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65 Comforting TV Shows That'll Always Be There For You

Ahh, the warm glow of a television set.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what TV show they watch when they need some comfort. Here are the warmest and fuzziest answers.

1. Parks and Recreation

"Throughout its seven seasons, all of the characters show positive, believable growth and become better versions of themselves. The show is witty and smart, with a whole lot of heart." —Diana Moreno, Facebook
Colleen Hayes / NBC

"Throughout its seven seasons, all of the characters show positive, believable growth and become better versions of themselves. The show is witty and smart, with a whole lot of heart." —Diana Moreno, Facebook

2. The Golden Girls

"No matter how many times I've seen it, I laugh like it's the first time. And sometimes I get cheesecake when I watch, so there's that bonus you can give yourself." —DeAnna Hall, Facebook
Buena Vista Television

"No matter how many times I've seen it, I laugh like it's the first time. And sometimes I get cheesecake when I watch, so there's that bonus you can give yourself." —DeAnna Hall, Facebook

3. Gilmore Girls

"I enjoy the fast-paced conversation between Rory and Lorelai, the fact that there's no out-there, silly drama. And (other than Christopher) all the characters are enjoyable." —Rhiannon Smith, Facebook
Warner Bros. / Via Getty Images

"I enjoy the fast-paced conversation between Rory and Lorelai, the fact that there's no out-there, silly drama. And (other than Christopher) all the characters are enjoyable." —Rhiannon Smith, Facebook

4. Star Trek: The Next Generation

"After my son was born, in the dark days before we had Netflix, I kept TNG running all day long, for 18 months. Then my son started talking. His first word was "mama," his second was "dada," and his third was "Picard." My husband politely requested that I cut back to two or three episodes a day. —Mary-Ruth Hooper, Facebook
CBS Television Distribution

"After my son was born, in the dark days before we had Netflix, I kept TNG running all day long, for 18 months. Then my son started talking. His first word was "mama," his second was "dada," and his third was "Picard." My husband politely requested that I cut back to two or three episodes a day. —Mary-Ruth Hooper, Facebook

5. Gossip Girl

"Particularly Seasons 1 and 2. I miss that time in my life so much, when I was 19 through 21 years old. Also, the music is so good." —MarAmber
Warner Bros. Television Distribution

"Particularly Seasons 1 and 2. I miss that time in my life so much, when I was 19 through 21 years old. Also, the music is so good." MarAmber

6. Adventure Time

"That show never ceases to amaze me and make my heart feel better. It's funny. It's touching. It's smart. The music and songs are fantastic." —Samantha Hoover, Facebook
Cartoon Network

"That show never ceases to amaze me and make my heart feel better. It's funny. It's touching. It's smart. The music and songs are fantastic." —Samantha Hoover, Facebook

7. The Great British Bake Off

"That show is one of the most sweetest and earnest shows I've ever seen. People want to be on the show to bake, not for money or fame. Everyone is so nice and friendly. What an enjoyable escape!" —Aaron McDaniel, Facebook
Love Productions / BBC / Via buzzfeed.com

"That show is one of the most sweetest and earnest shows I've ever seen. People want to be on the show to bake, not for money or fame. Everyone is so nice and friendly. What an enjoyable escape!" —Aaron McDaniel, Facebook

8. Friends

"I mean, they have an episode for every aspect of your life. So whenever I'm feeling down, I need my dose of Regina Phalange to cheer me up." —Giselle Maria Brown Netto, Facebook
Warner Bros. / Via Getty Images

"I mean, they have an episode for every aspect of your life. So whenever I'm feeling down, I need my dose of Regina Phalange to cheer me up." —Giselle Maria Brown Netto, Facebook

9. Malcolm in the Middle

"It's so funny. You fall in love with the family, and you laugh your way through all seven seasons." —Karina Juarez, Facebook
20th Television

"It's so funny. You fall in love with the family, and you laugh your way through all seven seasons." —Karina Juarez, Facebook

10. 30 Rock

"I could watch an episode 100 times and still find some little joke that I missed earlier." —Jeremiah Rosen, Facebook
NBCUniversal Television Distribution

"I could watch an episode 100 times and still find some little joke that I missed earlier." —Jeremiah Rosen, Facebook

11. Archer

"The snarkiness always cheers me up on a bad day." —Tommy Gillespie, Facebook
FX

"The snarkiness always cheers me up on a bad day." —Tommy Gillespie, Facebook

12. Doctor Who

"Anytime I have a bad day, I watch a few of my favorite episodes and it cheers me right up." —Brooke Ingerson, Facebook
BBC

"Anytime I have a bad day, I watch a few of my favorite episodes and it cheers me right up." —Brooke Ingerson, Facebook

13. One Tree Hill

"Especially Seasons 1 through 4, they always made me feel better because all the crap that they were going through seemed worse than my own silly problems!" —Liz Swezey, Facebook
Warner Bros.

