TV series about depression

List of the best series about depression selected by visitors to our site: Kidding, Patrick Melrose, Les Misérables, After Life, Divorce, Dead to Me, Dietland, One Day at a Time, 13 Reasons Why, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Kidding (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersActors, Rich, Celebrities, Family
PlotDepression, Cancer, Divorce, Death
StyleSoulful, Fancy, For men, Makes me think, To cry, Philosophical, Touching

Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, is an icon of children's TV. But when his family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Patrick Melrose (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:05
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotDepression, Fate
StyleFor men, Philosophical, Short, Fascinating

A critical and often humorous look at the upper class, tracking the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.

Les Misérables (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:59
CharactersPoor
PlotDepression, Love, Uprising
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, By books, Touching

France, 1815. Jean Valjean, a common thief, is released from prison after having lived a hell in life for 19 years, but a small mistake puts the law again on his trail. Ruthless Inspector Javert pursues him thorough years, driven by a twisted sense of justice, while Valjean reforms himself, thrives and dedicates his life to good deeds. In 1832, while the revolution ravages the streets of Paris, Valjean and Javert cross their paths for the last time.

After Life (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:10
CharactersFriends, Dogs
PlotDepression, Death, Cancer
StyleNetflix

Tony had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa suddenly dies, Tony changes. After contemplating taking his own life, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on.

Divorce (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:50
PlotDepression, Divorce
StyleTo cry, Touching

A couple goes through a long, drawn-out divorce.

Dead to Me (2019)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:42
CharactersFriends
PlotRelationship, Depression
StyleFor girls, Fascinating

A hotheaded widow searching for the hit-and-run driver who mowed down her husband befriends an eccentric optimist who isn't quite what she seems.

Dietland (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeenagers, bbw, Gays
PlotDepression
StyleFor girls

Plum Kettle, ghost-writer for the editor of one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines, struggles with self-image and sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-acceptance. At the same time, everyone is buzzing over news reports about men, accused of sexual abuse and assault, who are disappearing and meeting untimely, violent deaths.

One Day at a Time (2017)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
PlotLove, Depression
PlaceUSA

In a reimagining of the TV classic, a newly single Latina mother raises her teen daughter and tween son with the "help" of her old-school mom.

13 Reasons Why (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersTeenagers
PlotRelationship, Growing up, Depression
PlaceSchool
StyleNetflix, To cry, Touching, Makes me think, Worth watching

After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, musical
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends
PlotDepression, Love triangle
StyleEasy

Rebecca Bunch is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything - her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan - in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: suburban West Covina, California.

My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Mark7 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:47
CharactersTeenagers
PlotDepression
StyleTouching, To cry

Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend Chloe and her group, who are unaware of Rae's mental health and body image problems, believing she was in France for the past four months.

Mildred Pierce (2011)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration05:36
CharactersHousewives, Parents
PlotDepression, Divorce
StyleShort, Dark

Mildred Pierce depicts an overprotective, self-sacrificing mother during the Great Depression who finds herself separated from her husband, opening a restaurant of her own and falling in love with a man, all the while trying to earn her spoiled, narcissistic daughter's love and respect.

Dead Like Me (2003)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43
PlotSupernatural, Death, Divorce, Depression, Life after death, Superpowers
StyleTo cry, Fancy

Dead Like Me follows a group of undead grim reapers tasked with shepherding the recently departed into the afterlife.

Six Feet Under (2001)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8.7)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
PlotDeath, Depression
StyleAction, Fascinating

A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as challenging as--and far less predictable than--the one inside.

Wilfred (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersDogs
PlotDepression
StyleFancy

Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. While leading him through a series of comedic and existential adventures, Wilfred the dog shows Ryan the man how to overcome his fears and joyfully embrace the unpredictability and insanity of the world around him.

Lights Out (2011)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersLarge families, Losers
PlotBoxing, Depression
StyleFascinating

Lights Out is an American television boxing drama series from the FX network in the United States. It stars Holt McCallany as Patrick "Lights" Leary, a New Jersey native, and former heavyweight champion boxer who is considering a comeback. The series premiered on January 11, 2011 at 10 pm ET/PT. On March 24, 2011, FX announced the cancellation of the show. The final episode aired on April 5.

Living with Yourself (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersLosers
PlotDepression
PlaceOffice
StyleSpectacular, Easy

Burned out on life, Miles undergoes a strange procedure at a strip mall spa -- and wakes to find he's been replaced by a better version of himself.

HAPPYish (2015)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:05
PlotDeath, Depression
PlaceUSA
StyleFancy

Thom Payne is a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a "rebranding," or does he just have a "low joy ceiling?" Maybe pursuing happiness is a fool's errand? Happiness after all is pretty high bar. In a world as absurd as ours, maybe the best anyone can hope for is happyish.

Enlightened (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
PlotDepression
StyleTo cry, Fancy

Enlightened follows the story of Amy, a self-destructive executive, who, after a very public breakdown and a subsequent philosophical awakening in rehabilitation, tries to get her life back together.

Monk (2002)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
PlotInvestigation, Depression
StyleFancy

Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he developed an extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Now working as a private consultant, Monk continues to investigate cases in the most unconventional ways.

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