Summer hasn't arrived yet – which means there's plenty of streaming left to be done! Here are our top feel-good selections from NOW TV and Amazon Prime Video...
Spring is here! But, while we can now gradually pack our winter coats away and enjoy some rare spots of sunshine, time spent indoors is still a bit of a necessity. Because, let’s be honest, the sunshine is exactly that – rare.
But it’s not all doom, gloom and inconsistent weather. Between modern classics and newer releases, there’s plenty of quality feel-good TV to enjoy right now. To save you a job, we’ve searched every corner of NOW TV and Amazon Prime Video’s huge libraries and handpicked the shows that will keep you going until summer arrives in earnest. We can’t guarantee that the weather will be any better then, but we’re confident that this selection will go down a treat.
But, wait a second; we forgot the most important bit. If you choose one of our Red Entertainment plans*, a subscription to Amazon Prime Video or NOW TV Entertainment Pass (or Spotify Premium, or Sky Sports Mobile TV) is included for the duration of your contract! So, not only do you have all this great content to choose from, you can stream it wherever and whenever you like – all you need is an internet connection and you’re good to go…
Fleabag, Amazon Prime Video
What was first an edgy, word-of-mouth phenomenon when it debuted back in 2016, to what is now an internationally known (and albeit still edgy) work of art, Fleabag is one of the best shows you probably still haven’t watched yet.
A daringly written and uniquely shot tale of British – or specifically London – millennial life, Fleabag stars its creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, as its title character – a hilarious, depraved and tragic thirty-something all rolled into one. In short, it’s a must watch. So why is it feel-good? Well, because your life will seem so under control by comparison. You can now catch all of series one on Amazon Prime Video, and, from 17 May, all of series two as well.
Nurse Jackie, NOW TV
From one seriously flawed lead character to the next. Nurse Jackie stars Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, a New York City nurse juggling her complex hospital life filled with patients, doctors and fellow nurses.
Nurse Jackie is a brilliantly funny comedy series – albeit a dark one – that’s picked up five Emmys along the way. All seven series are now available to stream on NOW TV.
Good Omens, Amazon Prime Video
Now, admittedly, we’re sticking our necks on the line with this one – an angel and demon fighting to save the world from Armageddon isn’t an obvious setup for feel-good TV. However, if it stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen and Jack Whitehall, there might be an exception.
Good Omens is Amazon’s adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s joint novel of the same name, which sees Tennant’s demon and Sheen’s angel showing a brief spell of unity to prevent the coming of the antichrist. It may sound like edge of your seat, uneasy viewing, but it’s Pratchett we’re talking about. So you can rest assured that there’s going to be plenty of comedic relief along the way. Check out the trailer above and catch all six episodes on Amazon Prime Video from 31 May.
Barry, NOW TV
On to something we can definitely define as ‘feel-good’ without question. Currently mid-way through its second season, Barry is a US comedy starring funnyman Bill Hader (of Saturday Night Live and Superbad fame) as Barry, a lonely, low-rent hitman. Barry travels to Los Angeles to track down a new ‘hit’, but soon finds himself joining an acting class taught by Henry Winkler’s Gene Cousineau.
It’s safe to say that Barry’s bid to make a dramatic career change makes for great viewing. You can now stream all of season one, and season two as it premieres using your NOW TV Entertainment Pass.
Parks and Recreation, Amazon Prime Video
Another modern American classic available to you on the small screen, seven-season mockumentary Parks and Recreation revolves around Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope, the deputy director of the Parks and Recreation department in the fictional Indiana town of Pawnee, and her mismatch team of workmates, as they bid to make the town a better place – to predictably varying degrees of success.
Debuting in 2009, Parks and Rec provided the big break to many of today’s leading names – including Star Lord himself, Chris Pratt. You can catch every episode now on Amazon Prime Video.
30 Rock, NOW TV
From the brilliantly funny mind of Tina Fey, 30 Rock is the iconic seven-season sitcom set behind the scenes on a fictional live sketch comedy show. Based on Fey’s real-life experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live, the show is both hilarious and frighteningly believable.
With an all-star cast, including Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan, plus some very surprising cameo appearances, 30 Rock is 138 episodes of satirical TV gold. And you can stream them all right now using your NOW TV Entertainment Pass.
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