The holidays. You’re either going to be spending a lot of time with family or there’s a reason why you’re not. There’s a certain stress to either scenario. Here at your favorite Everett pot shop, we recommend taking the edge off with a bowl of fine recreational marijuana and some on-theme entertainment. To assist, we’ve composed a list of our top TV and movie picks about dysfunctional families, and we’re on-hand at our Everett location with recommendations from Kushmart’s large selection of strains, edibles, and pre-rolls.
In this era of non-sequitur humor geared toward millennials, it’s not hip to like The Ranch. Which is why this show is perfect for watching with your family. If your hipster cousin can get over the laugh track, there’s a little something for everyone. Republicans and liberals alike will appreciate ranch patriarch Beau Bennett’s (Sam Elliot) staunchly conservative bon mots, and the show’s booze-guzzling brothers, Colt (Ashton Kutcher) and Rooster Bennet (Danny Masterson), will make everyone feel better about their own drinking habits. Plus, did we mention Sam Elliot?
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
If you are truly dreading spending time with your family, you may want to remind yourself that they are (probably) not the worst people ever, by watching this show about the worst people ever. Just fire up a bowl of Dutch Treat, sit back, and be glad that you’re not related to Dennis and Dee Reynolds.
If you ignore the terrible last season, Roseanne stands the test of time. This classic sitcom is a solid choice for family bonding because it’s pleasantly nostalgic, yet all the yelling will make you feel better about your own family’s communication skills. Plus, if you’re anything like us, the mere sight of John Goodman will cheer you up.
This show’s masterful architecture sets the stage for dysfunctional family comedy at its finest. Light up some Blue Dream and be grateful that your family gatherings don’t involve a plastic turkey, Saddaam Hussein, or Dr. Tobias Funke.
A family gathers for the death of their patriarch (played gleefully by Rip Torn), only to be knocked off kilter by a bombshell secret. Piper Laurie is dryly funny as the pill-popping widow, and Ray Romano is surprisingly hilarious as leering Uncle Skip.
Home for the Holidays
The holidays have a way of throwing our lives into sharp relief. Home for the Holidays successfully milks this truth for poignancy and laughs. Holly Hunter is in fine form, and Robert Downy Junior is brilliant as Tommy, the gay brother who can’t resist scathingly insightful commentary. Perfect for anyone who has just survived a harrowing family Thanksgiving and is not entirely looking forward to Christmas.