10 of the most outstanding sitcoms and youth TV shows of all time
Youth series and sitcoms - a genre of cinema, which will never lose its popularity. Dynamic humor, topical storylines, a reflection of the real life of young people - that part of the cinema that you want to revise again and again. And our list of the top 10 sitcoms and TV shows of all time will help you decide on the choice of watching a good show.
What is a sitcom?
To begin with, let’s see what a sitcom is, and how does it differ from ordinary comic series?
Sitcom is a situational comedy that became famous in the 20s of the last century thanks to the television comedy "I Love Lucy."
It was from this comedy series that the series of popular sitcoms began, which continue to win the hearts of many viewers with their good humor. The traditional format of such youth series is 30 minutes, 8 of which are set aside for advertising.
The main characters do not change and remain unchanged throughout the series, as well as the situation where all the main events take place. Each series has a complete logical end, and quite rarely the storyline of one series passes into the next. A sitcom laughter can be called a visiting card of sitcoms, this exceptional feature can be present only in such funny TV shows.
It turned out to be not so easy to choose the top ten best sitcoms and youth TV shows, because for many years now the cinema has released more than one popular comedy project. But after reviewing enough reputable movie sites, we tried to select the best ones.
Comedy series and sitcom in combination, which became the most legendary youth series of the 90s. This is exactly the series that you can watch endlessly: 236 episodes of first-class humor remain relevant to this day. The serialists say that the success of this sitcom, which brought its creators David Crane and Martha Kauffman 6 Emmy and Golden Globe awards, depended on the correct cast, whose screen images corresponded to the real character of the actors.Narimer, one of the most vivid images of the series, character Rachel Green performed by Jennifer Aniston, looked very natural and believable.
The action of the comic series takes place in New York, where six completely different people live, with their quirks, habits, but with unlimited love for each other. True friends, whose lives are surrounded by everyday worries, funny stories, the search for happiness and love ...
Coming on the screens in 1994, he became the most famous project of the 90s. This series is rightly called the best youth series of all time.
The Big Bang Theory
“The Big Bang Theory” is an intellectual youth sitcom, the sparkling humor of which is accessible to every viewer to understand. First appeared on the screens in 2007, and remains a favorite foreign TV series in America and abroad. Sitcom is in the TOP-100 of the best TV shows on the version of the largest Internet movie site, the Internet Movie Database, and its actors have won such famous awards as Emmy and Golden Globe.
The history of the youth series tells about "great minds", in other words, nerds who devote their whole lives to the secrets of the Universe, and who are completely unfit for life outside of science.But once a girl settles in the apartment opposite our heroes, who becomes the conductor of scientists in the world of fun, love and ordinary human joys.
It would seem, how could this funny series about scientists become so popular? To answer this question, just look a few episodes, and science will not seem so boring.
How I Met your mother
At the heart of the plot of this youth series lies the real story from the lives of its creators, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. The hero Ted Mosby, based on the personality of Bace, decided not to wait for his children to be interested in his story of his acquaintance with his mother, and he begins to describe to his children in the distant 2030 his love story and the life of his best friends, which took place in New York 2004
The whole series of the protagonist is trying to find the one with which he wants to spend his whole life. He is an incorrigible romantic, and this is his attraction. He shares all his love adventures with his friends, one of whom is a virtuoso womanizer, the other is a lawyer eager to save the planet, his girlfriend is a sweet manipulator and a Canadian TV host who loves cigars, weapons and hockey.
In addition to the six Emmy Awards, this youth series was awarded the Teen Choice Awards, Choice of the People and Choice of Television Critics.
Two girls aground
Where do dreams lead? Or what are you ready for your dream?
Famous American director Michael Patrick King, actress and producer Whitney Cummings in 2011 presented to all lovers of youth TV shows their new humorous project. Two girls from different worlds find themselves in the same eatery, trying to save enough tips and open their own cupcake shop.
The main characters are completely opposite personalities. Max - brunette, breaks stereotypes, has a good sense of humor, grew up in New York, but not in Manhattan. It has a lively, albeit somewhat depressive character. Caroline is a blonde, former princess who had to flee from a respectable part of the city because of the arrest of her father, who turned a number of financial frauds. The only things she managed to save were a horse and a series of useless knick-knacks.
This foreign comedy series is very positive, affecting many relevant topics, and the jokes can be somewhat below the belt.
Sex and the City
In 1994, a series with such a piquant name "Sex ..." was released on the screens. It was a new, uncharted territory for its creator Darren Star, because sex was talked about from the point of view of women. Ironic humor, free views and an understanding of the place a woman still occupies in society. This modern series brought to its creators and actors 7 Emmy Awards, 8 Golden Globe Awards, and 11 Movie Actors Guild Awards.
