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Comfort food TV appears to be thriving in the Trump era

  • The success of This Is Us and The Good Doctor seem to show that audiences are, more than ever, seeking escapism from the news-making Trump administration. “At a time when real-world events seem unrelentingly grim, audiences appear to be turning to TV for the small-screen equivalent of comfort food,” says Josef Adalian. “The trend toward warm and fuzzy began last season with the unexpectedly huge success of NBC’s This Is Us, an unashamed tearjerker whose message of family unity and love was the perfect antidote to the nastiness of the 2016 presidential election.”

    TOPICS: The Good Doctor, This Is Us, Trump Presidency