Six Shows to Watch If You Like Friends

TV Shows like Friends
TV Shows like Friends

If watching Friends is your go-to entertainment move, you are not alone. Billions of people around the world have watched, cherished, and overcome their personal issues because of Friends. It would not be wrong to say that now Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, Rachel, Ross, and Monica are like our own Friends. Ended in 2004, the series is still one of the most loved shows of the citizens of the world.

Whether you like the wits of Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), get laugh attacks by the wits exchanged between Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and Chandler (Matthew Perry), are fond of the love/hate relationship between Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) and Ross (David Schwimmer), or have an immense appreciation for everything that Monica (Courteney Cox) does – just know that you are living your life the right way. Friends have become a whole culture and we are proud to be part of it.

Now that you have even watched Friends: The Reunion more than a hundred times already, it might just be time to watch something else. And this does not mean that you should not watch Friends anymore, all I am saying is that watch something else on the side too. I have come up with a list of shows that you would love to watch if you are a Friends fan.

Catch on Cable TV channels

While most of these shows have ended, you might still be able to catch them on cable TV channels. Well, that depends on your cable provider too. I am all set with all the major channels, entertainment, and otherwise and if you too live in Newark, Brooklyn, Stamford, Bronx, Bridgeport, Yonkers, or Paterson, you should look up Optimum cable packages to get all your favorite TV channels at the best market price.

In the event that you do not want to spend so much money on cable or are just tired of waiting around for cable channels to air your go-to shows, you can always take help from streaming platforms.

Here is the list of the top six shows that you should watch if you like Friends:

How I met your Mother

  • Genre: Sitcom, Romantic Comedy
  • Created by: Craig Thomas, Carter Bays
  • Number of seasons: 09 (208 episodes)
  • IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

How I Met Your Mother is thought of as a show inspired largely by Friends. The show follows the lives of a group of close friends who live in the city and spend most of their time together. There is an uncanny resemblance between some of the characters on both shows. All in all, the show is one great watch for any Friends fan.

The Big Bang Theory

  • Genre: Sitcom
  • Created by: Bill Prady, Chuck Lorre
  • Number of seasons: 12 (279 episodes)
  • IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

One of the longest-running sitcoms of modern times, The Big Bang Theory is a total bazinga fest. The main characters of the show live nearby which gives a well-rounded Friends feel. As the name suggests, the show is about comedy and physics. The four boys of the show are all recognized in the field of physics; their lives are upturned when they meet Penny. The show has mastered the socially awkward comedy.

New Girl

  • Genre: Sitcom
  • Created by: Elizabeth Meriwether
  • Number of seasons: 07 (146 episodes)
  • IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

New Girl, just like Friends, is about a group of friends living together. The show begins when Jess moves into a loft with Nick, Schmidt, and Winston. Solid gags, excellent casting, beloved guest stars, and constant wits, make this comedy one that has birthed again after it ended.


  • Genre: Sitcom
  • Created by: Dan Harmon
  • Number of seasons: 06 (110 episodes)
  • IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

A group of community college students comes together to learn Spanish and become closely knitted friends. This show has an intriguing perspective about almost everything and in a comic style, takes you to adventure. It is unique and brilliant and you are bound to fall in love with the crazy storylines, excellent character graphs, and immaculate direction of the show.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

  • Genre: Sitcom, Police Procedural
  • Created by: Michael Schur, Dan Goor
  • Number of seasons: 07 (143 episodes) – ongoing
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of my personal favorite sitcoms of the new generation. It is based on the ninety-ninth police precinct and shows the lives of cops with a comedic flair. The most lovable cast members, epic storylines, delightful presentation, and socially responsible topics, are just some of the reasons Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a great show.

The Office

  • Genre: Sitcom, Mockumentary, Workplace Comedy
  • Created by: Greg Daniels
  • Number of seasons: 09 (201 episodes)
  • IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

An American experiment with the mockumentary style comedy, The Office is one of the best workplace mockumentaries. A camera crew to gain perspective of their lives follows around the employees of Dunder Mifflin. The best thing about this TV series is that it makes you feel like you know the characters and grew with them in the course of nine seasons.