10 TV Shows like Platonic you must watch

By Kieran Burt
Published: July 17, 2023 (Last updated: February 8, 2024)
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10 TV Shows like Platonic you must watch

We discuss 10 TV shows like Platonic you must watch. Add these well-recommended and thrilling series to your watch list.

Platonic is a show that debuted on Apple TV+ and is about a pair of former friends — Sylvia (Rose Byrne) and Will (Seth Rogen) — as they reconnect after a long rift apart. It shows the all-consuming nature of this rekindled friendship as it destabilizes the pair’s life in a hilarious manner.

Comedies between friends are very common, but they often manage to capture the humorous and relatable relationships that are present in many people’s lives, enduring long after they’ve aired.

If you’re looking for more comedies that focus on the funny lives of others, here are ten shows like Platonic you must watch.

10 TV Shows like Platonic

Friends (1994)

Friends follows the comedic story of Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), and Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) as they live their lives in Manhatten, and what they get up to.

Insecure (2016)

Insecure is a comedy both created by and starring Issa Rae and follows the friendship of two modern-day black women — Issa Dee (Issa Rae) and Molly Carter (Yvonne Orji) — who have been friends since they left college. It doesn’t leave out the more uncomfortable experiences and shows the trials and tribulations that the pair have to go through.

Schitt’s Creek (2015)

Schitt’s Creek follows the Rose family as they attempt to adjust to a life without their money. Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy) was once extremely rich but became penniless overnight when he was the victim of fraud.

Now, the only asset they have left is a tiny town called Schitt’s Creek, where the family relocates and attempts to live life without the luxury they were used to.

Jane the Virgin (2014)

Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) is determined not to repeat her mom’s mistake of having a baby too early in life and has decided to remain a virgin until marriage. This decision is supported by her soon-to-be husband, the handsome detective Michael Cordero (Brett Dier), but it takes an unexpected twist when Jane receives artificial insemination at a routine clinic visit.

Gilmore Girls (2000)

Gilmore Girls follows the relationship between 32-year-old Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her intellectual teenage daughter Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) as they live their lives in the small town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, with their crazy neighbors, their ups and downs, and Lorelai’s obsessive and wealthy parents.

Only Murders in the Building (2021)

When three strangers — Charles-Haden Savage (Steve Martin), Oliver Putnam (Martin Short), and Mabel Mora (Selna Gomez) — who are only connected by their love for true crime suddenly find themselves wrapped up in a murder, they have to use their knowledge of true crime to find out the truth.

Firefly Lane (2021)

Firefly Lane follows the friendship of Kate Mularkey (Sarah Chalke) and Tallulah “Tully” Hart (Katherine Heigl), two women who have been friends since they were neighbors aged 14, on the titular Firefly Lane. The show follows the pair throughout their lives, dealing with trials, tribulations, and successes.

Glow (2017)

Set in the 1980s, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) is a struggling actress trying to reach stardom in any way possible. She auditions alongside several other women in a professional wrestling promotion called the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW).

But Ruth is traditionally minded and highly idealistic, which means she has many clashes with GLOW’s director, Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron).

The Kominsky Method (2018)

Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas) might be in the twilight years of being a successful actor turned acting coach, but he’s not ready to hang everything up and retire just yet.

The once-famous actor and his agent, Norman Newlander (Alan Arkin), find new ways to keep each other laughing as they navigate the later years of life, tackling the many different curveballs along the way.

Younger (2015)

Liza Miller (Sutton Foster) is a 40-year-old single mother in New York City who’s now all alone after her only daughter decides to move all the way to India. But things start to look up when she runs into the 26-year-old tattoo artist Josh (Nico Tortorella), who thinks Liza is much younger and inspires Liza to lie about her age to re-enter the world of publishing.

Do you have any other recommendations for TV Shows like Platonic? Let us know in the comments.

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