The term ‘hopepunk’ was first coined in a US blog post in 2017 and can be used to describe stories that have a message of hope and positivity. It counters ‘grimdark’ shows such as Breaking Bad.
Source: £150,000 BBC funding for positive ‘hopepunk’ podcast series for young people | Daily Mail Online
Uneasiness and pessimism abound among the majority of the world’s population.
Source: Millennials, Gen Z Pessimistic on Life, Deloitte Survey Shows – Bloomberg