Need Anxiety Relief (TV Recs?)
I am on a positivity kick. I am clinging to whatever I can find (online, in books, on a screen) that can boost my mood [even posted about this yesterday), as times are tough and pain is relatively high. I think the stress and anxiety of a pandemic and the selfishness of other humans has finally hit me in the face… and I’m on a downward spiral.
I hate watching intense or sad shows right now, because it makes me even more anxious. Instead, I’m turning to tried-and-true or relatively peaceful favorites, so I can fall asleep or end my day on a “good” note. Know the feeling?
What books, movies or shows do you turn to, when you need to feel better?
I have always loved watching Chef’s Table when I’m stressed, because the cinematography and whimsy carries me away. I love the visuals, the content, the food. I used to love The Kindness Diaries on Netflix (though I’ve seen them all, and don’t like rewatching in the same way I rehash Chef’s Table), and of course, my new all time favorite The Long Way Down (as well as The Long Way Up and The Long Way Around).
I stumbled upon The Long Way Up on Apple TV awhile back and was hooked. I like pretending I’m outside my house- experiencing the world with a best friend, and seeing the terrain shift and change first hand. I’ve watched all three (an adventure travel series spanning a couple of decades) and wish there were more. Even my daughters love it! They want to be Ewan and Charlie (the stars of the show) for Halloween.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be a positive post if I don’t mention Ted Lasso. I want to be him. I love him. I loved watching a show that didn’t rip your heart out when you least expect it, and instead had a tender, tempered take on life, sports, love and humor. Extremely rare these days.
What about you? What do you watch or rewatch (or read) when you can’t stand the world?
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