You’ve had a bad day and just want to put the TV on something nice and forget your troubles. These positive TV shows should do the trick. Many will make you laugh, some will warm your heart, and others may make you crave a macaroni and cheese hamburger from a local dive. If you’re feeling down, check out these uplifting TV shows.
Although the mantra of Seinfeld is “no hugging, no learning,” that does not mean that it’s not part of feel-good television. There is no better remedy for sadness than laughter. Many of these top feel-good shows are considered the most hilarious in television history, from the timelessness of I Love Lucy to the biting satire of The Simpsons.
There are only nice shows here, no serial killer shows or heavy, weighty dramas on this collection of good, ol' feel-good television. Not that there is anything wrong with those kind of shows, there’s simply a time and place for everything. So grab a snack, wrap yourself up in a blanket, and binge-watch these top feel-good shows. You can always check out the best feel-good movies as well.
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- An American football coach is hired to manage a British soccer team.
- An offbeat police squad must get its act together to impress its precinct's new captain.
- Eleanor Shellstrop finds out that even in the afterlife, it's never too late to change your ways.
- A midlevel bureaucrat works tirelessly toward improving her hometown.
- A diverse clan bridges cultural and generational gaps.
- Workers plod along at Dunder Mifflin's paper-supply company.
- Six friends living in New York hang out at a coffee bar.
- Four older women share a house in Miami Beach.
- After going through a bad breakup, a woman in her late 20s moves in with three single guys.
- A woman endeavors to raise a daughter on her own.
- The search is on to crown Britain's "Best Amateur Baker."
- Through a series of flashbacks, Ted tells his kids how he met their mother.
- Students form a study group at a local community college.
- A third-generation restaurateur runs a burger joint with his wife and their three kids.
- Lucy Ricardo makes life difficult for her Cuban bandleader husband.
- A doctor works at a hospital with unpredictable staffers and patients.
- The psychiatrist helms a radio call-in show in Seattle.
- A free-spirited beauty moves in next door to two physicists.
- Sam Malone, former reliever for the Red Sox, runs a Boston bar where "everybody knows your name."
- Homer and Marge Simpson raise Bart, Lisa and baby Maggie in Springfield.
- A computer geek finds himself in receipt of the government's most-sensitive data.
- A New York doctor inherits half of a small town medical practice in Alabama.
- A widower enlists help to raise his three daughters.
- A novice sleuth convinces the police to let him help on baffling cases by pretending to be psychic.
- Friends living in Manhattan obsess over little things.