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5 Best Netflix Original Comedies

By Isny Dewi R

30 August 2019

Best Netflix original comedy series you should watch.

Are you a Netflix subscriber? This time Check In Jakarta will share recommendation of the best Netflix original comedies that received positive reviews from critics reported by Rotten Tomatoes. Want to know what are they? Here goes the list!

1. American Vandal
Critic score: 98%
Audience score: 91%

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Synopsis: The first season follows the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized. Senior class clown Dylan Maxwell is accused of the crime by the school. He is expelled, but an investigation into the incident is launched by sophomore Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez), with help from his friend Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck), to uncover whether Dylan was the one truly behind the crime.

Critic review: It’s more interested in the truth of true crime than the crime itself, and in treating its characters like the innocent, frightened people they are, it finds it. All that, and poop jokes, too.. "

2. Derry Girls
Critic score: 98%
Audience score: 95%

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Synopsis: Amidst the political conflict of Northern Ireland in the 1990s, five high school students square off with the universal challenges of being a teenager.

Critic review: But where Derry Girls feels fresh is the way it puts these girls - girls and a teenage boy - centre-stage and is then so truthful to the raw aggressions, the sudden insecurities, the wild yearnings and hapless confusions of being 16.. - London Evening Standard

3. On My Block
Critic score: 97%
Audience score: 91%

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Synopsis: In a rough inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood, four teens find their lifelong friendship tested as they begin high school.

Critic review: The writing in season two is just as good, if not better than season one. When it comes to the jokes or the deep, emotional moments, the writers hit it out of the park every single time. - Daily Journal

4. The Letdown
Critic score: 91%
Audience score: 78%

Synopsis: The Australian comedy series tells a young mother struggles to find her way after her baby is born. Not helping matters much are her career-focused husband, her overbearing mother and her carefree best friend.

Critic review: Grounded in that reality, the comedic tone is murky-funny: not connecting with your mothers' group, shifting your identity, losing your friends, negotiating your relationship -- these aren't always easy laughs. - Guardian

5. Sex Education
Critic score: 90%
Audience score: 95%

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Synopsis: Socially awkward teenager Otis Milburn is ambivalent about sex, despite his mother being a sex therapist who is frank about all aspects of sexuality. After inadvertently assisting the school bully with his sexual performance anxiety, Otis sets up a sex advice business with Maeve—a confident but vulnerable classmate—to educate their fellow students in how to deal with their own sexual problems.

Critic review: Between the simply stunning shots of English forests and hills and the charming cast, the world of Sex Education is one you genuinely want to live in. – Indiewire


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