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What Shows Do You Watch Over and Over?

What Shows Do You Watch Over and Over?

If you described a channel that only aired shows I’d already seen — the same characters, same conflicts, even the same jokes — I’d guess you were talking about paradise…

My habit started in middle school, when I discovered gossipy CW dramas at the corner video store. During important moments — a crush, school dance, seventh-grade social crisis — I knew of a season to either coach or console me. These days, if I have a particularly rough day or the radiator clanks in the middle of the night, the familiar company of a tried-and-true sitcom is only a few clicks away. (Nothing bad can happen when I’m watching Gilmore Girls, I tell myself.)

I’m not alone. My friend Christine has watched the entire series of Friends, start to finish, at least 20 times. “I turn it on while I’m puttering around my apartment. I can sense an upcoming joke, but it still makes me laugh,” she says.

But how is the initial appeal not lost when watching something over and over? “Psychologists have found that repetition breeds affection. Familiar fare requires less mental energy to process,” writes Derek Thompson. “And when something is easy to think about, we tend to consider it good.” For my friend Kara, it’s about knowing exactly where a show will take you, no surprises. “Life’s unknowns have always made me uncomfortable — outer space, the deep sea, Game of Thrones,” she says. “I have probably watched more episodes of Friends than of all other television watched in my life.”

Another reason we enjoy re-watching something is the actual content. “The things that we do feel compelled to re-watch or re-read are those that provide us with either comfort or perspective,” explains psychologist Neel Burton. My friend Jade still finds The Office funny even though she’s seen it so many times she’s lost count. “After a bad breakup, I was looking for a laugh, and that’s when my love affair began,” she says. “I get the giggles just thinking about the show. The cast feels like a part of my life. I love them like Stanley loves crosswords. I love them like Dwight loves beets. I love them like Jim loves Pam. I could go on and on and on.”

Maybe most important, though, is the nostalgia we feel, whether it’s for the on-screen experiences or the memory of the years when we first saw the show. Watching the series “tells us that there have been — and will once again be — meaningful moments,” Neel says. They also hark back to simpler times, like the lack of social media on Friends. But, as Christine points out, “It’s hilarious to realize how there would be zero problems if they only had cell phones.”

The other day, while I was grocery shopping, the Dawson’s Creek theme song played over the store’s speakers. Some of the shopping patrons sang along, and two workers restocking kale even began to reminisce about the show. “I don’t want to wait to watch this tonight,” one joked loudly, and the entire produce aisle shared a collective laugh. It was the kind of scene I wished I could watch again later.

What about you? Do you watch any TV shows over and over? Or do you refuse to watch something twice?

P.S. On sex and TV, and which classic movies have you not seen?

  1. Friends. I know Sex and the City off by heart. Gilmore Girls and Grey’s Anatomy. How has Grey’s not come up in the comments?

  2. Amy says...

    Gilmore girls – I have watched every episode three times. I love Lucy, Sex and the city, Friday night lights and yes, Seventh Heaven!

  3. Christine Parks says...

    Favorite movies are Harry potter!!! And I could watch Centennial over and over

  4. Trishita says...

    Freinds, Gilmore Girls, Sex and the City are a few favourites to keep playing in the background after a long, exhausting day.
    Repeat watches are not only fun but also familiar in the sense that it reminds me those simpler times when technology had still not taken over, but there were phones and internet, just enough to make work easier.
    Also, I grew up with the characters on this show, somehow they feel like people I know, people I am friends with… and that’s somehow comforting and reassuring in this ever-constant change that’s happening… I really want the world to change back to what it was in the late 90s or early 2000s, it was still difficult to scrape by but people were better and not everything was on social media ..

  5. Courtney says...

    Roseanne!

  6. Amanda says...

    Golden Girls!! It’s such a throwback show but the jokes have really stood the test of time!

