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How Watching Sitcoms Impacted My Anxiety

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“The Wonderful World of Sitcoms” There’s a sitcom for every occasion, a fact I learned in junior high. If drama overtook my friend group, I found solace in “Living Single.” When struggling in the social hierarchy of middle school, I ran to the one-dimensional issues of “My Three Sons.” Dramas and soaps served as poor escapist entertainment, while the lack of complexity in sitcoms built a stable, optimistic version of reality, rendering them much easier to view.

With all this in mind, I soon came to believe in the power of sitcoms; specifically, the therapeutic power of escaping to their dependable worlds.

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