23 Comforting TV Shows That'll Always Be There For You

1. Parks and Recreation

1. Parks and Recreation

"Throughout its seven seasons, all of the characters show positive, believable growth and become better versions of themselves.
The show is witty and smart, with a whole lot of heart." —Diana Moreno, Facebook

2. The Golden Girls

2. The Golden Girls

"No matter how many times I've seen it, I laugh like it's the first time.
And sometimes I get cheesecake when I watch, so there's that bonus you can give yourself." —DeAnna Hall, Facebook

3. Gilmore Girls

3. Gilmore Girls

"I enjoy the fast-paced conversation between Rory and Lorelai, the fact that there's no out-there, silly drama.
And (other than Christopher) all the characters are enjoyable." —Rhiannon Smith, Facebook

4. Star Trek: The Next Generation

4. Star Trek: The Next Generation

"After my son was born, in the dark days before we had Netflix, I kept TNG running all day long, for 18 months.
Then my son started talking.
His first word was "mama," his second was "dada," and his third was "Picard." My husband politely requested that I cut back to two or three episodes a day.
—Mary-Ruth Hooper, Facebook

5. Gossip Girl

5. Gossip Girl

"Particularly Seasons 1 and 2.
I miss that time in my life so much, when I was 19 through 21 years old.
Also, the music is so good." —MarAmber

6. Community

6. Community

"Especially Troy and Abed (in the morning)." —caleblukas

7. The Great British Bake Off

7. The Great British Bake Off

"That show is one of the most sweetest and earnest shows I've ever seen.
People want to be on the show to bake, not for money or fame.
Everyone is so nice and friendly.
What an enjoyable escape!" —Aaron McDaniel, Facebook

8. Friends

8. Friends

"I mean, they have an episode for every aspect of your life.
So whenever I'm feeling down, I need my dose of Regina Phalange to cheer me up." —Giselle Maria Brown Netto, Facebook

9. Malcolm in the Middle

9. Malcolm in the Middle

"It's so funny.
You fall in love with the family, and you laugh your way through all seven seasons." —Karina Juarez, Facebook

10. 30 Rock

10. 30 Rock

"I could watch an episode 100 times and still find some little joke that I missed earlier." —Jeremiah Rosen, Facebook

11. How I Met Your Mother

11. How I Met Your Mother

"I began watching it when I first starting going through a hard time with mental health.
When I'm overwhelmed or have anxiety, I turn it on and it just helps." —calleyparky

12. Doctor Who

12. Doctor Who

"Anytime I have a bad day, I watch a few of my favorite episodes and it cheers me right up." —Brooke Ingerson, Facebook

13. One Tree Hill

13. One Tree Hill

"Especially Seasons 1 through 4, they always made me feel better because all the crap that they were going through seemed worse than my own silly problems!" —Liz Swezey, Facebook

14. The Simpsons

14. The Simpsons

"If I can't sleep or I'm having a bad anxiety day, I'll watch it in bed to calm down.
The jokes are always funny." —songsforthedeaf

15. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

15. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"Every episode shows her defeating evil, and standing up for the good in the world." —Christina Oey, Facebook

16. The X-Files

16. The X-Files

"It's got everything! Drama, adventure, comedy, romance — you just need to know where to look!" —Gigi Planchart, Facebook

17. Grey's Anatomy

17. Grey's Anatomy

"Whenever someone is really sick or dies in the show, it makes me realize that I don't actually have it that bad.
And when someone makes a miraculous recovery, it makes me realize the world isn't the worst place." —Lindonbean

18. Glee

18. Glee

"All of the characters make me so happy and hearing the songs cheers me up so much.
I don't even have enough words to describe the impossible amount of joy it gives me." —exenick12

19. Scrubs

19. Scrubs

"It's so funny, but I also end up crying after almost every episode.
And then everything is OK." —SofiaZu

20. Seinfeld

20. Seinfeld

"I will watch a 25-year-old episode that I've seen a dozen times and still genuinely laugh out loud.
That's good TV." —PHM8

21. Xena: Warrior Princess

21. Xena: Warrior Princess

"Musical episodes? Check.
Camp? Check.
Drama? Check.
Badass female role models who kick ass and don't need a man to validate their existence? CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK." —Gavin

22. Sex and the City

22. Sex and the City

"I don't know why, but those girls always make me feel better." —morganwode

23. Dawson's Creek

23. Dawson's Creek

"No other show portrays relationships quite so well — romance, friendship, family, etc.
The dialogue is superb and I always get the feeling that these people are feeling the exact thing I'm feeling." —anra

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