It’s not rare that some people consider their lives boring, ordinary and depressive and at least once every single one of us wished that he/she could have been a character from a certain TV Show. It doesn’t matter whether you want to be like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory or Joey from Friends the essential thing is that you want to live an interesting life. But not every TV show consists of happy people going on with their ordinary lives. We get it, life can be hard sometimes, and we are here to prove to you that it isn’t always as bad as it looks.
We created a list of TV shows that will make you appreciate what you have right now. We will prove to you that some characters have it much worse than you could ever imagine.
5. The Night Shift
Think about this crazy way of living your life: you are an ER doctor, and you have to wait, always fully prepared, for the ambulance to rush in with a patient in critical condition. What is expected of you? It is expected that you pull off a miracle. Quick thinking means a lot of stress, having someone’s faith in your hands just adds to that. The pressure makes you sweaty, your hands are shaking but you are a doctor, and you have to keep your cool. Some lives you manage to save, some you simply don’t… Doesn’t all of this just remind you how easy it is to just take care of yourself?
4. 13 Reasons Why
We are sure that you have heard about this one. A young girl Hannah experiences bullying during her high school days. Her parents suffer from financial troubles, her grades are bad, she has no friends… What could be worse? Well, she kills herself. Shortly after that mysterious tapes emerge. Each dedicated to one person from her life. One person that had contributed to her demise. She recalls every single moment of depression, sadness, emptiness. She perfectly remembers every single time she was neglected and abandoned, this girl even describes that one time when she got raped. Her life was a living nightmare. We told you that you were having it easy right? You don’t believe us? Then take a look at our next pick.
3. You Get Me
Have you ever been followed? Surely you had that one person in your life that wouldn’t accept ‘No’ as an answer. That one character that just wouldn’t give up. Constantly avoiding that person and running can become tiring and scary. You never know what could those individuals think of and what they are capable of. Just imagine what could happen if you didn’t have anyone to wait for you when you come back from school/work. What would happen if you were all alone in a big city? We all feel good when we are desired by someone but be careful not to take advantage of the people that feel that way. You never know what outcome may come from that.
Rare are the families that have no problems. Leo Tolstoy once wrote ‘All happy families are alike, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.’ Imagine that you have a close sibling connected to a crime. He wants you to work for him and smuggle drugs. The family from this show has tons of dark secrets, and only one member is a black sheep. And it is bad when you are a black sheep in this situation. One day it all comes down to them trying to eliminate you. Not only do they try to kill you but they want to cover it up and make it look like an accident. You may think that your family has serious issues but imagine having to live in an environment like this one. Not so nice, right?
We have already mentioned one messed up family. Well, this one is even worse. If your family is even a tiny bit like this one, well, we feel sorry for you. We are sorry because we are certain that no one is more messed up than the Gallagher clan. Father is a drunkard who drinks away his life, the family is run by the oldest child, and the rest of them are perfect fits for a psychiatric institution. Now let’s not lie to ourselves here. Our families just can’t be this messed up. This is a TV show for a reason people, it is far from realistic. But don’t get us wrong, we don’t say that it is impossible for a family somewhere on this globe to be like this. There are some seriously strange people out there.
Be thankful for what you have. Always strive to be better. We hope that you don’t fit in any of the shows from the list. If you do, well, we are sorry! Hang in there or better yet, run! Run as fast as you can!