5 TV Shows that Helps Overcome Anxiety – There’s a reason Greeks thespians used the word “catharsis” to describe the climax of a tragedy. The idea was that by experiencing someone else’s pain on stage, the audience themselves would feel a sort of therapeutic release of their personal worries.
And so, as the world continues to face the real-time panic of the coronavirus crisis, it may be ironically comforting to watch a TV show or movie that explores just that – a mass epidemic that gets resolved in the end. So if you’ve already watched Contagion more times than you can count, check out these titles that will help you watch your anxieties peak and settle on screen.
5 TV Shows that Helps Overcome Anxiety
The CW limited series from 2016 balances a true-to-life pandemic story with a few teen-drama romantic plotlines. The story about a team of medics racing the clock to find a cure is contained to 13 episodes, available for streaming on Netflix.
The Hot Zone
This National Geographic limited series stars Julianna Margulies as an army scientist trying to abate an outbreak of Ebola in Washington, DC. Be warned, it is not for the faint of heart. You can watch it now On Demand.
This documentary-style reality series depicts a variety of subjects who have prepared for end-times in creative ways. Season 2 is available on Netflix.
With supermarkets across America in short supply of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, the stockpiling of Hoarders might feel too close for comfort. Still, it’s a good reminder that you can go too far when preparing for a crisis. Catch it on Hulu.
Though this hilarious, award-winning political comedy never depicts a natural disaster of coronavirus proportions, it’s an excellent parody of the way incompetent or self-serving politicians respond to various emergencies. Plus, HBO is now offering free access to the Emmy-winning series, so it’s a perfect time to watch if you’ve been baffled by the daily news.
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