Every now and then, the same-old drama or sitcom can become a little old. Maybe, in some cases, even somewhat predictable. Audiences need a refresher to lighten their spirits and keep them sane!
Despite the fact that more and more content is being produced for the growing streaming service industry, there are a few independent and not-as-well-known series that aren't as well-known. For lovers of quirky television that'll most certainly get a laugh (and maybe a bewildered groan), the following are series that'll likely meet the mark.
Nathan Fielder returns to the screen in The Rehearsal, a reality/comedy series that is one of his most intriguing concepts yet. Fielder asks a question: What if you could downplay life's most important decisions to a tee, and then those same individuals and their real-life counterparts?
Fielder embarks on a life simulation adventure of his own, raising a youngster with an intense-devoted Christian woman and then simulated what it would be like to be in his own class. However, at its core, Fielder and his awkward personality are simply trying to understand the most crucial aspect of life yet: human connection.
Good Omens is a quirky, religious comedy that every recovering Catholic needs. Both David Tennant and Michael Sheen play Crowley the demon and Aziraphale the angel on Earth's journey to avoid Armageddon and the imminent conflict between the angels and demons.
The program is a bit short, making it a quick runtime. The British humor and the heartfelt friendship between an angel and a demon are absolutely worth the watch, and the program is practically the definition of quirky.
Community is a well-known and hugely successful NBC sitcom. It's famous for strange concepts, like resurrecting certain episodes from well-known films, or exploring new ways of telling a story. Once viewers get to the third and fourth seasons, the program resumes in all its weird ways. Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) is a retired lawyer who must return to school and decides to enroll in Greendale Community College.
There, he meets a variety of cooky characters and people, including his crazy Spanish teacher (Ken Jeong). The study group that comes together continues, and they all discover more about themselves than their assignments. The show is hilarious and one of the greatest quirky sitcoms of all time.
Fred Armisen and his and his member Carrie Brownstein created this quirky sketch show out of the minds of Saturday Night Lives viewers. The absurdist series pokes fun at the people living in Portland, Oregon. The two play a slew of different characters, one of which is the Feminist Bookstore.
Natasha Lyonne, Jeff Goldblum, and Kumail Nanjiani are some of the show's regular guest stars. The program is a great option for those who want something more outlandish but with a dash of dry humor.
'The Umbrella Academy'
The Umbrella Academy is one of Netflix's most popular shows, yet it still fits the stereotype of being somewhat strange. The Umbrella Academy, based on the comics of the same name, is about seven children (all born from random women who showed no signs of pregnancy before) that are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves. The show begins forward in time when the six surviving children gather for their father's funeral.
Each child has their own unique abilities and connections to each other, and there is even a butler monkey! The show is suitable for those who want the novelty but also desire a superhero component.
Michaela Coel plays Beyonce fanatic Tracey Gordon in the British sitcom Chewing Gum Dreams, which Coel also directed. Tracey faces new adult challenges and new interests as she grows into womanhood.
The journey to adulthood, despite her restrictive religious beliefs, is more difficult than it appears. This program is also a funny British program that is well worth a watch for anyone looking for a strong female protagonist.
'Nathan For You'
Nathan Fielders' most well-known television series, Nathan For You, is about as unconventional as anyone can imagine. Rather than offering them rational and rational steps forward, Fielder devises the most absurd, out-of-the-box, and outright absurd strategies of salvaging these businesses.
Fielder's awkward character creates some memorable (and very real) moments in the show.