17 Feel-Good Shows & Series To Binge Watch While Going Through Quarantine



Need a feel-good show to distract yourself during the quarantine? This lockdown could get tough on your mental health, especially when you tend to overthink and constantly need a distraction to not get anxious or lonely during these uncertain times. What you need is a good distraction: like a light-hearted series enough to keep your mind at bay.

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Do yourself a favor and stop scrolling through your newsfeed. Yes, it’s important to stay up to date with news, but you deserve a break from all the chaos. Instead, why don’t you try to distract yourself with mindless reading or binging through light-hearted shows that don’t necessarily require you to think or be emotional?

In the list below, we recommend you to watch these feel-good shows and series to get you through the rest of the quarantine:

Schitt’s Creek

When filthy-rich video store magnate, Johnny Rose, and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup and rebuild their empire from within the rural city limits of their only remaining asset—Schitt’s Creek, an armpit of a town they once bought as a joke. Now on its last episode ever, there is still time to catch up with the heartwarming (mis)adventures of the Rose family.

Community

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A former lawyer attends a community college when it is discovered he faked his Bachelor’s degree. In an attempt to get with a student in his Spanish class, he forms a Spanish study group. To his surprise, more people attend the study group and the group of misfits forms an unlikely community.

Kim’s Convenience

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Kim’s Convenience tells the funny and heartfelt story of the Kim family. Mr. and Mrs. Kim are Korean-Canadian convenience store owners who have worked hard to give their young adult children, Janet and Jung, better lives in Canada. This single-camera comedy finds laughter in the trials of running a literal ‘Mom and Pop’ shop while raising kids in a culture not quite your own.

The Nanny

After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend in Flushing, Queens in one of those crushing scenes, a cosmetics saleswoman is mistaken as applying for a nanny to the three children of a rich English widower. The rest is pop culture history.

Friends

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Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are six 20 something year-olds, living off of one another in the heart of New York City. Over the course of ten years, this average group of buddies go through massive mayhem, family trouble, past and future romances, fights, laughs, tears and surprises as they learn what it really means to be a friend.

2 Broke Girls

Sassy, streetwise Max works two jobs just to get by, one of which is waiting tables during the night shift at the retro-hip Williamsburg Diner. Sophisticated Caroline is an uptown trust fund princess who’s having a run of bad luck that forces her to reluctantly give waitressing a shot. At first, Max sees Caroline as yet another in a long line of inept servers she must cover for, but she’s surprised to find that Caroline has as much substance as she does style. When Caroline discovers Max’s knack for baking amazing cupcakes, she sees a lucrative future for them, but they first need to raise the start-up money.

The Great British Bake Off

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Twelve home bakers take part in a ‘bake-off’, which will test every aspect of their baking skills as they battle it out to be crowned the Great British Bake Off’s Best Amateur Baker.

The Circle

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Contestants live in an apartment building, but never meet face to face. Their only means of communication is through a social media app called “The Circle.” They can create a profile as themselves or make up a fake persona to play as. The influencers get to block or eliminate a player until ultimately, a winner is crowned.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Captain Ray Holt takes over Brooklyn’s 99th precinct, which includes Detective Jake Peralta, a talented but carefree detective who’s used to doing whatever he wants. The other employees of the 99th precinct include Detective Amy Santiago, Jake’s overachieving and competitive partner; Detective Rosa Diaz, a tough and kept to herself coworker; Detective Charles Boyle, Jake’s best friend who also has a crush on Rosa; Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords, who was recently taken off the field after the birth of his twin girls; and Gina Linetti, the precinct’s sarcastic administrator.

Parks and Recreation

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Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in an Indiana Parks and Recreation Department, hopes to beautify her town (and boost her own career) by helping local nurse, Ann Perkins, turn an abandoned construction site into a community park. However, what should be a fairly simple project is stymied at every turn by oafish bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, governmental red tape, and a myriad of other challenges. Leslie’s colleague Tom Haverford, who delights in exploiting his position for personal gain, is as likely to undermine her efforts as to help her, while her boss, Ron Swanson, is adamantly opposed to government in any form, even though he’s a bureaucrat.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Set at East High School where High School Musical was filmed, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series introduces members of the drama club and their faculty advisers as they work their way toward the opening night of their school’s first-ever production of High School Musical: The Musical.

How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother is an American Sitcom that revolves around Ted Mosby, who, in the year of 2030 tells the story to his son and daughter how he met their mother. While living in New York City and working as an architect, the narrative deals with his best friends, including the long-lasting couple Marshall Eriksen and Lily Aldrin; the eccentric, womanizer-playboy Barney Stinson; and news anchor Robin Scherbatsky.

Grace and Frankie

Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last 20 years, two women, with an already strained relationship, try to cope with the circumstances together and form an unlikely friendship. Is this a recipe for disaster or something made for TV gold? Watch to find out, of course.

Instant Hotel

The Australian reality series follows homeowners who have transformed their homes into hotels and are individually judged by each other to receive the highest scores with the winner to win an ultimate prize.

One Day At A Time

This family comedy-drama inspired by TV legend Norman Lear’s 1975 show of the same name, One Day At A Time is re-imagined with a distinct latin flavor, featuring the firecracker lives of the Alvarez family. A timely dissection that studies the travails and triumphs of a hispanic family in modern-day America, this show is rambunctious and robust, just the like the Cuban blood that flows within them. Running the gamut from race, age, and gender, more reasons to watch include the iconic Rita Moreno reigns supreme as the hilarious matriarch of the family.

Running Man

Running Man is a Korean game variety show where guests were to complete missions at a landmark to win the race. With cast members who boast great chemistry together, crazy antics and endless new challenges, the game show is nothing short of hilarious with each episode.

Coffee Friends

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Coffee Friends is a reality show in which Son Ho Jun, Yoo Yeon Seok, Choi Ji Woo, and Yang Se Jong run a cafe on Jeju Island with their profits going to charity. The cafe’s menu does not list the price for each item, instead, allowing customers to donate however much they want for the food and beverages.

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