Comfort Food TV

Apple’s had a lot of success with Ted Lasso. If you have Apple TV+, I’d recommend it. Emily VanDerWerff wrote an excellent piece in VOX about why Ted Lasso works and the general idea of Comfort Food TV. I don’t consume a lot of TV, but I can tell you that my tastes have very much turned toward comfort food TV over the last several years.


There’s enough conflict in the world. To relax, I’m not interested in watching people do knowingly bad things to one another. Instead, I prefer watching generally good characters try their best to muddle through. Ted Lasso scratches that itch. Also, I recently bought the DVDs for the complete run of Northern Exposure and it is giving me the same sorts of feels I got from Ted Lasso.