I’m a TV addict. I think it comes from living alone. I like my own company but I don’t like silence which is why the TV is switched on almost from the time I get up. Yes- I work at home, all day, with the TV on. And I often choose my program based on my mood. If my work is making me annoyed or upset I watch something funny. If I have competing deadlines I watch something calming. If I need motivation I find something appropriate. I can quite honestly say my work and my lifestyle is easy-going, but I if I were to ever get stressed AF, these are the kinds of shows on Netflix I’d tune into.
1 Parks and Recreation
When you are stressed, there is nothing better than a good dose of comedy, and over the last decade Parks and Recreation has been one of the best comedies out there. It’s always nice to be able to do a proper binge, and now that the show has ended you can completely de-stress by going from the beginning right through to the end!
2 Friday Night Lights
People make the mistake of thinking that Friday Night Lights is just for sports fans, but it is so much more than that. If you want some addictive melodrama mixed with a bit of comedy and whole heap of heart, then this show is for you. You will fall in love with all of the characters and be rooting for the team in no time!
3 Gilmore Girls
Do I really need to explain this one? Gilmore Girls is one of those shows where you can put on any episode and immediately fall in to a stress free universe, getting invested in the quirky goings on at Stars Hollow. It’s the perfect duvet day show to watch!
4 Chef’s Table
For some people, food shows are the way to really blow off some steam and relax, and one of the best recent offerings has been Netflix’s own series Chef’s Table: a really in depth look at some of the greatest chefs and restaurants in the world. The images of the meals are absolutely stunning!
5 Bob’s Burgers
You are never too old for cartoons, and Bob’s Burgers definitely proves that statement with its fantastic brand of adult comedy displayed in the form of quirky and vivid animation. Trust me, if you haven’t already seen it, it will become your new favorite show!
6 Jane the Virgin
Sometimes when you are stressed you want to just sit back and watch something super enjoyable and fluffy, and Jane the Virgin definitely fits the bill. The Latino telenovela vibe makes the show so fun, and the lead actress Gina Rodriguez is such a magnetic performer!
7 Being Mary Jane
Being Mary Jane is a really great show that you can lose yourself in and become completely involved in a fictional world. The story about a woman who is looking to start a family and find meaning in her life is really addictive.
8 30 Rock
If you asked to pick my favorite 30 Rock episode, I honestly don’t think I could choose just one! Tina Fey was at her comedic best during these seasons, producing one of the most beloved shows in America over the last decade.
9 The Good Wife
The Good Wife is honestly one of the most engrossing and addictive shows I have seen in a long, long time. The story of Alicia Florrick and her struggles with both family and professional life make for amazing viewing each episode. If you haven’t seen it yet you are really missing out!
10 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Another comedy classic from the mind of Tina Fey, this time taking the sad story of a kidnapped woman and turning it in to one of the most uplifting and joyful sitcoms that I have seen for years!
Time to spill. What’s the show you sink into when you want to escape the nasty old world?
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