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    Here Are 31 TV Shows To Watch If You Just Need To Escape

    "And in the end, we can get past it all, with hope."

    1. Parks and Recreation

    NBC

    A show filled to the brim with optimism, dive into seven seasons of Leslie Knope and the entire Pawnee Parks Department as they try to make a difference. Plus, watch it simply for the iconic "Get On Your Feet" episode if you need a laugh.

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    2. Jane the Virgin

    The CW

    While the series started as a story about an accidental pregnancy, it has moved far past that in its four seasons. The show explores the bonds of family and friends with a hysterical soap opera flare. Catch up now before the final season begins in 2019.

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    3. The West Wing

    NBC

    This show follows the Bartlet administration as they try to make a positive change in the US. If you're looking for a quick-witted political drama, just follow these West Wing staffers.

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    4. One Day at a Time

    Netflix

    This Netlfix sitcom follows the thee generations of the Alvarez family living under the same roof. While the show discusses deeper topics like PTSD, sexuality, and racism, at its core, it's a show about family.

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    NBC

    A diverse, funny, and heartwarming series that explores the lives of the cops working in Brooklyn's 99th precinct. Equal parts humor and heart, this show is perfect if you need to be surrounded by characters who feel like they could be your BFFs.

    Where to binge-watch: Hulu

    6. Black-ish

    ABC

    A throwback to classic sitcoms, Black-ish follows the Johnson family as they try to navigate everyday life. While the show deals with some difficult topics, it handles them with an open conversation and comedy.

    Where to binge-watch: Hulu

    7. Supergirl

    The CW

    This superhero show follows the career of Supergirl as she tries to save the world from intergalactic threats, while also escaping her cousin, Superman's shadow. If you're looking for kickass female characters, look no further.

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    8. Gilmore Girls

    Warner Bros.

    Sometimes it's just a good idea to travel to Stars Hollow and drink some coffee with Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. Immerse yourself in the witty and fast-paced dialogue and forget about the world around you.

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    9. This Is Us

    NBC

    The series follows the Pearson family at three distinct periods in their lives. I know, I know, this show has a reputation for making people cry, but I swear, there are moments of real heart. Sometimes you just need to watch a show that feels like a second family, and this is that show.

    Where to binge-watch: Hulu

    10. Bob's Burgers

    Fox

    This hysterical family is just trying to keep their dad's dream alive: running a successful restaurant. Boby's Burgers is a comedy that will have you laughing from start to finish.

    Where to binge-watch: Hulu

    11. Grey's Anatomy

    ABC

    Going into a landmark Season 15, this series will surely keep you busy for a long time. Okay, so you have to get past some iconic heartbreaking episodes, but it's a show that will have you feeling every emotion for the doctors at Seattle Grace.

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    12. Friends

    NBC

    What can I say? Sometimes you just need a show that will be there to make you laugh and Friends is that.

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    13. The Good Place

    NBC

    One of the best comedies in recent years, The Good Place isn't afraid to be quirky and challenge its viewers to think. Who doesn't want to navigate the afterlife with Kristen Bell and Ted Danson?

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    14. Boy Meets World

    ABC

    Sometimes you just need to binge-watch a show from your childhood and Boy Meets World is the perfect show. Join Cory, Topanga, Shawn, and Eric as they navigate their teenage years with the help of Mr. Feeny.

    Where to binge-watch: Hulu

    15. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    The WB

    Demons? Check. Kickass female characters? Check. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the perfect escape if you're looking for a world where heroes sometimes get knocked down, but they know how to get right back up.

    Where to binge-watch: Hulu

    16. Once Upon a Time

    ABC

    This show will literally transport you into another realm. The series follows the lives of iconic storybook characters and what happens to them when they are trapped in our world.

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    17. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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    Starting off as a show about a woman who follows her ex-boyfriend across the country in the pursuit of love, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has become so much more. The show isn't afraid to tackle deeper topics like mental illness, but they do it with heart and songs.

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    18. Friday Night Lights

    NBC

    This show follows the lives of the Dillon Panthers football team and their coaches. A story about teamwork, camaraderie, and family set against the tradition of Texas high school football. If you haven't watched yet, it's time to fall in love with Coach Taylor and Tami.

    Where to binge-watch: Hulu and Amazon Prime

    19. Schitt's Creek

    PopTV

    A hysterical comedy that follows the lives of the rich Rose family, who suddenly find themselves broke and living in Schitt's Creek. An under-the-radar comedy that deserves all the love and praise in the world.

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    20. Queer Eye

    Netflix

    Follow the Fab Five as they travel and improve the lives of individuals who just need a little boost. A show that will have you grinning ear-to-ear, but also shed a few happy tears.

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    21. The Office

    NBC

    Sometimes you just need to work at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company for a day. Complete with good laughs, crazy pranks by Jim, and some heart here and there. The perfect show to binge-watch over a weekend.

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    22. Marvel's Runaways

    Hulu

    After discovering their parents are actually super villains, a group of teens run away from their homes in order to help atone for their parents' sins. Who doesn't love superheroes? Especially when they're a group of kickass kids trying to change the world.

    Where to binge-watch: Hulu

    23. One Tree Hill

    The CW

    A good ol' teen drama about the lives of teenagers living in the small town of Tree Hill, NC. If you're looking for a show with incredible character arcs and a lot of heart, this is the show for you.

    Where to binge-watch: Hulu

    24. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Amazon Prime

    After finding out her husband is cheating on her, Miriam "Midge" Maisel goes out and becomes a stand-up comedian. Set in the 1950s, this show is a must-watch for anyone missing Gilmore Girl's fast-paced, quick-witted comedy.

    Where to binge-watch: Amazon Prime

    25. Adventure Time

    Cartoon Network

    A feel-good animated series that follows a young boy and his best friend, a wise dog with magical powers, as they go on some amazing adventures together. The greatest ten season binge-watch you'll do.

    Where to binge-watch: Hulu

    26. The Great British Baking Show

    Netflix

    Truthfully, the most relaxing thing is sitting and watching people bake. Yes, there's some stress with the competition, but this show will completely calm you down — while also making you a little hungry.

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    27. The Bold Type

    Freeform

    The series centers on three best friends who all work at Scarlet Magazine. While the show takes viewers into the world of trying to re-invent the fashion magazine industry, it also features one of the best female friendships on TV right now.

    Where to binge-watch: Hulu

    28. How I Met Your Mother

    CBS

    Just join Ted, Barney, Robin, Lily, and Marshall as they hang out at MacLaren's Pub drinking beer and recanting some crazy stories. Alright, so just forget about what happens during the series finale and you'll be all set.

    Where to binge-watch: Hulu

    29. Big Mouth

    Netflix

    Watch as a group of teenage friends try to navigate their fast changing lives during puberty. A great comedy with an even better creative team and cast. You'll easily get through Season 1 in a day, no questions.

    Where to binge-watch: Netflix

    30. 30 Rock

    NBC

    A zany comedy about working on an out-of-the-box comedy show for NBC. Just watch for the sheer comedic timing between Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey.

    Where to binge-watch: Hulu

    31. The Golden Girls

    NBC

    The perfect TV show to binge-watch when you want to prove that you're 100% a twentysomething grandma. If you want a good laugh just spend a few hours in Florida with Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia.

    Where to binge-watch: Hulu

    What TV show do you watch when you need to escape the real world? Tell us in the comments below!

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