Top 5 dark comedy shows to watch on Netflix

Top 5 dark comedy shows to watch on Netflix
GQ India

We often try to deviate our mind from watching the same old clichéd mainstream rom-coms or thrillers and give our attention to the offbeat black comedies which are quite underrepresented. Dark comedies or black comedy genre series are in plenty available to watch on Netflix that holds the capacity to blow your mind off with its brilliant story plot and how the directors try to highlight the grim realities through their series. The dark plot and it’s mind-twisting abilities has captivated the viewers to a great extent and is something to invest your time on watching. 

So if you are one of those who are in a lookout for the dark comedy series to watch and delve into it, read this article till the end to know about the top most rated, brilliant dark comedy shows on Netflix that you can absolutely give a watch from the comforts of your room in your free time. 

Russian Doll

No. Of seasons: 2

Ratings: 7.8

Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett, Greta Lee and others…


Russian Doll: Season 1 | Official Trailer | Netflix

The first among the list of dark comedies that we have is this story which depicts the life of a sardonic woman living in New York City who finds herself all of a sudden dying and coming back to the party that was being thrown for her honour again and again. She soon realises that she has got herself stuck in a time loop and tries to find a way out from escaping the weird situation. This series can be considered to be a masterpiece because of its twisted plot and the prevailing mystery that also provides the essence of unpredictability among its viewers. So definitely give this series a watch.

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

No. Of seasons: 1

Ratings: 6.4

Cast: Kristen Bell, Benjamin Levy Aguilar, Michael Ealy and others…


Top 5 dark comedy shows to watch on Netflix
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Just with the release of its first season, this dark comedy has captured the attention of a lot of viewers. It has every ingredient of black comedy and the right amount of suspense to it that makes it appealing to the audiences. The story begins with the morose Anna, the main protagonist of the story who leads a very simplistic and sorrowful lifestyle recollecting the horrific accident that took place and how she is the one that’s left alone until one day, she gets her interest upon seeing a new and handsome man move into her neighbourhood. Dipped in sorrow and drinking wine to her fullest she looks out of the window only to watch a gruesome crime take place in front of her own eyes one night. She starts digging deep into solving the mystery that lets the viewers hooked to their TV screens till the end of the first season. It’s definitely a must-watch series to get to know what happened in the end. It’s captivating and mind-wrecking and definitely worth watching.

After Life

No. Of seasons: 3

Ratings: 8.4

Cast: Ricky Gervais, Diane Morgan, Mandeep Dhillon and others…


After Life | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

This another highest rated dark comedy is something to invest your time on watching. This series is an exceptionally well scripted and well casted one because it has got every bit of gruesomeness and also the love for one’s own that drives that person mad. The story is based on the male lead who goes berserk on discovering that his wife is dead due to breast cancer. He tries to attempt suicide because he thinks that there is no purpose left in his life to live anymore. However, he decides otherwise. He goes on taking revenge from the world and blames the latter for snatching his wife’s life from him. The way the makers have succeeded in showing such a sensitive issue in a light and realistic way is something really commendable. You should definitely give this series a watch because everyone can relate with the morbid truth of how it feels to lose someone who is very close to us. 

Dead to Me

No. Of seasons: 3

Ratings: 8.0

Cast: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden and others…


Top 5 dark comedy shows to watch on Netflix

This tragic dark comedy series is another show that has steered the minds of the audiences with its engaging storyline and the acting of the brilliant casts. The story is somewhat very unique depicting the lives of two women, one who is mourning over the death of her husband in a hit-and-run accident while the latter is also lamenting over the loss of her fiance who died of a heart attack. The two instantly form a strong bond of friendship since they develop a sense of similarity in their sorrow and together try to overcome their grief by attending a grief support group. However various secrets remain buried when one of them is found lying about the fiance’s death and the other tries to unearth the truth behind her husband’s killer. The ending revelation will blow the viewer’s mind away and also provide a look into the friendship that takes a swift turn facing reality. This series is surely something that will play with your mind and trick you to believe something that is not true. It’s a good material to binge-watch for sure. 

I Am Not Okay With This

No. Of seasons: 1

Ratings: 7.5

Cast: Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, Sofia Bryant and others…


I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS Trailer (2020) Netflix

The last among the dark comedy genres that we have is this dark comedy based fantasy series that has quite an engaging plot to it. It’s power-packed with a lot of emotional scenes and gripping story telling that has made it all the more watchable. The story revolves around a teenager and gives us a peek into her life where she is struggling to get accustomed to her high-school life while dealing with the issues going around in her household as well as discovering her sexual driven feelings. She comes across a mysterious superpower that changes everything around her and she is yet to come to terms with this sudden discovery. The complexities that the show portrays is something that has made this show worthy of watching.