When you turn off your TV/alternate viewing device for the night, do you feel worse about the world? Shocker: watching heavy fare House of Cards
, Mad Men
, or Game of Thrones
isn't exactly the most uplifting way to spend your time. Not that we'd ever stop, ourselves. Instead, we like to maintain a bit of balance in our TV consumption. For every show about conniving politicians or murderous adulterers, we like to sit down for something a little more life-affirming.
Stream an old episode of Friends
or a new installment of New Girl
and remind yourself that there are people who've got your back too. Make yourself feel incredibly together in comparison to the girls on Broad City
. Realize there are good people in the world by watching Parks and Recreation
or The Voice
. Laugh your ass off at Lip Sync Battle
. TV doesn't always need to make you think so hard or worry so much. Sometimes, it's just to make you happy.