With three kids, I am the first to admit that a lot of my spare time is spent at home, and then naturally, I just veg in front of the TV in the evening. Now I’m back to work, along with a baby, it has been quite full-on and I always feel so tired in the evening. With Netflix, Amazon Video, and now Disney+, there are so many different movies and shows to watch.
I love to watch dramas or thrillers, and I (occasionally) like scary movies. I also love good documentaries, especially if they are true crime ones. I saw a meme one that summed me up, about putting on murder documentaries as a way to relax. They even did a Nick Jonas sketch on SNL about watching murder shows and it is so me haha.
Having said that, sometimes there is nothing better to just sit down and watch a show that makes you laugh, makes you smile, makes you cry (in a happy way), and just makes you feel good. I haven’t done a roundup of what I have been watching for a long time, so will just share some of my top feel good shows to watch.
This Is Us
Found on Amazon and Disney, it really is one of the best shows I have ever seen. It has now finished, but if you’ve never seen it before, then you are in for a treat. It is all about family which is what makes it so relatable really. I have cried at so many episodes; the story lines are just so amazing!
I had heard such good things about Ted Lasso but then was a bit miffed to find out it was only on Apple TV. My husband got a new iphone that came with a three month subscription, so I knew we had to watch Ted Lasso, not really knowing what to expect. Honestly, it is so good. It can be a bit sweary in places, but I really like how it mixes the UK & US. Everyone needs a Ted Lasso in their life; he is just so positive and fabulous. I’ll need to resubscribe when season three comes out!
Parks & Recreation
This is a bit old now, but seeing it again on Netflix just reminds me how good it is. It is so funny, and so many iconic people have come from that show (as well as iconic lines and phrases – galentines anyone)?
Another feel-good show that is set in a small town. A rich family is forced to relocate to Schitt’s Creek after they lose everything. They are seen as judgmental, spoiled narcissists, but as time goes on, they become better and more empathetic. There are just so many good lines from this too, as well as laugh out loud moments. I don’t think I will ever say ‘baby’ the same ever again.
This is just a feel good show that is easy to watch, but has all you need in the short episodes from laughter to love. Having worked in retail, I really enjoyed it from that angle too, making friends with people of all ages working there, and showing the camaraderie that you can have at even the most miserable job.
Never Have I Ever
Never Have I Ever is an lovable show by Mindy Kaling, based loosely on Kaling’s experiences. It is told through the teenage lens of Devi Vishwakumar as she navigates growing up and teenagehood.
Based on the series of books, this is a winner of a series, as it has all that you need for a good show. Drama, romance, comedy, and just the small-town family-friendly place to live.