August 22, 2015
Nobody wants to go to bed in broken spirits or with a heavy heart. So at the end of either a sad or disappointing day, before you hit your soft and comfy foam from the Philippines, try cheering yourself up, even just a little. Listen to a few feel-good songs, read a lighthearted book, or better yet – have a mini-binge of some sweet little TV shows.
For a good night’s sleep, watch these small-screen gems with you and you’re sure to have a good dream or two.
A show about bringing back the dead to life before going to sleep? If the title is Pushing Daisies, then it’s a good idea.
The show is about Ned (Lee Pace), a pie-maker who has the ability to bring back the dead with a single touch. However, if the one he revived stays alive for more than one minute, someone else nearby will die in his or her place. In addition, the person who he revived will die again, this time permanently, if he or she touches Ned. Because of his power, he was able to revive his childhood friend and first love Chuck (Anna Friel), who now lives with him (but can’t come into any physical contact with him), and together they help Detective Emerson solve murders in order to keep their pie restaurant afloat.
While the synopsis sounds like a pretty good horror series, the show is very far from being one; it’s a little bit sad at times, dryly funny for the most parts, and always with a tinge of mellow glee.
This is basically the sitcom version of Beauty and the Geek. The lives of Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Raj (Kunal Nayyar), and Howard (Simon Helberg) – four guys who are textbook examples of the words geek and nerd (they’re scientists, comic book culture enthusiasts, and gamers) – forever change when a pretty girl named Penny (Kaley Cuoco)becomes their next-door neighbor. Awkwardness and geekiness, which ensues hilarity, ensues – a lot of times.
If you’re into geek stuff, cerebral jokes, and embarrassing situations, then my theory is that you’ll have a bang out this one.
Perhaps the most popular and arguably the best TV series of all time, not to mention one with an awesome and heartwarming theme.
Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), a fashion enthusiast, runs away from her wedding and seeks her childhood friend and chef Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), who houses a social circle of four people in their mid-twenties: actor Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc), masseuse and musician Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), financial expert Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), and Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), a paleontologist and Monica’s older brother. Together, they take on and help each other out when it comes to career, romance, and other challenges in life. All while having a lot of fun doing so.
You’ve probably heard your parents’ love story so many times that you’ve already lost count. Well at least you’re not Ted Mosby’s children, as his tale on how he found his one true love lasted for nine years in real-world time.
So, how did Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) – with the help of his friends Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel), his wife Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan), and Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) – meet the mother of his children and the one true love of his life? You’re going to have to follow his story to find out – if you can stop laughing, that is.
Fun, light, and hilarious – these shows are perfect when you’re lying down and can’t get a wink of sleep. But don’t get too hooked; after all, you need a good night’s sleep.