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10 Shows to Watch When You’ve Had a Bad Day

We’ve all had those days when nothing seems to go right. Whether you’ve had a rough day at work, an issue with a friend, or just feel overwhelmed by life’s challenges, sometimes all you need is a little escapism. And what better way to unwind and lift your spirits than by diving into a captivating TV show?

From heartwarming comedies to gripping dramas, here’s a list of 10 shows to watch when you’ve had a bad day


Friends - Friends, YouTube
Friends, YouTube

This may be a cliche suggestion, but it’s a cliche for a reason! In fact, there’s no question this beloved sitcom is the ultimate comfort watch.

Whether it’s Chandler’s sarcasm, Ross’s awkwardness, or Phoebe’s eccentricity, each episode delivers laughs and will make you feel like you’re never truly alone when you have friends by your side.

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation, YouTube
Parks and Recreation, YouTube

Join the quirky employees of the Parks and Recreation Department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana, for a dose of optimism and hilarity.

With its lovable characters, like the eternally optimistic Leslie Knope or the lovably clueless Andy Dwyer, the show is a beacon of positivity and humor. Each episode is filled with heartwarming moments, hilarious antics, and messages of friendship, community, and resilience. 

The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off, YouTube
The Great British Bake Off, YouTube

What’s better than watching amateur bakers make delicious desserts?! Honestly, not much! This delightful reality competition series follows amateur bakers as they whip up mouthwatering treats under the watchful eyes of judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

It may sound stressful because it’s a competition show, but the truth is it’s the ultimate comfort show.


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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, YouTube
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, YouTube

Set in the fictional 99th precinct of the New York City Police Department, the series follows a diverse and lovable cast of characters as they navigate both their personal and professional lives.

From the eccentricities of Detective Jake Peralta to the deadpan humor of Captain Raymond Holt, each character brings their own unique charm to the ensemble. And, whether it’s solving crimes, navigating office politics, or simply hanging out in the precinct break room, this show never fails to bring the laughs. 

The Office

The Office, YouTube
The Office, YouTube

Step into the mundane (yet hilarious) world of Dunder Mifflin, a paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The mockumentary style keeps it fresh and fun, but it’s really the eccentric characters that make the show what it is.

Whether it’s Michael Scott’s cringeworthy antics, Jim and Pam’s heartwarming romance, or Dwight’s eccentricity, The Office perfectly blends humor and heart.

Bob’s Burgers

Bob's Burgers, Bhun Chun TV, YouTube

Looking for an animated series? If yes, Bob’s Burgers is the way to go! The show follows the Belcher family as they run their struggling burger joint and navigate the ups and downs of everyday life in the seaside town of Ocean Avenue.

With its warm and inclusive portrayal of family relationships, witty dialogue, and offbeat storylines, Bob’s Burgers creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere in which viewers can’t help but find solace.

Schitt’s Creek

Schitt’s Creek, YouTube
Netflix, YouTube

Ew, David! Join the formerly wealthy Rose family as they adjust to life in the quirky town of Schitt’s Creek after losing their fortune. Great premise, right?!

The tight-knit relationships and genuine affection between the characters, coupled with the show’s optimistic outlook, create a cozy and comforting atmosphere that viewers can’t help but embrace. And, with an emphasis on love, acceptance, and personal growth, Schitt’s Creek offers a refreshing take on the classic fish-out-of-water trope. 

Queer Eye

Queer Eye - Netflix, YouTube
Netflix, YouTube

Let the Fab Five – Antoni, Bobby, Jonathan, Karamo, and Tan – work their magic as they transform the lives of individuals needing a makeover.

The show is chock full of uplifting stories, heartfelt moments, and messages of self-love and acceptance. So, whether you’re looking to laugh, cry, or both, Queer Eye is a must-watch for anyone in need of a pick-me-up.

New Girl

New Girl -  Peacock, YouTube
Peacock, YouTube

The series follows quirky teacher Jessica Day after she moves in with three single guys following a rough breakup. With its lovable characters — including the adorkable Jess, laid-back Nick, quirky Schmidt, and free-spirited Winston — New Girl offers a sense of warmth and camaraderie that makes viewers feel right at home.

The show’s blend of witty humor, relatable scenarios, and genuine moments of vulnerability create that comforting escape we all crave. 

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Prime, YouTube
Prime, YouTube

Need to be transported to a different decade? The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s got ya covered! Step into the glamorous world of 1950s New York City with Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a housewife-turned-stand-up-comedian.

Not only will you be wowed by the dazzling costumes and sharp humor, but the empowering storyline will leave you feeling uplifted.

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