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Comfort Watching

Postby Sky Alton » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:13 pm

Now and again, when I’m feeling down, have had a particularly hard day or need something that doesn’t require too much concentration, I’ll return to one of a few shows. Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the Big Bang Theory for Comedy, Tennant Era Doctor Who or The Musketeers for drama. I’m not entirely sure why but something about these shows just makes me feel better.

Do you have the TV equivalent of comfort food? What shows will you always return to when you need a pick-me-up?
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Re: Comfort Watching

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:50 pm

Sometimes it is just time to sit and 'do nothing' ... and knit!

I'm just now re-watching Doctor Who #10 (David Tennant) and he's met up with Donna Noble again and were Partners in Crime (which is funny because later on they will be meeting with Agatha Christie and yes, she wrote a book with that title). I like watching Doctor Who #9 and #10 for laying back and being comfortable. I love to also watch the documentary things of making the shows and watch the shows with the commentaries.

Another movie, or set of shows I like to watch is the BBC show Neverwhere. I like the story, the music of it, and the people who play the parts ARE the parts. What is funny is who plays the angel ... sometimes I think "The angel has the phone box'. At first I only had the regular DVDs -- I ended up getting the set which has the commentaries by Neil Gaiman.

There are others but those are a couple of go-to shows which I love. As for movies .. well ... a couple which immediately pop up are Stardust and Lord of the Rings (everything of LoTR - movies, commentaries, extras, all of it!). Another which is fast developing as a favorite is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Yes, I love it. A lot. :wub:
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Re: Comfort Watching

Postby Vanessa Tilley » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:26 am

If I feel really down, Gilmore Girls is my go to show to feel better although I haven't been able to get myself to watch it yet since I lost my mom. The characters are great and it reminds me of my mom so much. I also like to watch Chance in a Million which is a hilarious British Show from a while ago but I love it!

If I want something really funny, I watch Monty Python, Doc Martin, Are you being served?, and Keeping up Appearances.
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Re: Comfort Watching

Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:04 pm

While I don’t usually rewatch series, there are a few that have helped me get out of a funk, including:

  • Castle
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators
  • The Mentalist
Most of the above shows are mysteries/crime dramas with elements of comedy. Trying to work out whodunnit helps keep my mind off of other things, and being able to have the occasional laugh certainly helps.
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Re: Comfort Watching

Postby Shadow Gaunt » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:38 pm

I definitely have some favorites for "comfort watching" and even though most of them are Russian, I still have some favorites in English:

    Sherlock Holmes
    Harry Potter

There are some more but I can't remember the names right now
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