Four girlfriends living in New York love fashion and style, love men and freely discuss their relationships. Sample life is not for them; they have gone beyond the standard relationship between a man and a woman. Independent, they keep up with the times, trying to combine career and personal life.
The rich life of women over 30 became the theme of the cult and favorite modern series of millions of young girls. New for its time, the series for many years, does not lose its significance. Their heroines, like dresses from Chanel, will always be relevant.
The youth series, released in 2001 by American director and screenwriter Bill Lawrence, talks about the young,children full of energy and hopes who have just completed their studies and started their way in the hospital "Sacred Heart" as interns.
Their mentor becomes a doctor with an ambiguous surname Cox. He has a complex character and he loves to joke over the wards. The whole way of the heroes is full of life humor, funny situations and funny solutions to them. Interns often do stupid things, but at the end of each episode they take a lesson for themselves, summing up the philosophical result.
This youth series has been awarded Emmy and Peabody George Foster Awards.
Two and a half people
In 2004, the People's Choice Awards called “Two and a Half People” a favorite new comedy series, and he brought the prestigious BMI Film & TV Awards to one of its creators, Chuck Lorry.
The protagonist of the youth series, a bachelor, writing jingles for advertising and children's songs, leads a lecherous lifestyle. A lover of women, alcohol and gambling unexpectedly decides to help his brother, who is experiencing a divorce, and agrees to shelter him with his young son. Two men and one child - the fun is just beginning! They try to grow a real man out of him, teach him to flirt and gamble.
The dynamic humor of the actor Charlie Sheen will be to the liking of both women and men.
But not only foreign TV series worthy of attention. Recently, the domestic cinema sharply pulled ahead. More and more high-quality youth TV shows and modern sitcoms fall on the TV screens.
Russian speech, Russian humor, a great game of actors in the framework of this domestic series, which first appeared on the screen in 2010, quickly won the hearts of millions of viewers. Just one year after the airing, the series became the best sitcom of 2011, receiving the prestigious Golden Rhino TV Award.
Funny and inexperienced interns are just beginning their journey of doctors, every now and then getting into ridiculous, funny situations. The internship itself is more like a course of a young fighter, and to become real doctors, they have to go the hard way under the guidance of the charismatic, but somewhat cynical doctor Bykov, who loves to arrange different charges and jokes for his charges.
Thanks to the author and creator of this youth series, Vyacheslav Dusmukhametov, who graduated from medical academy, with a sitcom quite realistically shows the daily life of the hospital, its patients and doctors.
The next domestic series, released on screens in 2012, which can not be included in the top 10, is simply called “Kitchen”, but this is where the simplicity ends. Its directors Dmitry Dyachenko and Ivan Tokhtamysh created the most expensive Russian sitcom, where the cost of one series is $ 200,000. The creators of the series were awarded many prizes, among them TV Star 2013, TEFI 2014, the Georges 2016 People's Prize.
The comedy series tells the story of a simple guy Maxim, who dreams of becoming a real chef, and in order to fulfill his dream, goes to Moscow. Good luck accompanies him, and he gets into one of the most luxurious restaurants, owned by the famous TV presenter Dmitry Nagiyev. Luck turns away from the hero as soon as he learns that the chef of the restaurant is a very bad-natured person who adores drinking and gambling.
The comic series itself is imbued with French flavors, high-quality humor and a love line with somewhat dramatic notes. The highlight of this youth series is the philosophical thoughts of Maxim, summing up each series.
Dmitry Nagiyev has recently become, perhaps, the most recognizable hero of all the latest domestic TV shows. His characters are ridiculous and believable, whether it is the owner of an expensive restaurant or, as in this series, a gangster of the 90s who became a physical instructor in an ordinary Moscow school.
The series of directors Sergey Sentsov and Fyodor Stukov, released in 2014, received a lot of positive criticism and was awarded the prize of the Association of Film and Television Producers in the nomination “The Best Comedy Television Series of 2014”.
The protagonist of the youth series, Thomas, who comes from criminal circles, at one point ceased to be the right person for his boss. He dismisses him, referring to the fact that time has changed somewhat, and the "gangster" methods of solving problems have long since become outdated, like himself. But Thomas can not accept this and decides to return to his master, becoming a friend for his daughter, who is in school and has a very cool relationship with his father. School world, students and teachers, where the main character is in the center of all events in the role of a physical education teacher.
According to a columnist for the independent newspaper Antract, this comedy series has become so successful thanks to the wit,rich speech and organic game of the protagonist.
There are a lot more good sitcoms and serials than could fit in this small list. But each of these funny TV series will cheer up and decorate the everyday life of each viewer.
Below is a video review of the best sitcoms, some of which are included in our list: