Sometimes you’re getting tired of films and series about robots from the future, detectives, or vampires and zombies. Sometimes all you need is to watch something about ordinary people, their relationships, and problems that are so similar to our own.
Here is top 10 series for thous who wants something real, funny and fascinating.
How Not to Live Your Life
Don Danbury is a young bachelor trying to make his way through life. When his grandmother dies, she leaves Don her house. When he moves in, Don meets her overly enthusiastic caretaker, Eddie, who doesn’t want to leave the house. Needing money to help pay off the back payments owed on the house, Don decides to get a housemate. He chooses Abby, with whom he was in love as a teenager. But Abby now has a boyfriend, which poses a problem for Don.
Rating IMDb — 8,4
Master of None
Comic Aziz Ansari and writer Alan Yang are the creators of this Netflix-original comedy, which is loosely based on Ansari’s real-life experiences. Ansari plays the role of Dev, a New York-based actor who is struggling to identify what he really wants, both personally and professionally. The series reveals glimpses of Dev’s younger years and explores current aspects of his life, including modern etiquette, and being young and single in the city. Other important people in Dev’s life are featured, including Dev’s dad, played by Ansari’s actual father.
Rating IMDb — 8,3
Masters of Sex
William Masters and Virginia Johnson are known as pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research shoots them to fame on a trajectory that takes them from humble beginnings in the Midwest to the cover of Time magazine. Masters is a brilliant scientist who is out of touch with his own feelings. Johnson is a divorced mother who is ahead of her time on many fronts, including her determination to have a meaningful career. The pair’s relationship isn’t just professional, as it evolves into a three-way “marriage” with Masters’ wife, Libby. “Masters of Sex” is based on Thomas Maier’s book of the same name, which profiled the pair.
Rating IMDb — 8,0
Him & Her
Series revealing what sometimes goes on behind the bedroom doors of today’s 20-somethings. But even in everyday life situations could be something interesting.
Rating IMDb — 7,9
When his cheating girlfriend leaves him, people-pleasing nice-guy Gus moves into a trendy apartment complex inhabited by lots of college students. A chance encounter introduces him to wild-child Mickey, also recently single, and who despises her job in radio. Though wildly different, the two are drawn to each other, and that relationship is the basis for the Judd Apatow-helmed Netflix original series. And in the end, their differences may be what helps them figure out just what love is.
Rating IMDb — 7,7
You can go home again — sort of. Bachelor Alex Cole finds himself living with his newly divorced sister in this Hulu original series. This time around, though, he and his sister are adults and they find themselves navigating the waters of the dating pool again — all the while trying to raise Valerie’s teenage daughter, who’s also dipping her toes into the dating pool. Each one seems to have only casual relationships: Valerie because she’s newly divorced and trying to have fun; Alex because he’s sort of a stereotypical bachelor who has yet to really grow up; and Laura, because she’s a teenager. But the new living arrangement turns out to be a learning experience for everyone, punctuated, of course, by typical show devices that lead to moments of hilarity, in between which nuggets of truth can be found.
Rating IMDb — 7,6
The spark in parents Brett and Michelle Pierson’s marriage is all but extinguished. When his best friend, out-of-work actor Alex, and Michelle’s sister Tina move in with the Piersons in Los Angeles, the four adults try to remain good friends/siblings/spouses while achieving their personal goals: Sound designer Brett, pushing 40, wants to rediscover himself; Michelle wishes to rekindle passion for life; Tina tries to get her bounce-castle business off the ground, and Alex takes yet another shot at an acting career.
Rating IMDb — 7,5
Secret Diary of a Call Girl
Hannah Baxter, a 27-year-old college graduate, has her parents believing she works as a legal secretary, but she actually entertains clients of an exclusive London escort service as her alter ego, Belle. Her job allows her to live in something close to luxury, but the strain of leading this double life occasionally catches up with her and keeps her from enjoying a more conventionally “normal” life with her family and friends.
Rating IMDb — 7,4
Billy & Billie
A TV series that follows two step-siblings as they try and navigate their taboo romance. Kind of Romeo&Juliet of 21st century.
Rating IMDb — 7,3
From director and creator Joe Swanberg, this Netflix-original comedy anthology series explores diverse Chicago characters, modern romance technology, and culture. Scenarios include a married couple hoping to reignite their sex life, a couple looking to spice things up with another woman, and middle-aged dating. The series features an impressive array of stars, including Jake Johnson of “New Girl,” comic Hannibal Buress, actor Orlando Bloom, actress/model Emily Ratajkowski and actor Dave Franco.
Rating IMDb — 6,8
These series are perfect for watching alone or together with your couple. The plots are simple and fascinating at the same time, so you both won’t be able to stop watching them.