I need recommendations for something luffly to watch!

(29 Posts)
FaithAscending Fri 19-Aug-16 18:57:50

I'm low in mood, off work so have plenty of viewing time. I don't want anything too heavy/grim. I've just finished Call the midwife, that's about the level (obviously that's balanced with some sadness but overall is optimistic, unlike say Downtown which I started to dread!). I hate slap stick comedy!

I have Netflix and a ahem cracked fire stick. I've watched quite a bit like OITNB, How to get away with murder, Kimmy, PLL, Orphan Black...any little gems I've missed?

R00tat00tt00t Fri 19-Aug-16 19:06:17

We watched The Fundamentals of Caring - a Netflix original film a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. Maybe not exactly what you're after as not British or jolly hockey sticks but it was uplifting and a nice easy watch.

FaithAscending Fri 19-Aug-16 19:08:25

I don't mind US stuff! I'll look it up, thanks! smile

iklboo Fri 19-Aug-16 19:10:24

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is silly & fun but not slapstick. Pretty feel good stuff.

FaithAscending Fri 19-Aug-16 19:15:21

I've watched all of Kimmy Schmidt already! Love her optimism!

R00tat00tt00t Fri 19-Aug-16 20:44:57

Another movie on Netflix is Brooklyn with ? Saoirse Ronan, Julie Walters etc. Based on novel by Colm Tobin? Set in Ireland and New York ?1940's. Nice simple story, bit of romance and period detail.

TrionicLettuce Fri 19-Aug-16 20:51:13

If you like dogs and are up for documentary then I can highly recommend The Champions. It doesn't dwell on the negatives too much and is lovely and uplifting.

ppeatfruit Sun 21-Aug-16 19:56:28

Mmmm... do you like detectives? I love Endeavour and Midsummer murders. Poirot is fun with a very good period feel to it. They are repeating Upstairs|Downstairs, though it's towards the end now.

jellymum1704 Sun 21-Aug-16 21:03:11

I loved crazy ex girlfriend, I didn't expect it to be so good. It's light and funny if that's what you want

FaithAscending Sun 21-Aug-16 22:30:33

Ooh plenty to keep me going!

Hello ppeat (tis, I, Faith from the Pauling threads). I do like detectives, I hadn't thought of going old school detectives but I like that plan!

jelly Netflix suggested that but I confess I'd dismissed it so I will have a look!

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Aug-16 12:46:37

Hello grin have you NCed Faith?

HopperBusTicket Mon 22-Aug-16 12:52:34

What about Agatha Raisin if you like detectives? Have you watched Suits - we've started it and are enjoying. We sometimes catch old Jeeves & Wooster (I think they're on ITV3) and I defy anyone to find anything lighter and more enjoyable than that.

ElspethFlashman Mon 22-Aug-16 12:54:14

Cannot believe no one has mentioned Jane The Virgin. It's an utter delight. Makes me laugh out loud but full of lovely feels.

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Aug-16 12:56:13

I watched Agatha R because our friend is in it. IMO it's a bit glib.

Oh yes I lurrve Jeeves and Wooster with Stephen Fry (I don't usually like him but he makes a brilliant Jeeves grin).

Angeladelight Mon 22-Aug-16 12:56:17

I second Jane the Virgin, hilarious and light but some really heart warming moments. I got through the first series in a few days!

Another vote for Crazy ex Girlfriend here. Great fun!

paulapantsdown Mon 22-Aug-16 12:57:03

A bit different from what you said you like, but Stranger Things (on Neltflix) is bloody brilliant. Its a sort of homage to all those great 80's films like Stand by Me, ET, The Goonies etc. Its very weird, but in a good way! The acting is great and Winona Ryder is in it and is amazing. I binged it in 2 days.

At the other end of the spectrum is Grace and Frankie also on netflix. Gentle comedy drama about 2 older women whos husbands run off together! Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Great fun.

Penvelopesnightie Mon 22-Aug-16 12:59:21

R00tat00tt00t: Brooklyn is a brilliant film, so well acted too, I watched it twice , really engrossing .

Coconutty Mon 22-Aug-16 12:59:34

Last chance U is fantastic

Annarose2014 Mon 22-Aug-16 12:59:59

OMG Jane the Virgin. Season 2 finished here in Ireland the other week and I'm devastated that S3 isn't starting for months!

Sometimes I watch it with a big cheesy smile on my face, it's ridiculous.

lucysnowe Thu 25-Aug-16 11:05:59

Gilmore Girls! super fluffy and the whole lot is on Netflix.

daftbesom Sat 27-Aug-16 14:49:33

Yyy crazy ex girlfriend! Love the sound of some of the other suggestions, will put them on my own list.

FaithAscending Wed 14-Sep-16 21:56:43

Ok, I finished Doctor Who and started Crazy ex-girlfriend. She randomly bursts into song! I love it! grin

GladysKravitz Thu 15-Sep-16 13:37:05

Omg Crazy Ex Girlfriend is AMAZING. Really lovely and uplifting I think.

I don't think Stranger Things is at all, in fact I find the setting, era, clothes etc really dismal. I know loads of people love it but I'm only continuing to watch it because I have got this far (two more episodes to go). I think it's hugely overrated and Winona Ryder massively overacts.

Oops sorry for the derail! Yep CEG is the series for you op!

GladysKravitz Thu 15-Sep-16 13:37:43

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