One of the things I really love about Netflix is all of the great opportunities the site offers for learning about the world and becoming more informed about social and political issues. It's awesome that you can pay 10 dollars a month and have access to so many different stories. But sometimes, you've been confronting the serious issues of the world all day and you need to take a breather and just zone out. Fortunately there are also tons of things to watch on Netflix when you need a mental break.
I took this list really seriously (ironically enough), which means that I thought hard about which shows and movies were really not going to challenge you or require too much mental investment. That meant even a lot of silly TV shows were out, either because they required a lot of investment in the plot or because they are pretty dated and include a lot of offensive jokes (looking at you, Friends.) And "edgy" comedy and "smart" dramas, while they absolutely have their place, simply need not apply here. Everything on this list is light and soothing, and the subjects range from the cute and adorable to the beautiful and delicious to the kooky and hilarious. We all deserve a mental break now and then.