5 TV Shows Guaranteed To Cheer You Up
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5 TV Shows Guaranteed To Cheer You Up

And probably make you laugh a lot along the way.

There are so many really cool TV shows out right now. There are funny, scary, creative, crazy, unique and dramatic ones - and sometimes a mix of more than one of those!

When you're having a bad day, though, sometimes you just want a cute and happy TV episode to distract you a little. Here are some of the best shows that are, for the most part, just so happy!

1. The Office.
The Office is so much fun. It is just full of the most ridiculous, hilarious scenarios that would most likely never happen in a real office, but they are really fun to watch. Also, in between the crazy, there are some actually really sweet relationships built between the characters, like with Jim and Pam, and Michael and all his employees, among others.

I first watched The Office freshman year of college, and at first I thought it was a goofy show, with some inappropriate jokes thrown in, but several months later, I was crying happy tears as I watched the show finale. This is a classic, and will almost always work to cheer you up.

2. Chuck.
Chuck is an adorable TV show. Zachary Levi (the voice actor of Flynn Rider, who is the best) acts as Chuck, a sweet, nerdy guy who finds out that he is connected to the C.I.A., the N.S.A. and all kinds of spy work! Not only is Chuck great, the other characters are actually amazing as well (like Sarah, Casey, Morgan, Ellie and Awesome), and they develop really well over the course of the show.

This show has romance, clever plots and hilarious lines. It deals with some serious things, but the overall tone is light, adorable and funny as Chuck navigates the spy world. Plus, Chuck and Sarah are so cute!

3. New Girl.
New Girl
is so much fun. Jess, the main character, is adorable, funny and so relatable. I could write paragraphs about her hilarious roommates, who are all guys. Nick is anti-social, works in a bar and is actually a really great friend; Schmidt is classy, high-strung and hilariously sarcastic; Winston is adorable, a bit awkward and loves cats. Plus, Jess's best friend, Cece, is sassy and amazing.

Basically, the show follows Jess as she adjusts to her roommates, and how they become friends. There are also some really great relationships that build as the show goes on. Often, an episode will start out with a conflict and treat it pretty lightly, but by the end, the characters show that they are are actually, reluctantly adults (relatable), and they work through the problem together. It's so good, and so funny!

4. Jane the Virgin.
Jane the Virgin is a truly adorable show about a young woman, her parents, grandma and the two men in her life. There are a lot of plot twists and turns, but there is also a deeply rooted theme of the importance of family values.

The narrator of this particular show is hilarious and an amazing unique part of the show. Also, Gina Rodriguez is so talented, and will make you laugh and cry. Overall, though, it is just a feel-good show that will make you wish you were sassy like basically all the characters are, and allow you to appreciate your family more.

5. The Flash
Now, you wouldn't think The Flash is a typical feel-good show because it's a superhero show, and those can be more serious than some. This, though, is the comic book story of the Flash, but light-hearted and hilarious, and with characters who are ALL adorable. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I would have to go with Joe!

Grant Gustin, who plays the Flash, is truly talented, and can bring awkwardness, joy, and sorrow into one episode. I have laughed and cried so much watching this show, many times during the same episode! I started this show just on a whim, and I'm not into superhero shows, but now it is absolutely one of my favorites.

It will always cheer me up, watching the crazy adventures of Barry Allen.

Now, go watch a happy TV show!


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Will Facebook Be The Next Netflix?

Let's not get ahead of ourselves here.

Facebook's reportedly in talks with Hollywood studios to produce high-quality TV, looking to launch shows by late summer. The social media site is apparently willing to budget as high as $3 million per episode (for that budget, they'd better be good). They're looking to target the age range of 13 to 34, particularly focusing on 17 to 30.

Two shows they've already lined up are Strangers, which is a relationship drama, and a game show called Last State Standing. Instead of dropping entire seasons in one go, apparently Facebook wants to release episodes one by one.

If you were excited by this news, that might have put your excitement to a screeching halt. No binge watching an entire season in one go? Waiting for new episodes of things can be hard sometimes, especially when you're used to Netflix's methods of just giving you twelve or so episodes immediately.

Granted, people do it, but many prefer a good binge watch nowadays. Getting left on a cliffhanger and having to wait a week to see the resolution sucks.

Facebook sounds kind of out of touch with their demographic here then, huh?

I personally am wondering if this whole thing is Facebook's attempt to get people using their site more again. Let's be real, many still use it, but knowing that your mom, and maybe your grandma, are floating around on there can be sooo off-putting.

I got sick of most of the things on my feed and deleted mine months ago, and I can't say I miss it. There's plenty of other social media sites that I use that keep me in touch with people, and it's pretty likely that others have been feeling the same way.

We'll have to see, though. If these shows are any good, maybe it'll be time to reactivate that account.

Just don't show me your bad political memes.

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The 15 Best TV Show Theme Songs From Our Childhood

They just don't make 'em like they used to.

Recently, I heard a few old Nickelodeon TV show theme songs, and, besides being totally impressed with myself for nailing all the lyrics (and instrumental sounds...ya heard Rugrats fans?), I was amazed how good they all were.

