Anger. Denial. Pizza. Depression. The days are shorter and colder, everyone is reeling from the election, and holidays are just weeks away. Who can blame you for crashing on the couch with a glass of wine in one hand and the remote control in the other? Literally no one.
But before you brace yourself for another episode of Westworld, take a moment to think about what you *really* want to watch during these post-election times. Something stressful? Or something that will soothe your soul, ease your mind, and keep you entertained until Donald Trump's next tweet storm sends you into a fit of anxiety? On that note, here's a handy list of apolitical shows—all of which you can find on Youtube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu.More
Fact: watching friendly British bakers make elaborate cookies is some of the best television there is. Alas, the GBBO is no more—but luckily for us Yanks, every season of the show is available on YouTube. These are the uncut, unedited, British versions that have no commercials, and include little taped segments from beloved hosts/best friends to all, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. The show features stern-but-loving baking icon Mary Berry and tough love master baker Paul Hollywood—the kinds of judges who tell contestants their gingerbread Sistine Chapels taste absolutely awful, but still burst into tears at the idea of sending them home. It's marvelous.
Watch on: YouTube
If Great British Bake Off leaves you wanting more Sue Perkins, more unusual food, and more humor (with some period costumes thrown in), this is the show to watch. In each episode of The Supersizers Go, Perkins and food critic Giles Coren venture into different historical periods to sample foods, customs, hobbies and lifestyles—and cover everything from Roman banquets to wartime London. Like most BBC shows, it's great fun and you actually learn something.
Watch on: Hulu