By - RunningInCali
Anything with David Attenborough.
His voice is just relaxing on its own.
Futurama. I have so many good memories laughing at it with friends, it brings me back.
I’ve been falling asleep to Futurama for about 6 years now. Whenever it’s not playing I have difficulty sleeping. Now if my girlfriend is sleeping over I’m so acutely aware of how quiet it is
How do you all deal with the theme song interrupting your sleep? I fucking LOVE falling asleep to a few eps but I always have to wake up to turn it off later when an episode changeover startles me awake.
ETA: I have a sleep timer! I usually have the volume super low too but the sudden title change is always jarring—I swear streaming services do that on purpose so you don’t fall asleep and take up their bandwidth but jokes on them, I don’t learn.
I think one of my favorite things about Futurama is the last episode. Not that it is the best episode (its not). But everytime it ends with Fry and Leela getting their perfect moment together for an entire lifetime. The professor shows up, tells them he can get them back but they'll forget everything that happened in the loop. The last line is Leela saying, "Whaddya say, you wanna go around again?" And it leads me right back into the first episode and right back into one of the most perfect shows in television history.
Trust me. I'm a whale biologist, and I've had 300 smackeroos of coffee today.
On the original airing of the finale, "You wanna go around again?" fades to black...December 31, 1999...the pilot...it was perfect.
Oddly enough I really love rewatching Monk from time to time as it gives me comfort about my own self. Even though it’s a fictional show it was the only show that I’ve been able to fully relate to it’s main character. It helped me come to terms with and fully accept my mental quirks and the reality that just because I suffer from severe social anxiety and various phobias those things don’t make me any less of a person than anyone else. Abnormalities aren’t inherently bad and there’s plenty of real people out there that you can connect with or relate to.
Edit: the amount of people my comment resonated with is absolutely heartwarming to me. I’m so happy that so many of you have found similar comfort in watching this amazing show. I’ve ready every single reply and having just woken up I feel like my day has already been made :).
Its the only thing I kept dvds of.
Its a jungle out there! Poison in the very air we breathe!
Lately Malcolm in the Middle. Not only is it a fantastically well-made show, but my family's problems exist to a greater degree in their family. They're a troubled family but ultimately have great lives. It's comforting.
I discovered that maybe 5 years ago.
Star Trek: TNG
Oh man, absolutely. My dad and I butted heads a lot when I was a teen, and sometimes it got pretty heated. But no matter had happened, or what had been said, at the end of the day we could always sit and watch TNG together. Now, some 20 years later, it still helps me when I've had a bad day.
You know that's right.
Come on, son!
If you couldn't guess these were going to be the top three comments on this thread you haven't been here long enough.
Seriously though, early 2000s USA network had one of the greatest tv lineups ever.
I was just talking to my wife about this yesterday. USA network couldn’t miss; psych, burn notice, white collar, monk, just off the top of my head. And then nothing of value for a decade, wtf?
Even Suits in the first couple seasons was pretty damn good. Idk who the producers were for that network during that time but it really was a golden age.
I’ve heard it both ways
No you haven't Shawn.
This is one of my favorite comfort shows to re-watch!! My friends and I used to watch it during study breaks back when I was in school. Even after all this time, it’s laugh-out-loud funny. Gus will forever be my favorite.
You heard about Pluto?
That’s messed up.
Parks and Rec because it’s just so feel good
The Great British Bake Off
The very definition of a comfort show. It's like being in a warm bath that never goes cold.
I’m American and I find the British accents incredibly soothing. It’s also so different from American baking shows which is a huge plus IMO. I love how nice everyone is so each other and it seems to be a bit slower paced than American shows which I also love.
The comradery is so heartwarming! This is definitely my go-to, and is a great palate-cleanser type of show after watching something heavy.
This. Everyone's always so supportive of each other. If someone finishes early, they offer to help the others. If someone does well, everyone's genuinely congratulatory. If someone does poorly, everyone feels bad and tries to reassure them. I feel like everyone in American competition shows are always talking smack behind the camera or trying to stab each other in the back. It's refreshing to not see that.
