Comfort Watch – End of 2016.

Dear ladies and gents,

can we all agree that 2016 sucked? On a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 would be mildly unpleasant and 10 would be rocking in the corner popping xanax, I’d say 2016 was an 11?

John Oliver is right.

I cry/laughed through this episode. Enough said.

If this year taught us anything it’s that things can always get worse. But let’s hope 2017 is kinder to us all. In the meantime let’s huddle up and try to make it through these last weeks of 2016. And we all know what that means – comfort TV. It’s very big in my house, together with comfort food and comfort cakes.

Grand Designs

OMG Grand Designs! It hosted by Kevin McCloud and airs on Channel 4. It’s about rich people who have a bit too much time and money on their hands. So they decide that they want to build these huge ass tree houses, rebuild castles, live in water towers or whathaveyou. A few months down the road they are usually gazillion pounds in debt and living in a manky trailer on the property (and sometimes the wife is also pregnant). Then once Grand Designs do a follow up, the husband is all – oh we did it and he’s showing off the house and the wife is standing next to him, guzzling down wine, giving him the side eye being all bish please. At any rate – you get the gist, rich people doing silly things.

The Great British Bake Off

This year’s Bake Off was the last year of the Bake Off as we know it. As you are probably aware the show was sold to Channel 4 (as they said on Popbitch – Channel 4 paid Ł25 million for a tent and a few ovens. Which you know boggles the mind). Marry Berry, Sue and Mel are staying with the BBC and Paul Hollywood isn’t. But if you are new to the Bake Off, there are 7 seasons to enjoy. Warm, cozy, funny and with tons of cake. What could be better?

Planet Earth

Well technically it’s Planet Earth II. But you know, whatever. Hosted by sir David Attenborough it is everyone’s favorite nature documentary series. Visually it’s stunning. Simply stunning. High definition and all that jazz. Plus you learn tons. It’s not all smooth sailing though, it’s nature after all. So there might be some scenes of animals being horrible to each other. Like someone gets eaten. Or strangled. Or something. Just a warning in advance (I’m thinking of your stress levels). Other than that – well worth the watch.

Gogglebox

It’s people watching TV and talking sh*t. I know. I KNOW! But watch one episode, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. If not, you can come here and call me a silly cow.

Supernatural

I have watched Supernatural for 12 years now. 12 years!!! And despite the blood and the gore, it has become a comfort watch for me. See, in Supernatural you know who the bad guys are. And the Winchesters are trying to save the world. Time and time again. Even when the odds are stacked against them. Which is all the freaking time. They just don’t give up. And you have to admire that.

Sitcoms

Good sitcoms are hard to fine. So hard to fine. How else can we explain the success of Two and a Half Men? Jesus. It’s like wherever you go in the world, if you switch the TV on, one of the channels will have Two and a Half Men on. Like CSI: Miami. Only CSI: Miami is funnier. At any rate, the sitcoms I have watched and enjoyed of late – Fresh Off The Boat. Black-ish. The Goldbergs. Almost any old UK sitcom will do nicely too.

So tell me – what is you go-to comfort watch?

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