For me, it's Star Trek. I"ve watched The Original Series, The Next Generation, most of The Animated Series, and a few episodes of Deep Space Nine. That show never fails to cheer me up or at least help me forget about about a bad day.

#1

I don't like to watch movies or cartoons when I'm sad, because I can't really concentrate on them, I dissociate really quickly and slip back into my thoughts. So I guess my answer is that I don't like to watch anything when I'm sad.

Report

Cecilia
Community Member
3 months ago

Same here! I like to listen to songs instead!

View more comments
#2

basically anything from childhood. the mary tyler moore show, gilligan's island, the brady bunch, 60's batman (especially 60's batman), the munsters. my favorite is the andy griffith show..it's a little before my time, but it's so sweet and gentle and soothing, it's always nice when i feel sad.

Report

Tami
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Andy Griffith! I love the episode "Man in a Hurry" where the city slicker gets stuck in Mayberry because his car broke down, and he's all impatient with how slowly things move in Mayberry. Towards the end though, he and Andy and Barney are on Andy's porch in the evening, Andy has his guitar, and he and Barney start softly singing "Little Brown Church in the Vale." Then the city guy joins in, and it's such a touching moment! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKSfNjTUbm4

View More Replies...
View more comments
#3

For me it's the office (us version), it always lights up my mood!

Report

Elizabeth N.
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm not superstitious, just a little stitious

#4

Books are my solution. Quit watching TV years ago, with exceptions of old Loony Tunes and Merrie Melodies with the kids. Hidden puns and jokes in those are delightful.

Report

Valerie G.
Community Member
3 months ago

and those hidden puns and jokes were most certainly missed by audience who were children at the time.

#5

Friends or Sex and the City. Plus junk food, obviously.

Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

I have "friends"always active on my streaming device for the bad days! I watch constantly and when i finish it i start all over again

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

Anything on TCM.

Report

Mistralok
Community Member
3 months ago

I agree completely. Movies when they were done for the art, not completely for profit. If you can get broadcast TV, try Movies! https://moviestvnetwork.com/

View more comments
#7

Trailer Park Boys. I never get tired of watching it. Never fails to help me unwind, always makes me laugh. So wholesome!

Report

Jen&Tonic
Community Member
3 months ago

Those boys are the epitome of wholesome! My kids once heard me say, “samsquanch”, now they use it all the time.

#8

When I’m having a really bad day/week/month I cannot watch anything because it’s too hard to concentrate.

When just sad/down it used to be Third Rock From the Sun, Miranda, Porridge. Currently, it’s QI and Red Dwarf.

Report

Natascha Grasby
Community Member
3 months ago

I LOVE both QI and Red Dwarf.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

I know this is going to sound weird, but my comfort show is Law and Order: SVU 😅

When I was younger we didn't have cable, and late at night it was pretty much the only decent show airing (apart from foreign soap operas and infomercials). So, now i link watching Law and Order with a cozy late night at home, when the worst thing I had to worry for was homework, and that made me feel better.

Report

Mistralok
Community Member
3 months ago

I watch that one pretty much every day myself.

#10

Moonstruck - the emotional familia fighting & loving in equal parts never fails when I’m lonely for those days in my own family. Little Lord Fontleroy to restore my faith in innocent truth from children. Howl’s Moving Castle just to transport myself to a place where magic is real & love conquers hate.

Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 months ago

Moonstruck! Such great performances. Love Cher, Olympia Dukakis and John Mahoney especially. And the aunt and uncle and grandfather. Loving people. Even Nick Cage was great in it.

View more comments
#11

The Boomer Collection: Blast from the Past | The Man with Two Brains | The Parent Trap (original) | Father of the Bride | A Year in Provence (series) | Lilo and Stitch | The Polar Express.

Report

Bobby
Community Member
3 months ago

Maureen O'Hara was so good in Parent Trap. Even better in McClintock.

View more comments
#12

Scrubs, Brooklyn 99 and, Star Wars Rebels/Clone Wars and Avatar are some of my favourite comfort series.

Report

#13

I Love Lucy. The movie Now Voyager.

Report

Elizabeth N.
Community Member
3 months ago

When I was about eight, I had a stomach flu and had to stay home from school. That day, on TV, there happened to be a two hour I Love Lucy special that showed all the iconic episodes, like the one where she eats the chocolate off the conveyor belt. I remember enjoying that so much, and then many years later finding out that Lucille Ball was one of the main reasons Star Trek was aired, since she avocated for it. Now I love her even more for that!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

"The Party" Filmed in the hippy days of 1968. Peter Sellers, Blake Edwards, and Henri Mancini from the "Pink Panther" series. No matter how down I get it still makes me laugh out loud. It has a great cast also- Claudine Longet, Gavin Macleod, Carol Wayne (from the Johnny Carson Show), and Steve Franken as the most adorable drunk. Try it out; I can pretty much guarantee that your blues will be put on hold. :)

Report

Angelar
Community Member
3 months ago

Birdie num num :))

#15

May sound silly but what works best for me is good old cartoons like tom and jerry with some cereal and milk

Report

Cat Crazy Lady
Community Member
3 months ago

My favorite cartoon show.

