There’s always a need to find a new show to watch. Sometimes you just want to watch something to make you feel good, and these all fit the bill. These are also shows I have watched all of or nearly all of, and below are snippets about them that will hopefully give you a hint as to why. In no particular order, here are five of my favorite feel good light-hearted shows and where to find them.
If you haven’t seen friends, were you even alive in the 90’s? In all fairness you may not have been, but that doesn’t mean you won’t resonate with this show. Six friends making it in the big city who are always there for each other, sounds like a dream to me.
Where to find it: Netflix
Time: approximately 23 minutes
When I was first told about this show, I was like um, no, I’m not watching that. Then someone else recommended it, and I thought, hey, why not. My brother and I started watching it together, and it turned into a nice light show that the entire family could sit down and watch together. Each episode is only about 20 minutes, and is almost guaranteed to keep you laughing. Wait until after the second episode to make your final judgements on this one.
Where to find it: Hulu
Time: approximately 22 minutes
I will be making a post of my 10 favorite Gilmore Girls episodes of all time, because I could talk about this show for forever. My sister made fun of me for watching it at first, but by the time I got to season three she wouldn’t let me watch it without her, and by season four she was singing the theme song with me. Even though it aired in 2000, the shows themes are timeless and the remarks about the Trumps and the Clintons make it feel current. If you ever feel nostalgic for early 2000’s fashion, Lorelai won’t let you down. Plus, if you start now, you can probably get through the entire series before the reunion mini season airing November 2016!
Where to find it: Netflix, sometimes airs on Freeform
Time: approximately 40 minutes
Guys, the Goldbergs is one of the greatest shows on TV right now. It features a Jewish American family in the 1980’s, and is based on family films made by Adam Goldberg. That’s right, this stuff actually happened in real life (with a bit of artistic license I’m sure). The actors are hilarious, and the characters they play have quite a few quirks. If you think your family is embarrassing, you’ll feel a lot better after watching this show.
Where to find it: ABC on the air, watch ABC app, Netflix, Hulu (really you have no excuse for not watching this show)
Seasons: 3 (renewed for a fourth)
Time: approximately 22 minutes
I’ve always had a soft spot for home improvement shows ever since Trading Spaces on TLC and Extreme Home Makeover with Ty Pennington. Chip and Joanna Gaines could easily hang with Ty and give him a run for his money, as they completely renovate homes to their clients requests. Thanks to Joanna I now have a fond appreciation for ship lap, and if you watch enough of this show I’m sure you will too.
Where to find it: HGTV on the air, watch HGTV app, Netflix
Seasons: 3 (fourth airs late fall)
Time: approximately 43 minutes
There you have it, five of my favorite light-hearted feel good TV shows. If you like this post let me know, and I can do more like it in the future! Bookmark this page if you don’t want to lose it, and share with someone looking for a new show to start!
*Disclaimer: none of these photos are mine and belong to their respective shows and studios