Do you ever have that feeling when you want to watch a show, but canâ€™t seem to decide on which one? Iâ€™ve been in that position many times and can always trace my uncertainty back to my mood. So, I decided to match specific moods and feelings to the shows that cater to them.
If youâ€™re feeling crappy about your life, â€œThe Bachelorâ€ or its spinoffs are the most addictive and pathetic way to uplift your mood. Watching 25 men or women compete and fight for the Bachelor or Bachelorette is simply amusing in every way you would expect a dating game show to be. Thereâ€™s ample amount of drama, physical fights and arguments because the contestants have no chill. Itâ€™s a great pick-me-up because I feel that my life isnâ€™t so horrible that I would willingly apply to find a spouse on national TV. However ridiculous the concept of the show is, Iâ€™m glad itâ€™s still on air, because sometimes I just need to watch two hours of superficial people competing with Â to give me a self-esteem boost. Â
When you need a laugh, I recommend â€œAtlanta,â€ â€œBrooklyn Nine-Nineâ€ and â€œBroad City.â€ â€œAtlantaâ€ is Donald Gloverâ€™s new TV series about two cousins working their way to the top of the rap industry. The first episode was hilarious, witty and laid a great foundation for the show. Gloverâ€™s talent as his alter ego rapper Childish Gambino seeps over to his producing and writing skills. His cleverness, along with the talent of his supporting cast and crew, makes this show special and will keep you hooked. â€œBrooklyn Nine-Nineâ€ is about a charismatic group of detectives dealing with their personal and work lives. Although itâ€™s sometimes cringe-y and predictable, itâ€™s a great option for some light humor when you need it. Finally, â€œBroad Cityâ€ is a typical show about two girls in their twenties figuring their lives out while living in New York, but it focuses on their awkwardness and emphasizes the importance of a womanâ€™s right to make her own decisions and learn from her mistakes, which is both important and hysterical.
If you need some nail-biting suspense in your life because youâ€™re not getting it from anywhere else, try watching â€œHow To Get Away With Murder,â€ â€œGame of Thronesâ€ or â€œDescendants of the Sun.â€ All three are dramas, but include a bit of everything â€” romance, comedy and beautiful casts. In case youâ€™re unfamiliar with â€œDescendants of the Sun,â€ itâ€™s a famous South Korean drama about an army officer and a doctor who fall in love in an unstable war-torn country. If you donâ€™t understand Korean, thereâ€™s no need to worry too much. There are Korean subtitles available on Netflix.
â€œChopped Juniorâ€ and â€œParks and Recreationâ€ are essential if you are in need of motivation. With cute 12-year-olds who can probably cook better than you and Leslie Knopeâ€™s positive energy, these shows will make you want to be the best version of yourself.
On the days when you donâ€™t know how youâ€™re feeling, itâ€™s important to open yourself up to new things. I think HGTV is the best place to start. â€œHouse Huntersâ€ and â€œLove It or List Itâ€ are a couple of my favorites, but, honestly, every show on this channel is gold. While watching â€œHouse Hunters,â€ youâ€™ll find yourself getting attached to the people searching for houses and soon enough youâ€™ll be yelling at them to choose the house you want for yourself. I truly believe that â€œLove It or List Itâ€ is still on the air because of the showâ€™s hosts, interior designer Hilary Farr and real estate agent David Visentin. They compete with each other to redesign the coupleâ€™s original home or find the couple a better one. Farr and Visentin donâ€™t hold back from shading and insulting each other, giving this show character and charm.
Most of these shows are available on either Netflix or HBO GO, so thereâ€™s no need to get on sketchy websites in order to watch them, which is one more incentive to keep them in the back of your head. So when youâ€™re having an off day or are just bored, theyâ€™re easily accessible and will correspond with how you feel. Trust me.