  7. I know I’m late to this party but I’ve watched Ann with an E about 6 times this summer. It makes me feel comfort in this time of insane news. I’m also about to start watching I love Dick for the third time. Also, Pride and Prejudice from A and E (5 or so hours long!) is always a hit!

  8. Chelsea says...

    The other day my husband and I were surfing through options to watch on Netflix and he said “Have you ever seen this show The Office?”. It made me laugh so hard because that’s what we always watch when we can’t pick anything. Also Seinfeld, Arrested Development, Freaks and Geeks, and Sex and the City are ones I revisit over and over.

  9. Nicole D says...

    Sex and the City, and Arrested Development.

  10. Bertina says...

    The West Wing. Best. Show. Ever. I’ll never get tired of it.
    The Newsroom. Did anyone esle fall in love with all those characters? Oh my god, Neal Sampat!
    Gilmore Girls for long winter evenings.
    Friends, an episode once in a while, never fails to make me laugh.
    Donwton Abbey, feels so cozy and comfortable, I want to live with them all.
    Sex and the city, I think that’s the one I’ve watched the most.

    • Patricia says...

      This sounds like my life on constant replay. I can recite The West Wing but I never get tired of Josh or Charlie. Then onto the Newsroom which in my opinion did not last long enough Sorkin never disappoints with his writing. Gilmore Girls and a cup of coffee is a staple for feeling carefree again.

    • Taylor says...

      This! We’re watching it again now, and Santos just won Maine back from Vinick and is only a few points down nationally. Toby just confessed to CJ. No matter how many times I see these episodes, they are riveting! And they seem especially relevant right now.

    • Lisa says...

      I love the Newsroom! I have watched the entire season multiple times and now want to re-watch it! Thanks for the reminder ;)

  11. Elizabeth says...

    West Wing, absolutely. There’s something about revisiting those characters that just feels like going home again. And if you ever need a smile, queue up that scene with CJ Cregg and Marion Coatsworth Haye. Do it. :)

    • Nicole says...

      YES! Such an incredible series!!

    • Monica says...

      Second!

    • Chantel says...

      Or “WOOT CANAL!” Whenever I’m sad I start there.

    • Bertina says...

      Oh yes yes yes!!!

    • Patricia says...

      ALWAYS!!!!!

  12. The O.C., Friends, The Office, Frasier, Gilmore Girls. So comforting to watch an older show.

  13. Andrea says...

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (I think I’ve seen it start to finish 5 times now?), Veronica Mars, Friday Night Lights, My So Called Life, Gilmore Girls.

  14. Friends.

    Hands down, I think I’ve seen every episode at least 20 times. Sometimes I even listen to it to help me fall asleep (since I can picture the scenes in my head).

    Friends fans out there?

  15. Lauren B says...

    I have binge-watched all of 30 Rock three times and will probably go back to it again in another few years. It’s the kind of show that makes me feel like everything will be ok in the world. Plus, it keeps me laughing time after time, no matter how predictable Tracy Jordan’s antics are.

    As far as shows we always turn on in the background or when we aren’t sure what else to watch: Arrested Development and Seinfeld are the clear winners.

    My husband keeps rewatching Sons of Anarchy (even he can’t tell me what he likes about that show) and my guilty pleasure when I’m home alone on days off is Sex & the City. I only own 3 seasons on DVD and just watch those same episodes over and over and over and over. I love thinking about pre-social media crazed NYC.

    • Yes! 30 Rock is a strange addiction for me. I can tell that I am stressed out or overwhelmed by whether or not I am watching 30 Rock. I think that it’s a good(ish) addiction because it’s one of the funniest shows I’ve ever seen and I am totally in love with all the characters. However, I try and be judicious about checking in on them again, because if I watch one episode, I will inevitably watch them all 2-3 episodes a night for months. I also tend to re-watch Chewing Gum, which somehow has some similar flavor for character driven wacko storytelling.

  16. Kellyn says...

    Anyone else love real world/road rules challenge pre 2008? I don’t know what it is…but it’s for me.

