At times, our weekend plans are the only thing getting us through a tough work week. We spend Friday evening and Saturday in its entirety, enjoying ourselves to the fullest. From catching up on missed readings to indulging in a self-care routine, and going out with friends, the weekend is the time to relax and unwind.
However, the excitement and delight seem to fade away as Sunday morning approaches. We are left with a feeling of dread and anxiety. This feeling is commonly known as the ‘Sunday Blues’.
It is the irritability, and unease induced by work-related stress. All we can think about is the pile of work waiting to greet us the next day. This should not be the end of the fun-filled weekend you have been looking forward to the entire week.
One of the best strategies to beat the Sunday blues is scheduling an enjoyable activity that distracts your mind. Nothing achieves this better than well-timed and cheerful comedy.
Here are five shows that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and help forget those Sunday blues.
Big Bang Theory
This American sitcom aired in 2007 and went on for 12 fun-filled seasons. It received glowing reviews from critics and became a favorite amongst the audience for its brilliant story-telling, light comedy, and quirky characters.
The story revolves around brilliant yet socially inept scientists, Leonard, Sheldon, Raj, Howard, and their neighbor Penny who moves in across the hall. Its focal point is the misadventures of these five characters as they navigate life.
More than the central story, it is the brilliantly knit characters and their quirks that will have you rolling on the floor, laughing.
The highlight of the show is the character of Sheldon Cooper. Cooper is a self-centered genius who experiences trouble identifying social cues and understanding sarcasm, which often gets him in difficult yet hilarious situations. His journey from being selfish to a considerate and loving individual is wholesome and a delight to follow.
Intelligently written and ceaselessly enjoyable, Brooklyn nine-nine is a criminally underrated American police comedy show. It is set in the Ninety-ninth precinct of Brooklyn and follows the journey of a team of detectives that includes, Detective Jake Peralta, played by the famous Andy Samberg.
The show starts with Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher) – a serious and intellectual detective joining the ninety-nine precinct as their commanding officer. Used to doing things his way, detective Peralta buds head with his new commanding officer, resulting in hilarious situations.
The show is incredibly engaging and fast-moving with episodes that are only 22 minutes long.
‘Friends’ has achieved a cult-classic status for good reason. It aired 28 years ago, yet remains relevant in conversation till-date and continues to be a fan favorite.
The plot of the show revolves around a group of friends living in New York. It takes you on a trip through each character’s journey as the ‘friends’ navigate their way through life. You witness the group go through career dilemmas, romantic relationships, failure, heartbreaks, and just about all challenges life has to offer, together.
‘Friends’ also majorly influenced ’90s fashion. From white tees, and mom jeans to slip dresses and turtle necks, it wouldn’t be wrong to conclude that the show defined ’90s style.
The show is relatable, wholesome, and just nostalgic for simpler times. There is a high chance you have already watched the show but it is always a good idea to re-watch for the humor is timeless and each episode is just about 20 minutes long.
Anime is not everyone’s cup of tea but if you are hoping to watch light-hearted comedy, ‘Assassination Classroom’ is a great show to catch.
Assassination Classroom is a well-written comedy-drama that revolves around the ‘E’ class of the Kunigigaoka Academy. The ‘E’ class consists of students ranking lowest academically, in the entire ninth grade because of which they are subjected to great discrimination by the school.
Things take a quick turn for class ‘E’ when a yellow creature ‘Korosensei’ announces himself as their new homeroom teacher one day. The said creature is powerful enough to destroy the planet. The students must train their hardest to become assassins and kill this threat to humankind.
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No matter how much you want to prolong it, the weekend will end. You can work to put yourself in a better mood that will help your mindset and improve your performance at work.
Comedy is a great way to elevate your mood. A wholesome and fulfilling weekend, filled with laughter might just help you to look forward to work instead of dreading it.