5 Feel-Good Shows to Watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime & Disney+ Hotstar
In these changing times, with numerous lockdowns being imposed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, more and more eyes are turning towards television and streaming services. Upbeat, feel-good TV shows is all one needs to breeze through these long and dreary days. So, if you’re wondering what to watch this weekend, we’ve got you covered!
Here’s a list of the top 5 feel-good TV shows you must watch on OTT streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar.
1. One Day at A Time
One Day at a Time revolves around a Cuban-American family, and the millions of issues a brown family, especially a single mother in Los Angeles has to face daily. With powerful performances from an ensemble cast, the show beautifully tackles issues relating to gender identity, single motherhood, teenage tantrums, love and much more, while still managing to be funny and relatable. Three seasons out of four are available on Netflix, with the fourth one expected to arrive soon.
2. Schitt’s Creek
This Canadian show focuses on an erstwhile wealthy family who have been forced to relocate to a town they had purchased as a joke. With no money, yet possessing the needs and wants of billionaires, Johnny (Eugene Levy of American Pie fame) and Moira Rose, along with their adult children David and Alexis, are forced to stay in a motel. All four characters evolve throughout the six seasons (all available on Netflix) bringing to life the small town of Schitt’s Creek and an assortment of humour, including the legendary phrase “Ew, David!”.
Platform: Disney+ Hotstar
Emmy winner Bill Hader stars in this dark comedy as Barry, a hitman who starts questioning his deeds when he joins an acting class and discovers his love for acting. Boasting of a splendid support cast, Barry brings a new dimension to the anti-hero genre of television. Do watch out also for the bizarre yet amazing NoHo Hank (portrayed by Anthony Carrigan). Two seasons are now out on Disney+ Hotstar.
4. High Maintenance
Platform: Disney+ Hotstar
This quirky series follows the adventures of The Guy, a marijuana deliveryman and his interactions with customers across New York. The episodes are short, crisp, yet hilarious and focus more on brief windows into the lifestyles of the customers of The Guy’s product than The Guy himself. From a nudist to a single mother, from a Hare Krishna dancer to the legendary Martha Stewart, High Maintenance’s customers come from different communities of New York, laying the foundation of a poignant yet hilarious show. Four seasons are now available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Platform: Amazon Prime Video
Golden Globe winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge shines in this British show as a free-spirited, complicated, outgoing woman who frequently breaks the fourth wall, bringing forth the crazy emotions people go through in their daily lives. Full of dry wit and British humour, this show will make you laugh as much as it will make you cry! Two amazing seasons are now available on Amazon Prime Video.
The Morales cousins, each with different dreams, try to save their generational taco shop from extinction due to rising rents and gentrification in the neighbourhood. One season of this Spanglish show is available on Netflix and is a must-watch for millennials who have seen their neighbourhoods evolve over time and become gentrified.
So, grab a bite and beat the lockdown blues by binging on these fun, feel-good TV shows!