Are you looking for an uplifting series that doesn’t require your full attention? We’ve compiled a list of 17 feel-good TV shows that are keeping us sane this fall. From Nailed It! to Queer Eye, keep reading for our top picks.
Need a Pick-Me-Up? Here Are the 17 Best Feel-Good TV Shows
1. Nailed It!
Amateur bakers compete in a variety of cooking competitions that would challenge even the most experienced bakers. Will they prove themselves or crumble under pressure?
3. Queer Eye
Meet the Fab Five, a group of fashionable men who each specialize in a different makeover talent. Together, they teach the show’s hero how to be fabulous.
Sam (Keir Gilchrist) is no different than his classmates, excluding his autism diagnosis. Things take an interesting turn when he tackles a new teenage milestone: dating.
5. The Office
There’s nothing more feel-good than the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Michael Scott’s (Steve Carell) “That’s what she said” jokes are just icing on the cake.
Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) navigates the afterlife in a community called The Good Place. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that she’s there by mistake. Whoops!
Passionate contestants compete for the highly coveted title of Britain’s Best Amateur Baker. Disclaimer: The creations are more difficult to replicate than they look. You’ve been warned.
Just because Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) is a midlevel employee of the Indiana Parks and Recreation Department doesn’t mean she can’t have big dreams for the small town of Pawnee…right?
The series follows a group of six best friends—three men and three women—who are navigating life in New York City. In the wise words of Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc), “How you doin’?”
11. Schitt’s Creek
When the Rose family suddenly goes bankrupt, they must learn to adapt to their new way of living, all while maintaining their one remaining asset: a small town called Schitt’s Creek.
12. The Golden Girls
The series follows four mature women living in Miami Beach, Florida. It won’t be long before you know Rose’s St. Olaf stories like the back of your hand.
13. Lip Sync Battle
Watch your favorite celebs pretend-sing popular songs in this karaoke-style competition. May the most dedicated performer win.
The series follows the employees of a supersized megastore called Cloud 9. You’ll be rapping alongside Bo “The Truth” Thompson (Johnny Pemberton) in no time.
15. The Brady Bunch
A widower named Mike Brady (Robert Reed) meets and falls in love with Carol (Florence Henderson), who has three children of her own. They blend their families to create The Brady Bunch, and the rest is history.
16. Gilmore Girls
The multigenerational drama centers on a single mother named Lorelai (Lauren Graham) as she navigates her daughter Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) teenage years. *Cue the fast-paced dialogue*
Kristen Bell reunites the cast of a high school drama club and tasks them with recreating their original performance. But this time, the show is run by a team of Broadway directors, choreographers and vocal coaches.