When life gets difficult, we all need a few escapes to pause, think, and refresh our lives. There is nothing as good as comfort shows that can give you a fresh breath of escape and they are like a warm blanket on cold days, with the added advantage of returning to the blanket over and over again. There are plenty of shows available on HBO Max that feel like a hug, whether you are in the mood for a family sitcom, a goofy animated cartoon, or a hilarious romantic workplace comedy.
Here are some heartwarming shows on HBO Max that you can choose from:
1. Pushing Daisies
Pushing Daisies is a comedy-drama series that follows the life of Ned, a pie-maker who has the ability to bring back dead things to life with his touch. But this ability comes with stipulations. Ned, together with his formerly deceased crush Chuck, co-worker Olive and a private investigator, Emerson, uses his abilities to solve murder cases. The series is extremely popular for its unusual storyline, quirky characters, fast-paced dialogues, and a forensic fairy tale. This show is perfect if you’re looking for something light and unique with a bit of drama and a lot of comedy.
2. Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens
The series is a comedy-drama show that revolves around a 20-something woman, named Nora Lin, in Queens who wants to live a larger-than-life existence. She lives with her family as she tries to make her way through young adulthood in outer-borough New York City. The series is super funny and the scenes between Nora and her grandmother are hilarious. You should watch this show if you’re a fan of sitcoms and Awkwafina, as her energy and humor is limitless in this series.
3. Sex and the City
A romantic comedy that follows the lives of four women, who despite their different nature and ever-changing romantic lives, continue to stay inseparable and confide in each other during the tough times. The series has several storylines that show different modern social issues like sexuality, femininity, and safe sex. The series is all about these women, who are trying to explore their social lives, everything, from sex to relationships, but from their own different perspectives. The series is a perfect watch for you if you’re looking for something light yet funny.
4. A World of Calm
A World of Calm is a meditation web series that is created and developed as a collaboration between the makers of the highly popular sleep app Calm and Nutopia, for HBO Max. The series contains half-hour episodes and in each episode, there will be a relaxing tale that is designed to transform how the viewer feels. Basically, the aim is to transport the viewer into calmness through different scientifically-engineered narratives, enchanting music, and astounding footage, to naturally calm your body and soothe the mind. The cast includes Keanu Reeves, Oscar Issac, Cillian Murphy, and other talented actors. So, you know what to do when you’re stressed the next time, right?
5. The O.C.
A teen drama series that focuses on Ryan Atwood, a gifted young man who is adopted by the wealthy and philanthropic Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. Ryan’s foster brother Seth is a socially awkward and quick-witted teenager. Both the teens spend time navigating their relationships with the girl-next-door, Marissa, Seth’s childhood crush, Summer, and the close-minded society in which they live. The series is full of soapy drama, along with plenty of swoon-worthy romantic gestures. Watch this show if you’re into romantic and comedy-dramas.