5 TV Shows to Watch If You Need a Good Cry

by Ivana Hamilton March 01, 2019

5 TV Shows to Watch If You Need a Good Cry

Sometimes all you need is to get in your feelings and cry your eyes out. Whether you are going through a harsh breakup or have been feeling like crap lately, it’s okay to give in and cry! Grab a tissue box and get ready for intense crying sessions. Here are the ultimate five shows to watch if you crave for a good, soothing cry.

1.”Broadchurch”

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The first heartbreaking moment you have to deal with in this show is the murder of a young boy in a small town in England. The horrific crime brings a lot of media frenzy to this town which threatens to tear the community apart. What seemed as a tightknit community it turns out to be a place that hides many horrible secrets. Besides bringing tears to your eyes, you’ll also get to enjoy the powerful performance of Olivia Colman, who recently won the Oscar forBest Actressfor her amazing portrayal of Queen Anne in“The Favourite.”

2.”Grey’s Anatomy”

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“Grey’s Anatomy” is the go-to TV show for long crying sessions. After nearly two decades of watching it, we still can’t get enough of Shonda Rhime’s emotional torture. Even if you have been unexplainably happy lately, “Grey’s Anatomy” will bring shadow in your life. You can’t help yourself but be a masochist when it comes to this show.

3.”The Handmaid’s Tale”

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Imagine being a woman in a totalitarian society that forces you to sexual servitude to repopulate your country. This is exactly the life of the few remaining fertile women in Gilead who are treated as state property and live their worst nightmares. It’s so awful that will make you burst into tears, but at the same time, you won’t be able to turn your head away. The cast, the story, the presentation - it’s all so damn good that will make you watch it until the end!

4.”Parenthood”

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Parenthood delivers modern family issues through the families of four siblings and their parents. Like many parents, they managed to keep their problems under the surface for the sake of their now-adult children. Each of the siblings will face their own challenges. You’ll cry and cry and cry until your eyes turn tomato red while the families deal with their problems. Make sure you have enough tissues handy because this TV show won’t be easy on your feelings.


5.”Rectify”

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Make sure you have a safe place to cry your eyes out! There is an innocent guy who’s been in prison for nearly 20 years for the rape and murder of a teenage girl. Although new evidence shows that he wasn’t the one who did it, his family and town consider him as an outsider because of the alleged crime. You’ll for sure sympathize with Daniel’s struggles to adapt in the real world after 20 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t convict. The show is worth every second of emotional torture!

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