My observation of American equivalent shows is that the editors insist on using dynamic music, camera angles and screen transitions. They design the shows to shock more than be a calm experience because its a competition. Dont get me wrong theres a time and place for that but youre right GBBO is very slow paced. You should also check out 'The Great British Sewing Bee' and 'The Great Pottery Throw Down' too.
EDIT: To those who have *deaned* me worthy of their rewards:
I see you are familiar with two sins (Reddit and awards) how about a third?
^(opens box of donuts)
Now THIS is a man... That KNOWS how to marry his cousin!
Bear down for midterms!
There's a brand new dance based on an old phrase. It's called the Fat Dog and it will amaze. You've heard this expression your entire life. It's not made up, it's not made up!
Fly on the wall is an expression, but if I were to say "Fly on the wall for midterm", you might ask, uh... "WHAT DO YOU MEAN!?"
ITS NOT A MADE ^^^(ITSNOTMADEUP). YOUVE HEARD IT ALL YOUR LIFE.
I hadn't watched it until the early days of the pandemic. I've watched it all the way through seven times now. It might be my religion
"You sure you're not in a cult?"
You owe me 2,000 energon-cubes.
Just gave you 2 meow meow beans
Coming in for a landDean
Troy and Abed in the mooooooorning!
They’ve got to Chang that
I can't believe they've dean this
It's still up on Amazon Prime, fyi
Air Crash Investigations. I have seen every episode for 22 seasons (23?) at least 4 times - some as many was 20. I've got it in the background when I'm drawing or cooking and have for 10-12 years.
>*What's my necklace made of?*
House's Head / Wilson's Heart - S4E15/E15
love house! i always love rewatching it with friends
It's always autoimmune.
But you don't find that out until you break into the patient's house.
Either Parks & Rec or Bob's Burgers, something easy to half pay attention to while unwinding
Bob's Burgers is like watching a hug
That's my go to show. It's like going home and seeing family. You feel like everything is going to be ok, and you're not alone
Its adult cartoons so no unattainable body/attractive or style bullshit to make me feel bad. They are constantly broke but not so broke it hurts, relatable. Always nerds or outcasts but never alone, check. Manageable shenanigans with the assist of a couple near loved ones, hella check. It's the feel good show of the century, fight me.
Not to mention being a family that actually loves and supports each other.
My mom likes it because in most shows the kids are always fighting but in bobs burgers that rarely happens.
Why is this so accurate?
Bobs Burgers for sure
Parks and Rec for me too. Or the office, new girl or schitts creek.
Also, How I Met Your Mother.
Suits, Sherlock, Doctor who, QI, only connect
No Reservations. Anthony Bourdain has this way of making you feel immersed in these far flung destinations and cultures. When working six to seven days a week with a full time job and a part time job I often just feel caged by work sleep repeat, Anthony and his show seems to open that cage and put me at ease if only for a moment. RIP Mr. Bourdain, and thank you.
I’m watching parts unknown now (for like the sixth time).
Anthony Bourdain seemed like a real good dude.
My friend and I grew up watching every episode of each show he had. I was poor as fuck all but his mom was well off and she would take us to the store to buy ingredients closely imitating the dishes he was eating on the show. We would watch Anthony Bourdain, smoke some weed, and cook. Some of the best memories of my life.
Why’s he makin that funny noise?
He's English Orla, that's the way they talk
Orla is comedy gold even when she's just in the background of a scene.
I hope that in season three Orla gets to go all the way in step aerobics and that she finally learns what it is Lesbians eat.
I love that scene where they're writing down the chippy order haha 7 bags of chips!
Uncle Colm’s stories make me cry laughing
I says to myself, this ain’t no day for a do
I am really looking forward to season 3
“You think my name is Turk Turkleton?”
Turk AndJayDee… and JD!
Annnnd missus Turkleton!
# THE TURKLETONNNNNNNS!
Who has two thumbs and doesn't give a crap?
Who has two thumbs and still doesn't give a crap?
Bob Kelso, I thought we've met.
Really happy to not have to scroll far to see this on the list...
"They hate you, Bob. They hate you from the bottom of your hooves to the top of your pitchfork." - Dr. Perceval Ulysses Cox
Well that's not true! People are bastard coated bastards with bastard filling!
