A List of Feel Good Music, TV, and Movies to Escape COVID-19

We’re into the second month of this crazy, uncertain time of the Coronavirus. It’s hard to avoid the subject at just about every turn, from news to conversations with friends and family. Even TV ads are restructuring to address it on my streaming services.

Each day seems to be scarier than the last, so I want to make a list of feel good movies, music, and TV to take your mind off this weird reality we’re all living in. It’s important to stay informed right now, but equally important to take care of ourselves, both mentally and physically.

So take this time to indulge. Indulge in watching your favorite show for the tenth time. Indulge in a hobby you’ve always wanted to try. Indulge in whatever you need to keep sane.

TV

tv shows

Reality:

  • Anything on Bravo
  • Keeping Up With the Kardashians
  • The Hills
  • Laguna Beach
  • The Great British Bake Off
  • Queer Eye
  • 90 Day Fiancé

Sitcoms:

  • Parks and Recreation
  • The Office
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • That 70’s Show
  • Seinfeld
  • New Girl

Drama:

  • This Is Us
  • The Crown
  • Fleabag
  • Mad Men
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Stranger Things
  • Narcos
  • Breaking Bad
  • Gossip Girl

MOVIES

movies

Romantic Comedies:

  • You’ve Got Mail
  • The Holiday
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • It’s Complicated
  • Grease
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • 500 Days of Summer
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • La La Land
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Jerry Maguire
  • 13 Going on 30
  • 16 Candles
  • Pretty in Pink
  • She’s the Man
  • What a GirL Wants
  • Easy A
  • Fever Pitch
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Comedy:

  • Booksmart
  • Anchorman
  • Bridesmaids
  • Mean Girls
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Juno
  • Bring It On
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Austin Powers
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Mrs. Doubtfire

MUSIC

albums

Soundtracks:

  • “The Parent Trap” (1998)
  • “Grease”
  • “500 Days of Summer”
  • “Purple Rain”
  • “Disney’s Greatest, Vol. 1-3”
  • “La La Land”

Alternative: 

  • “Currents” – Tame Impala
  • “Assume Form” – James Blake
  • “Days Are Gone” – HAIM
  • “Telluric” – Matt Corby
  • “Shame, Shame” – Dr. Dog
  • “Hozier” – Hozier
  • “Talking is Hard” – Walk the Moon
  • “Merriweather Post Pavilion” – Animal Collective
  • “Helplessness Blues” – Fleet Foxes
  • “Jessie Baylin” – Little Spark
  • “Salad Days” – Mac DeMarco
  • “Cleopatra” – The Lumineers
  • “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it” – The 1975
  • “Little Neon Limelight” – Houndmouth
  • “A Different Kind of Fix” – Bombay Bicycle Club
  • “For Emma, Forever Ago” – Bon Iver
  • “Multi-love” – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Pop: 

  • “1989” – Taylor Swift
  • “Rumours” – Fleetwood Mac
  • “Heard It In a Past Life” – Maggie Rogers
  • “Millennium” – Backstreet Boys
  • “Fine Line” – Harry Styles
  • “Lemonade” – Beyoncé
  • “Golden Hour” – Kacey Musgraves
  • “Greatest Hits” – ABBA
  • “Sweetener” – Ariana Grande

Rock: 

  • “Abbey Road” – The Beatles
  • “Wilco” – Sky Blue Sky
  • “Ram” – Paul McCartney
  • “Declaration of Dependence” – Kings of Convenience
  • “All Things Must Pass” – George Harrison
  • “Pet Sounds” – The Beach Boys
  • “Astral Weeks” – Van Morrison
  • “In Rainbows” – Radiohead
  • “The Game” – Queen
  • “The Best of Talking Heads” – Talking Heads

 

What are you doing right now to get through the days? I’d love to know. Any recommendations on feel good movies, music, or TV is welcomed. My couch isn’t going anywhere any time soon.