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While family makes us who we are today, friends make our dull life interesting. Be it in terms of support or encouragement in life or annoyance and disturbance, they left no boxes unchecked, making our lives full of interesting twists. 

Besides our real life, movies, and TV shows are other platforms where you can watch and enjoy family and friendship dramas. They not only provide a great entertainment escape but also make us understand the importance of family and friends in our lives.

So, here is a list of some most watched OTT shows that celebrate family and friendship bonds:

Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)

This dramedy show features the story of a socially awkward but brilliant physicist, Sheldon Cooper, and his friends. When a woman moves into their apartment as their neighbors, the physicists are going to experience life outside of their laboratory. With hilarious punches that are a mixture of knowledge of a scientific mind with out-of-the-box concepts presented in a peculiar way, make the show a must-watch.

Friends (1994-2004) 

This comedy-drama series, which is a hit sitcom, features the story of around 20 friends living in the Manhattan borough of New York City. The story progresses as the friends explore life lessons, love, family, work, and more. 

Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)

Winning one Primetime Emmy, this series features the sweet bond between a 30-something single mother and her teen daughter. With family dramas, romance, and some funny events, this dramedy series is a must-watch if you are looking for something lighthearted to enjoy.

Never Have I Ever (2020-2023)

This dramedy series features American actress, screenwriter, and producer, Mindy Kaling's childhood stories. In this series, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan portrays Devi Vishwakumar, a grieving teenager after the death of her father, and explores romance, friendship, and high school dramas. This series is a must-watch for light-hearted entertainment.

Ginny and Georgia (2021)

Just like Gilmore Girls, this dramedy series features the story of a thirty-year-old mother and a teen daughter. With realistic concepts of family and relationships, an engaging and relatable storyline, a believable cast, high school, humor, and fitting in, this drama series has become immensely popular.

Cobra Kai (2018–2024)

Cobra Kai, an action dramedy series and a sequel to the original 'The Karate Kid' movie by Robert Mark Kamen, starts as the rivalry between Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence, the famed karate opponents of the movie, reawakened. But now they have aged; one is an unemployed handyman while another is a successful businessman. This series brings together all components like family, friendship, and a lot of actions, making it a binge-worthy series.

The Brothers Sun (2024)

Starring Oscar-winning actress Michelle Yeoh, Justin Chien, and Sam Song Li, it’s another dramedy action series, where you can find everything- action, assassinations, family drama, mafia stuff, and humor, to roll you into a river of entertainment. Featuring the family bond between a Taipei gangster killer and his brother and mother gives the story a unique touch and makes it a must-watch.

Lucifer (2016–2021)

Starring Tom Ellis, Lauren German, and Kevin Alejandro, this fantasy crime drama series features Lucifer Morningstar, the Lord of Hell. When bored Lucifer comes down to the Earth and creates a nightclub, he meets an LAPD detective and forms a unique bond with her while helping solve various homicide cases. With a punch of humor, probably in every dialogue, this series is a must-watch.

Young Sheldon (2017)

Young Sheldon is the childhood version of Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory (2007). This series showcases the genius but awkward Sheldon’s family ties, social relations, peculiar habits, and beliefs that summarize Young Sheldon Cooper’s character. Watch this show on Netflix and Amazon Prime for lighthearted entertainment and loads of laughs.

Stranger Things (2016)

Winning 12 Primetime Emmys, this Horror Fantasy Drama series, is one of Netflix's most-watched and loved shows. Set in the 1980’s era, a boy’s disappearance from a small town reveals dark government experiments that lead to catastrophic events. With superpowers and supernatural beings on the loose, this extraordinary series is a must-watch. Watch it on Netflix.

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