In search of some feel good shows to watch this weekend? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. From Netflix to HBO Max and every streaming service in between, there are thousands of shows you can watch to find a little reprieve from the exhaustion of everyday life. Whether you need a good throwback show to binge watch or want something bright and new, we’ve compiled a list of great shows to get your mind off of anything and get you smiling.
Following self-proclaimed ladies’ man Schmidt, hopeless romantic Nick, hilarious Winston, and of course the new girl herself, Jess, the show makes it easy to forget all your personal dilemmas. This hilarious ensemble cast always seems to find a way to get into some sticky situations but Jess’ consistent bubbly personality brings a brightness to any situation. Watching this show is sure to brighten any mood you’re in and make you forget your own problems in quick 30-minute segments.
You can find all 7 seasons of New Girl on Netflix.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Need to do some chillin’ out, maxin’, and relaxin’? Will Smith brings that front and center in this TV classic. When Will gets sent to his aunt and uncle’s house in the upscale Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel-Air, he is the ultimate fish out of water. The show’s iconic cast explores the meaning of family and reminds us that people can change for the better always. With perfect comedic timing from the greats like Smith himself and James Avery, this show will definitely get you out of any funk you are in and get you laughing.
You can find all 6 seasons of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on HBO Max.
This new Amazon Original is a sci-fi comedy must watch. It’s set in a future where people can upload their consciousness to a digital afterlife. Nathan, played by Robbie Ammell, tragically dies but not before he agrees to be uploaded to a luxurious (read expensive) afterlife experience. Paid for by his almost fiancé, Nathan struggles to acclimate to this strange afterlife while still trying to maintain some sort of relationship with his friends and family back in the real world. If you’re looking for something to transport you to a different world this show does just that by sharing what a digital future could look like.
You can find the first season of Upload on Amazon Prime Video.
Jane The Virgin
Based on a loose adaptation of a Venezuelan telenovela, Jane the Virgin has everything you would want in a dramedy. Love triangles, accidental artificial insemination, a few murder mysteries, and topped with an ominous narrator, this show really has it all. When Jane finds out she’s pregnant from a doctor’s visit gone awry, her whole life changes. She’s in love with Michael but carrying Rafael’s baby, a man she met by pure coincidence once. This show will have you hooked with every episode.
You can find all 5 seasons of Jane the Virgin on Netflix.
The Big Bang Theory
Sheldon and Leonard are best friends, roommates, and brilliant. Physicists who work at the California Institute of Technology, they find quantum physics easy but social skills much harder. When a pretty waitress moves in next door, they form a friendship that helps build their social lives and begin to realize that street smarts can be just as valuable as book smarts.
You can find all 12 seasons of The Big Bang Theory can be found on HBO Max.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Need some sweet nostalgia in your life? Living the life of a typical housewife, Midge Maisel, played by Rachel Broshanan, has the quintessential 1950s housewife life, but when she’s handed an unexpected card she finds she has a passion for stand up comedy and runs with it. From the director of Gilmore Girls, Amy Sherman-Palladino does it again with packed hour long episodes filled with witty banter and perfect comedic timing.
You can find all 3 seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime Video.
The Good Place
The Good Place is stacked with an A-list cast including Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. This unique comedy tries to answer the question, what makes a good person? When Eleanor Shellstrop, an ordinary but rebellious woman, ends up in the good place she is convinced it is by mistake. With twists, turns, and jaw dropping surprises comes one forking good time as Eleanor begins her journey to redemption and keeping her spot in The Good Place.
You can find Season 1-3 of The Good Place on Netflix.
How I Met Your Mother
Few shows do narration justice but How I Met Your Mother is one of them. Ted Mosby, a hopeless romantic, starts the series by telling his kids the story of how he met their mother. Throughout the 9 seasons he shares stories about failed relationships, friendship trials, and his journey to finding true love. With a quirky cast of characters including his couple friends Marshall and Lily, the playboy Barney, and the anti-commitment Robin, each episode is filled with lighthearted anecdotes that’ll make anyone smile.
You can find all 9 seasons of How I Met Your Mother on Hulu.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
This new NBC comedy is the epitome of “feel-good”. The show follows Zoey who happens to be able to hear people’s thoughts with the caveat that she can only hear them in song form. With upbeat musical numbers and well placed ballads, this is a musical meets comedy sitcom perfect for anyone who needs a good sing along to boost their spirits.
You can find the first season on Hulu.
If you’re looking for something funny, new, and fresh Superstore may be your perfect fit. Centered around the ensemble cast featuring America Ferrara as Amy, this comedy will have you looking at big box stores in a new light. Complete with blue vests, this show follows Amy and her gang of quirky coworkers through the hilarity of their day to day life with a hint of real world problems. This is a great show to zone out to and will have you walking into your local superstore with a whole new perspective.
You can find all 5 seasons of Superstore on Hulu.
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