What's the best series to give someone who's just had a messy breakup?S

When you've broken up with your longtime sweetie, you need to lose yourself in a long, long story. But you don't want too much romance, to remind you what you just lost. So which book, movie, TV or comics series provides the best distraction for someone with a broken heart?

Please include a picture or clip of this series. Plus the name and why it does the trick. Thanks!

Top image: Terry Pratchett's Discworld.