I cannot be the only one who wants something cheerful to watch!
Like, no murders, no terrible trauma, no existential crises, no deep and meaningful explorations of the terrible state of the world - as good as all that stuff is - I just want to watch something cheerful and a bit escapist.
Recommendations please folks, for things to watch that left you feeling warm and fuzzy for a little while.
It's only one half-hour video and probably not to everyone's taste but this race in GTA Online is something I've watched many times and it cracks me up every time because it all goes so horribly, horribly wrong for the first player.
Okay, it does have murders - nice murders! - but Death in Paradise started series 10 this week. It's my top escapist TV show. Even though the latest series was filmed in 2020, at lest in the first episode there's no covid or lockdowns on Saint Marie island.
Gilmore Girls! Yes there are 7 seasons of it, but it's the closest any show comes to a comfort blanket for me 🤗 great cast, strong women, witty scripts and amazing chemistry between Lorelai and Luke. Just wonderful 😁
To be honest there’s a real lack of ‘feel good’ TV show at the moment, and there’s also a lack of a decent sitcoms around too. So I opted to watch all the Disney animated movies in order, which frankly always delight the 10 year old inside of me. I’m up to the 1970s at the moment.
If you haven’t tried it, Modern Family has a lot of heart, and Drag Race is a lot of fun when watched with wine. I haven’t watched it, but I know a few people who have watched Virgin Rivers on Netflix and binged two seasons across 3 days (I’m told it’s basically like a soap)
My feel good duvet day movies always consist of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. Sometimes you just need something good you can fall asleep to and wake up specifically just to watch your favourite parts.
Friday Night Dinner on Netflix is my 'go to' at the moment. I can't help laughing out loud even though I've seen it tens of times at this point. My other recommendations are Episodes and The Good Place, both Netflix, which I am taking a break from at the moment as I've watched them *so* much!
If you can find it, as it's just finished, Sky Portrait Artist of the year is lovely and I gather they do a landscape version too which I imagine is very relaxing but I haven't looked very hard for it yet!