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7 feel-good comedy shows that will make you want to subscribe to Apple TV+

Whether you’re a fan of comedy or not, these gems on the Apple streaming service will keep you invested and give you a hell of a good time!

Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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In these stay-at-home times, Netflix and Disney+ has proven to be a worthwhile companion. These streaming services offer a huge catalog of content that allow for weekend-long binging. But at some point, the sheer number of shows on these platforms can get repetitive and you, more or less, run out of ideas on what to watch. 

To expand your streaming horizons even more, why not try Apple TV+? Relatively a newbie in the streaming business, this Apple product is still building up hype in the red ocean of streaming services. Its collection is quite limited compared to other streaming giants, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing good to enjoy on it.

From movies, to series, to documentaries, most of what’s been released on Apple TV+, so far, has been criminally underrated. This year, for example, the streaming service unveiled tear-jerking drama Palmer, which stars Justin Timberlake as an ex-convict who finds himself protecting a precocious boy from getting bullied. Its portfolio also includes an award-nominated documentary on Gen Z sensation Billie Eilish, and Oprah's interview show where she chats with A-list personalities like Lady Gaga and Prince Harry. 

The platform is also a golden source for very good comedy shows, most of them underappreciated. A shame really, since each goes hard in providing quality entertainment, and keeps you invested with unique storylines, feel-good vibes and engaging characters. 

Check out seven comedy shows on Apple TV+ that will have you considering a subscription to this up-and-coming platform.

Central Park
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Central Park

Premise: The life of the Tillermans, a family that lives at Edendale Castle in Central Park, is threatened by the appearance of a crazy-rich entrepreneur who plans to buy off the land in the park and build a complex.

Why it’s so good: Central Park embodies why New York City is one of the best places on earth. The adult cartoon series (by the co-creator of Bob’s Burgers) successfully captures the essence of the Big Apple, both good and bad. The use of catchy tunes only serves to enhance this fun, easy watch.

Seasons 1 and 2 are now available.

Dickinson
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Dickinson

Premise: For Emily Dickinson, being a woman in 19th-century America isn’t just about finding a man and getting married. What she really wants, her true passion in life, is to become a great writer.

Why it’s so good: You don’t have to be familiar with the works of incomparable poet Emily Dickinson to get into this brilliant reimagination of her life story. Dickinson does a great job of encapsulating the custom-defying biography of the romantic figure. Plus, the addition of some contemporary tweaks makes it more exciting to watch.

Seasons 1 and 2 are now available.

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Mythic Quest
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Mythic Quest

Premise: It takes considerable effort to create an all-time popular video game, but what’s harder for a crew of misanthropic employees of a video game studio is dealing with one another.

Why it’s so good: It’s been too long since we last saw a fun workplace sitcom like The Office or Parks and Recreation, and Mythic Quest comes just in time. Apart from its messy but funny storyline, the show is impressive on how it convincingly gives behind-the-scenes insights into the workings of a real video game studio.

Seasons 1 and 2 are now available.

Physical
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Physical

Premise: Set in the ’80s, the show revolves around a seemingly pliant, slightly neurotic housewife who discovers the joy of aerobics. She uses this newfound passion to find reprieve from an unfulfilling marriage, a condescending husband and, eventually, from gender oppression in society.

Why it’s so good: This dark comedy is brimming with sassy feminism from characters trying to strive for empowerment and fighting for recognition. 

Season 1 is now available.

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Schmigadoon!
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Schmigadoon!

Premise: A couple that’s attempting to reignite their burned-out romance gets sucked into a magical utopian town called Schmigadoon, where people behave as if they’re in a musical. In order to get out, they have to embark on a quest to find true love.

Why it’s so good: This new release on Apple TV+ ticks all the boxes of a good musical comedy: an engaging plot, fun musical numbers, silly situations. And since it’s not a good time to go see a real musical in a theater, why not watch this instead?

Season 1 is currently airing.

Ted Lasso
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Ted Lasso

Premise: A quirky and overly-positive American football coach is hired to train a professional English football team in London without any knowledge of the sport he has always called “soccer”.

Why it’s so good: The best feeling ever is to be completely hooked on a show that you initially thought would stink. And that’s how we feel about Ted Lasso. At first glance, the titular character may come off as just another American dude making fun of unfamiliar Brit customs; the show as your typical fish-out-of-water run full of cringey dad jokes. But the first episode will rightfully set you straight. At its core, Ted Lasso is all about the meaningful struggles of charming characters attempting to be the best version of themselves regardless of their relatable life problems.

Season 1 is available in full and Season 2 is currently airing.

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Trying
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Trying

Premise: After failing to have their own kid the usual way, a middle-aged couple tries the route of adopting a child.

Why it’s so good: To the younger generation, the idea of becoming a parent may be terrifying, but Trying reminds us why the, at times painstakingly difficult, pursuit of having a child can be worth it. Like Ted Lasso, the series is set in London and exudes refreshingly wholesome vibes of the city and its people.

Seasons 1 and 2 are now available.

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