#16

Fried Green Tomatoes, Anne of Green Gables, Secondhand Lions, Wild Hogs. Not necessarily in that order. Anything that will make me laugh. Stupid commercials do it for me too, to bad I can't pop a dvd of them in the player.

Report

Earl Grey
Community Member
3 months ago

Search for “stupid commercials compilation” on YouTube.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Report

Micah Chips
Community Member
3 months ago

"My, my, how can I resist you?!"

View more comments
#18

Either Young Sheldon or the A&E version of Pride & Prejudice.

Report

Valerie G.
Community Member
3 months ago

YS for sure, I watch those re-runs practically every day, not that I'm sad every day, I just love that show. The bad stuff is set to hit the fan though. On Big Bang Sheldon told everyone that his dad had an affair when he was 13 I think. and George is getting very friendly with Brenda these days.

#19

1. Groundhog Day
2. Kung-Fu Panda
3. Cars

Report

Valerie G.
Community Member
3 months ago

What luck, numbers 1 and 2 are both in my TV guide for next week.

#20

I guess for me it's Bojack Horseman.

Report

Earl Grey
Community Member
3 months ago

“The View from Halfway Down” is unforgettable.

#21

I Like the old stuff Thema :

Operation Petticoat
The old Miss Marple Films with Margret Rutherford
Pater Brown - i don't Care about the Version
Don Camillo & Peppone
and so in.

Maybe most of the list ist typically German.

Report

Earl Grey
Community Member
3 months ago

Margaret Rutherford, yes! The theme song from those movies gets stuck in my head.

View more comments
#22

The Office (US) or Parks and Rec, are like meeting up with old friends and able to give you comfort when your down. Like a virtual hug

Report

DDmaybeandor
Community Member
3 months ago

They’re awesome shows!

#23

Big Bang Theory. I've seen every episode multiple times, so I can pick up from any point and doesn't require a lot of brain cells to keep up. One channel runs them back to back for hours at a time at night, so I just tune in and let it take over. Still makes me laugh or at least smile.

Report

Maria B.
Community Member
3 months ago

Hours of episodes?! Lucky!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#24

I always watch Galavant, my favorite show. Or if I’m really down, sometimes I just watch the kids shows I grew up with. Old My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Max and Ruby- I like the shows that don’t have a heavy plot and are kind of just wholesome and easy to watch.

Report

#25

Hamilton :D
Always Hamilton.

Report

Elizabeth N.
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes! This is a wonderful answer!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

Nacho Libre. Naaaachho!

Report

ALEXIS CISNEROS
Community Member
3 months ago

ayyyyeeeeee

#27

There are many different kinds of being miserable. For a certain kind of self centered depression (self pity mostly) I now watch the interviews of the Youtube channel "Soft White Underbelly". It is very hard to watch, but after a few minutes I regain the bigger picture of life. PS: I'm still not sure of the motives of this channel and whether the interview techniques are questionable or not.

Report

#28

Ducktales 2018 and Gravity Falls.

Report

leia's emotional cupcake
Community Member
3 months ago

yesssss i watch gravity falls all the time when I'm feeling bad.

#29

Modern Family always helps. Once I had a very bad panic attack and my boyfriend just carried me to the couch, tucked me in, put on modern family and laid with me until I stopped crying.

Report

Valerie G.
Community Member
3 months ago

Sissi, that boyfriend is husband material.

View more comments
#30

The Secret Life of Pets. It's easy, without a lot of tearing up moments, full of little jokes. It's just what's needed when the day ends up not so great. And the angry bunny always makes me laugh! Even remembering that little fella makes me smile.

Report

Valerie G.
Community Member
3 months ago

Does this go for Secret Life of Pets 2 as well?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#31

Anything from the Pythons, classic silent comedies from Buster Keaton, Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Young Frankenstein, Beauty and the Beast - the original French version directed by Jean Cocteau. Add Jimmy Fallon's show, That's My Jam. So wonderfully silly!

Report

Jen&Tonic
Community Member
3 months ago

It’s pronounced ‘Fronk-en-steen’

#32

Nature documentaries of any kind can replace depression with a sense of wonder.

If I'm just trying to get to sleep, the gentle buzzing of motor (circuit) racing on low volume with no commentary is perfect.

Report

Cat Crazy Lady
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah I agree, nature documentaries.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#33

Arrested Development.

Report

Community Member
3 months ago

Oh and the movie I've probably seen the most when I've been in several moods (including sad) "Big Lebowski"

#34

Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Report

#35

Adventure Time

Report

#36

Friends! My go to comfort show.