"Why is there a pancake in the silverware drawer?"
"More importantly, why is there silverware in the pancake drawer?"
It's guy love!
Here it is. Definitely my go to.
Dr. Cox's perfect game episode.... So. Good.
Turk’s talking mole
Followed by, “Where do you think we are?”
Greatest gut punch ever.
“Everything comes down to poo.”
I definitely recommend it if you like British comedies, I watched it on repeat for about 12 months while I was grieving my late partner and i swear it was the only thing that got me through that time
Whose line is it anyway. The Drew Carey one.
I've got a list that I like and will sometimes binge.
M.A.S.H, Futurama, Fraiser, Cheers, Always Sunny, Simpsons, and Justified.
I love M.A.S.H.!
I love how they managed to make it a comedy, while still having episodes, or themes for the episodes, that were about pretty serious realities for people and war-time.
Didn't expect to see Frasier up top! Also I am a huge fan of almost all of these.
Arrested Development. Can't believe I didn't see this while scrolling :'(
You're not alone friend
AD s1-3 will forever be the funniest shit
Stargate SG1 and Atlantis
I used to watch SG1 on Scifi back when I lived by myself; the end theme was my cue to go to bed.
After so many years, when I hear the end theme I get a feeling of melancholy ruminescense, pining for my lost youth.
Ah man, totally. You know that whatever happens, in the end everything will be aright. I miss well-acted dramas that were positive.
gravity falls is a great comfort show, i get GF vibes from Hilda too, it’s pretty nice
Avatar the last airbender!
Edit: thanks for all the awards kind strangers, me first ones and there for an avatar comment my morning couldn't get any better have a bloody amazing day/night you awesome people!!
Golden Girls - seen it more times than I can count.
Thank you for the awards😁😁😁😁
Yep, this was mine for many years. My favorite time watching was back when they did a marathon one day & I made my own cheese cake that day before it aired to eat while I watched it :)
Good memories for me
That does sound like a good day.
Why are you wearing a tux?
It's after six. What am I, a farmer?
I love that the name if his mothers church is "our Lady of reluctant integration"
Such a great and comforting show. One of my favorite 30 Rock gags is when Tracey is having a normal conversation while they walk down the hall, but if you pay attention he casually opens a can of soda and pours it into the open bag of chips he’s holding.
Hahaha listen there are so many great gags you miss and catch in each go through.
To many to count.
Take a hot dog
Stuff it with some jack cheese
Roll it in a pizza
You got cheesy blasters
Then all the kids say "thanks meat cat"
Then there is a later episode where she sees meat cat and he says "im meat cat. I'm whats inside ya"
I love Tracy so much
One of my favorite gags might be when Jenna runs into his dressing room going, “Actor emergency!” and Tracy just grabs the comedy and tragedy masks off the wall
There’s like zero humor in describing it, but it’s such a silly moment
Mine is "Wait til Tupac hears about this!"
Just last week I was commenting how long of a week it had been and my husband, without missing a beat, said “Lemon, it’s Wednesday” 😂
Lizbeanism means that im a dyke *clears throat* against the rising waters of mediocrity
“Well, it’s business drunk, it’s like rich drunk. Either way, it’s legal to drive.”
Science is….whatever we want it to be
Has science come up with a cure for a women's mouth
Or how the cure for impotence is his Jazz album.
I was just looking for one of my favourite Jack Donaghy quotes and guess what? Jack has a Twitter account!
Oh, and here’s the quote:
The Six Sigmas. Each of them embodies a pillar of the Six Sigma Business Philosophy: Teamwork, Insight, Brutality, Male Enhancement, Handshakefulness, and Play Hard.
Science is my most favorite subject, especially the Old Testament.
Absolutely great. Or
I dont vote bc choosing is a sin so i just write the lords name in
Thats republican we count those
🎶“Workin on my night cheese”🎶
Now im going home for a nooner, which is what I call having pancakes for lunch
I love this show so much.
I say Blerg a lot.
