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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

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

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

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"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

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

6. Adventure Time

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

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"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

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"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


13. One Tree Hill

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

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


18. Grey's Anatomy

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"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


20. Psych

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


25. Xena: Warrior Princess

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


30. Dawson's Creek

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

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

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

35. The West Wing

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

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

39. Orphan Black

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


42. Veronica Mars

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

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


45. Alias

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

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"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


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


61. Full House

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

64. Friday Night Lights

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

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