Ten best shows to watch for a 20-year-old


11 Sep 2019

Top ten shows to watch in your 20s

In your 20s, you're about to reach maturity, leaving your childhood and teenage years behind.

In Japan, this is actually celebrated as a Coming-of-Age Day, which remains a national holiday.

Your taste in entertainment also undergoes a change, as you move over from cartoons to mature content.

So, here's a streamlined list of 10 best shows you should watch to celebrate this transitional phase.

Number 1

'Modern Family,' a family sitcom, is an entertaining watch

'Modern Family,' a family sitcom, is an entertaining watch

ABC's longest-running comedy series, Modern Family is a good watch for a 20-year-old.

Reason? It's a family sitcom, has humor, a message, and the excellent performances by its cast.

The show chronicles Jay Pritchett's life, who lives in LA with his second wife (the hottie, Sofía Vergara), their son and his stepson.

Pritchett's two adult children, their husbands and children also stay close-by.

Number 2

'Silicon Valley' is a show that can inspire a 20-year-old

Silicon Valley is all about how five young men establish a start-up named Pied Piper in the Northern California area, and how they meet Russ Hanneman, a billionaire investor who provides them with their Series-A funding.

Easily one of the relatable shows for an ambitious and enterprising 20-year-old, Silicon Valley is set to return with its sixth and final season on October 27, 2019.

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Number 3

'Grey's Anatomy': Learn how to balance your personal, professional lives

'Grey's Anatomy': Learn how to balance your personal, professional lives

The age of 20 is also where you want to put sole focus on your career, and this is where Grey's Anatomy can give you a bit of a guidance.

The medical drama shows how a bunch of surgical interns, residents, and attending surgeons, try to establish a balance between their professional and personal lives, as they gradually progress to become seasoned doctors.

Number 4

'How I Met Your Mother': About friendships, relationships and nostalgia

A series about friendships, bonding, relationships and nostalgia, How I Met Your Mother remains a cult favorite till date.

Its main character Ted Mosby, who is based in New York City's Manhattan along with his friends, tells his children, a son and a daughter, in 2030 how life took him to their mother.

This show stands out for its structure, humor and drama.

Number 5

'The Office' shows how to face co-workers, bosses, teammates

'The Office' shows how to face co-workers, bosses, teammates

The Office details the daily lives of office workers of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Pennsylvania branch.

Hence, watching it can give any twentysomethings an idea as to how to face co-workers, teammates and bosses, and gel with them.

The mockumentary sitcom also stood out for its technicalities: It was filmed in a single-camera setup to replicate the look of an actual documentary.

Number 6

'Seinfeld': One of the most influential sitcoms of all time

Seinfeld is often described as "a show about nothing," as it just shows slices of daily lives in each of its episodes.

A critics' favorite, this live-action sitcom is mainly set in an apartment building in Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC.

Called one of the most influential sitcoms of all time, you should watch this one to understand why is it regarded so.

Number 7

Treat 'Game of Thrones' as a lesson on human relationships

Treat 'Game of Thrones' as a lesson on human relationships

Based on A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones is many things: It's a tale of deceit, revenge, romance, questionable relationships, and the list goes on.

The show has maximum overall Emmy nominations (161), for a reason.

It teaches us the intricacies of relationships, and how those can change as per the weather: A good lesson for any budding adult human.

'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' shows us a lot about friendships and relationships

F.R.I.E.N.D.S needs absolutely no introduction, especially for today's 20-year-olds, as people elder to them can help them here. A story of six friends, the sitcom shows us, through hilarious situations, how jealousy and other factors affect friendships and relationships.

Number 9

'2 Broke Girls': Contrasting backgrounds, yet have the same ambition

2 Broke Girls is a sitcom about two girls, Max Black (Kat Dennings) and Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs), set in Williamsburg neighborhood, Brooklyn, NY City.

It shows how the two, despite their contrasting backgrounds (Caroline is a billionaire's daughter, while Max faced poverty since childhood), work in a local diner in order to raise funds for a cupcake business that they wish to start.

Number 10

'Two and a Half Men': Shows different facets of men

'Two and a Half Men': Shows different facets of men

This is one series that shows a 20-year-old the different facets of a man, in this case we get to see the charismatic yet hedonistic Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen), his uptight brother Alan (Jon Cryer), and the latter's troublesome son, Jake.

Two and a Half Men emerged as the fourth-highest revenue-generating program for 2012, and spanned across 12 seasons, through a stunning 262 episodes.

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