‘South Park’ is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed adult animated sitcoms in America. The original network of this series is Comedy Central. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Brian Graden, this show has also acquired some criticism for its use of dark humor or black comedy and satirizing serious topics.
Nevertheless, the success of the animated series has always been overwhelming and it contributed vastly to making Central Comedy one of the fastest-growing cable channels. It received the CableACE Award for best-animated series in 1997.
The story of ‘South Park’ revolves around four boys namely Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick. It is set in the fictional small town called ‘South Park’ which is located in the real-life South Park basin in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. Many emblems of the regional culture can be seen in the show as Cave of the Winds, Casa Bonita, etc.
‘South Park’ consists of 24 seasons till now and premiered on August 13, 1997. ‘South Park’ is a kind of series that makes the adult subscribers glued to their sit for more of its kind as the satire behind the ensemble of humor, sometimes really dark, appeal to them very much.
There are a number of animated series that is quite like ‘South Park’, but some of them are too good to miss. We have made a list of five such shows like ‘South Park’ that you just have to watch if you enjoyed ‘South Park’.
5 Shows that you must watch if you like ‘South Park’:
1. Family Guy-
Number of Seasons: 20
Created by Seth MacFarlane and developed by him with David Zuckerman this adult animated sitcom arrived at the end of the 90′. The show centers on the Griffin family and their adventures. The family consists of a father named Peter Griffin, a stay-at-home mother, their often bullied teenage daughter Meg, their awkward teenage son Chris, and their diabolic infant Stewie.
The series is set in the fictional city of Quahog located in Rhode Island which was established by the ancestor of the family- Griffin Peterson.
‘Family Guy premiered on January 31, 1999, and still running today. It was nominated for several awards including twelve primetime Emmy Awards and eleven Annie Awards.
After the iconic ‘The Flintstones‘, ‘Family Guy has been the only animated series that was nominated under the category of Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Number of Seasons: 6
Surrounding an anthropomorphic horse called BoJack Horseman, the adult animated show is created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. BoJack Horseman is a washed-up star of a sitcom of 1990 who wants to get back his celebrity fame. He wants to have an autobiography written by Diane Nguyen who is a ghostwriter.
Also comes in the course Princess Carolyn, BoJack’s roommate Todd Chavez, Mr. Peanutbutter who is BoJack’s former rival. BoJack’s fight with depression and addiction is also featured in the show.
The series aired on Netflix on August 22, 2014, and ran till January 31, 2020. The show has been largely critically acclaimed for its realistic depiction of depression, self-destructive behavior, addiction, racism, sexuality, and sexism. It received several award nominations winning some of them
Number of Seasons: 1
Created by a former writer of ‘Gravity Falls’, ‘Inside Job’ is an adult animated sci-fi comedy series. A team led by a tech genius works in Cognito, an American shadow government organization. Her new partner and some reptile shapeshifters, a sapient mushroom, and.
A hybrid creature of human and dolphin are also in the team. This Netflix original is a workplace comedy that is set in such a world where many conspiracy theories are actually real.
‘Inside Job’ aired on October 22, 2021, on Netflix. The surrealistic show has been critically acclaimed in many journals and newspapers including ‘The Guardian’, ‘The Daily Beast’, ‘The Hollywood’.
F Is For Family-
Number of Seasons: 5
Another Netflix original created by Bill Burr and Michael Price ‘F Is For Family‘ is an adult animated series. The show is set in the early and middle 1970s at Rustvale, a fictional town in Pennsylvania. It centers on a dysfunctional Irish-American family in a suburb and follows the members’ lives and days.
The series premiered on Netflix on December 18, 2015, and ran till November 25, 2021. The show used grotesque and vulgar comedy to depict and satirize the state of a decaying America.
Number of Seasons: 2
Creator of ‘The Simpsons‘ and ‘Faturama’ Matt Groening’s first exclusive production is ‘Disenchantment‘ to release on a streaming service. The story is set in the medieval fantasy kingdom called Dreamland. It revolved around a rebellious and alcoholic princess named Bean along with Elfo, Bean’s naive elf friend, and Luci, Bean’s destructive personal demon.
The show was released on Netflix on August 17, 2018. Although the series has gained some negative reviews for its handling of rude jokes and dark humor, it has been praised for its satirical treatment of serious issues.