In the ever-expanding world of streaming content, finding a show that can lift your spirits and put a smile on your face is like discovering a hidden treasure. Netflix also has shows that are all rainbow and sunshine.
We have enough shows about the doom and gloom of this world. If you’re in the mood for some feel-good shows on Netflix, we have curated five you can watch on repeat.
While some shows may have dark premises lurking beneath their shiny exteriors, they manage to deal with these topics with the biggest laughs and the happiest cheer.
From the nostalgia-riddled Gilmore Girls to the reality dazzler Queer Eye, you can dive into any of these depending on your mood.
Here are five of the happiest feel-good shows to binge-watch:
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
From the brilliant minds behind 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a comedic gem. The show, which feels like a fever dream sometimes, follows the life of Kimmy Schmidt (played by Ellie Kemper), a woman trying to adjust to life in New York City after being rescued from a doomsday cult. Kimmy’s boundless optimism and enthusiasm are infectious, making her journey from a survivor to a thriver heartwarming.
The show is filled with other quirky characters like Titus, Lillian, and Jacqueline which are ready to put a smile on your face.
Cunk on Earth
For those who appreciate a unique blend of comedy and education, Cunk on Earth is an absolute delight. Created by and starring Diane Morgan as the fictional character Philomena Cunk, this mockumentary series takes a humorous and satirical look at the history of the planet.
Philomena’s deadpan delivery and comically ignorant perspective on historical events will have you laughing out loud while simultaneously learning something new.
The Good Place
Imagine waking up in the afterlife, only to discover that you’ve ended up in The Good Place by mistake. That’s the premise of this series. Starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, The Good Place explores moral philosophy witty and engagingly. It delves into themes like ethics, redemption, and the meaning of life, all while delivering clever humour and endearing characters.
This show’s twists and delightful forays into what it means to be a good person will leave you pondering your own moral choices and chuckling simultaneously.
Gilmore Girls is a must-watch if you’re in the mood for a cosy show that also makes you feel nostalgic for the noughties. Centred around the mother-daughter duo of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, this series is known for its witty banter and quirky townsfolk living their kooky, unpretentious lives.
Gilmore Girls is like a big warm hug in TV form, and it might just make you want to move to the happy little town of Stars Hollow.
Queer Eye is more than just a makeover show; it celebrates the transformative power of kindness. The Fab Five—experts in various fields like fashion, food, and culture—travel to different parts of the United States to help people reinvent themselves.
Each episode is like a mini-journey of self-discovery in reality TV form, and it is guaranteed to warm your heart and your mind.