This article was originally published in Her magazine.

Whenever life feels a bit much we crave escapism and often turn to our favourite fictional worlds for that comfort.

Do you ever find yourself turning to the same show again and again? Netflix is full of gripping dramas, hilarious comedies, and original movies, but I somehow always end up watching Gilmore Girls, no matter what’s on my to-watch list.

Sometimes there are just way too many options and the easiest thing to do is to rely on an old reliable to help you switch off after a draining day in work.

Sometimes it’s easier to watch something that doesn’t need your full attention.

There’s nothing I love quite as much as curling up with an episode of Gilmore Girls that I’ve already watched half a dozen times, especially when you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed. You know what to expect, and what’s going to happen.

And sometimes that’s all you really need.