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Five TV Shows That Will Help you Get Out of a Bad Mood
We all have them - those few "guilty pleasure" TV shows that are almost like comfort food on those really bad days.
In truth, I'm more a fan of meditation or exercising to get out my frustrations, but there are some days when all I want to do is curl up on the couch with a blanket and get lost into someone else's world.
Whether it's helping Mac and the team solve a crime in CSI New York, or trying to get inside the brain of one of the psychopaths on Criminal Minds - I find myself captivated and sucked into these crime dramas. By the time I've finished watching them, I've forgotten my bad mood or why I was upset.
Until having recently discovered Modern Family, The Middle was just about the only show that managed to make me laugh even on my bluest of days. I can't help but feel for Frankie all the time, want to ring my hands around Axl's neck or cringe for poor Sue. This family is hysterical!
The biggest escape from reality is getting lost in an episode of Game of Thrones - a world of Kings and Queens, White Watchers, sorcery, lust, greed and revenge.
Finally, I turn to Desperate Housewives when I'm in the mood for some gossip, high heels, back-stabbing, romance or secrets.
I'm not promoting watching TV whenever you feel down or you're having a blue day, but every now and then it's nice to know that you can switch off for an hour or a two and travel to another place, get wrapped up in solving a crime or find out some juicy details about the neighbours, and then snap back out of it and realize that your life really isn't as bad as you thought it was!
Whether you're feeling sorry for poor Sue who's trying out for yet another school activity, laughing at Axl lazying around in his boxers while giving his Mom a hard time, or wishing that Brick would grow out of his weirdness, you'll find it hard not to pack out laughing at this family.
Game of Thrones
When my husband first tried to convince me to watch this show, I thought it was the biggest load of nonsense. After watching the first episode however, I was completely hooked. There's gore, sex, drama, magic and incredible twists, all packed into one hour.
American Horror Story
It doesn't matter if this show is watched in the middle of the day, the word 'scary' used to describe it is an understatement. It's the sort of scenario that one would expect to find while watching a horror movie, that's now been made into a series. The storyline, images and suggested themes will literally keep you watching at the very edge of your seat.
Criminal Minds / CSI
Lose yourself in a show that demands your full attention, and concentration on even the tiniest of details. The cast in both shows are extremely convincing, and the writers provide some of the most unimaginable plots that will keep the audience guessing and trying to figure out who the criminal is throughout the entire episode.
The ladies (and men) of Wisteria Lane provide just the right amount of juicy gossip, eye candy and drama to keep their audience wanting more. This is such an amazing show and cast, well written and completely addictive.