    Also love old seasons of the Real World from my high school days (2001), but they’re hard to find.

  17. Cassie says...

    Echoing every last thing and then some about what your friends had to say about FRIENDS :)

  18. JMB says...

    Felicity will always be my favorite show. It’s visually perfect. And I will always be stuck in the middle between Ben and Noel.

  19. Erin Zahn says...

    My husband and I love to watch Cougar Town. We discovered it after it got cancelled. I don’t think it got the credit it deserved! And it is the absolute best show to drink wine with. It’s like they are your drinking buddies!

    • Melissa says...

      YES- I LOVE that show.

  20. KRA says...

    Girlfriends, A Different World, Murphy Brown, Parks and Rec, lately, Insecure

    • KRA says...

      And Freaks and Geeks!

  21. my so called life. all the holiday episodes are part of my yearly traditions, especially halloween (even tho it’s not one of my favorite episodes) and christmas! it’s almost time to watch the pilot, which i associate with the start of the school year.

    b

  22. Mary says...

    I’m not sure if anyone has mentioned this one yet, but MAD MEN. The eye candy! I have probably watched the whole series about three times–I’m sure I could even watch the show on mute just to admire the costumes and set design. I’ll be honest though–Don Draper doesn’t hurt either :P

    • Nicole says...

      YAY!! I was hoping someone would say Mad Men! Same here.

  23. Parks and Recreation! I just rewatched it from start to finish and I love it so much more every time. It makes me laugh, cry and all the sweet relationships are enough to make my heart pop. Ben and Leslie, Leslie and Ann and, of course, Andy and April. THE BEST.

  24. Jessica says...

    I watch I Love Lucy pretty much every morning. It’s on from 5am-8am every day and I just casually have an episode or two on as I’m getting ready. I grew up watching the show and everyone in my family has seen every episode approximately one million times. If we’re all together and it happens to be on we’ll all stop everything at the beginning of each episode and try to figure out which one it is: “Oh! This is the one where Lucy and Ethel buy the same dress!!” Someone else will chime in with the details and we’ll all start laughing. It’s a predictable and comforting family tradition and I since my family lives far away I guess I like to bring them into my daily routine :)

  25. Hanna says...

    Firefly! There’s nothing more comforting than witty banter around a big kitchen table with mismatched chairs and candle light ON A SPACESHIP.

  26. marcie says...

    What???? Nobody watches Arrested Development on repeat? My all time favorite.

    • Ursula says...

      Arrested Development is my absolute favourite show to watch on repeat! Rewatching it is as comforting to me as a pair of cut offs is to Tobias….

    • Erin Zahn says...

      I love Arrested Development. It was the show I chose to have playing in the background while I paced my living room floor during labor! lol.

  27. Tricia says...

    I feel this way about Friends, and recently I can’t stop watching Great British Baking Show. I just watch it over and over again. It’s on in the background while I do others things. It just puts me in such a good mood, and I swear it gives me happier dreams. I feel like a weirdo that I know these random normal British people so well, but I just love it!

  28. Morgan R. says...

    Gilmore Girls! I love it so much. :D

  29. Katie says...

    Friends and Gilmore Girls are my comfortable staples. Always funny, comforting, and appropriate for whenever I need it.

  30. Jess says...

    The Office, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Downton Abbey, and Sex and the City.

    It has almost gotten to the point where I can’t fall asleep unless I am watching one of the 3 first shows I’ve listed.

  31. I always had fond memories of watching Northern Exposure reruns on TV as a kid. The unconventional, introverted artist in me really resonated with the eccentric characters. I had some random episodes on VHS that I picked up at thrift stores that I watched occasionally as a teen. Then in college I discovered that it had been released as a series on DVD and it became something I watched yearly when the cold weather would set in (the series takes place in Alaska so it always seems fitting to watch it in the snow). There’s something incredibly comforting in it. I’ve since visited the town it was filmed in (Roslyn, WA) twice and it felt strangely and wonderfully like I had always known it.