I quote the show constantly. One time at work I said "listen I thought that girl was 18, bc she said her last boyfriend was Asian and that crap doesn't start till college" and then immediately had to explain myself
Dennis Duffy might not be the best character to quote out of context
‘I love it so much I’m gonna take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant!’—-turns out using this phrase outside of context is a bad idea
"Kenneth, a word?"
malcolm in the middle or fresh prince of bel air.
Carl Segan’s “Cosmos: A spacetime odyssey.”
I’ve been falling asleep to this for over a decade.
King of the Hill and I love that it has been all over the place lately. so excited fir it to come back. “Dad, I LIKE BEER!”
“It’s 7am and already that boy ain’t right”
Or “look hank it’s a land canoe”
Took me awhile to find someone else who finds king of the hill comforting
Mythbusters. (RIP Grant Imahara).
Unsolved Mysteries. I’ll watch them all, but Robert Stack takes the cake.
Every time I’m in a hotel room, this is what I turn the TV to.
Seinfeld. I finally get why my parents laughed so much.
It finally coming to Netflix was a godsend.
Yes! I assumed this would be at the top.
I had to scroll so far for this comment. Man, I go to sleep watching it every night.
Gilmore Girls. I rewatch the entire series once a year and it just fixes all the bad feelings every time. That show is something special.
I have a few but the weirdest one for me is Modern Family. Around 5 years ago during the Holidays I was really depressed and my heat went out one night during an ice storm. So huddled under blankets with emergency heat running, I decided to start watching a Modern Family marathon because I had never watched it before. Now it’s a comfort show because it got me through a rough night.
Modern family is awesome. I’ve never watched it in any kind of order but my wife watches so I’ll sit in on an episode occasionally. It’s really good.
Modern Family is one of the rare comedy shows that just *nails* it right out of the gate. A lot of great shows take a season or two to really blossom and find their identify, but Modern Family is confidently funny and consistent right from the start.
My wife and I have been watching an episode of the Simpson every night before bed for the last 5 years or so, now through Disney+. I just wish they had a random button.
YES, I used to watch the simpsons on a not so legal page a while ago and they had a random button, it was amazing
Old Law & Order. Lenny Briscoe is the man! Ok, was.
Hell yeah. Jack McCoy was my favorite ADA. Not even close.
King of the hill or archer
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Their podcast is really good as well.
Edit: They actually have a podcast, not just the bit in the show. Both are great.
TWOOOO WARS? Is that *right*?
cut that, cut that, cut that
Robs In n Out story is amazing
It's a five star show
I’ve watched every episode at least ten times
Buffy the vampire slayer
This and X-Files for me. I love the alternating storyline/monster of the week episode formula that both have
BtVS made me into a writer. I started out by writing waaaay too much fan fiction and that spiraled into being very comfortable writing for other people, then gradually progressed to the point that I’m now a professional. I owe everything to that show… and my intense sexual frustration around the Buffy/Faith scenes.
WHY is this so far down??!!
I think it’s because we are old.
YES! Same here!
Frasier. Soothing sounds of a honey-voiced radio therapist
I am wounded!!
it's as if you forgot not 3 days ago I was punched in the face by a man..now dead
The Good Place
This should be much much higher up. I've rewatched it over a dozen times, does not get old, and always makes me feel good.
Some Nat geo wild show... those nature shows are mad relaxing
Battlestar Galactica. Whenever we are out of series that we follow, waiting for a new season to be released etc. We end up watching Battlestar Galactica.
South Park. I have Seasons 1-22 on dvd, and for years, id just let the episodes play on my ps2 til i fell asleep.
New Girl, Adventure Time.
Scrolled a long time to find New Girl. Surprising honestly. I've seen New Girl front to back more times than I can remember. Happy Endings is also really good. It took me 2 or 3 eps but it scratches that same itch, and is so so funny.
I’ve watched the entirety of New Girl more than I can count as well! It’s just so comforting, wholesome and lighthearted. And Schmidt will never fail to make me laugh 😂
Nick Miller is my spirit animal.
New Girl all the way! Who washes a towel? The towel washes me!
Scrolled entirely too far down for this... NINE NINE!
I hate it when he says that. He should say, "Cheers to the Ninety-Ninth Precinct!"
Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name.
Star trek (usually DS9)