Like, good enough that I would casually listen to them for shits and gigs and not feel embarrassed if they came up on shuffle in front of other people.

While our parents might fight us on this because they had some pretty rad TV show theme songs back in the day (I watch TV Land sometimes, OK, guys??), I'd say the opening tunes from the shows of our youth take the cake.

In fact, they (and the shows they intro) are so good, sometimes I feel bad for my future kids for missing the golden age of theme songs.

Disagree with me? Well, you're wrong. And with this countdown of the 15 best theme songs from our childhood shows, I will prove to you just how wrong you are.

15. Zoey 101

A little poppy number from the pop princess's little sis.

14. Big Wolf on Campus

An angsty intro that made you want to jump up and down on the couch.

13. Cousin Skeeter

All the soul and feels coming from a Nickelodeon show featuring a trouble-making puppet.

12. So Little Time

An alternative chill diamond song among one of the many jewels of the Olson Twin franchise.

11. As Told By Ginger

Without touching upon the fact that the poor redheaded protagonist's name is Ginger, Macy Gray kills this track.

10. Kim Possible

It's appropriate that the absolute babe that is Kim Possible has a theme song by another babe, Christina Milian.

9. Proud Family

A Solange Knowles number that reminds us that family is the best (especially her family...).

8. Drake & Josh

A fun pop rock song for a show where we could laugh... and swoon at Drake (no offense Josh... you're a really nice guy).

7. That's So Raven

A little singing here, a little rapping there, this theme song captures all the fun that was That's So Raven.

6. Malcolm in the Middle

Heisenberg's show (before he started dealing) features a pretty dope intro beat, no?

5. Laguna Beach

Hilary Duff's classic "Come Clean" couldn't be more perfect for the opening sequence to a show about rich white kids living it up in California.

4. The OC

The song responsible for introducing not only a great show, but also for quoting in any California vacation Instagram/Snapchat captions.

3. All That

You can fight me on this, but this might be one of TLC's greatest songs.

2. Kenan & Kel

Coolio, the rapper who made Gangsta's Paradise, raps this theme song, so yeah...it's cooler than any other intro song you've ever heard.

1. Fresh Prince of Bel Air

DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince set up a song that can have anyone chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool.


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7 Childhood Shows That Still Hold Up Today

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

And, let's be honest, I still watch quite a few of these whenever they're on TV...

1. Zoey 101
You'd be lying if you said you weren't living vicariously through Zoey and her friends as they attended pretty much everybody's dream school. I mean, their school was basically right on the ocean, and they dressed like it was perpetually 70 degrees outside.

Their campus was GIGANTIC, and this is a high school, mind you! Zoey's room was at least double the size of my college dorm room. PLUS they got their own bathroom! Like, what? If I ever got the opportunity to go to PCA, you best believe I would take it.

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2. Drake and Josh
This show was funny when I was 12, and it's still funny now. It's just that classic humor that people of all ages will enjoy. The thing that I love most about this show are the running jokes, such as Josh's need to "repeat things for emphasis" or Megan's clever tricks on her brothers.

Not gonna lie, Megan was kind of my hero, and she made me wish that I had older brothers that I could torment.

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3. Hannah Montana
How this girl managed to be a full-time popstar AND a full-time student, I'll never know. I remember wishing how I had that huge, rotating closet that Miley/Hannah had (and, to be honest, I still want it).

This was just a great show overall with a great plot, great characters, and light-hearted humor. My friends and I still sing the "Cheese Jerky" song. Remember that catchy little number? If not, I highly suggest you YouTube it ASAP.

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4. Wizards of Waverly Place
This show was my shit. Seriously. My Harry Potter-loving self became obsessed with this show.

Do you know how jealous I was of these characters and their wizarding abilities? And honestly, kudos to them for keeping their wizard secret on the DL, I honestly don't think I could have pulled that one off.

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5. Full House
Whenever I'm flipping channels and I see that this show is on TV, I never hesitate to watch it. It's such a great, wholesome, feel-good show for the entire family. More than the other shows previously mentioned, this show was pretty relatable in that it depicted a pretty normal family.

What kept it interesting, however, is that it depicted this normal family in a bit of an unusual situation: a single-father raising his three young daughters with the help of his brother-in-law and his best friend. This show just makes my heart happy, OK?

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6. The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
As much as I appreciate the brilliant wordplay in the show's title ("suite" referring to a hotel suite and "sweet" as in something that's cool... ha ha, get it?), this show was just entertaining as hell. We've got a great cast of characters; the overbearing but somehow lovable hotel manager, the witty and intelligent candy counter girl, the stuck-up yet kind-hearted heiress, and of course the stars of the show: the two wily twin brothers.

I can only speak for myself, but I always thought it would be "suite" (see what I did there?) to live in a hotel. Although, I'm not a pre-teen boy, so I probably wouldn't be able to come up with all of the clever antics that Zack and Cody get into. So, I'll just watch the show instead and live vicariously through them, while also wishing I had London Tipton's wardrobe.

