Lost in time: Rewatch the best TV shows you completely forgot about
We’re sure most of us have been spending most of our days indoors in the safety & comfort of our own home during quarantine. During these weird times, we’ve definitely looked back into the past to reflect on great pre-pandemic moments.
If you’re also looking for some escapism by traveling back in time to a different decade, we’ve got you covered with our list of all the best old TV shows you’ve completely forgotten about. Get ready for a satisfying rush of nostalgia as you remember the times when everything seemed much, much simpler.
Freaks and Geeks
“I don’t give a damn about my reputation!” When we think about this unfortunately short-lived show, the iconic intro backed with Joan Jett’s rebellious vocals immediately comes to mind. Freaks and Geeks is set in the early 80s, as we follow the lives of teens, specifically one group of “freaks” and another group of “geeks”, as they navigate their way through high school & stumble through all the awkwardness that comes with it.
I Love Lucy
Who could forget about this classic TV show? I Love Lucy is the comedic sitcom that defined 1950s American culture. Lucy Ricardo is the quirky wife living in New York City who always manages to get herself into some kind of wild trouble that drives her husband Ricky crazy. Get ready to laugh out loud and get a nostalgic kick out of this perennial winner.
That 70’s Show
That 70’s Show was an immediate hit that gave viewers a glance into what life was like for teenagers living in midwest America during the 1970s. With its memorable cast of best friends – along with nostalgic music that defined the decade – this sitcom is sure to be a fun & lighthearted watch for those wanting to experience a 90s-early 00s take on classic 1970s stoner-kid culture.
Gilmore Girls is a simple, comforting show that will definitely take you back to the innocent times of the aughties. Set in a beautiful small Connecticut town, mother & daughter Lorelai & Rory Gilmore run a bed-and-breakfast together as the two experience the dramas & happy moments of family, friendship, and finding love. It’s a sweet show that will definitely pull at your heart strings.
Who could forget about one of the most iconic pairs of twins: Tia & Tamera? In this show set in the late 90s, the two twin sisters who were separated at birth unexpectedly find one another while shopping at the mall. After some reluctance from the adopted parents, the two very different siblings live together, form a deeper friendship, and grow into a loving sisterhood throughout the show.
The Sopranos was truly one of the most popular shows during the 2000s, still a classic loved and constantly rewatched & celebrated to this day. Protagonist Tony Soprano lives through the violent ups and downs of leading a mob family. We assure you that just watching the first few episodes will get you addicted.
Sex and the City
Sex and the City has got to be the TV series everyone watched & loved that defined the lives of young women in the 2000s. Iconic main character sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw explores the hot & glamorous dating scene of New York City with her three best friends. Watch on for all the 2000s nostalgia including fashion, hotspots, cars, and interior design.
What are some of your favorite old TV shows to watch when you feel nostalgic? Let us know in the comments.