As we enter the most painful time of the year (a.k.a summative season), I thought everyone needs a way to relax and my way is to watch a good episode of a TV show that is not about a complicated story and just gives me a reason to laugh. And today is your lucky day folks cause I am about share my favorites with you!
The show is about two girls trying to make it in New York. Each episode is about a new adventure in their “regular” life. It just shows every 20 somethings’ daily struggles in a REALLY funny way. I personally love these two girls and it is the best possible break you can take while you are writing a boring essay because every episode is only 20-25 minutes. Broad City is definitely my personal favorite at the moment and I hope you like it too!
Lovesick is about a guy learning that he has chlamydia and so he has to call all his sexual partners to tell them about the sickness. The show has a lot of flashbacks so you get to see how he met these partners and what went wrong in those relationships. It is not necessarily a comedy show but it makes me laugh and it gives great lessons about love, relationships and friendships. Each episode should be like 20 minutes again so it would not stop you from doing your work if you don’t binge.
Gilmore Girls is about a single Mum, Lorelei, and her daughter, Rory, who attends a very prestigious and expensive high school. Struggling to fund this school, she goes on to ask for monetary help from her parents whom she hasn’t been keeping a close relationship with. I think the story is beautiful, the mother and daughter relationship is portrayed in a very different way than what we are all used to and it has funny elements but very deep storylines as well. I find it very enjoyable to watch whenever I do because you kind of develop a bond with the characters.
Sex and the City
I mean… If you still haven’t watched Sex and the City, you have to watch it now!!! It is just such an iconic show, I think it changed the perception about women a lot when it first came out in the 90s. It is about 4 strong, independent women, each of them are unique in their own way, and the show tells the story of how they are trying to find love or for some characters how they are trying not to! I think it is a must watch and it is the best romantic comedy television show ever made.
Parks and Recreation
I think Parks and Recreation is amazing for many reasons. Every episode is funny and I struggle to not laugh. I don’t think you’ll have an issue in finding this funny and the casting makes the show funnier in my opinion. Everyone just clicks with their characters. If you are feeling down and have no motivation to do anything then just watch Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope and she will give you all the motivation you need!
So there you have it, my favorite TV shows to watch when I need to just relax and have a little laugh. I hope you become as obsessed as I am with these shows but don’t let them stop you getting your grades – TV can always wait remember. I wish you the best of luck with your essays and other responsibilities you have.
Cemre Isikli (Business and Management Year 2)