The 90s were an incredible decade for sitcoms. The whole era was full of hope, and this feeling that everything was possible was evident on our small screens.
However, the 90s suffered a severe lack of diversity, homophobia, and borderline offensive jokes. True, the times were different, and many would not be made today. But that's called progress, and there is nothing wrong with looking back, getting the best out of the old TV shows, and going forward.
Naturally, one of the best sitcoms, if not the best, was a little show called Friends. So, let's start from there.
The show lacked non-white and non-straight people, which is pretty obvious. But it was heartwarming, with some memorable one-liners, and it ended on a high note.
As one Redditor explained:
"It was pretty much all I watched on DVD during the year I didn't have cable."
Will And Grace (1998–2006)
A more progressive yet hilarious and with a great ensemble, Will and Grace was a prime example of great TV. That's why the show continued with a reboot, which, in all honesty, was not as bad as most reboots are.
If you want to feel what it felt like living in a cheerful world on the edge of two decades, you have to check out Cheers. It is on Hulu and one of those shows that did not age poorly at all.
The Simpsons (1989-Present)
Generations grew up with The Simpsons, and once the show ends, the world will not feel the same.
It was a new concept, a new genre, but this formula proved to be invincible, as one Redditor wrote:
"The entire golden age ran in the 90s."
Full House (1987-1995)
Full House stands out because it is a loving story about a single dad with some beautiful life lessons.
It is filled with emotions and yet hilarious and unforgettable. The show's available on HBO Max, while the sequel, FullerHouse, is on Netflix.
Sister, Sister (1994-1999)
Sister, Sister sees Tia and Tamera Mowry staring as identical twin sisters separated at birth who are reunited as teenagers. It does not sound like the most cheerful storyline, but it worked.
The laugh-out-loud show with great fashion is available on Amazon Prime Video And Hulu.
Is it wrong to like Seinfeld? Yes, and no. Some jokes are pure gold, as a Redditor pointed out:
"It perfected the sitcom, and nothing comes close."
Despite some controversial topics and jokes, it was a clever show.
Another controversial yet magnificent show did not age great, but at its prime, it was terrific.
A Redditor described it:
"It could be witty and high brow, while all at the same time be making fun of it's own pretentiousness."
Boy Meets World (1993-2000)
Yes, this is a silly show, but the way it handled some tough topics about growing up is mesmerizing.
It is among our favorites on Disney+ because it is both silly and serious, a blend that rarely works, but this show is an exception.
Saved By The Bell (1989-1993)
Saved By The Bell was a happy place for many kids in the 90s.
It is cheesy, playful, sometimes witty, but overall, it has a heart. This high-school teamed hit sitcom is available on Hulu.