Is there anything better than waking up on a Sunday morning, making some breakfast to enjoy from your bed whilst you watch your favorite feel-good TV show? We think not. And that is why we have dedicated an entire article to our favorite feel good TV shows so that you can relish in them just like we do. Let’s get down to business.
From the creator of Sex and the City, Younger, stars Sutton Foster as Liza, a forty-something woman who loses everything in a messy divorce and pretends to be twenty-six in order to land a job in an ageist job market. Soon, the lie infiltrates every area of her life – including her love life when she falls for her impossibly attractive twenty-something boyfriends. Liza has to keep all aspects of her life balanced to ensure no one gets hurt in the process. It is deliciously dramatic, without ever getting too self-serious. We cannot recommend this show enough. Put it on right this second.
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time is an American fantasy adventure drama television series that aired for seven seasons between 2011 and 2018. The action alternates between two main settings: a fantastical world where fairy tales happen; and a seaside town in Maine invested for the show, called Storybrooke. A 10 year old boy discovers that people within the town are actually fairy-tale characters, even though they don’t realize it; and the audience is shown the backstory of the town’s people as fairy-tale characters, in conjunction with their unfolding stories in the ‘real-world’. If you love a bit of fantasy mixed in with reality, this is definitely the feel good show for you.
Grace and Frankie
This is a show that I genuinely find myself recommending to people all the time! Grace and Frankie find out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last twenty years and these two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together. It is incredibly funny, somewhat relatable and extremely feel-good.
This Canadian sitcom tells the story of a wealthy family who loses everything when their business manager defrauds them. The only thing they are left with is a tiny, backwoods town, which they bought as a joke gift back in 1991. They are then forced to move there and live out of a motel. They slowly begin to accept their new lives and even love their new town, despite their many, many quirks. The comedy is delightful and the show is wonderfully forward thinking. The perfect show for when you need a pick-me-up.
Definitely one of the greatest sitcoms of all-time and lucky for us, all 10 seasons are available on Netflix. With Rachel and Ross’s romance, Phoebe’s music, Monica’s cleanliness, Chandler’s humor and Joey’s charm… how could you resist?
The Good Place
After her death, a self-centered New Jersey woman named Eleanor enters the afterlife a.k.a “The Good Place”. But in order to stay there, she has to correct a few wrongs from her previous life. The story offers life lessons in between its characters’ hilarious banter and unexpected storylines. Definitely a show you will miss sleep for.
Jess’s boyfriend breaks up with her so the quirky and slightly offbeat girl moves into an apartment with three single guys. Jess quickly bonds with the witty Nick, people-pleaser Schmift and hilarious Winston, despite their noticeable differences. It’s the perfect diversion from your own real life problems.
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
This is the closest you can get to comfort food without making an impact on your waistline. Guy Fieri travels around America (and occasionally overseas) finding the most delicious food from the most passionate cooks. With 26 seasons, you better get started.
The Bold Type
This show follows three young women who are co-workers at the women’s magazine Scarlet. They are exactly the kind of friends everyone desires; they are always there for each other, encourage each other’s successes, and are willing to admit when they are being too judgmental. Through all of the ups and downs in their lives, they also have the advice and mentorship of their boss, Jacqueline, an unapologetically fierce woman, herself, who guides her staff by standing behind them and embracing what they each bring to the table. The series is a love letter to modern feminism that explores social and political issues while also expressing a love for fashion, as well as highlighting how much more we can accomplish when we look out for each other instead of tearing each other down.
This show has one of the more diverse casts on air, but it Is also a visual interpretation of today’s changing family structure. The show uses an almost documentary-style approach to highlight daily life in non-traditional households. They’re not afraid to poke fun at themselves, and the hysterical family squabbles are why the show is still revered after 10 seasons.
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