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7. Spongebob Squarepants
I've saved the prized jewel for last. Yes, I do have a bit of a bias toward Spongebob. But, come on, the only people who don't like Spongebob are the people who've never seen it, right? This has to be the most quotable show to ever exist, at least according to our generation.

I cannot stress how rare it is, at least in my experience, to come across someone who doesn't recognize a Spongebob reference. I am twenty years old, and I can still spew out Spongebob quotes like there's no tomorrow. Spongebob is a classic, and always will be.

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Things I'm Dying to Find Out In Season 5 Of "Orange Is The New Black"

It can't come soon enough.

All of us die-hard OITNB fans are counting the days until June 9, when season five is finally released on Netflix. I'm sure there are plenty of questions that all of us will be grappling with until then, and below I have listed just a few of those.

*CONTAINS SPOILERS*

1. Where the hell is Bennett?
Does this whole Bennett situation bother anyone else besides me? It's like he just fell off the face of the earth and we have no explanation for it. It's presumed that he's just a coward and totally abandoned Daya, who was pregnant with his child, and goes so far as leaving his job behind. If you ask me, that seems way too out of character. I need more. Just give me something.

2. What about Pornstache?
Look, the guy is a huge creep, but he was a major character in the earlier seasons, so I feel like I need an update on him. Yeah, yeah, I know he's in prison, but... just like Bennett, I need more.

3. What's going to happen with Aleida?
I don't know why, but something about her being released from prison leaves me feeling uneasy. I feel like she's gonna make a mistake and get arrested again, or some other shit is gonna go down. I just have a bad feeling. Maybe I'm overreacting and everything will go great for her, but this is Orange is the New Black, does anything go well for anyone?

I'm just saying.

4. What's going to happen to Piscatella and his staff?
We were left on a major cliffhanger at the end of season four. Basically, the inmates are pissed off about the horrible conditions and are revolting. What's going to come of this? Will all of the asshole officers leave and be replaced with some people with empathy? One can hope, right? Whatever happens, the outcome won't be easy.

5. Will Poussey come back to life?
Alright, I think I already know the answer to this one, but WHY HER? That final scene of Poussey is heart-wrenching. It's not fair.

6. Is Daya going to shoot?
At the end of season four, we were left with a chilling shot of Daya pointing a gun at CO Humphrey ("Humps"). As much as I hate the guy, if Daya pulls the trigger, she'll probably be spending most (if not the rest) of her life in prison for shooting an officer. Even if the shot isn't fatal. Either way, I need to know! Maybe she shoots someone else? Maybe she drops the gun? June 9 needs to come ASAP so my questions can be answered.

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6 HBO Shows You're Sleeping On

There's more to HBO than just Game Of Thrones!

OK, we've all heard of Game of Thrones, HBO's hit fantasy show based on George R. R. Martin's A Song Of Fire and Ice series. It's nearly impossible to not hear about the show.

However, Game of Thrones isn't the only amazing show on HBO. There are plenty more that are totally worth your time, making your DirecTV subscription (which you should def have by now) an absolute necessity. Here are six shows that you should check out:

1. Ballers
Ballers, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, tells the story of both current and former football players navigating their lives. There's glitz and glam and partying, making this show fun to watch for millennials.

There are currently two seasons out. Season 3 comes out on July 23rd, so you have just enough time to get through the first two seasons and tune in for the season premiere in one month. If you've never heard of the show, check out the Season 1 trailer below. You'll be hooked.

2. Crashing
There's nothing better than a semi-autobiographical show, right? After all, everyone loves Orange is the New Black!

Crashing, which stars Pete Holmes, is somewhat based on Holmes's real life story. It tells the story of Pete, an aspiring comedian who ends up homeless and crashing on couches after his wife cheats on him.

It's pretty funny (as it should, considering that he's a comedian,) and because there are only eight episodes in season one, is a perfect show to binge watch.

Check out the trailer, which sums up the premise of the show pretty well.

3. Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is about a group of guys who create a startup company. It takes place in - you guessed it! - Silicon Valley in California, and deals with competition, investing, and decision making in a hilarious way.

Fans of business practices, technology, and just good comedy will enjoy this show. Check out the trailer below!

4. Veep
If you love political shows such as Scandal, but wish there was a bit more comedy, you'll love Veep! Veep is all about Selina Meyer, who starts of as Vice President and eventually becomes the president, leading to political drama.

Check out the trailer below!

5. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Do you love late night shows? This one is a little different. Last Week Tonight airs on Sundays, and looks back at the entire week before it. At times it's satirical and hilarious, but at the same time, the show also delivers a good dose of actual information and commentary.

Check out this clip from a recent episode, and then make sure that you check out the show next time it airs!

6. The Young Pope
Okay, it's official. HBO can make any topic cool, from high fantasy to Catholicism. The Young Pope is about - you guessed it - a young American pope, and the politics and drama that arise.

The trailer definitely makes the seem interesting and totally worth a try, even if you're not big into religion or Catholicism. It was recently announced that the show has been renewed for a second season, so there is more to come if you like what see.

There you have it, six shows that you should totally check out this summer. You'll probably want to binge-watch them all.