    • Daniela says...

      Oh my god, I agree, love that show! It used to be the only English language show on Croatian TV when we spent summers there in a tiny fishing village, so us kids would all gather in front of the one tv in town to watch it. When I had my son and was up feeding all hours of the day and night, I started rewatching it on the internet, so comforting. And I still have a crush on Mr radio man ;)

  32. Ashlee says...

    I’ve rewatched How I Met Your Mother (discovered after a bad breakup and was definitely the cure that made me laugh) and That 70’s Show (the show that always came on before I went to bed in high school) countless times!

  33. I love watching sex and the city. I dont know if its because I live here so its more enjoyable or what but I just love watching it over and over.

  34. Ana says...

    Seinfeld;
    Modern Family;
    BBC’s Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth.

    Perhaps this phenomenon explains why the 2nd, 3rd and 4th seasons are always so good: you already know the characters and are really fond of what you know they’re going to do next.

  35. Dee says...

    Any other Brits on here want to back me on Gavin and Stacey? Peep show? But yes, West Wing of course. Recently, having moved to a smaller house we were debating whether to ditch our DVD collection, I mean how often do you watch DVDs now there’s netflix et al? But no! I will never get rid of that West Wing box set.

    • Ursula says...

      Ohh! Stacy! So good :)

  36. Rachael says...

    Yes!!! I’ve watched Scrubs, Frasier, and The Office so many times… so many! I love rewatching shows to relax at night.

  37. Seinfeld! :D

    “Psychologists have found that repetition breeds affection.” it is true, every time I whatch one of the few repeated series (mostly seinfeld) it brings a comfort feeling and happiness and I’m in the zone :D

  38. audrey says...

    For me it’s either friends, parks and rec, or the more recent ones brooklyn nine-nine! i’d stream this shows as a background while i’m getting ready in the morning or right before bed whenever i needed a little pick me up.

  39. Samantha says...

    Parks and Recreation. I’ve probably watched it through three or four times and am considering starting again soon (much to my husband’s dismay.) My husband has watched That ’70s Show through several times, though I’m finding that this time around it makes me a bit uncomfortable with the body shaming jokes, sexual harassment, and creepy Fez hiding in girls’ closets.

  40. Sarah says...

    Huh. I didn’t expect the sample of shows here to be quite so homogeneous. Out of all the tv out there, we see the same shows repeated over and over in these comments. . I find that really interesting and it says something about the readership of Cup of Jo ( or at least about the commenters on this post) that I wasn’t expecting. Canadian here, and perhaps a bit naive.

    • Paige says...

      Well which TV shows do you watch on repeat? You never said, curious if they’re different.

  41. Susan Rudolph says...

    Pride and Prejudice, BBC version, with Colin Firth. Like 4000000 times :)

    • Ana says...

      Yes!! Me too! I even have it taped on VHS – and I no longer own any VHS device :)))

  42. Anna says...

    Golden Girls. My mom and I used to watch reruns on nights we couldn’t get to sleep. Now I still watch it after my husband and daughter go to bed.

    • Amanda says...

      Me too! Best show ever!!

  43. Anna says...

    GIlmore Girls, Grey’s Anatomy and West Wing forever!!!

  44. This is so good. Friends and Gilmore Girls are a constant and a comfort! And you’re right, nothing bad happens when you’re watching Rory and Lorelei :)

  45. Laura says...

    Friday night lights
    Good wife
    Felicity
    (Would include Little House if it were available on streaming anywhere)

  46. I’ve seen The Office so many times I’ve lost count. I can almost repeat entire episodes. It’s a problem that I’m not at all sorry to have. ;)

  47. Kim says...

    Gilmore Girls, Friends and Sex and the City. Over and over. It’s the same way with some movies that are on TV that I will always stop and watch: You’ve Got Mail, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and, of course, all the Harry Potter movies.

