Hannah Richey, editor-in-chief
My current comfort album is Trixie Mattel’s “One Stone.” I’m a fan of folk/country music and this is easily one of my favorite albums. Most songs take on a very folksy storytelling element with a few “radio” songs interspersed that keep the album interesting and giving you a break from some of the more emotional moments in it. This album is great for singing in the car or for studying and stays mellow enough to get you through the longer days before the end of the semester.
Campbell Bryan, Reporter
“Ruldoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is perfect to get into the holiday season, and it’s a feel good comfort movie with a happy ending.
Celia Shepard, Chief Copy-editor
I like to watch Captain Disillusion on YouTube when I need something that will distract me from the rest of the world. I can confidently say that, unless you’re watching uploads of television shows on YouTube, you’ve probably never seen a channel that puts so much production quality into every video of his. One video on his channel showing how he made a 1-second visual gag in a recent video is two minutes long — and it’s a time lapse. He’s been applying this insane attention to detail to each of his videos consistently for 14 years now, even back in 2007 when YouTube limited upload quality to 240p and he easily could have gotten away with low-effort content. His style is comedic, nostalgic, and educational all at the same time, and he’s just about the only “skeptic” on YouTube who isn’t massively conceited (at least when not in his superhero character) or outright embarrassing to show to your friends.
Lewis Bruce, Reporter & Film Critic
The first few seasons of “SpongeBob” honestly hold up so well as comfort TV. The jokes have aged perfectly and it didn’t feel too dumbed-down for kids back then, and of course, it’s all so nostalgic.
Ankit Bandyopadhyay, Reporter
I’ve been rewatching “Community” for the past few days, partly because I’ve watched a little too many depressing shows. Troy and Abed’s banter and the atmosphere of Greendale have been really uplifting.
Caleb Wood, Managing Editor
“Party Down” is a show that is so easy to rewatch. The whole series ran for only 20 episodes, but they make the most of every minute it is on. The show follows a group of caterers with Hollywood dreams as they find ways to ruin every event they work. It was the big break for several of its actors and features a cast that includes Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino and Lizzy Caplan. The show is as funny as any I’ve ever seen. The episodes are each separate enough to stand alone. And it is so fast-paced it’s easy to watch whether you’re focusing on it or just have it on in the background.