"Especially Seasons 1 through 4, they always made me feel better because all the crap that they were going through seemed worse than my own silly problems!" —Liz Swezey, Facebook

14. The Simpsons

"If I can't sleep or I'm having a bad anxiety day, I'll watch it in bed to calm down. The jokes are always funny." —songsforthedeaf
Fox

"If I can't sleep or I'm having a bad anxiety day, I'll watch it in bed to calm down. The jokes are always funny." songsforthedeaf

15. Midsomer Murders

"I get to see the lush English countryside, charming villages, and have the knowledge that all will be right in the end. I get lulled to sleep quite often." —Linn Robinson, Facebook
All3Media

"I get to see the lush English countryside, charming villages, and have the knowledge that all will be right in the end. I get lulled to sleep quite often." —Linn Robinson, Facebook

16. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"Every episode shows her defeating evil, and standing up for the good in the world." —Christina Oey, Facebook
20th Century Fox

"Every episode shows her defeating evil, and standing up for the good in the world." —Christina Oey, Facebook

17. The X-Files

"It's got everything! Drama, adventure, comedy, romance — you just need to know where to look!" —Gigi Planchart, Facebook
20th Century Fox / Via Getty Images

"It's got everything! Drama, adventure, comedy, romance — you just need to know where to look!" —Gigi Planchart, Facebook

18. Grey's Anatomy

"Whenever someone is really sick or dies in the show, it makes me realize that I don't actually have it that bad. And when someone makes a miraculous recovery, it makes me realize the world isn't the worst place." —Lindonbean
ABC / Via Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

"Whenever someone is really sick or dies in the show, it makes me realize that I don't actually have it that bad. And when someone makes a miraculous recovery, it makes me realize the world isn't the worst place." Lindonbean

19. Glee

"All of the characters make me so happy and hearing the songs cheers me up so much. I don't even have enough words to describe the impossible amount of joy it gives me." —exenick12
20th Century Fox

"All of the characters make me so happy and hearing the songs cheers me up so much. I don't even have enough words to describe the impossible amount of joy it gives me." exenick12

20. Psych

"I watched it during a pretty rough period in my life, and it definitely helped me through that. Now, whenever I'm having a bad time, I go back and watch some of the episodes. It's like visiting an old friend." —shawnspencer
NBC Universal Television Distribution

"I watched it during a pretty rough period in my life, and it definitely helped me through that. Now, whenever I'm having a bad time, I go back and watch some of the episodes. It's like visiting an old friend." shawnspencer

21. Scrubs

"It's so funny, but I also end up crying after almost every episode. And then everything is OK." —SofiaZu
Disney–ABC Domestic Television

"It's so funny, but I also end up crying after almost every episode. And then everything is OK." SofiaZu

22. M*A*S*H

"Usually once I've seen an episode of something, I don't have any interest in seeing it again, but I could watch M*A*S*H episodes over and over again." —thedoctorismyparabatai
20th Century Fox Television

"Usually once I've seen an episode of something, I don't have any interest in seeing it again, but I could watch M*A*S*H episodes over and over again." thedoctorismyparabatai

23. Call the Midwife

"It's so refreshing to see a group of women support each other no matter what happens. And even when the episode is sad, I'm still crying happy tears at the end." —emilyh4678cf94e
PBS

"It's so refreshing to see a group of women support each other no matter what happens. And even when the episode is sad, I'm still crying happy tears at the end." emilyh4678cf94e

24. Seinfeld

"I will watch a 25-year-old episode that I've seen a dozen times and still genuinely laugh out loud. That's good TV." —PHM8
Sony Pictures Television / Via buzzfeed.com

"I will watch a 25-year-old episode that I've seen a dozen times and still genuinely laugh out loud. That's good TV." PHM8