  48. Jennifer L Vercelli says...

    I completely relate to this. Bad days and days when I need a hug and some girl group comforting I re-watch SATC. I’ve watched the entire series dozens of times. Sometimes I know the specific episode I want to see and sometimes I just start from the beginning and go through the whole thing. All of my besties live far and this reminds me of when we were all together in younger years. I also feel like it’s so hopeful so I reach for it when I need to get in touch with that emotion. Second would be Felicity.

  49. Rachel Simmons says...

    I’m nostalgic for CSI! it’s the throw back to the early 2000’s and the characters, dependable and consistent. Like old friends.

  50. Chelsey N says...

    I’ve watched The West Wing (7 seasons) start to finish probably once a year for the last ten years! The West Wing Weekly podcast has only reignited the re-watching!

  51. Miriam says...

    Gilmore Girls & The West Wing are my absolute favourite comfort rewatches. I’ve watched every episode countless times. My tv rewatching obsession started when I got seriously ill about a decade ago. I’ve been housebound for most of that time & while I love all the fabulous exciting new TV shows out there now, sometimes the drama is too tiring & stressful when life is hard. My favourite TV shows and the characters on them have become comforting friends, in beautiful alternative worlds that I can escape to & hang out with for a while. I love knowing how it will all turn out for them at the worst moments and being able to savour & relive the happiest moments.

    I also have a collection of childhood books that I reread for a similar feeling of familiar comfort.

  52. Laura says...

    Gilmore Girls is literally comfort food for my soul. Also, because I’ve been with my husband way too long, the Simpsons and (especially!) Futurama are always solid bets when eating dinner on the couch. The jokes never get old!

  53. Lucy says...

    My office just started putting on Netflix (it’s been a long few weeks), so it runs in the background. Parks & Rec, The Office, and 30 Rock are definitely on repeat no matter how many times anyone has seen it. Still laughs! Glad some people here agree too :)

  54. Easy question as I’m currently almost done watching the full series for the fourth time – ONE TREE HILL. I’m 33 and 36 weeks pregnant and this show still speaks to me. I love how other people have written that their shows are comforting and something they have on in the background while doing things around the house – that’s exactly how I feel. I honestly feel like the show’s characters are my friends, lol. Great article, thanks for sharing!

  55. Lulu says...

    Supernatural, Gilmore Girls and now Shameless. Over and over. So comforting in the background.

    • My friend Jared would be thrilled with this list. ;)

  56. I cant even count how many times i’ve watched Friends or SATC <3 Those are my go-to TV-shows. Always.

  57. Megan says...

    I’m not a huge “rewatcher” of TV or movies. I’m usually one and done but I started college the same year Felicity came out and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I decided to watch through all four seasons when I was nursing my first baby and it ended up becoming a tradition with every new child- 5 times total! My husband thinks it’s really funny. Now, even though my youngest is about to turn 5, I started watching again this summer for nostalgia’s sake. I also LOVE the movie Housesitter with Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin. It’s one of the only movies I watch over and over again. I just convinced my bestie to watch it for the first time. She was skeptical at first but ended up laughing all night long. Anne of Green Gables (original), So I Married and Axe Murderer, Arrested Development, and Seinfeld are a few others I either have or would like to return to some time soon. :)

  58. Julie says...

    GILMORE GIRLS (THE best), Seinfeld, Parks & Rec. – can’t beat em’!

  59. Leah says...

    Frasier, always. I’ve watched it through countless times. I even have a little “tradition” with myself of watching “A Lilith Thanksgiving” while puttering around the kitchen the day before our annual Friendsgiving. Nothing feels homier than Thanksgiving, especially when you add a Frasier episode full of delightful, tweedy, New-England antics.

    Gossip Girl and The Simpsons (which I’m surprised hasn’t gotten much mention) are distant runners-up.

  60. Lauren T says...

    Sex and the city, I love noticing now famous actors in early seasons like Bradley Cooper as one of Carries dating fiascos. I also put on Dawson’s creek and Beverly Hills 90210 when we I see it on the daytime tv line up…but at night I prefer new shows.?

