For most people, Netflix is their go-to when they want a quiet Friday night in watching movies and shows. But if TV shows are more your thing, Netflix has some great Original Series. Did you just finish up a show, and are looking for a new one to binge watch? Here are the five best Netflix series guaranteed to make you laugh:

1. The End of the F___ing World

1. The End of the F***ing World

This Netflix Original Series is about a teenage psychopath who ends up traveling with a girl he intends to murder. The two main characters -- James (Alex Lawler) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden) run away together and embark on a road trip across England, getting into bizarre but hilarious situations. If you like dark comedies, then you’ll love this show.

2. Glow

2. Glow

This Netflix Original Series is about a struggling actress in the mid-1980s who decides to join a low-budget women’s wrestling program run by a seedy director. It’s based on the real show from the 80s -- Glow stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. This show is filled with funny, wacky, and colorful characters.

3. Master of None

3. Master of None

This Netflix Original Series stars Aziz Ansari. It’s about an amateur actor living in New York City who’s trying to get by. The comedy in this show is more situational than anything. Most episodes are funny while others are sad. But all of the episodes are well-written.

4. Orange is the New Blac

4. Orange is the New Black

This Netflix Original Series is now in its sixth season. It tells the story of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a woman in her 30s living in New York, who is sentenced to 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary, a minimum-security women’s federal prison. Throughout the course of the show, Piper learns how to toughen up, become friends with the other inmates, and fight back. The plot twists are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat!

5. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

5. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

This Netflix Original Series features Ellie Kemper from The Office as Kimmy Schmidt. She spent 15 years of her life trapped in the basement of a cultist with three other women before being saved by police. After escaping, Kimmy moves to New York City to adjust to the outside world. Its unique and hilarious plotline is guaranteed to get you hooked.

Don’t forget the popcorn!

When it comes to comedies, Netflix is your go-to source. Once you’ve finished binge-watching an entire series in one weekend, there are tons more to explore that won’t disappoint. Put on a new series to enjoy, pop some popcorn, sit back and relax. The above recommendations are guaranteed to make you laugh! After all, laughter is the best medicine.

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  2. “The 10 Best (and 8 Worst) Netflix Original Comedies, Ranked,” Screen Rant, n.d.
  3. “The Best Netflix Original Series,” Digital Trends, July 26, 2018.

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