The world is a scary place today. With the COVID 19 pandemic playing our right before our eyes, major disruptions are seen across the globe. Switch on the TV and you’ll be flooded with negative news that is anxiety-inducing. Luckily for us, we have a remote control that we can use to switch the channels. Today, we’ll look at TV shows that serve as a positive escape during these tough times.
1. The Good Place
In this show, the afterlife isn’t what Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) expected. She quickly realizes she’s in The Good Place by accident after landing there. Michael (Ted Danson), the architect of The Good Place, and Janet (D’Arcy Carden), his all-knowing AI secretary, don’t seem to suspect Eleanor is a con. However, her apparently perfect neighbors Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto), as well as her misguided soul mate Chidi (William Jackson Harper), quickly discover her secret. This sitcom demonstrates that it is never too late to make a positive difference! The light-hearted comedy is great for you to escape reality.
2. The Office
The Office is an American mockumentary sitcom television series that depicts the everyday work lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
The Office follows Michael Scott (Steve Carell), a naïve and clumsy regional boss who regularly annoys his subordinates when attempting to please them. Just Dwight (Rainn Wilson), who is tactless and quickly pranked, sees his manager as the perfect role model. Job Jim (John Krasinski) and receptionist Pam have a slow-burning workplace affair (Jenna Fischer).
This show is great for those who are working from home and miss their lives in the office!
3. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American streaming television sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, starring Ellie Kemper in the title role.
In the show, Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) is released after 15 years of being kept captive in a cult. She approaches life in New York with a naïve yet amusing attitude. She leases a room from Titus (Tituss Burgess), a street artist who makes Kimmy adapt to urban life. Indestructible Kimmy Schmidt is the kind of sitcom that reminds us that even when things go wrong in our lives, we can still be optimistic about the future!
TV shows as a positive escape
Check out these shows that you can use to distract you during the coronavirus lockdown! They will keep you streaming for weeks of social distancing and lockdown.