    • Kellyn says...

      90210 is so comforting….I shouldn’t have been watching it when it was on (I was 8 years behind them and too young for those crazy high school kids and their antics!). But I love the feeling of watching the first 4 years of that show…

  61. Karyn says...

    SATC, Gilmore Girls, yes, yes, yes. However, I’ve scrolled through a few pages of comments and can’t believe I didn’t see another mention of Law & Order! Soooooo many reruns on so many stations for so many decades :) I will always stop and watch an episode no matter how many times I’ve seen it. That “DUHN-DUHN” sound and the theme song relaxes me any time!

  62. Clare says...

    Haha! I’m 41 now and I can remember ditching a sociology class as a freshman in college because the cast of Friends was on Oprah. My friend and I walked all the way to Ballentine Hall (IU) from McNutt then turned around and walked back so we wouldn’t miss it. Watch it to this day!

  63. Sarah says...

    West Wing for me, for sure. Seeing a lot of comments that are making me want to rewatch Parks and Rec too!

  64. The Golden Girls, hands down. I could probably recite an entire script, down to entries and exits from set, for any particular episode. Whatever I’m feeling, whatever I’m going through in life, the Girls are there for me.

    xx

  65. Carly says...

    Yes! I’m rewatching Weeds right now and so many jokes went over my head when I watched in years ago. Also, there’s so much foreshadowing in the first couple episodes, which leads me to believe that the writers pull the smallest details from the beginning and rework them into major plot points in later seasons. Genius.

  66. Kate says...

    I resisted at first, but it’s gotta be New Girl. Those boys will always have my heart! Admittedly, some seasons are better than others, but I’ve gotten to the point where turning it on feels like coming home. Love is love, noisy pipes and all.

  67. Shannon Q. says...

    Veronica Mars! It has *mostly* aged well. I particularly enjoyed a crack about bringing pepper spray on a trip to NY “in case they run into that Trump character.”

  68. suva says...

    Inspector Montalbano, because of the Sicilly!

    • Luna GC says...

      Yes! I love both the original and prequel (his younger self).

    • jen says...

      Thats a whole other category: shows you watch for the scenery–Paris, Rome, NYC London.

  69. teeny says...

    I’m a TV addict! I love having the boob tube playing in the background when I’m at home alone just so I can hear other people’s voices. I have watched 30 Rock over and over and the first season of Kimmy Schmidt maybe a million times. Also, Parks and Rec, Mad Men and my husband and I re-watch the entire series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer once a year every winter.

  70. Sara W says...

    Love this post! Gilmore Girls, The Office, Parks & Rec. Not a TV show but Harry Potter also, both the movies and books. Re-reading the books for the 3rd time and watching the movies as I go.

  71. Lynn says...

    Seinfeld never ever ever gets old!
    Love Parenthood, too…And THE THORNBIRDS…Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward, and mean old Barbar Stanwyk. Great great miniseries!

  72. Viv says...

    Seinfeld. I can watch every day & still enjoy.

  73. Megan says...

    Show? Love Parenthood. As for movie, my absolute fav is Annie Hall!

  74. eg says...

    Gilmore Girls, Buffy, Friends, Veronica Mars, Freaks & Geeks, I Love Lucy, Roseanne.

  75. Yvonne says...

    Seinfeld, Seinfeld, Seinfeld.

    • Yes Yes Yes :D

  76. MCW says...

    Magnum, P.I. My husband and I watch it so often we call it our “daily Magnum”. It’s just so comforting and Tom Selleck is the best!

    • Catherine says...

      Yes! Need to start watching this again.

  77. Hannah says...

    I can literally think back to points in my life and what shows I consistently watched:

    -Friends= the only show my family watched all together. Of course Netflix added it 2 months after I purchased the set. This is still the show I put on when friends come over to gossip and we need background noise that isn’t music.

