New York: The world is a pretty scary place now a days, but TV will always be here for your comfort.
The coronavirus pandemic is causing major disruption and pain across the globe, from the recently announced as EU travel ban, suspension of the NBA season and the general shift towards remote work for many American employees. Times are scary, and the deluge of COVID-19 news can be overwhelming at best, and terrifying at worst.
While it’s good to stay informed, take practical precautions and look out for yourself and your community during such remarkable events, it’s also important to find time for self care, distraction and laughter.
While the TV industry hasn’t escaped the pandemic, favorite shows can help soothe and perk us up at least for a half hour at a time. Here are the 10 shows I highly recommend streaming to help alleviate anxiety, spend your self-quarantine time and generally bring a bit more joy into a dark world.
‘The Great British Baking Show’
Warm, friendly and with a focus on decent people doing their best (and doing their best to help each other), this British import is one of the happiest TV series ever made. With delectable-looking treats aplenty and kindness abounding, the series (barring the most recent season) is pure joy. And maybe it will inspire you to bake yourself a treat.
Stream it on Netflix.
‘Parks and Recreation’
Nothing can imagine stop Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), not even a pandemic. NBC’s workplace sitcom is an inspiring stalwart in this genre, full of generally good people trying to do good things. Just skip the two flu-related episodes.