Whether you're currently on maternity leave or are about to begin your time off (or even if you are just looking for a nice, easy watch), we've listed some of our favourite shows for your TV pleasure.
Whether you're in the mood for some comedy, drama, romance, a combination of all three, or - let's be real - some pure easy-to-watch trash, we've got the ultimate selection of maternity leave TV shows to keep you busy while you get to grips with that new-mom life.
The Real Housewives of... (hayu / Netflix)
If you have a hayu subscription via NOW, then you're probably already aware of The Real Housewives TV series. Stuffed full of drama, comedy, and cringey moments like there's no tomorrow, The Real Housewives series follows a different group of women in US cities and their rollercoaster lives. Our favourite is The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, FYI.
Grey's Anatomy (Amazon Prime / Sky / NOW)
In case you never got swept up in the medical drama that is Grey's Anatomy, your time on maternity leave could be the best time to start getting your fix on all of the happenings at Seattle Grace. The first 14 seasons are available to watch on Amazon Prime, while the 17th season is currently available via Sky Witness and NOW.
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
Now, if you're not a fan of football, don't let Ted Lasso throw you off. Writing as someone who knows nothing about the concept of football and doesn't bat an eyelid at anything related to the sport, this is a workplace comedy you will love. It's cheesy, feel-good and totally moreish - just the type of maternity leave TV shows you want to see.
Modern Family (Amazon Prime / Netflix / Sky / NOW)
Want to feel like your family is "normal"? Then tune into Modern Family, because this blended family is anything but. You'll have a hard time picking your favourite character because they're all just so darned likeable. The first eight seasons of the sitcom are available on Amazon Prime and Netflix, while seasons nine to eleven are available on Sky One and NOW.
Marriage or Mortgage (Netflix)
Marriage or Mortgage is an interesting concept, as it pits two colleagues against each-other as they try to convince an engaged couple if they would best be suited to buying a house - or paying for a wedding. It's a tough decision, especially with all of the stops being pulled out to ensure their needs are catered for by hosts Nichole and Sarah.
Golden Girls (Disney+)
If you're looking for a throwback TV series to binge that'll provide you with countless laughs, Golden Girls on Disney+ is the perfect choice. Join Rose, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia as they navigate life in their senior years - with friendship being the most integral part of it all.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel (Amazon Prime)
If you're looking for an award-winning comedy series to begin watching, we cannot recommend The Marvelous Mrs Maisel enough. Set in New York City in the '50s and '60s, we are introduced to Midge, a wannabe Jewish comic who tries to make it big in a city that doesn't hire female comedians. Take it from us - you are going to love this.
Sugar Rush (Netflix)
We get a serious sugar-high while watching Sugar Rush! If you don't already know it, this is a competition series whereby teams must attempt to make their own unique baking concoctions, all set on a time limit - and all looking absolutely divine (most of the time). Once you've seen all three seasons on Netflix, there are also two Christmas-themed seasons to get through!