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  • Feelgood Boxset suggestions please for these times
  • byeway
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    We have done “Detectorists” and are part way through “Stella” – Series 5.

    Any other suggestions for feelgood family viewing (no kids, just us and mother in law a good sport aged 90)

    Would generally like to avoid American soaps, although could go back to Frazier, and we really enjoyed “Northern Exposure” a while ago,

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    12 Monkeys. Time-travellers go back to try to work out the origin of a mysterious virus which has wiped out the planet. Four series…

    Ok, maybe not. 🙂

    US Office.
    This Country
    Parks and Recreation

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    Came here to recommend Detectorists. Ah well.

    If you can find it, Early Doors is brilliant.

    The West Wing gives a glimpse into a place where politicians and the people around them are really trying for the greater good.

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    Still Game.

    Premier Icon dawson
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    I’m currently working my way through Absolutely Fabulous on iplayer for retro Lols

    johnners
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    Came here to recommend Detectorists. Ah well.

    If you can find it, Early Doors is brilliant.

    Came here to recommend Early Doors. Ah well.

    Better Things is excellent, Series 1 to 3 are on iPlayer.

    Not Deadwood, and particularly not the cholera episodes.

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    I am thinking of getting the ‘cheers’ box set to pass some time.

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    Scrubs, natch.

    scruff9252
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    How about the Thick of It? or a bit less fruity language – Yes minister

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    feelgood factor? easy watching? maybe last tango in halifax or happy valley?

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Threads. Its only one episode so just watch it over and over again.

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    <blockquoteParks and Recreation

    This, all day long, series 1 is the weakest, bear with it, it gets so much better.

    byeway
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    Many thanks, a few there to have a look at.

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    Porridge (the original, not the dreadful remake)

    Premier Icon Mary Hinge
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    I really like Green Wing from a few years back.

    Quirky hospital comedy.

    jimw
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    Slightly off topic in that it’s not a comedy, but the BBC’s adaptation of Bleak House kept us entertained for a few days, although ended up binge watching the last three episodes
    The latest version with Anna Maxwell Martin not the 1985 one

    mrb123
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    We watched the film Knives Out the other night and enjoyed it. An old style Agatha Christie type murder mystery with a great ensemble cast. Definitely suitable for family viewing. Worth watching for Daniel Craig’s Deep South accent alone.

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    I’ve just started rewatching Peep Show again from the start. Does that count as feelgood? It is possibly the funniest thing ever filmed

    I’m also a big fan of Early Doors

    misteralz
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    Just watched Go Karts on Netflix with my boys. Basically an Aussie clone of The Karate Kid, but about karting. No surprises anywhere but an enjoyable way to pass an hour and a half.

    Agree with Parks and Recreation as well! The Good Place is done by the same folk and is also properly feelgood.

    Flight of the Conchords

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    Good call Flashy!

    It’s Wednesday, BinBins.

    Awwww yeah…

    Scrubs, Early doors, Peep show, all great shouts!.

    submarined
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    Parks and Rec for sure!

    Also Arrested Development.

    We watched the film Knives Out the other night and enjoyed it. An old style Agatha Christie type murder mystery with a great ensemble cast. Definitely suitable for family viewing.

    I always had Agatha christie stuff down as Poirot and Marple type nonsense, but the last few ones the Beeb have done have been brilliant. Pale horse was excellent.

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    Knives Out +1
    Bleak House +1
    Pale Horse +1
    Peep Show +1

    Again, if you can find it, ‘Dickensian’ that was on the Beeb a couple of years ago was really good.

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    The whole of ER is on All4, that’s worth a watch

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    Not box sets but 100 outdoorsy short films to watch, should appeal 👍

    https://www.atlasandboots.com/outdoor-films-to-watch-online-for-free/

    Premier Icon hazmo
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    Whitehouse & Mortimer: Gone Fishing is worth a shout. Similar vibes to Detectorists. MrsMo & I have been using it as soporiphic coronavirus distraction at the end of the day.

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    Father Ted

    Silicon Valley (American but best i’ve seen in years)

    US Office

    Parks & Rec

    30 Rock

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    +1 for Peep Show. Lots of series to go at. And Super Hans is a legend.

    supernova
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    Schitts Creek.

    Possibly the best sitcom ever once you get into it.

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    Brooklyn 99
    Rick and Morty
    The Good Place
    IT Crowd
    Russian Doll

    gauss1777
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    A few BBC3 comedies worth a look:
    This Country
    The Young Offenders
    Witless

    all are on iPlayer

    johndoh
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    We’re enjoying Sex Education right now – a good laugh and very light-hearted in a very weird way.

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    We’re watching our way through the Americans. It is ace.

    nbt
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    Early Doors
    The Royle Family
    Inside No 9
    Jeeves & Wooster
    Hamish Macbeth

    When I cave and start hitting the turbo trainer I’m going to set up a NowTV box with All4 so I can revisit stuff I missed like The Comic Strip Presents, Black Books, Spaced and so on

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    I’ll admit to having a massive softspot for…

    Monarch of the Glen

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    On the advice of this thread I started Parks and Recreation, massively underwhelmed! Then season two happened, now I’m nearly through season three… it’s utterly brilliant, what a perfect little series.

    Thank you STW.

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