    -Grey’s Anatomy= I was 17 and graduating early from high school and I thought I needed to know what I wanted to be when I grew up. I considered being a surgeon and then realized my chiropractor and acupuncturist hippie parents didn’t instill that passion in me (ha!)

    -Gilmore Girls=purchased the box set and watched it 3 times through the summer after my freshman year of college when I worked in an art gallery in my small Texas hometown. This is my show when I feel lonely now.

    -The Office= I discovered it just this last year and have watched it 4 times through already. It’s my grown up show, reminding me to find the humor and beauty in the mundane. And also that life takes time.

    Man. I love TV.

  78. Teevee says...

    The Office (US) and Parks & Rec always and forever. While I’ve rewatched other shows, it doesn’t compare to the number of times I’ve rewatches these two.

  79. Melissa says...

    Definitely Friends. It’s crazy to think how many times I’ve seen them, but I still love watching them. I’m a big fan of British shows. Some of the ones I keep coming back to again and again are The Vicar of Dibley, Miranda, The IT Crowd, and Death in Paradise.

    • Sala says...

      Black Books and The Inbetweeners, used to show them to couchsurfers…..love them both..the shows, there were more than 2 couchsurfers

  80. Margi says...

    FRIENDS forever!

  81. Rachel L says...

    I’m British but our lists aren’t very different…it’s American tv all the way for comfort in our house too (except The Office – I loved the US version but the original UK one is incomparable and we know every word by heart, every facial nuance…genius!) Otherwise I would echo Friends, Frasier (my ‘desert island’ show – each member of the ensemble is flawless) Everybody Loves Raymond (there are two episodes, followed by 3 of Frasier every morning on our Channel 4 and I invariably watch at least one before work! Frank & Marie are MY parents! ) Parks & Rec, Modern Family and I also can’t resist Quincy M.E re-runs (Jack Klugman, brilliant!) My ultimate comfort, though, is Little House on the Prairie…Michael Landon makes me cry every time, I adore him. I love Highway to Heaven too, schmaltzy but I can’t resist him – secret addictions!! Great post as always x

  82. Lindsay says...

    BBC’s Pride & Prejudice a couple times a year (and the Emma Thompson Sense & Sensibility at least a couple times a year, love love love!)
    Also, I love Freaks & Geeks and if Roseanne is on TV I’ll watch it. Shows like The Wire, The Sopranos and Six Feet Under I’ve seen at least a few times, although not recently.
    I was actually just wondering if it would be crazy to rewatch 30 Rock — I guess I have my answer!

  83. Rosemary says...

    Sex and the City – never ever ever get tired of it!

  84. Sun says...

    Oh. Gilmore Girls forever! I’ve watched the series at least 10 times through. I also love old sitcoms like I love Lucy and Bewitched. It’s so comforting, knowing that the same people you left behind when you last hit pause will still be there the next time you watch.

    • Lydia says...

      What a sweet and true sentiment, the fact that they are right there where you left them! I love this and related 100%

  85. Kate says...

    I don’t do this with TV shows, but when I’m feeling lonely and want some noise, I turn on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I’ve watched it pretty frequently since my parents first showed me when I was 8. It’s both nostalgic and there’s enough layers to the humour that I’m about to still laugh a few times at jokes I’m just discovering.

  86. Sarah says...

    North and South! It is on Netflix (Canada) and I’ve watched this mini series a gazillion times and will probably watch it a hundred gazillion times more! I think I may love this one a tiny bit more than Pride and Prejudice (gasp)!

    • Maggie says...

      Yes! North&South! So good….Richard Armitage…that voice, that gaze!

  87. Helen says...

    Scrubs, always and forever! Also Firefly, and Frasier (I’m from Seattle but now live in North Carolina, so it makes me feel slightly homesick but also like I’m visiting home somehow)

  88. Rebecca says...

    The Golden Girls, Roseanne, The Office (US), Murder She Wrote, Designing Women, Cheers, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I’m very nostalgic and prefer older shows.