Some shows we watch for their excellence, some we enjoy for the action or the romance, and some are old favorites that we could watch again and again, no matter what. Whether it’s the usual day off from work, taking breaks from cooking, or wanting to be entertained any day, your go-to comfort show can keep you company. Here are 15 TV shows people have found comfort in and will never get tired of watching!

1. Malcolm in the Middle

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Malcolm in the Middle is an American sitcom that first aired on January 9, 2000, with the final episode on May 14, 2006. The show has a total of 151 episodes from its seven seasons.

One person said, “One of the greatest gags in sitcom history because everything about the dialog, timing, and presentation was so perfect.”

Another person replied, “I love that my 13-year-old son and I can put on any episode at any time and sit and watch together and laugh together.”

One commenter added, “My absolute favorite comfort show! I’ve watched it through like 7-8 times already.”

2. The IT Crowd

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The IT Crowd is another comfort show that will keep you laughing so hard your stomach hurts. It is a British sitcom that originally aired from 2006 to 2013. Created by Graham Linehan, the show follows the misadventures of the IT department of Reynholm Industries, a fictional British corporation.

One person stated, “Same! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched. I also recommended this show last week!”

Another Redditor agreed, “Yesssss.”

One user added, “That show is hilarious! My husband’s favorite!”

3. What We Do in the Shadows

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What We Do in the Shadows, also known as WWDITS is an American horror mockumentary that first premiered on March 27, 2019. It’s another TV show that will keep its audience entertained.

“What We Do in the Shadows. Your ordinary human bartender never fails to deliver a good mood,” one person shared.

“I love WWDITS, but I wonder if the amount of murder that happens on the show and it still qualifying as a comfort show for us says a lot about our minds,” another added.

4. The Great British Bake Off

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If you’re not into baking, no worries, because you can still enjoy the show. However, it will make your day even more beautiful if you're into it. The Great British Bake Off is a British television baking competition that has been airing since 2010. The show, which is known as “The Great British Baking Show” in the United States, features amateur bakers from around the UK who compete in a series of challenges to be crowned the best baker.

One person said, “This is my Christmas break show, I’m not even sure why, but it makes the Christmas season even cozier.”

Another person replied, “I rewatched each season when I had Covid. I was too tired to decide what to watch next so I watched a whole season each day. It was the best show to watch during that time. It will always be my number 1 comfy show, too!”

5. Forensic Files

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One person stated, “Good one. Only thing about the show that turns me off is how it recaps a few times per episode. But other than that it’s gold.”

Another commented, “It's my ‘go to' show any time I have hard time falling asleep. Idk what it is, but once I have it on, I'm out. I think it's the narrator.”

Another commenter added, “I used to binge this for years when going to sleep or when not feeling well. Great narration from Peter Thomas.”

6. Arrested Development

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Arrested Development is another American sitcom that you should watch if you haven’t yet. The show is a critically acclaimed American sitcom that originally aired from 2003 to 2006 on Fox, and was later revived for a fourth and fifth season by Netflix. The show, created by Mitchell Hurwitz, follows the dysfunctional Bluth family, who live in Orange County, California.

“I do all the chicken impressions to make my 1 y/o laugh. Holds up,” one commenter said.

“I keep sleeping on this show. I gotta watch it,” another person replied.

7. Chuck

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One person stated, “Chuck. Perfect combo of nerd-comedy and procedural Spy show.” The second person agreed, “Yeah, I think that it was a good show.” Finally, the third added, “I watched this show from the premiere every single week. It has been my favorite show ever since. If I had something going on that evening, my Dad was sure to DVR it for me and I watched it as soon as I got home. Perfect all the way through.”

8. The Good Place

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The Good Place is a critically acclaimed American comedy series that aired from 2016 to 2020. Created by Michael Schur, the show follows the afterlife adventures of Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), a woman who discovers that she has been mistakenly sent to “The Good Place” after her death, despite having lived a less-than-moral life on Earth.

One person stated, “Sometimes you just gotta huck a Molotov cocktail at a drone and see what happens.”

Another Redditor replied, “Came here to post this! Such an amazing show.”

One user added, “I just rewatched it again and cried so hard the last episode like I always do.”

9. Parks and Recreation

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Parks and Recreation is an American sitcom that aired from 2009 to 2015.

“Parks and Rec. I love all of those characters so much and love how it ends with all of them succeeding,” one person stated.

“I love this show so much I refuse to watch the last season so it will never end!” the second person replied. 

10. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Created by Rob McElhenney, this American sitcom follows the misadventures of a group of friends who own and operate a bar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“Great pick, for anyone who likes the show and has not watched any of the bloopers I implore you to,” one person stated.

“It’s toooo good,” another person replied.

11. Taskmaster

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“Love love love taskmaster. Missed the new years episode so must watch it back on 4od. My kids love watching the bleeped versions,” one person shared.

“Something about Joe Wilkinson on all fours pleading will just never not be funny,” one commenter added.

“The season where they had Noel Fielding was phenomenal. Even more surprising that Mel had the weirder take on tasks!” a third commenter replied.

12. King of the Hill

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King of the Hill is an American animated sitcom from 1997 to 2010. Created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, the show follows the life of propane salesman Hank Hill (voiced by Mike Judge) and his family and friends in the fictional town of Arlen, Texas.

“I'm watching this as I type,” one person shared.

13. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American sitcom that aired from 2013 to 2021. Created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur, the show revolves around the detectives of the fictional 99th precinct of the NYPD in Brooklyn, New York.

One person stated, “Same here. This is my go to when I'm between shows but need to veg out for 20 minutes. My wife and I also watch all the Christmas episodes around the holidays.”

Another commenter replied, “Same! It's so silly and I always feel great after watching it.” 

14. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American supernatural television series that aired from 1997 to 2003. Created by Joss Whedon, the show follows the life of Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), a teenage girl who is chosen by fate to become the Slayer, a powerful warrior tasked with fighting against supernatural evil.

“Buffy for sure. The last few seasons where it got heavy,” one person said.

“Buffy is my favorite show but I could never watch it for comfort. I get too emotional when I watch it sometimes. It hits home a little too much,” the second person replied.

15. Bob’s Burgers

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One person stated, “Bob's Burgers was a way me and my wife connected during an extremely difficult financial time early in our marriage. Over the years it's remained one of our favorite date night activites to watch the new episodes together. We cherish that show.”

Another user replied, “This show has helped my son through intense anxiety and panic. It has become our comfort show as a family. I love the Belchers.” 

Another commenter added, “Same! So wholesome and hilarious.”


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