Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by SentinelAeon, Nov 16, 2017.
I second Lucifer and Deep Space Nine.
Shows that always relax me are a lot of the old Black and White movies, especially Noir films. I guess they have a certain atmosphere about them that I enjoy. Also the old Twilight Zone series, Hammer House of Horror and other such horror/sci fi anthology series. Seinfeld, Cheers, Roseanne...all relax me for some reason.
Hey now I posted a show that specifically helped me with my anxiety.
I definitely agree with comedy shows. I always end up watching a lot of comedy when I'm having a hard time with anxiety.
The Russel Howard Hour..... Funny as hell for people in the US anyway....
Whose line is it anyway.
THats some crazy stuff right there
Firefly, Farscape, Red Dwarf (they're still making it), The Expanse (ongoing), Dark Matter (recent, now cancelled). If you want some 90's cheese, The Lost World (cancelled on a cliffhanger),
Trigger Happy TV, World Shut Your Mouth, Big Train, Eastbound and Down, Malcolm in the Middle.
I just have to say that Impractical Jokers are the most tedious morons I have seen on television. I utterly detest that "reality TV show". The very thought of people avidly watching that forced comedy actually depresses me. Everything is sooooo ******* "funny". I can't stand it, I hate it almost more than Two Borked Girl or Two and a Half Retards.
I have no idea which TV shows you've seen and which you haven't but my personal favourites are; The Wire, The Sopranos, Rome, Oz, Deadwood, Game of Thrones (despite its recent failing) Breaking Bad and some others I can't immediately recall. I am sure you've seen some of them but I will assume you haven't.
The Wire is the best TV show ever made. The Sopranos is brilliant too and my second favourite of all time. The Wire used to be number 2 on IMDB's own list of the top 250 TV Shows. It was displaced by Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones will soon fall back down the list due to the way they utterly ruined Season 7. In any case, The Wire was second only to David Attenborough's Planet Earth for a long long time.
Rome is another great HBO show that should be available on Netflix, which is about the only HBO show you'll find there. Deadwood is another great HBO show but was sadly cancelled. And unlike Game of Thrones, instead of settling for half a season (in every single sense of the word!), they let it be as it stood.
Oz is probably one of the best examples of a great HBO show that wasn't tainted by "fans" (much like The Wire and unlike Game of Thrones --Thronetards are so easily amused--). It's a brilliant and underrated show. I really like Netflix Borgia as well and even though its historicity is questionable, it is nothing like Showtime's abomination The Borgias, and absolutely nothing like Michael Hirst's LSD and crack-addled brain that wrote The Tudors and Vikings, ******* crack head makes up Popes and Kings that never existed. I was surprised when Julius Ceasar didn't show up in Vikings.
Narcos is a really good Netflix show as well but some may not like the subtitles. For me, subtitles sort of just blend into the video after about 20 minutes. It's almost as if you understand another language, at least that's how it is for me.
If you haven't seen Dexter then you should, brilliant dark comedy. Again, unsure what you have and haven't seen.
If you want outright hilarity on Youtube, I recommend you watch CoolHardLogic's World of Batshit which is utterly hilarious and may well lead you onto Testing Flattards. In fact, anything debunking the insanity that is the flat Earth is golden, you will be in stitches after watching some of CoolHardLogic's stuff.
Even although I am sure you will have seen some of the TV shows I mentioned if you have only seen them once then a second viewing can often be the best. The second time I saw The Wire and The Sopranos were great, I had missed so much the first time around. My favourite second viewing was Game of Thrones despite Season 7 it was very rewarding and I picked up so much more the second time around.
I'm not sure many, if any of those shows are what you would be considered light hearted and easy viewing though.
I have only fully watched Breaking Bad and Dexter though, while currently being half way through season 5 of Game of Thrones, which so far has been enjoyable if not amazing. I do dislike fantasy, so the fact I have stuck with it must be a compliment.
To the OP, if you do find a good guilty pleasure along the lines of SG1 then please let us know.
Yeah, well I suffer from anxiety myself and I really don't think it matters. As long as it's a good show and takes your mind off it. Mundanity will compound these things and forced "comedy" will make you depressed.
Burying your head in, hey watch this awesome funny fun, fun fun fun, everything is so fun and awesome, isn't this great? It's all just wonderful, isn't it? It is yes! It's so funny, look at how funny and great and wonderful this is! Laugh now! Laugh HAHAHA! GREAT IT'S FUN NOW HAVE FUN! NOW!...
...It's just not the way forward.
Aye sorry man, I just saw a lot of posts showing clearly popular shows, what works for you works for you. As I hinted earlier cartoons are a good one for me.
I completely agree, for the most part i avoid comedy films and tv shows as the constant effort that goes into trying to make you laugh just makes me angry and bored. I laugh alot more at GoT as the comedy is more natural.
Compare that to something like the Big Bang Theory where you can see the jokes coming so far in advance that you realise the writing is so lazy.
Saying that i do think there is a time and a place for light hearted shows, especially when it comes to stuff like fantasy and sci fi which imo is hard to get into if it takes itself too serious. I agree it's not healthy to bury your head in the sand if you have issues, but at the end of the day it's all just escapism.
After 5 seasons of watching the biggest show on right now, the show i watched just before (Line of Duty) stands out more in my memory, but again if it's a genre you're not a fan of then you will never truly like it.
Absolutely, a good story with some creative humour is brilliant. Game of Thrones can be very funny and very entertaining. It's such a shame they ruined it in 7 episodes or less. I knew by Episode 2 of Season 7, the peasants say a bad episode means an even worse season.
Breaking Bad has a great streak of dark humour through it, right from the start. The Sopranos can be very funny. The Wire has its moments too, especially Jimmy McNulty and the Bunk, "happy now ya bitch?". Brilliant stuff.
The British version sucked. Their accents were so thick I couldn't even understand what they were saying. Also for the OP, I highly recommend Gun Smoke. That show was way ahead of it's time and is one of the longest running TV drama's ever.