Feeling Blue? Catch These Shows on TV and Lift Your Spirits  

Table of Contents

  1. This is Us (2016 – 2022)
  2. Abbott Elementary (2021 –)
  3. Peacemaker (2022 –)
  4. The Gilded Age (2022 –)
  5. Outlander (2014 –)

In Summary

One of the best ways to distract yourself from the blues is to watch a feel-good show. You feel better and can focus on another person’s troubles for a change instead of your own. With DirecTV packages, you can access over 185 channels and find the perfect show to suit your mood. Have a look at some feel-good shows that you should watch!

This is Us (2016 – 2022)

This is Us started streaming on NBC in 2016 and was created by Dan Fogleman. The show stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia as the parents and Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley as the children. The show follows the lives of husband and wife, Jack and Rebecca Pearson, and their children. The show shifts between the family’s past and present lives, focusing on the growth of the three children.

The show has received widespread critical acclaim with a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The show has received positive reviews for giving viewers a break from stressful content. The sixth season will be the show’s final season and premiered on NBC on 4th January 2022. The final season is expected to wrap up the show and promises a ton of emotions in the last eighteen episodes.

Abbott Elementary (2021 –)

Abbott Elementary is a mockumentary TV show created for ABC and it premiered on 4 Jan 2022. The show follows a group of teachers that work at an underfunded public school in Philadelphia. The show has positive reviews with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. According to critics, the show provides viewers with an in-depth and eye-opening look at the US educational system.

The comedy show is refreshingly funny, and lightly presents the various challenges that teachers are forced to deal with during their days in school. Despite dealing with serious struggles, the show easily balances the plot with honest and heartfelt jokes.

Peacemaker (2022 –)

Peacemaker is a new TV series, based on the character from the DC comics, and created by James Gunn. John Cena stars as the titular character with fans getting their first look in the Suicide Squad. The show is set after the events of the movie and premiered on 13 January 2022 on HBO. James Gunn wrote the script and directed the show, once he recognized Cena’s strength as an actor.

The show follows Peacemaker who returns and joins the black ops squad ‘Project Butterfly’. He and his squad are given the task to find butterfly creatures that are hiding in human form all over the world. The show forces him to grow as a character and realize that he cannot do it all alone.

The first season of the show consists of eight episodes and currently has a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 

The Gilded Age (2022 –)

The Gilded Age is a historical drama that is created for HBO and set to premiere on 24 January 2022. Created by Julian Fellowes, the show is set in New York City during the Gilded Age that lasted from the 1870s to the 1900s. In February, it was announced that the show was renewed for its second season.

The show follows Marian Brook, an orphaned child, who moves to New York City to live with her aunts who come from old money. Peggy Scott accompanies Marian, as she becomes embroiled in a social war between her aunt and her neighbor. Marian has to decide whether she will forge her path, or follow society.

Outlander (2014 –)

The ongoing show is based on the book series by Diana Gabaldon. The sixth season is set to premiere on March 6, 2022, on STARZ. The show follows the titular characters played by Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan. If you subscribe to one of the DirecTV packages, you can access STARZ for a limited time for no additional cost.

The show follows Claire Randall, who travels to the past while vacationing in Scotland with her husband. She finds herself in 1743, where she meets Highlanders from Clan MacKenzie, who are being chased by the British redcoats. Due to unavoidable circumstances, Claire is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a highlander, but the two fall in love. She is unable to return to her own time, helping the clan with her nursing experience.

The show’s sixth season will consist of eight episodes, and has already been greenlit for a seventh season and will consist of sixteen episodes. Fans are sure to be delighted at this news as they wait for their favorite couple to return to the screens.

In Summary

There are loads of TV shows that can help you leave your troubles behind, and help you feel better. To enjoy these shows, a satellite TV connection is the best solution for you. If you would like to learn more about the channel list, contact Directv Customer Service.