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How I Met Your Mother — A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother. This TV series is funny, easy to understand (if it's a bit problematic, do not hesitate and use the subtitles!) and very similar to real life. Lots of informal vocabulary and slang language. You will enjoy it and laugh a lot, and the most important thing; you will improve your English!


The Office — famous for its “mockumentary” style, The Office has a cult following due to its ability to find absurd humour in the mundanity of a boring office environment. The script emphasises naturalistic spoken English and the punch lines are often muttered under the actors’ breath so if you can follow The Office, there’s nothing you can’t watch.
— The British version of the show stars the popular comedian Ricky Gervais. He’s the boss of a paper company in a little town in England.
— The American version stars the comedian Steve Carell and takes place in a paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The series is based on the British version, but people speak and behave in very American ways.


IT Crowd — the technology department was relegated to the dirty and messy basement of the building by the London-based Reynholm company. The new manager, Jen, is forced to handle two rather strange employees, Roy and Moss, who are brilliant with computers but absolutely unprepared for relationships with others and, in particular, with women. The staff spends the day on their computers, ignoring the telephone or using cassettes with computer recordings of instruction as answering machines. The IT Crowd, produced in the UK from 2006 to 2013, is a cult hit in its genre and will help you become acquainted with the London accent.


Modern Family — The Pritchetts are what we might call an extended family. Jay, the father, married a much younger Colombian woman with whom he has a son, Joe. However, in a previous marriage, he had two other children, Claire and Mitchell. Claire is a slightly neurotic career woman, married with children, while Mitchell is a declared homosexual and lives with his partner, Cameron. When a television crew starts filming a documentary about family relationships, the three families agree to talk about their daily lives and their emotional relationships. Modern Family is an exciting comedy which is filled with cultural references and offers you a vision of the contemporary American family. "Modern Family" has a rather rapid pace. It could be markedly challenging and this is really useful at an upper-intermediate level.


New Girl — This American series begins with the arrival of Jess, a clumsy but nice girl, in the house and the lives of three boys. Despite the somewhat problematic beginnings of their cohabitation, with time the boys become very fond of Jess and her best friend Cece. They become an inseparable group of friends who share with us their points of view about life, love, and friendship. The episodes are quite short, only about 20 minutes, so this is a great series for beginners who want to improve their understanding of American English.


The Big Bang Theory — One of the shows that have definitely been on everyone's radar for at least some time during this decade. The show's comical approach to dealing with complicated scientific issues and breakthrough discoveries is only further backed up by the cast that have simply been born to play the roles that assemble the show's tandem in charge of all the fun.

This series is about a woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists and shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

This sitcom is great to pick up colloquial language and American cultural references. Not everyone on the show is a scientist—which is why it’s funny to see all of the characters interact—so there’s plenty of everyday language for you to learn. As you probably guessed, the series is also full of scientific language and advanced vocabulary.




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