Somehow, it’s still January. It’s cold, grey, and wet outside. You’ve probably already broken a few New Year’s resolutions, the dream of self-improvement crumbling as you retreat beneath the duvet on dark mornings. And let’s be honest, the world is not a tempting place right now: from the latest Trump fiasco to Brexit rumbling interminably on, every news cycle seems to add to the background hum of anxiety.
But fear not: television is here to save you. Or at least soothe you. This week, the small screen’s perkiest optimist returns in series four of Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. No matter what life throws at her, Kimmy remains a little ray of sunshine. And she's not the only one: our favourite TV characters and shows have a unique ability to make us feel better about the world. So give yourself a break. Snuggle under that duvet. Embrace the comfort viewing.
Here are The Independent’s suggestion of TV series to get you through a hard winter, a hard break-up, or even a hard Brexit.
Series 4 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is available on Netflix from 25 January