25. Xena: Warrior Princess

"Musical episodes? Check. Camp? Check. Drama? Check. Badass female role models who kick ass and don't need a man to validate their existence? CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK." —Gavin
NBCUniversal Television Distribution

"Musical episodes? Check. Camp? Check. Drama? Check. Badass female role models who kick ass and don't need a man to validate their existence? CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK." Gavin

26. Community

"Especially Troy and Abed (in the morning)." —caleblukas
Sony Pictures Television

"Especially Troy and Abed (in the morning)." caleblukas

27. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

"Because if these assholes can get over life's hardships, so can I." —memog47c3b41a8
FXX

"Because if these assholes can get over life's hardships, so can I." memog47c3b41a8

28. How I Met Your Mother

"I began watching it when I first starting going through a hard time with mental health. When I'm overwhelmed or have anxiety, I turn it on and it just helps." —calleyparky
20th Century Fox / Via buzzfeed.com

"I began watching it when I first starting going through a hard time with mental health. When I'm overwhelmed or have anxiety, I turn it on and it just helps." calleyparky

29. Sex and the City

"I don't know why, but those girls always make me feel better." —morganwode
Warner Bros. Television Distribution

"I don't know why, but those girls always make me feel better." morganwode

30. Dawson's Creek

"No other show portrays relationships quite so well — romance, friendship, family, etc. The dialogue is superb and I always get the feeling that these people are feeling the exact thing I'm feeling." —anra
Sony Pictures Television

"No other show portrays relationships quite so well — romance, friendship, family, etc. The dialogue is superb and I always get the feeling that these people are feeling the exact thing I'm feeling." anra

31. The Twilight Zone

"It whisks me away to a world where nothing is as it seems. I always find myself so immersed in the plot that I forget what made me sad or angry in the first place." —annakas
CBS Television Distribution

"It whisks me away to a world where nothing is as it seems. I always find myself so immersed in the plot that I forget what made me sad or angry in the first place." annakas

32. I Love Lucy

"It was always so lighthearted, and Lucy's antics can always give me a laugh. Lucy and Ethel are absolutely perfect best friends, and Fred and Ricky can (almost) always find the humor in what they do. Lucille Ball really paved the way for women in comedy." —heatherlopes
CBS Television Distribution

"It was always so lighthearted, and Lucy's antics can always give me a laugh. Lucy and Ethel are absolutely perfect best friends, and Fred and Ricky can (almost) always find the humor in what they do. Lucille Ball really paved the way for women in comedy." heatherlopes

33. Once Upon a Time

"Who doesn't love fairytales, magic, true love's kiss, and hope? I especially like watching Emma and Hook's relationship — it's just so beautiful and rare." —louiamarryayniall
ABC

"Who doesn't love fairytales, magic, true love's kiss, and hope? I especially like watching Emma and Hook's relationship — it's just so beautiful and rare." louiamarryayniall

34. Riverdale

"It's a really big obsession of mine right now." —lolitohaze
Katie Yu / The CW

"It's a really big obsession of mine right now." lolitohaze

35. The West Wing

"The day after the election, I called in sick to work and binge-watched​ the first season and a half. There were a lot of tears involved, but it was also a good reminder that our government is more than just one person." —danielled34
Warner Bros. Television Distribution

"The day after the election, I called in sick to work and binge-watched​ the first season and a half. There were a lot of tears involved, but it was also a good reminder that our government is more than just one person." danielled34

36. Bob's Burgers

"No matter how I'm feeling, it's always playing on my TV. For background noise, for laughs, to cheer me up, to get me to sleep; seriously, for any reason. It always completes my day." —jodieh2
20th Century Fox Television

"No matter how I'm feeling, it's always playing on my TV. For background noise, for laughs, to cheer me up, to get me to sleep; seriously, for any reason. It always completes my day." jodieh2

37. Sherlock

"Whenever I'm in need of a little escape, I can always rely on the genius detective, his loyal friend, and the amazing consulting criminal." —acarolcarrero
BBC

"Whenever I'm in need of a little escape, I can always rely on the genius detective, his loyal friend, and the amazing consulting criminal." acarolcarrero

38. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

"The leading women are incredible: Ellie Kemper is a ball of sunshine, Jane Krakowski has me laughing before she even says anything, and Carol Kane is just golden." —kaleep43bdb1b45
Netflix

