Five Shows to Watch On Netflix When You’re Feeling Sad

By Krystal Cruz

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Whether it be a heavy course load, working long hours or personal issues, it’s hard to find time in the day to laugh. Sometimes it takes a little something extra to distract from what is around us.


Although the first rule in avoiding procrastination is to stay off Netflix, we believe in taking some “me time” to cheer up before getting back out to the real world. If you’re in need of something funny to cheer you up, here are five comedy TV shows to watch on Netflix.


1. “Portlandia”




“Portlandia” is a hilarious show that picks fun at Portland, Ore. through short skits that follow different people in the city, usually played by the two stars, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. They mostly mimic the hipsters or classic weirdos you’ve probably experienced in real life.


2. “The Office” (U.S. Adaptation)




“The Office” is a U.S. adaptation of the British original series that follows an office staff at a paper company in Scranton, Pa. Each of the employees has a hilarious demeanor, which usually leads to interesting situations within the office space.


3. “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”


“It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” is about a group of friends that own a neighborhood bar and get into outlandish situations while trying to improve their relationships and work lives. The humor is a little crude, so this show may not be suitable for younger viewers.


4. “Bob’s Burgers”


“Bob’s Burgers” is about a family who runs a burger restaurant and tries their best to avoid it going out of business. Bob, the restaurant owner, has a passion for cooking and tries to not go insane with his happy-go-lucky wife Linda and three kids, Louise, Gene and Tina, each with extreme personalities of their own.


5. “A Series of Unfortunate Events”




Recently released by Netflix, “A Series of Unfortunate Events” doesn’t sound like it belongs on the list of funny shows. However, you’ll understand why we’ve listed it here once you give it a shot. The show is adapted from a series of 13 children’s novels that follow three orphans trying to escape their murderous relative, Count Olaf. The children soon learn that Olaf is after the family fortune that the kids inherited after their parents died in a mysterious house fire.