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Ted Lasso is a heartwarming and well written sport comedy, blending feel-good moments with decent humour and plenty of stand-out moments.

If you’ve finished watching this one and are looking for alternatives – fret not! We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 10 picks for alternate viewing.

Of course for all the shows we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link so you can check out our full thoughts on that series and see if it’s something you want to invest your time with.

So without further ado, we present 10 TV shows that should whet the appetite when you’ve finished streaming Ted Lasso!


The Good Place

Similarities – Diverse Characters, Comedy

The Good Place is a hilarious comedy that follows Eleanor Shellstrop, a woman who unwittingly finds herself in the afterlife; specifically, a heaven-like utopia called The Good Place. Eleanor’s not a particularly good person though, and she soon realizes that she has been mistaken for someone else. In her mission, she sets out to become a better person in order to stay in The Good Place.

The Good Place shares a similar comedic tone, whilst helming a diverse and memorable cast, who all have unique personalities and quirks.


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Similarities – Workplace comedy

Set in the 99th precinct of the New York City Police Department, Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows a team of detectives and their newly-appointed captain, Raymond Holt. The series boasts a mix of crime-solving and humor, a diverse and quirky cast of characters, and plenty of stand-out moments.

The similar workplace comedy theme and lovable ensemble with strong character-driven humor make this an absolute must-watch.


Schitt’s Creek

Similarities – Comedy

Schitt’s Creek is a comedy that follows the lives of a wealthy family who lose their fortune and are forced to live in a small town they once bought as a joke. Although it takes a while to get going, from season 2 onwards, this series really does take on a life of its own – and it’s all the stronger for it.

There are a lot of big names on the cast roster for this one, and watching these characters navigate through their various personal and professional challenges, as the family struggle to adapt to their new surroundings, makes for a hilarious and memorable watch.


Community

Similarities – Relationships & Off-beat Humour

Community is set at the fictional Greendale Community College and follows the lives of a diverse group of students who form a study group. The series often parodies various film and television genres and tropes, while exploring themes of friendship, personal growth, and self-discovery.

Both Led Lasso and Community are ensemble-driven comedies that focus on the relationships and personal growth of their characters. Both shows employ surreal and offbeat humor, to create unique comedic situations.


Ghosts

Similarities – Comedy & Surreal segments

Ghosts is a British sitcom that initially aired on BBC One before making the jump over the US. It follows a young couple, Alison and Mike, who inherit a grand, yet dilapidated mansion, only to find out it’s haunted by an array of eccentric ghosts from different eras of English history. However, only Alison can see and communicate with them, leading to many comedic situations.

The blending of everyday sitcom tropes with elements of the supernatural provides a fresh take on the genre. And it’s very funny too! There’s a great blend of humour and heartfelt issues that makes this a solid watch.



Welcome to Wrexham

Similarities – Comedy & Surreal segments

Welcome to Wrexham is a docuseries produced by Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, following the actors’ real-life purchase and management of the Welsh football club, Wrexham AFC.

The combination of McElhenney and Reynolds’ comedic talents, the unique premise, and the blend of sports and reality TV tropes makes this an absorbing watch. The episodes are of similar length too, given they’re around 30 minutes a pop. Not only that, it also features a lot of pulsating on-pitch football action too!


Trying

Similarities – Comedy & Surreal segments

Trying is an AppleTV+ original comedy-drama that centers around Nikki and Jason, a British couple trying to navigate the adoption process after discovering they can’t have biological children. The show combines humor and heartfelt emotion as it explores the couple’s journey, their relationships, and their interactions with the complex adoption system.

The show handles its sensitive subject with honesty and humor. It strikes a good balance between comedy and drama, making it both entertaining and emotionally resonant.


Our Flag Means Death

Similarities – Comedy

Our Flag Means Death is a HBO Max comedy series loosely based on the real-life adventures of Stede Bonnet, a gentleman farmer who turned to piracy in the early 18th century. With Taika Waititi attached as executive producer and star, his trademark humor, unique storytelling, and eccentric characters are all over this one.

The show draws on many comedic issues and manages to do a great job with its cast, delivering a highly enjoyable series.


Scrubs

Similarities – Comedy & Surreal segments

Scrubs is an absolute must-watch and this comedy-drama centers around the lives of medical interns and residents at the fictional Sacred Heart Hospital.

Specifically, our main character here is Dr. John “J.D.” Dorian, who’s joined by his friends as they navigate the challenges of their medical careers and personal lives.

The style of humour and the heartfelt moments, not to mention the quirky cast of characters, makes this another good choice.


Parks and Recreation

Similarities – Chemistry Between Leads

Parks and Rec is a mockumentary-style comedy that follows the daily lives of the employees at the Parks and Recreation department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana.

While the first season is a little slow out the gates, from season 2 onwards, the show really shines and stands out as a wonderful comedy.

The series explores the personal and professional lives of the department’s staff, including their relationships with each other and with the town’s residents.


So there we have it, our 10 TV show alternatives to watch when you’re finished watching Ted Lasso.

What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!

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