"The leading women are incredible: Ellie Kemper is a ball of sunshine, Jane Krakowski has me laughing before she even says anything, and Carol Kane is just golden." kaleep43bdb1b45

39. Orphan Black

"It truly is such an accepting show of many social communities — especially the LGBTQ community. Whenever I'm feeling the pressure to conform to society, I know I can turn to characters like Cosima and Felix to bring me some comfort and the knowledge that it's more than OK to simply be who I am." —noamh466d00bf9
BBC America

"It truly is such an accepting show of many social communities — especially the LGBTQ community. Whenever I'm feeling the pressure to conform to society, I know I can turn to characters like Cosima and Felix to bring me some comfort and the knowledge that it's more than OK to simply be who I am." noamh466d00bf9

40. The Inbetweeners

"It always takes my mind off things that are stressing me out and makes me laugh." —nerryberry
E4

"It always takes my mind off things that are stressing me out and makes me laugh." nerryberry

41. The Fosters

"No matter what I'm going through, Stef and Lena are always going through something 10 times worse, and they always make it through the day." —swifest
Freeform

"No matter what I'm going through, Stef and Lena are always going through something 10 times worse, and they always make it through the day." swifest

42. Veronica Mars

"It's a beautifully crafted show about a young, strong woman who has gone though some shit in her life but still fights for what she believes in, even it means losing friends and making enemies." —kdrapes
Warner Bros. Television Distribution

"It's a beautifully crafted show about a young, strong woman who has gone though some shit in her life but still fights for what she believes in, even it means losing friends and making enemies." kdrapes

43. Charmed

"It's my 'chicken soup' show. If I'm sick or super down, I can always marathon that and feel better. Maybe it's nostalgia for my teen years in the '90s or maybe it's watching powerful ladies kick ass while wearing sexy, fashion-forward outfits." —katherinebs
CBS Television Distribution / Via Getty Images

"It's my 'chicken soup' show. If I'm sick or super down, I can always marathon that and feel better. Maybe it's nostalgia for my teen years in the '90s or maybe it's watching powerful ladies kick ass while wearing sexy, fashion-forward outfits." katherinebs

44. Love & Hip Hop

"New York, Atlanta, or Hollywood. There's nothing like watching people being petty to put me in a good mood." —jennar44fddeb53
VH1

"New York, Atlanta, or Hollywood. There's nothing like watching people being petty to put me in a good mood." jennar44fddeb53

45. Alias

"You get to escape with top-secret missions, while watching a badass female hero save the day. She toppled the patriarchy and a terrorist organization while looking fierce AF." —chelseaa496d5e5de
Disney–ABC Domestic Television

"You get to escape with top-secret missions, while watching a badass female hero save the day. She toppled the patriarchy and a terrorist organization while looking fierce AF." chelseaa496d5e5de

46. Law & Order

"The first three seasons are by far the best — although Briscoe and Curtis were an excellent team. If that's on, as it often is, I'm watching it. Bump, bump." —heidiaffeldth
NBCUniversal Television Distribution / Via Getty Images

"The first three seasons are by far the best — although Briscoe and Curtis were an excellent team. If that's on, as it often is, I'm watching it. Bump, bump." heidiaffeldth

47. Shameless

"There is nothing like watching a dysfunctional family whose antics makes me laugh and shake my head at the same time." —tbattle22
Showtime

"There is nothing like watching a dysfunctional family whose antics makes me laugh and shake my head at the same time." tbattle22

48. Will & Grace

"Always and forever." —s48b651d1a
Warner Bros. Television

"Always and forever." s48b651d1a

49. Merlin

"It's super corny and the special effects are kind of awful, but it has so much heart and it's what I watch when my depression and anxiety get bad. It's essentially TV comfort food." —emilywagner
FremantleMedia

"It's super corny and the special effects are kind of awful, but it has so much heart and it's what I watch when my depression and anxiety get bad. It's essentially TV comfort food." emilywagner

50. Frasier

"Frasier will mess up his life over and over, and Daphne will be weird, and Niles will be a wimp, and Martin will be simple, and Roz will be into some guy." —nicky9
CBS Television Distribution

"Frasier will mess up his life over and over, and Daphne will be weird, and Niles will be a wimp, and Martin will be simple, and Roz will be into some guy." nicky9

51. RuPaul's Drag Race

"This show has brought me out of so many depressive episodes these past few months. It's just a very fun, colorful reality show celebrating the beautiful art form that is drag." —alissafrost
VH1

