of laughs.

  • #satire

  • #political satire

  • #panel show

Family Guy

Animation Comedy USA 1999

Family Guy

Animation Comedy USA 1999

  • Family Guy
  • 6,6/10

20 seasons, 388 episodes

Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and Freakin' Sweet animated series featuring the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family. Bumbling Peter and long-suffering Lois have three kids. Stewie (a brilliant but sadistic baby bent on killing his mother and taking over the world), Meg (the oldest, and is the most unpopular girl in town) and Chris (the middle kid, he's not very bright but has a passion for movies). The final member of the family is Brian - a talking dog and much more than a pet, he keeps Stewie in check whilst sipping Martinis and sorting through his own life issues.

South Park

Animation Comedy USA 1997

South Park

Animation Comedy USA 1997

  • South Park
  • 7,9/10

24 seasons, 309 episodes

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

Comedy Drama Soap USA 1976

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

Comedy Drama Soap USA 1976

2 seasons, 307 episodes

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is an American soap opera parody that aired in daily syndication from January 1976 to May 1977. The series was produced by Norman Lear, directed by Joan Darling and Jim Drake, and starred Louise Lasser. The series writers were Gail Parent and Ann Marcus. The show's title was the eponymous character's name stated twice, because Lear and the writers believed that everything that was said on a soap opera was said twice. In 2004 and 2007, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman was ranked #21 and #26 on "TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever".

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

Comedy Drama Soap USA 1976

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

Comedy Drama Soap USA 1976

2 seasons, 307 episodes

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is an American soap opera parody that aired in daily syndication from January 1976 to May 1977. The series was produced by Norman Lear, directed by Joan Darling and Jim Drake, and starred Louise Lasser. The series writers were Gail Parent and Ann Marcus. The show's title was the eponymous character's name stated twice, because Lear and the writers believed that everything that was said on a soap opera was said twice. In 2004 and 2007, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman was ranked #21 and #26 on "TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever".

Eretz Nehederet

Comedy News Israel 2003

Eretz Nehederet

Comedy News Israel 2003

18 seasons, 271 episodes

An Israeli satire show featuring satirical references to current affairs of the past week through parodies of the people involved, as well as the thoughts of recurring characters. One of the most watched and influential shows on Israeli TV.

Os Trapalhões

Comedy Brazil 1977

Os Trapalhões

Comedy Brazil 1977

19 seasons, 270 episodes

Os Trapalhões was a Brazilian comedy group and also a Brazilian television series created by Wilton Franco. Its members were Dedé Santana, Zacarias, Mussum and their leader Didi Mocó, that was played by Renato Aragão. The name Trapalhões is derived from the Portuguese verb atrapalhar, which means the opposite of helping, to do something the wrong way or to Those that confuse. The name is translated "Tramps" in English DVD subtitles. It was aired by Rede Globo from 1977 to 1999. On March 18, 1990, Zacarias died due to respiratory failure, but the group and the series didn't come to an end until July 29, 1994, when Mussum died due to an unsuccessful heart transplant.

Mock the Week

Comedy United Kingdom 2005

Mock the Week

Comedy United Kingdom 2005

  • Mock the Week
  • 7,5/10

20 seasons, 219 episodes

Mock the Week is a British topical celebrity panel game hosted by Dara Ó Briain. The game is influenced by improvised topical stand-up comedy, with several rounds requiring players to deliver answers on unexpected subjects on the spur of the moment.

  • #satire

  • #panel show

  • #political humor

The Last Leg

Talk United Kingdom 2013

The Last Leg

Talk United Kingdom 2013

23 seasons, 210 episodes

After winning plaudits and critical acclaim for their show during the Paralympic Games, comedian Adam Hills and regular panellists Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker return to provide a comic review of the significant moments of the past seven days. There will also be live studio challenges and recorded segments each week, including Alex's quest to participate in the Rio Paralympics in 2016.