10 TV Shows To Watch When You Need A Good Cry

1. “This Is Us”
10/17/2017 01:00 pm ET Updated Oct 17, 2017

There’s a time and a place for feel-good shows, but sometimes, we’re in the mood for something a little more, shall we say, emotionally draining. Here, ten shows we turn on when we need a good cry.

NBC

1. “This Is Us”

Probably the most tears per minute of any TV show ever.

Watch it on: NBC and Hulu

ABC

2. “Parenthood”

The sadness lies in how damn relatable it is.

Watch it on: Netflix

NETFLIX

3. “BoJack Horseman” 

For an animated show about an anthropomorphic horse, BoJack has made us weep on no fewer than 11 occasions.

Watch it on: Netflix

ABC

4. “Grey’s Anatomy”

With 14 seasons under its belt, this medical drama has no shortage of tear-jerking moments.

Watch it on: ABC, Hulu and Netflix

ABC

5. “How I Met Your Mother”

For a comedy, HIMYM has a surprising number of tender moments. (Like when Marshall’s dad dies.)

Watch it on: Netflix

HULU

6. “Handmaid’s Tale”

Watch this and alternate between tears and genuine concern.

Watch it on: Hulu

AMC

7. “Breaking Bad”

Momentary periods of respite (in the form of dark humor) didn’t make the constant death, despair and destruction any less crushing.

Watch it on: Netflix

HBO

8. “Six Feet Under” 

The scene: The series’ last. The song: “Breathe Me” by Sia.

Watch it on: Amazon Prime

HBO

9. “Game of Thrones”

Sometimes you’ll cry out of fear; other times it’ll be because of the Red Wedding

Watch it on: HBO and Amazon Prime

NBC

10. “The Voice”

On the plus side, lots of the darkest contestant backstories have happy endings.

Watch it on: NBC and Hulu

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