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The Chatty's List of "Best 30 Minute TV Shows"

Need a show to watch while you eat? Here you go.



Last week I asked the Chatty for their favorite, recent, 30 minute TV shows. I am posting the list here. I didn't fact check anyone on show runtime or publish date. Additionally, the streaming source column is a guideline. I have sorted them irst by recommendations and then by streaming service for easy reference.



The Best of the Best

These shows are caramel topping on top of a delicious dessert. These shows generated the most discussion. There are certainly other great shows in the list, but these shows got the most recommendations and/or discussion.


Title Streaming Source IMDB Rating Genre Notes
Fleabag Amazon 8.7 comedy  
What We Do in the Shadows Hulu 8.5 comedy  
Only Murders in the Building Hulu 8.3 comedy, mystery  
Gravity Falls Hulu/Disney+ 8.9 mystery, comedy animation
Brooklyn 99 Hulu/Peacock 8.4 comedy  
The Good Place Peacock/AppleTV/Netflix 8.2 comedy  



The Second Tier

Some desserts come in layers and second layer can be just as delicious as the first.


Title Streaming Source IMDB Rating Genre Notes
The Mandalorian Disney+ 8.8 adventure  
Barry HBO 8.3 comedy-drama  
The Amazing World of Gumball HBO 8.2 comedy animated
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Hulu 8.8 comedy  
Bob's Burgers Hulu/FOX 8.1 comedy animation
Adventure Time Hulu/HBO 8.6 comedy, adventure animation
Avatar, The Last Airbender Netflix 9.3 adventure  
Nailed it Netflix 7.4 cooking  
Schitt's Creek Netflix/Amazon 8.5 comedy  
Spaced Netflix/Amazon 8.5 comedy
Edgar Wright, Simon peg (2000s)
Star Trek Lower Decks Paramount+ 7.1 comedy animation
Detroiters Paramount+/Amazon 7.9 comedy  
Ap Bio Peacock 7.4 comedy  



The Third Tier

A flaky, buttery crust can be just as delicious as the cinnomon flavored apples above it.


Title Streaming Source IMDB Rating Genre Notes
Catastrophe Amazon 8.2 comedy  
Schmigadoon AppleTv 7.3 comedy/musical  
Wonderful world of Mickey Mouse Disney+ 7.8   animation
Harley Quinn HBO 8.5 action animated
Miracle Workers HBO/Hulu 7.1 comedy  
Over the Garden Wall Hulu 8.8   animation
Letterkenney Hulu 8.6 comedy  
Atlanta Hulu 8.6 comedy drama  
Peep show Hulu 8.6 comedy  
Dave Hulu 8.3 comedy  
Reservation Dogs Hulu 8.2 comedy  
Steven Universe Hulu 8.2 action, comedy animation
Brockmire Hulu 8 comedy  
Kidding Hulu 8 comedy-drama  
Superstore Hulu 7.8 comedy  
Better things Hulu 7.8 comedy  
Your pretty face is going to hell Hulu 7.8 comedy  
Fresh off the Boat Hulu 7.8 comedy  
Future Man Hulu 7.7 comedy  
Dream Corp LLC Hulu 7.3 comedy 15 minute shows
Tender touches Hulu 6.4   animation
Simpsons (S1-10) Hulu/Disney+ 8.6 comedy  
The Venture Bros Hulu/HBO 8.5 comedy-drama  
Twilight Zone (1960s) Hulu/Prime/Paramount+ 9 drama mystery  
Hilda Netflix 8.6   animation
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Netflix 8.4 action, adventure animation
Scissor Seven Netflix 8.3   animation, 10-20 min episodes
Kim's Convenience Netflix 8.2 comedy  
She Ra Netflix 7.9 action animation
Jane the Virgin Netflix 7.8 comedy-drama  
Working Moms Netflix 7.7 comedy-drama  
Gentrified Netflix 7.4 comedy-drama  
Tuca & Bertie Netflix 7.4   animation
From The Chatty
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    October 10, 2021 12:06 PM

    EnderWigginDA wrote a thing!

    Read more: The Chatty's List of "Best 30 Minute TV Shows"

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      October 10, 2021 12:18 PM

      No Community?!

      But thanks for doing this. I'm going to have to start making a list of these.

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        October 10, 2021 12:27 PM

        Nobody mentioned it that I saw.

        But yeah, already made the list for myself so I thought I would just turn it into an article.

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          October 10, 2021 12:31 PM

          Also maybe because I originally phrased the question of somewhat recent shows. Yeah, there are some old shows on the list. I didn't filter the thread.

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      October 10, 2021 2:37 PM

      No Arrested Development?
      Come on!
      Steve Holt!

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        October 10, 2021 4:51 PM

        I think it was just too old. Not that it didn't stop twilight Zone and Simpsons being suggested.

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      October 10, 2021 5:53 PM

      Besides what's been already listed, this heavily massaged list is definitely missing some Happy Endings.

      Also, where's Party Down and Bored to Death?!

      I'm starting to think this list might be somewhat biased!

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