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Top 5 Must-Watch TV Shows to Boost Your English Fluency

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

Hi English learners. Are you looking for ways to improve your English and gain insight into American culture? Look no further! TV shows can be a fun and engaging way to learn a new language, and American TV shows in particular offer a unique window into the language and culture. In this blog post, I'll be sharing my top 5 recommended TV shows for English learners that can not only help you enhance your English fluency, but also give you a deeper understanding of American English and culture.

But first, let me explain what makes a TV show perfect for learning English. I've got three simple criteria:

  1. Easy to understand - The language and speech in the show should be simple enough that you can understand at least 60% of it without any struggle.

  2. Educational - The show should introduce you to new words, phrases, and cultural insights.

  3. I like them 😊 - I only recommend the shows that I've watched, learned from, and enjoyed. Why waste your time on shows that I don't like?

Now, onto the good stuff. Here are my top 5 TV shows for learning English:


5. Portlandia

This sketch comedy show has a variety of entertaining content that will help you learn expressions related to funny ideas and situations.


4. Planet Earth

For all you nature lovers, this documentary series is a must-watch. Not only will you learn about animals, plants, and nature, but the narrators (especially David Attenborough) have a clear pronunciation that will help improve your English.


3. Stranger Things

Set in the 80s, this thriller gives you an idea of what life was like back then and how it has evolved. You'll also relate to the scenarios in the show and get a deeper understanding of American culture.


2. Cartoons

This is a tie between three cartoons:

Avatar: The Last Airbender, Futurama, and Rick & Morty. Each of these shows has an engaging storyline that will help you improve your English and become an impressive conversationalist in no time.


1. Seinfeld

This show may not have received as much attention as Friends, but in all honesty, it's much funnier! It's a great watch for young adults who want to learn English expressions for the workplace, school, and gatherings.


So there you have it! These are my top picks for the best TV shows for learning English. Pick one that matches your taste and current understanding of the language, and you'll see a drastic improvement in your English listening, speaking, and understanding skills. Happy watching!


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