5 Feel-Good Series on Netflix

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

I almost exclusively watch TV series that can be described as 'feel-good'; in the evenings all I want to do is watch something light-hearted and fun, to take my mind off the stress of uni and general living-in-a-pandemic life. Today I have rounded up five shows I have watched over the past few months that are the perfect remedies when in need of a feel-good - and listing even more too, in case you have missed my previous posts on my favourite TV series! 

Gilmore Girls

The ultimate feel-good series, I watched Gilmore Girls for the first time last summer and it quickly became my favourite tv series EVER. Set in the early 00s, independent, fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore is a successful inn manager and hilariously wonderful mother to her teenage daughter Rory, but has a rocky relationship with her wealthy parents. If you ever need cheering up, this is the perfect show - from the autumnal, small-town vibes that comes with a range of quirky inhabitants to Rory's journey applying to college and her relationships with Dean, Jess and Logan (please tell me who you think suits her best!), the show is so endearing. I especially love the will-they, won't-they relationship between Lorelai and diner owner Luke which pans the entire series - I am always rooting for them!


Netflix currently has five seasons of the NBC sitcom Superstore, which recently aired its sixth and final season. Following a group of employees at fictional American superstore 'Cloud 9', the show is incredibly addictive - you will find yourself wanting to keep watching their hilarious antics, and become engrossed with the unexpected relationships that blossom.


Schitt's Creek

I cannot stop raving to everyone about how amazing Schitt's Creek is, and how much you need to stop what you are doing and watch it right this second. An incredibly rich family suddenly finds themselves in serious financial ruin, and the only place they can turn to is a motel in a tiny, run-down town. Some say you need to get through the first season to really get into it, but personally I had watched about three episodes and was well and truly hooked. The characters are absolutely loveable - okay, some less than others at first, but their growth is what makes the show as unique and inspiring as it is.

Sweet Magnolias

True escapism comes in the form of Sweet Magnolias, a show which transports you through beautiful cinematography to the town of Serenity in South Carolina. The show focuses on three women: Helen, Dana-Sue and Maddy, who have been friends since what feels like forever. They deal with issues from divorce and impossible relationships to parenthood and careers, in the midst of establishing a new spa in one of the most prestigious houses of the town. The final episode of the season left the show on a 'not quite feel-good' cliffhanger, so I am eagerly anticipating the second season to resolve the characters' lives!

The Bold Type

I've raved about this before as Amazon Prime had the first three seasons, but Netflix has recently uploaded all four seasons of The Bold Type, meaning we can finally get up to date with the show! Based on the Cosmopolitan offices in New York (with its former editor-in-chief as executive producer), Scarlet magazine is the workplace of writer Jane, social media savvy Kat and fashion enthusiast Sutton; three best friends dreaming of a successful career at the magazine. The Bold Type explores relationships, careers and friendships with a glorious New York backdrop; you will seriously wish you were there beside them, either walking the leafy NYC parks, or in the fashion closet cheering them on!

More feel-goods to check out:

New Girl
Brooklyn Nine Nine
The Good Place
Derry Girls
Emily in Paris
Space Force
Glow Up
Next In Fashion 

What is your favourite light-hearted, fun series to watch?

EG x


  1. These sounds like some great shows! Definitely going to check it out.

    Candice x


  2. I've heard some great things about Superstore and how it's an easy watch, some have said it's comparable to 'Trollied' which I absolutely loved so I must have a watch!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

  3. I've totally binged The Bold Type, it was great easy-watching! I also just love Shitt's Creek, can't wait to rewatch it! xx