The world is a scary place right now with all the political corruption and military threats. I personally know how difficult it can be to find distractions from how real and close to home those threats really are. However, with a little help from some mind-numbing television, it's easier than we tend to think. In no way am I saying to ignore the news or to not be informed about the world around us (it's especially important in case of something serious happening), but stressing out about things if they don't directly affect you quite yet never helps any situation. Be prepared, but take a mental break and check out Rick and Morty and Bob's Burgers.
1. "Rick and Morty"
Ahhh, there's nothing better than reverting back to your childhood self and watching Saturday morning cartoons. Except you can watch them whenever online. And they've grown up a lot. Like, A LOT. Rick and Morty, an Adult Swim series focused on Morty, a twelve-year-old boy who travels through space and other dimensions with his mad genius/scientist for a grandfather, Rick. With plenty of societal satire and sexual innuendos, the Rick and Morty's travels are sure to get at least a few chuckles out of you even if this isn't your style of humor. Despite the otherworldly problems that Rick and Morty face, their family also faces very real problems in marriage and in raising children correctly, but all in a very dysfunctional and humorous light. Kick your feet back, numb your mind, maybe lose a few brain cells, and travel to places such as Gazorpazorp and Rick's friend's insides for a fun and sometimes disturbing time.
2. "Bob's Burgers"
Bob just wants to make burgers at his burger joint that has been re-opened numerous times which can be seen in the show's title sequence. Set in New Jersey (figured most likely because of Linda's accent), this dysfunctional family of five knows how to get weird. There's the already mentioned Bob, who just wants to make his burgers, and his wife Linda, who is known to set up the Christmas tree the day after Halloween and name the raccoon who digs through the trash in the alley El Diablo. Their three children include Tina, a girl with awkward social skills and a notoriety for making strange noises, Louise, known for her pink hat and love for causing trouble, and Gene, the youngest, known for fighting with Louise and making strange remarks. Their dysfunctional family is known for causing mayhem together and getting into fights, but at the end of they day, they all come together in some strange way or another and wind up teaching an odd yet valuable lesson. Again, you might kill off a few brain cells, but at least you'll be laughing while doing it.