Report

#37

Disney's Clouds. the story is so sad it makes me sad for other people instead of myself.

Report

#38

This is really embarrassing but Molang & Piu Piu and The Clangers 😂 sometimes the world is just too gross and horrible, even goths get sick of dark stuff sometimes and i need cute bunnies, rainbows and pink mice 😅
Also i love the Iron Chicken shes kind of steampunk

Report

#39

The (US) Office :)
It makes me so happy, and humour always makes me forget about the stuff that's bothering me

Report

#40

Thor: Ragnarok

Report

Theoretical Empiricist
Community Member
3 months ago

Marvel movies generally have enough action to take me out of my head and enough humor to make me laugh. "Hold on...I'll be back around in a moment...I'm not doing this on purpose..."

View more comments
#41

The part of Steven Universe (Peridot-related spoilers ahead, read with caution!) from when Peridot is captured to when she becomes a full-fledged Crystal Gem never fails to make me feel better about whatever’s going on

Report

Micah Chips
Community Member
3 months ago

true

#42

Molang and piu piu!! The animation is so cute and i love chicks and bunnies

Report

#43

The Office, Seinfeld, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Harry Potter series

Report

#44

Sports night. Three seasons of real emotion.

Report

#45

Good Morning, Miss Dove.

Report

#46

Saiki K, always pulls a laugh out of me

Report

Micah Chips
Community Member
3 months ago

YESSS i forgot about that one!!

#47

Wonder
I don't know what comforts me so much, even when it makes me cry a few times Every time.

Report

Elizabeth N.
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes! This one made me shed a few tears

#48

Steel Magnolias. Even though there is an extremely sad part, the love of family and the closeness of a small community is very evident and comforting.

Report

See Also on Fashion Life
#49

Supernatural! Sam and Dean always take care of the ghosts that haunt me :)

Report

Libstak
Community Member
3 months ago

True dat

#50

Any dr pol episode

Report

#51

Forensic Files

That is always my comfort show. If I am feeling down, sick, or just stressed. I love true crime but that show in particular because unlike most true crime shows it removes almost all the emotional drama and does only the minimum amount of re-enactment. My brain finds it very comforting to see how the case was solved.

Report

Troux
Community Member
3 months ago

Totally agreed. It's straight to the point without trying to inject extra drama.

#52

Schitt's Creek is my go-to comfort show. David, especially, makes me feel better.

Report

DDmaybeandor
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh my god. That show… I love it.

#53

When my husband dumped me for someone else, I watched Seinfeld episodes. Watching other people struggle with relationships made me feel not so left out. I know, I know; it's fiction! But those story ideas came from somewhere, right?

Report

Bobby
Community Member
3 months ago

Fiction based on lives, families, relationships, work, and the Soup Nazi!

#54

The Princess Bride or Johnathon Livingston Seagull. Even just listening to the beautiful soundtracks of these movies is soothing. They are beautiful in their own right. Well they are composed by Mark Knophler and Neil Diamond respectively.

Report

Huddo's sister
Community Member
3 months ago

I have been meaning to get the Princess Bride out again...

#55

The West Wing. Every day at nap time. I've watched it all the way through countless times. Reminds me of a better time that never was.

Report

#56

When I'm down in the depths, I like to open some ice cream and pop in The Office. Never fails.

Report

#57

Euology (2004). Dark Comedy.

What could be better than a FUNeral?

I'm a bit warped, I know.

Report

Anna Banana
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't know this one, but there's a nice British comedy "Death at a Funeral" and something tells me you might enjoy it.

View more comments
#58

John Candy movies are my go to..throw on some Uncle Buck and melt into couch

Report

See Also on Fashion Life
#59

Monty Python Flying Circus. The absurd helps me get some distance.
Also British murder mysteries like Midsommer Murders, Death in Paradise, Inspector Lewis....

Report

DDmaybeandor
Community Member
3 months ago

If you like absurdity and want something different I’d recommend trying “Portlandia”. I LOVE Monty Python too.

#60

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. 90% silly, 10% twisted. Just sheer, unabashed joy.

“The stars at night are big and bright..”

Report

#61

Either, Ouran High School Host Club, or The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

Report

Rider
Community Member
3 months ago

I could use some Ouran High now.

#62

Miraculous, i love lady bug and cat noir its so true!!

Report

#63

Psych. The tv show or the movies. The musical, too! Psych is my happy place. When I have a really rough day, all I have to do is watch the opening scene from the Office Space episode, and I instantly feel better. I love those guys.

Report

#64

Queer Eye
Makes me feel hope for the world, when I am down about division

Report

#65

If I'm sad and want to feel better, I read or watch Good Omens. If I want to have a good cry, I watch Sherlock.

