We all have comfort shows, the series we watch again and again, always stopping at when we find them on. Personally I go through phases with shows, others I return to again and again. So here it goes, My All Time Favorite Comfort TV Shows (In No Particular Order)
1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Okay, this one is clearly in order. Buffy is hands down my favorite TV show. It had everything I want in a series: humor, witty dialogue, twists, dark plotlines, action, romance, and the paranormal. What more could you ask for? My affection for The Scooby Gang started in college, and I made sure I was home every night to watch the show. I still constantly go back to this one, pulling out the DVDs whenever we first move to a new country and don’t have cable set up. This series is constant in my life.
2. Veronica Mars
Who hasn’t watched this show and not fallen for sassy Veronica and tumultuous Logan? The chemistry these two characters exuded off the screen, and all it left us fans wanting was more. This series may have been axed too early, but it grew such a strong cult following that fans funded the movie in 2013, leading to the release of the much anticipated film a year later. That’s another of my guilty pleasures.
3. The Walking Dead
Well, we all know my passion for this series. I think the thing I like the most about it, is the fact that I’m usually such a big wimp when it comes to the horror genre, but The Walking Dead is so much more than horror. The real winners here are the writers that have me on the edge of my seat each week because I know they’re not afraid to make bold moves. It’s heart gripping television.
4. Sex in the City
How could I be a woman of my generation and not have this show on my list. I was obsessed with it in my twenties, and I remember my group of girlfriends trying to figure out which characters we represented in our group. Because of my red hair I always got stuck with Miranda, which wasn’t much of a compliment, but by now I’ve seen this series so much that there isn’t a single character that I don’t relate to in some way or another.
5. The Real Housewives of [insert city here]
Do I have to remind you that this list in no particular order again? Because if I put thought into this order, this franchise wouldn’t be this high on the list. Regardless, judge away though; I deserve it. These brainless series have been playing in the background of my life for awhile now.
I have to admit it’s just an hour a night spent with me judging a group of ladies who, although they may have more money than me, I’d never in a million years want to trade places with. It makes me feel better about myself. Sue me.
6. Party of Five
If you’ve never seen this show, grab your Kleenex right now! I remember sobbing my way through the first few seasons about this family of siblings who ban together after tragically losing their parents. The performances on this show are gut wrenching, and I promise it’ll have you in tears. So if you’re looking for a good cry…
7. The Dollhouse
I’m a huge Josh Wheadon fan and became obsessed with this short lived series about a company that can program humans into anything they need to be. These dolls are lovers, hit men, bank robbers, scientists, but never themselves, until one doll, starts to remember.
8. The Vampire Diaries
I’m currently angry at this show because I’ve been so removed from it that I’ve almost completely stopped watching. But despite that, I’ve put it on this list as a shout out to what it once was. Peace out Stefan and Elena. I tried.
9. Beverly Hills 90210
This show got me through high school. I can’t watch it now without cringing, but it literally was the bomb back when I was trying to figure things out. To this day I still remember the episode where Brenda and Dylan first had sex. I made my parents go out on a date and leave me alone so I could watch it from under their critical eyes. It was magical.
Whenever this show is on, it’s impossible for me not to pause for a second and listen to a line. I feel like I know the episodes better than I remember most conversations I’ve had with my real life friends. This show is a constant. Consistently hilarious, wildly entertaining, and completely adorable. It’s now a classic.
So those are my all time favorite comfort TV shows. I’m curious to hear what yours are? Is there a series you think I left off the list? Let me know!