In the first part of this blog series, we talk about some of the shows you can watch to de-stress when you come back from work; in this one, we have 3 more recommendations for you. After having a hard day at work, all I wanted to do was order take-out, put on, and watch my comfort show.
For me, this is the perfect way to de-stress after a challenging and stressful day, my roommate and I have had this tradition since we move in together. Everything either of us comes in a nasty mood; we know the remedy is take-out and binge-watching a TV show.
This was how we fell in love with some TV shows on our list. This list is based on my taste and what shows I like to watch, so don’t feel bad if your favorite show isn’t here. So, without further ado, let’s get into this list of comfort show that you can watch if you had a difficult day at work.
1. Reservation Dogs
In my book, this was the best show of 2021, and everybody should watch this show. I’m hoping that we get a season 2. Go into the show blind, and it will go beyond your expectations. This show will make you laugh, get angry, and even ugly cry. The show follows our 4 protagonists: Bear, Elora, Jack, and Cheese.
They accidentally form an unofficial gang, and they are dubbed the reservation bandits and later rebrand themselves as the reservation dogs. They dabble into some light and not-so-light crime with the goal to have enough money to move to California together.
The show is an exploration of an Indigenous community in Oklahoma. The gang gets themselves into a number of adventures, from stealing a chip van to dealing with a snarky ad overworked healthcare system. The mundanity and the life on the rez are what makes the show so great for us.
The show gives voices to Indigenous people, and this can be seen in their all-Indigenous writers’ room, and this can be seen in the show. The scene where the owl was blurred out is one of these moments. By having an all-Indigenous writers room, the show is breaking new grounds, and this is what makes the show so funny and accessible.
The protagonist isn’t heroes or villains, and they are just people trying to fight against a system that isn’t in their favor. Seeing an all-Indigenous cast on TV is very rare, and the fact that the show doesn’t focus on stereotypes is what makes it so beautiful.
2. What We Do In The Shadows
In my books, this is currently one of the fumiest shows on TV, and season 4 is just around the corner; you should binge the first 3 seasons before season 4 starts. The show follows 3 eccentric vampires and their caretaker, Guillermo, and it gives us an insight into their daily or nightly life because they are vampires, not the Twilight kind.
What We Do In The Dark blends the lore of vampires and comedy seamlessly, and if you love Supernatural and Modern Family, then this show was made for you. The show blends the past and present to show us how our 3 goofy characters end up in the US. The outrageous accents and punchlines are what make the show for us.
The show has a clear vision, and you can see that when you rewatch the show. The plot twist in season 3 was gag-worthy. Guillermo is the star of the show if you ask me. The show doesn’t follow the traditional rules of comedy, and this is what makes it so great.
The show balance mundanity, the peculiar, and the uncanny so well, and we get to learn their history alongside them. Guillermo wants to become a vampire, but the vampires are so dense that they can’t see clear signals. So, do yourself a favor and watch this show and share the gospel of What We Do In The Dark.
3. The Other Two
As someone with a Master’s in English and Linguistics, I enjoy good writing and The Other Two has sharp writing, and the cast is beyond talent. The show is a satire that remains human and grounded at the same time.
The show follows 3 siblings, the young one is famous while the other two are struggling, and we follow them. Having said this, the show is not depressing but rather shines a light on what it’s like to have a famous sibling. The relationship between the sibling is rooted in reality, and this is what makes it so great.
For me, the show is a bit reminiscent of The Office, and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. It is a satire of show biz, where our protagonists often engage in ridiculous behavior, and they end up in absurd and unreal situations. Chase, the youngest and famous Dubek sibling, is like a xerox copy of Justin Bieber, and he is the most normal person in this show even though he is the famous one.
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