6 best comfort shows on Netflix you can stream right now

Gilmore Girls - Credit: Saeed Adyani/Netflix
Gilmore Girls - Credit: Saeed Adyani/Netflix /

We’re in the depths of winter now. The days are short, the weather is cold, and all anyone really wants to do is curl under a blanket and binge some TV. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the six best comfort shows you can stream on Netflix right now!

Comfort Shows: Gilmore Girls

A tried-and-true classic, Gilmore Girls is the perfect show to keep you feeling cozy. Escape away to Stars Hollow with the likes of Lorelai and Rory — especially this winter season. From “Love, War, and Snow” and “Forgiveness and Stuff” (remember the Santa burger?!) in season 1 to season 7’s “Santa’s Secret Stuff,” Gilmore Girls is an excellent comfort watch.

Comfort Shows: Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights will have you dreaming of warmer days under the Dillon, Texas sun. Though this show certainly tackles its fair share of serious topics — from racism and class to disabilities and sexism — it always did so in an earnest way and never lost its heart. So much more than a simple sports drama, Friday Night Lights will make you feel like you’re among family. Grab a glass of wine and get to watching — it’s what Tami Taylor would want.

Comfort Shows: Grace and Frankie

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Grace And Frankie Season 6 – Credit: Lara Solanki/Netflix /

It’s impossible not to smile while watching this tale of an unlikely friendship. Starring the exceptional Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin (with outstanding turns by Sam Waterson, Martin Sheen, and June Diane Raphael, as well), Grace and Frankie is a true joy that is as heartwarming as it is hilarious.

Comfort Shows: Never Have I Ever

Sure, it can make you cringe at times, but would it really be an authentic coming-of-age show if it didn’t? Created by Mindy Kaling, Never Have I Ever proudly wears its heart on its sleeve — and is all the better for it. Every episode is a true delight as we navigate high school with the impossible-not-to-love protagonist Devi.

Comfort Shows: Sex Education

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Sex Education Season 3. Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong, Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn in Episode 7 of Sex Education Season 3. Cr. Sam Taylor/NETFLIX © 2020 /

Another high school dramedy, Sex Education is one of the most refreshing shows to premiere in the past few years. It’s not afraid to tackle truly outrageous situations in its unconventional, deeply relatable way. The cast is made up of a large ensemble of quirky characters, all of which you’re sure to want to hang out with time and time again.

Comfort Shows: Schitt’s Creek

Many consider Schitt’s Creek to be one of the greatest comfort shows of all time — and for good reason! It’s hard not to feel happy while watching the Rose family’s various hijinks. While there are many laughs to be had, there are also countless moments of true poignancy that only serve to elevate the story. There’s a reason this show swept the Emmys. It exudes something we all could use a little more of in our lives: joy.

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