Looking for a new streaming network? Check out the best shows on Peacock
In the fast-crowding space of streaming services, Peacock is the latest kid on the block. Peacock is broadcast station NBC’s streaming platform, offering the TV shows you know & love from the network exclusively there. However, if Peacock mainly offers NBC shows on its streaming network, is it any good?
How do you judge if a streaming service is for you? You browse through the library, of course. Let’s look at some of the most popular shows on the network to help you decide if a Peacock subscription is for you.
Parks and Recreation
It’s pretty hard not to love Leslie Knope & her love for Pawnee, Indiana. Even though Parks and Recreation is available on every streaming service known to us, we still recommend keeping in mind that Peacock has this flower in its bouquet too.
Parks and Recreation follows Knope and her colleagues at the government office as they navigate the challenges thrown at them by the public, the city council, and other stakeholders. The eccentric characters all bring something special to the table.
Rashida Jones as Ann Perkins, Paul Schneider as Mark Brendanawicz, Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson, Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate, Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer, Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger, Jim O’Heir as Garry/Jerry/Larry Gergich, Retta as Donna Meagle, and Billy Eichner as Craig Middlebrooks, all together made the show what it was.
It’s true that the life of a lawyer is hardly anything like they portray in Suits, and the show has a lot of technical loopholes, but the writing on the show is just as solid as the performance given by Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, Gina Torres, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty, among others.
Suits is far from a perfect show on Peacock’s vast network, but it is thoroughly entertaining as a comfort watch.
Who doesn’t like having The Office just a few taps away? One of the trendsetting comedic depictions of office life, it also inspired many other shows on this list. Chronicling the work lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, The Office also brought the mockumentary format into the mainstream.
Breaking the fourth wall was another one of its remarkable contributions to pop culture, and if you like eccentric colleagues with a heartwarming office romance, look no further than Jim & Pam.
Set in the offices and chronicling the antics of the staff of the 99th Precinct of the New York City Police Department in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows the same format of a workplace comedy but adds a lot of meaningful tangents & sub-plots to it. It has always been unafraid to venture into hard topics, like racism, LGBTQ issues, fertility taboos, etc.
We also secretly love to ship Jake & Amy, adore Charles Boyle, aspire to be like Gina Linetti, learn to lead from Raymond Holt, replicate Terry’s compassion, and Rosa’s badassery.
Do you miss Gilmore Girls? Well, the next best thing to see Lauren Graham in is Parenthood, where she also deals with a broken family, but in a different setup. At its core, parenthood is a family drama about the Braverman family, all members learning to live in a way they didn’t envisage.
It sheds light on the many definitions that parenthood can have & that there’s no one right way to do it. It also helped that there was an incredible ensemble cast: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Mae Whitman, Bonnie Bedelia, among others.
Peacock might be bringing us a host of sitcoms, but Cheers is the OG. Starring Ted Danson as Sam Malone & Shelley Long as his love interest Diane, the show laid out the definition of comedy for an entire decade.
Cheers is also a nice throwback to the 1980s, with an ensemble cast many would kill to recreate today.
Are you looking forward to streaming these shows on Peacock’s network? Let us know in the comments!