When you think about your favorite TV shows, in particular sitcoms, you do not think about the setting or the subject matter, you think of the cast. In order to captivate viewers and keep them coming back week by week, or in the case of Friends streaming off of Netflix each night before bed, a show needs to have a great ensemble cast. Think of your favorite sitcom or any great TV show, the cast is what gives it that extra ‘oomph’ that makes it great.
Casting is what makes or breaks a show. If one castmate doesn’t mesh well with the others that translates to the small screen and viewers quickly pick up on the lack of cohesion amongst the ensemble. Each member needs to put in 100 percent and do their best to work together. Your favorite show definitely had a cast that worked well to make the storyline and in the case of sitcoms, punch lines, funnier than ever. The cast needs to have a natural banter in order to achieve this. So, now let’s have a look at some of the TV shows featuring some of the best casts in the last five decades.
I Love Lucy
Let’s start off in the 1950s with I Love Lucy. It aired for seven years, from 1951 to 1957 and was considered a critical success. It followed the comedic pursuits of Lucy Ricardo, who shook up her homemaker lifestyle by constantly getting up to no good.
Her husband was a Cuban band leader on the show and her other castmates were quirky neighbors who often joined her in her comedic skits. Together they had a riot of a time.