Everyone has bad days. Whether you hear bad news, have an unlucky streak, or just feel down and out, it’s hard to get out of a negative mindset.
Fortunately, watching positive TV series can help you get your mind off those negative thoughts. When nothing seems to cheer you up, at least one of these shows on Netflix is bound to put a smile on your face.
1. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
On days when you can’t get out of your slump, turn on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Despite being held in a doomsday cult for 15 years, Kimmy oozes positivity as she attempts to get reacquainted with society. Follow Kimmy as she starts a new life as a nanny in New York City, meeting some unusual friends along the way.
2. Tuca & Bertie
If you read my Tuca & Bertie review, you know that I can’t get enough of this show. It was unfortunately canceled after one season, but this quirky cartoon is still worth the watch. Tuca & Bertie follows two best friends who are complete opposites. While Bertie’s a quiet, business-oriented songbird, Tuca is a free-spirited, confident toucan.
3. The Office
No matter how many times you watch The Office, it never seems to gets old. The deadpan sitcom revolves around the paper company, Dunder Mifflin, and its employees. As the personalities of the workers clash, hilarity ensues.
4. Schitt’s Creek
When the wealthy Rose family goes bankrupt, they’re forced to move into the rural town that they purchased as a joke: Schitt’s Creek. After they settle down in the town’s shabby motel, it’s hard for them to get adjusted to their new lifestyle.
With one glance at Disenchantment, you can immediately tell that it was developed by Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons. This hilarious, medieval cartoon revolves around Bean, a rambunctious princess. Bean teams up with a demon and naive elf as she tries to escape her arranged marriage.
Glow takes place in Los Angeles during the 80s. When Ruth Wilder struggles to find acting gigs, she decides to join the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), a female-only wrestling series. In this equally comedic and serious show, you’ll watch as a group of misfits develop new personas for the ring.
7. Parks and Recreation
From the creators of The Office comes Parks and Recreation. Comedian Amy Poehler plays Leslie Knope, the peppy deputy director of the parks and recreation department in Pawnee, Indiana. She’s constantly battling the department’s government-hating director, Ron Swanson, as she attempts to get her job done.
8. Trailer Park Boys
Trailer Park Boys depicts the everyday life of a group of friends living in Sunnyvale Trailer Park. Julian, Ricky, and Bubbles are constantly getting themselves into trouble with Jim Lahey, the alcoholic park supervisor, as they attempt to avoid landing themselves in jail.
9. Everything Sucks
Everything Sucks gives you a nostalgic look at the past. The series is set in Boring High School during the 90s, and follows the members of the A/V club, as well as the students in the drama club. This lighthearted, coming-of-age series will have you reliving your awkward teenage years.
10. Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman
Although Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman is one of the most absurd shows on Netflix, it’s truly a hidden gem. This series centers around a seemingly average businessman, Ametani Kantarou. He’s regarded highly among his co-workers, but he secretly ditches work to eat delicious desserts. Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman features real restaurants around Tokyo, and it’ll definitely make you giggle.
Keep on Smiling
Do these shows have you smiling? Keep it that way. If you’re looking for even more cheering up, check out these hilarious video games for much-needed comic relief.
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