"This show has brought me out of so many depressive episodes these past few months. It's just a very fun, colorful reality show celebrating the beautiful art form that is drag." alissafrost

52. The Mindy Project

"It's hilarious, it makes me swoon, and Mindy's outfits are the bomb." —ericay4aec8dd28
NBCUniversal Television Distribution

"It's hilarious, it makes me swoon, and Mindy's outfits are the bomb." ericay4aec8dd28

53. Downton Abbey

"All the fancy clothes and the fancy talking and basically fancy everything makes me wish I lived in a simpler time. Forever a classic." —KatOConnor
NBCUniversal Television Distribution

"All the fancy clothes and the fancy talking and basically fancy everything makes me wish I lived in a simpler time. Forever a classic." KatOConnor

54. Bones

"Whether I want background noise or something to really pay attention to, it's perfect." —b48283a6e2
20th Century Fox Television

"Whether I want background noise or something to really pay attention to, it's perfect." b48283a6e2

55. Sailor Moon

"This show taught me about feminist concepts when I was 13 years old." —Alexa92
Buena Vista

"This show taught me about feminist concepts when I was 13 years old." Alexa92

56. New Girl

"When I was going through a tough time and lost all of my friends, I binge-watched New Girl. It was funny and lighthearted but not something you had to put a lot of effort into watching." —aliciadawng
Fox

"When I was going through a tough time and lost all of my friends, I binge-watched New Girl. It was funny and lighthearted but not something you had to put a lot of effort into watching." aliciadawng

57. Futurama

"It's always hilarious and I love the characters." —minkiaru
20th Century Fox

"It's always hilarious and I love the characters." minkiaru

58. Rick and Morty

"If I'm ever in a mood, I just put this on and it never fails to make me laugh." —lcs2
Adult Swim

"If I'm ever in a mood, I just put this on and it never fails to make me laugh." lcs2

59. Supernatural

"I didn’t realize how comforting it was for me until recently. I watch it whenever I’m having a really tough time; it’s a great escape." —lastparismango22
Warner Bros.

"I didn’t realize how comforting it was for me until recently. I watch it whenever I’m having a really tough time; it’s a great escape." lastparismango22

60. Jane the Virgin

"I watch it whenever i need a pick-me-up. Whenever it gets too serious, the narrator always lightens it up!" —EmilyBrownnn
The CW

"I watch it whenever i need a pick-me-up. Whenever it gets too serious, the narrator always lightens it up!" EmilyBrownnn

61. Full House

"I like to watch it when I need comfort because it's so nostalgic and full of terrible '80s and '90s fashion. Plus, looking at John Stamos doesn't hurt. Have mercy!" —punchandpie
Warner Bros. Television Distribution

"I like to watch it when I need comfort because it's so nostalgic and full of terrible '80s and '90s fashion. Plus, looking at John Stamos doesn't hurt. Have mercy!" punchandpie

62. Steven Universe

"Hands down. Even watching the sad episodes, I can always feel the tension drain from my shoulders." —julz98
Cartoon Network Studios

"Hands down. Even watching the sad episodes, I can always feel the tension drain from my shoulders." julz98

63. Criminal Minds

"I promise I'm not a psychopath, but the whole idea of having a problem presented and solved in front of me is calming. Plus, Reid is pretty." —m40957e3b9
CBS Television Distribution

"I promise I'm not a psychopath, but the whole idea of having a problem presented and solved in front of me is calming. Plus, Reid is pretty." m40957e3b9

64. Friday Night Lights

"Whenever I am at a stage in my life when I am unsure or scared about what is going to happen next, I watch an episode. It makes me cry, laugh, and smile whenever I am feeling down." —isabellapuglover
NBCUniversal Television Distribution

"Whenever I am at a stage in my life when I am unsure or scared about what is going to happen next, I watch an episode. It makes me cry, laugh, and smile whenever I am feeling down." isabellapuglover

65. The Office

"I watch it when I want something to make me laugh or lift my spirits. When I'm home by myself and I want to feel like there's people nearby, I put it on and it makes me feel less lonely." —Melissa Gunn, Facebook
NBCUniversal Television Distribution

"I watch it when I want something to make me laugh or lift my spirits. When I'm home by myself and I want to feel like there's people nearby, I put it on and it makes me feel less lonely." —Melissa Gunn, Facebook