As with films I am also a comfort watcher with TV Shows, although I definitely don’t rewatch shows as often. Personally, I will consider something a comfort show even if it’s the first time I’m watching it.
Gavin & Stacey (2007 – 2019)
I can’t tell you how many times I have seen this show. So many that I can pretty much quote every episode word for word. It’s just peak British humour and there won’t ever be anything like it again.
The Christmas special in particular (the original not the new one) is a real comfort watch for me. In fact, I haven’t watched the newer Christmas special since it aired and haven’t given much thought to it. Not that I didn’t like it, but it didn’t feel the same.
Honestly, I absolutely adore this series and I’m due a rewatch very soon.
Synopsis: Gavin and Stacey have been continuing their romance online and on the telephone for the last six months. Now they want to be together but will their friends and family let them?
Number of seasons: 3
Where to watch: BBC iPlayer and Britbox
Gilmore Girls (2000 – 2007)
I’ve only watched the entirety of this series once through, but the comfort I get from it is immense. There’s something about films, shows and books set in small towns that really get me. I love how everyone knows each other and that they have special seasonal events.
With that being said my particularly favourite episodes are the ones set around autumn and Christmas. Cosy vibes are off the scale.
I do want to rewatch this at some point but it’s a big commitment I’m not quite ready for at the moment.
Synopsis: Lorelai Gilmore, an independent young woman, shares a close bond with her wilful daughter, Rory. However, her relationship with her own mother is strained.
Number of seasons: 7
Where to watch: Netflix
Modern Family (2009 – 2020)
The second newest addition to this list. Real easy to watch with hilarious jokes.
I’ve loved Modern Family for quite a while now, but I never had a chance to watch it from the very beginning. Thankfully now I have Disney+ so I’m able to, but it doesn’t have all of the seasons which makes me sad. I’m on the lookout for somewhere to watch the final two seasons that isn’t going to cost more than your standard subscription rate, no Amazon I won’t be paying £15 per season thank you.
Hopefully, I can find somewhere soon as I’m nearing the end of the seasons available to me.
Synopsis: Three modern-day families from California try to deal with their kids, quirky spouses and jobs in their own unique ways, often falling into hilarious situations.
Number of seasons: 11
Where to watch: Disney+
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