Maybe you can start watching Queer Eye. Every episode is a tear-jerker triumph of humanity. It's sweet in all the right ways, and... I just can't get upset at people helping others improve.
(And hey... the Rugby World Cup 7s tournament starts tomorrow in SF! Looks like they are going to stream the games via their web site - both men's and women's teams! - so you can watch on a laptop while the wife watches her Hallmark movies on the tv!)