10 Comedy Movies and TV Shows to Cheer You Up On Blue Monday
It’s time to turn that frown upside down because nobody wants bad vibes on Blue Monday!
There’s a lot of negativity around Mondays in general with it being the first day after the weekend and everybody’s back to reality.
So, it’s no wonder that there’s an actual day called “Blue Monday” which is allegedly the most depressing day of the year – oh dear!
When you’re chilling out in your cosy student accommodation, the last thing you need is to be feeling low, so that’s why we’re here to help.
We’ve done our research and came up with 10 comedy movies and TV shows that are bound to cheer you up on Blue Monday!
So get your snacks ready and your PJ’s on because it’s time for a TV binge with your pals.
When Is Blue Monday 2021?
Obviously, you might not be buzzing to put this one in your diary, but Blue Monday actually takes place on the 18th of January this year.
It usually falls on the third Monday in January but can also be on the second or fourth FYI!
The concept of Blue Monday was originally published in a press release under the name Cliff Arnall, who at the time was a tutor at the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Cardiff Uni.
Explained by an equation, Arnell took many factors into consideration such as weather conditions, debt levels, and low motivation levels.
Arnell now campaigns against the idea of Blue Monday via his Twitter and says it was “never his intention to make the day sound negative!”
When Was The First Blue Monday?
The first Blue Monday date was on the 24th January in 2005 as part of a Sky Travel press release.
It takes into account weather conditions and only applies to those in the Northern Hemisphere.
The idea of Blue Monday is basically something called “pseudoscience” (a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on a scientific method) – remember that and you’ll sound clever!
So, without further ado, let’s crack on with our top binge-worthy list.
1. The Office US
This totally binge-worthy show is absolutely perfect to watch on Blue Monday for a real pick me up!
The super-popular American mockumentary series depicts the everyday work lives of office employees in Scranton, Pennsylvania at Dunder Mifflin, a paper company.
It really is no wonder that this show lasted so long, it’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you cry and you’ll be lost without it once you’re done.
Boss Michael Scott is loveable and annoying all at the same time, with one big family in the office, the show strikes a fab balance between silly and emotional!
The show consists of 201 episodes spanning across a whopping nine seasons and the episodes are usually 20-minutes long, ideal for a binge on Blue Monday.
You can catch The Office on Amazon Prime Video, so go on, what are you waiting for?
Of course, this absolute cracker of a show makes our list, because who doesn’t love Friends, right?!
If you haven’t seen Friends before, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past few years, so let us enlighten you 😉
The classic 90’s comedy TV show is set in Manhattan and focuses on 6 friends who go through pretty much every life experience together!
There’s plenty of drama and so many laughs making it perfect for a duvet day on Blue Monday with lots of yummy snacks.
Lasting for 10 seasons, watching the show will keep you nice and busy and cheer you up if you’re feeling low.
You can binge every episode on Netflix with prices ranging from £5.99-£11.99 depending on what package you go for!
3. Below Deck
If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon and started watching Below Deck, you must! It’s the definition of trashy, addictive TV.
With a fabulous 8 seasons and a spin off show Below Deck Mediterranean all available to watch on Amazon Prime, you deffo won’t be feeling blue on Blue Monday!
The American reality TV show focuses on a group of people who work abroad on a luxury yacht and it really gives you a glimpse of the high life.
Of course, it’s not all fun and games, the show is filled with mega drama, romance, and plenty of arguments, so get the popcorn ready folks!
BTW – the yacht captain, Captain Lee, is absolutely hilarious and has many weird and wonderful quotes, so keep your ear out for those.
4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Follow Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) a silly NYPD detective in the fictional 99th precinct of Brooklyn for plenty of giggles and mishaps.
His funny relationship with the main characters Amy, Rosa, Terry, Charles, and Raymond Holt provides bags of entertainment and cringe-worthy moments too.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a show you can binge pretty much all day, it’s a super easy watch bound to put a smile on your face!
5. RuPaul’s Drag Race
Start your engines, because Ru Paul’s Drag Race is a feel-good show destined to wash away those sad Blue Monday vibes!
The show documents RuPaul (American drag queen) in search for America’s next drag superstar.
So get ready for many puns, so much drama, and a whole lotta SASS! You can catch RuPaul on Netflix, so get on it ASAP.
In true Pixar fashion, their latest creation Soul really does tug on the heartstrings, but makes you feel motivated at the same time!
Based on the life of Joe, a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn’t really gone to plan, Soul celebrates the idea of individual personalities and their passions.
This might sound a little deep for an animated movie, and it kinda is tbh, but that’s what makes it so utterly amazing!
As well as bags of visual brilliance, Soul will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you feel motivated to do what you love, perfect for Blue Monday.
Watch it on Disney+ now, it’s only £5.99 a month and there’s so many classics on there to sink your teeth into.
7. Crazy, Stupid, Love
The cast alone is enough to make you want to watch this awesome film, starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Steve Carrell and Julianne Moore!
Cal (Carrell) is a middle-aged man, heartbroken when his wife (Moore) asks for a divorce, so he seeks the help of Jacob (Gosling) to help him with his pulling techniques.
Let’s just say, it isn’t a smooth ride and Cal may not be as smooth as he thinks, oops!
This storyline has everything in it from love to comedy giving you all the more reason to watch it on Blue Monday with a big bag of popcorn.
You can watch the movie on Amazon Prime Video here, so get your snacks ready pronto.
8. Happy Gilmore
Did you really think an Adam Sandler film wasn’t going to make this list? He’s practically the king of feel-good movies!
Happy Gilmore centres around main character Happy, who learns that his grandmother is going to lose her house.
He decides to enter a golf tournament to win prize money and save her home, what an absolute cutie!
This film is genuinely funny and enjoyable, some even say it’s Adam Sandler’s best film, so give it a watch and see what you think.
9. Step Brothers
Now THIS is an absolute classic, even if you’ve watched it a thousand times it’ll still make you laugh, perfect for a dull and dreary Monday!
Brennan (Will Ferrell) and Dale (John C Reilly) are two middle-aged men that still live with their parents and forced to live together when their parents get married.
Both their immature, child-like behaviours are what make this film so damn funny, plus Will Ferrell is funny in pretty much any role he plays, right?
BTW – it’s on Netflix, so get ready to stream now in the comfort of your own student accommodation!
10. Liar Liar
Actor Jim Carrey is bound to put a smile on anyone’s face with his crazy acting and funny mannerisms, which is why you gotta watch Liar Liar on Blue Monday!
Habitual liar Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) is a lawyer who is prone to telling white lies, but what if he could no longer tell lies, and only the truth?
This is where things start to get a little #awks, but equally hilarious at the same time!
Watch it on Amazon Prime Video today for plenty of laughs.
We hope you found our tips useful and you’ll feel a little brighter this Blue Monday, don’t let the bad vibes get to you and get ready for a TV binge!