Suffice to say, this year has gotten off to a rocky start. So to lift your spirits, here are eight heartwarming, feel-good series on Netflix to indulge in

1. Queer Eye: We're In Japan!

Following their wildly popular original series, the Fab 5 packed their bags and brought their expertise to Tokyo. As always, each transformation becomes more than just a makeover as the crew work to boost their subjects' confidence and improve their quality of life by updating their wardrobes, renovating their homes, opening up about their personal struggles. 

Watch Queer Eye: We're In Japan here

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2. Sugar Rush

If you have a sweet tooth when it comes to your food-related television, then Sugar Rush might be the show for you. The series features four teams of two to participate in a fast-paced baking competition, crafting the best desserts to win the prize. Not only will you be able to appreciate all the delicious treats being made from the comfort of your own couch, but you’ll also feel inspired and gain more knowledge of baking.  

Watch Sugar Rush here 

3. Dogs

From a Syrian refugee who went to great lengths to reunite with his dog, to a couple who have dedicated their lives to running a free-range animal shelter in Costa Rica, this surprisingly touching series explores the bond between humans and man's best friend. 

Watch Dogs here

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4. Street Food

The creators of Chef's Table bring the same artistic touch and storytelling to Street Food. The series takes viewers to nine Asian destinations to discover each city's vibrant street food scene, while bringing a very human element to the plate as they focus on the strong connections between the food and the people who make it, and why they do—sometimes it's out of passion, and sometimes it's sheer survival. 

It'll make you laugh, it'll make you cry, but more than anything, this beautifully executed series will remind you that everyone has a story. 

Watch Street Food here

5. Cheer

This six-episode series quickly gained a cult following, and for good reason. It is an unexpectedly compelling and emotional dive into the world of competitive cheerleading, specifically at a small junior college in Corsicana, Texas called Navarro. Only the best of the best get to cheer here, and for many, making the squad is a way out of their troubled lives—especially under the guidance of the team's tough but kind coach, Monica Aldama.

Watch Cheer here

6. Atypical

Sam, a teenager who is on the autism spectrum, has decided that he's ready to look for love. Hilarious and heartwarming, Atypical follows him and his family on this journey, and what starts as a narrative about life on the spectrum unfolds into a story about life in general and the challenges we all face in relationships. 

Watch Atypical here

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7. Interior Design Masters

Ever wished to revamp your home and give it a fresh new look for the new season? Interior Design Masters will give you plenty of materials to draw inspiration from. Originally a BBC production, the competition series follows a group of aspiring interior designers from various backgrounds to transform different spaces—from college dorm rooms to hair salons and upscale apartments. Expect tons of design inspirations, as well as some heartfelt moments, as the contestants revisit past challenges and evaluate their potential for success. 

Watch Interior Design Masters here

8. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Directed and hosted by comedian Jerry Seinfeld, season 9 of the series is another great serving of vintage cars, hot coffee and great conversations with the sharpest minds in comedy. Featuring guests such as Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais and Melissa Villaseñor to name just a few, the show is packed full of hilarity to bring you some much-needed joy and entertainment after a long day at work.  

Watch Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee here

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This story was published on 29 January, 2019 and was updated on 20 March, 2020.

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