Report

#66

Pretty boring, but Gravity Falls, and anime. The Owl House is great too, and so is Criminal Minds!

Report

#67

A bit old, but it’s Jessie. I just love watching it over and over again

Report

#68

The Great British Baking Show. The contestants are always so nice to one another. They encourage each other, which in turn encourages me to get out of my funk and start baking! Baking and cooking can heal the soul!

Report

See Also on Fashion Life
#69

Into the Woods. It shows that even though there isn't always happy endings, you're never alone.

Report

#70

MARRIED WITH CHILDRE , by far...

Report

Eppe
Community Member
3 months ago

N?

#71

Probably...Ice Age. Brings back memories from when I was a kid.

Report

#72

Chicago Med. It gives me hope as to what I wanna do later in life and I get to see real life situations play out and the procedures and different ways certain conditions of patients can go.

Report

#73

Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice (all versions but especially the Keira Knightley/Matthew McFadden version.) The beauty and tranquility make me happy and the films have intelligent characters. Mansfield Park is darker but very good. Under The Tuscan Sun is a delight. And Galaxy Quest. Enchanted April and Til There Was You are never on, but those too.

Report

Valerie G.
Community Member
3 months ago

Under the Tuscan Sun is wonderful, now I have to go check out the other titles you listed.

View more comments
#74

les miserables

Report

#75

Modern Family always helps. Once I had a very bad panic attack and my boyfriend just carried me to the couch, tucked me in, put on modern family and laid with me until I stopped crying.

Report

Elizabeth N.
Community Member
3 months ago

Awww, your boyfriend sounds very sweet!

#76

Skywalk. I don't know why.

Report

Community Member
3 months ago

*Skyfall*

#77

RGAITVY ASFLL

THIS IS A ANAGRAM

Report

DDmaybeandor
Community Member
3 months ago

Poster, you sound like a fan.

View more comments
#78

supernatural

Report

See Also on Fashion Life
#79

Can it be a book? Cuz the book has a TV show based on it well a series of books. Actually two series’ of books. It’s called shadow and bone and I highly recommend the books the TV show is good but the books have a lot of backstory that the series hasn’t gone into yet and now I’m ranting about the book/TV series

Report

#80

Phir hera pheri or any of the golmall films

Report

#81

And also the Kapil Sharma Show

Report

#82

A Hard Day's Night; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum; 7 Faces of Dr Lao; Harold & Maud; Brewster McCloud; any disaster film (makes me feel so much better about my life) . . .

Report

#83

Apollo 13. The whole thing. From how they get the rocket into space to the camaraderie to get the 3 men home. Ed Harris played Gene Krantz perfectly and left me with my love of Krantz and his “can do” dictum. Just one of my fav films and will always cheer me up.

Report

#84

RuPaul's Drag Race is my happy place.

Report

#85

"Schindler's List"; no matter how sad or depressed I may be, this movie makes me realize that my "sadness" is nothing compared to the suffering some humans have had to endure due to injustice, prejudice and just plain hatred.
Lately, I've had to watch it quite a bit.

Report

#86

When I was struggling with a really bad eczema flare up and was getting depressed about it, I watched MASH and that kind of distracted me because it was so funny.

Report

Valerie G.
Community Member
3 months ago

Are we talking about the movie or the TV series? I loved both. I remember coming home from seeing the movie and told mom "it was the best bloody movie I've ever seen". She got upset and said there was no reason to swear, she's British, so bloody is a naughty word. I had to clarify that it was the best movie and the bloodiest movie I had ever seen.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#87

I have a few go tos. Lady Hawke, Boondock Saints, Star Wars, City of Angels, Any Avenger movie but Captain America and Iron Man are my faves. Lion King, The Matrix original.

Report

#88

Old Disney's cartoon movies, like "101 Dalmatians", "Cinderella", "The Aristocats", but above all "The Sword in the Stone". I know every lines and every songs, and they still can make me feel a lot better!

Report

Jen&Tonic
Community Member
3 months ago

All good ones, but Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Chitty Chitty are the BEST!

See Also on Fashion Life
#89

The Simpsons or Demon Slayer always cheer me up! Umbrella academy is also great :)

Report

#90

A haunting (discovery channel)

Report

Bobby
Community Member
3 months ago

Oooh yes. That narration was always perfect.

#91

Sorry, not sorry... Too hot to handle, whenever me or my friends are feeling down we watch this show, cringeworthy, totally bizarre, so far from our own lives and yet so (really? yes, really) relatable. There are mean people, nice people, slutty people, people after money and they are all secretly looking for love (partner, family, peers etc.) one way or another. Just. People.

Report

#92

Star Trek, Farscape, or Stargate SG1. Or an Anne McCaffrey book.

Report

#93

Nacho Libre

Report

#94

supernatural. hands down the BEST show in my opinion

Report