What are some TV shows you find yourself constant rewatching?
For me it's definitely The Office and Parks and Rec. I've probably seen both of those series about a half dozen times all the way through and whenever I find myself not wanting to make a decision on a new show I just start it back up again.
What are some infinitely rewatchable shows y'all find yourself defaulting to regularly?
My wife and I have what’s called a “chaser” show - a sitcom we’ve watched a lot and need to wash down something dramatic (like Westworld and Billions nowadays). Included in the list of shows we’ve seen dozens of times are The Office, Parks and Rec, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, and Summer Heights High. We find ourselves watching Bake Off as a great non-sitcom chaser though. Love it so much we’re watching the Great Australian Bake Off now.
I’d like to add these to the list:
How’s the Great Australian Bake Off?
And yes, definitely IT Crowd for us too. I forgot to include it in the list. My wife loves Friends, and we used to watch B99 but gave it up after season 3 (or some season) just wasn’t doing it for us. Probably for the same reasons we stopped Silicon Valley and eventually Modern Family.
Peep Show and Trailer Park Boys are a couple others, but those are my shows and not so much ones I watch with my wife.
I can understand why you stopped Silicon Valley. I had to stop after season 3 because it became way too repetitive.
The team does well, the team gets an opportunity, Richard screws the opportunity with his dickheadedness, the team does poorly. Rinse and Repeat. Maybe if the main character was more likeable it'd be different.
I wish I had cut it off after season 3. I watched all the way through the end of last year's season then quit before the current one. Wonder how it's doing now that TJ Miller fell off the face of the planet.
Season 1 is really bad. Didn’t even make it through one whole episode. If you’ve seen season 1 of GBBO, it’s like that but worse.
Season 2 is much much better and in the spirit of true GBBO, although the overall talent level and general difficulty isn’t there yet. I’m towards the end of season 2, but I’ve heard in the GBBO subreddit that season 3 is one of the best seasons of any Bake Off series. I’m trying not to get my expectations too high though.
Awesome, I’ll check them out if I can find them streaming anywhere. Any chance you know where I could find season 3? Seems like it might be restricted to Australian broadcasters atm.
I had to torrent it since there was no way to stream.
Archer and Brooklyn 99.
I forgot The Clone Wars.
Both are so very good.
Scrubs and Friends were rewatched many a time. Currently watching Brooklyn 99 and that could definite be an option for the future.
Scrubs, I’ve probably spent more time watching and rewatching it than all other tv shows combined, it’s just so full of gems everywhere, in every season.
I know throughout college I watched the first seven seasons seven times.
Top Gear is my go-to. I'm not even into cars, really.
Their specials are some of the greatest things on television. The first American special... so hilarious. When they play Shot or Arrested and have to paint each other’s cars with offensive slogans.
It's crazy that they actually almost ended up shot in Alabama
I do watch The Office (the American version) rather obsessively. It's soothing to me to watch it before bed. I'm very much anticipating the new season of Better Call Saul which is much better than Breaking Bad in my opinion. I like mafia stuff too and probably have every line of The Sopranos memorized. The Good Place is funny and smart and I cant wait for the new season. I need to get past the first season of Parks and Recreation.
And I'm watching Westworld, just like everyone else on reddit. It's great to see women in roles that aren't just window dressing. And I watched Star Trek Discovery and enjoyed it quite a bit.
Why do you think Better Call Saul is better than Breaking Bad? I personally disagree, but I still enjoy better call saul.
I like the characters better. My feeling is that Gilligan wasted a great deal of audience sympathy on what was essentially an evil protagonist. I always thought of Walt as an arrogant loser, even in season one, and I found the last season of BB way over the top. I suppose I'm being set up to like the Jimmy McGill character and will hate him by the time BCS is finished though.
I totally understand. I think it was a perfect reality check on what we consider valuable as an audience. Everyone hated Skyler when she was the closest thing to a moral compass that the show had. What I loved most was how this man lost everything that mattered the most because he felt that the world owed him something. The poem Ozymandias that they refer to at the end of the season 5 perfectly describes the moral of the story.
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings;
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Both shows depict characters with serious flaws. I think what I like the most about Saul is that he is upfront about his sleazy behavior, while those around him build facades. They both are enjoyable, but I just loved the downfall of Walter White. Reminds me of a wonderful movie with Michael Douglas called Falling Down, if you have not watched it, I would recommend it. Many aspects to the film are still relevant today.
The Good Place is my latest binge. Such great chemistry and I agree, season 3 can't come soon enough.
BoJack Horseman, Parks and Rec, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
I've probably rewatched each season of BoJack over 100 times by now..it's a comfort show and I find it extremely relatable to my own mental illnesses. I find it funny, thought provoking, incredibly sad but also sometimes a bit uplifting. It's not for everyone of course, and the first 2.5 episodes are a pain to get through if you've never watched it before but the journey is definitely worth it if you give it a chance.
I love BoJack Horseman. The biggest mistake is to view it as a comedy. It really shines as a drama, especially season 4.
Same list here, but also Red vs Blue. Caboose is one of my favorite characters in any show.
Edit: also the band that did the soundtrack gets addicting the more you hear them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpWKul4iL-c
I dont tend to watch TV all that often unless I have a vested interest in the series or its discussed a lot by friends or reddit. Having said that, I think I've rewatched the entire 10 seasons of Stargate SG-1 chronologically (including the two movies at the end) about 4 times now, with random episodes sprinkled in every now and then when a discussion on it pops up and I get an itch. I recently watched the episode where Teal'c gets stuck in the VR game with the adaptive computer. Before that, I watched a few episodes that highlighted Bra'tac because I learned he was the voice of Khadgar in WoW.
I love SG1! Have you played the new God of War, or seen any of Teal'c's voice acting in it? He's now the voice of Kratos, the game's protagonist (so he STILL goes around killing gods)
BOI! I finally bought a PS4 bundle with God of War because of Christopher Judge and that's why I ended up watching the episode about him being trapped in VR. GoW was a great game and I'm glad it pushed me over the edge to get a PS4.
He did such a great job! I'm glad you enjoyed it too! Have you also seen this?
No but now I'm glad that I have!
I'm not big on re-watching much of anything as a plan.
I've been re-watching Perry Mason. Yea, that OLD show. This will be the third or fourth time. I'm not going out of my way to do it, just DVR and play while I work out early in the morning. It's rather interesting seeing the social differences between then and now. Some are quite unacceptable for today... But good short stories nonetheless.
Other than that, This Old House and other sensible renovation shows.
Perry Mason is great. Do you ever watch Dragnet? The fifties episodes. The sixties revival is so corny.
I love old 40s-70's TV shows.
I've started recording Kolchak: The Night Stalker too. I know I watched that when I was a kid. I blame it and "In Search Of" for my obsession with, as my wife calls them "Never Finding Bigfoot" type shows.
Red Dwarf is a constant in my household. Wife loves it too despite never having seen it originally.
Also Scrubs, IT Crowd, Friends, Black Books.
I don't watch many new shows, I much prefer nostalgic laughs.
I just finished up yet another re-watch of Black Books last night. I am working my way through IT crowd again slowly, maybe one episode per month. I have also been watching Green Wing here and there.
Band of Brothers and Avatar The Last Airbender are the only two shows I've seen back to front more than twice.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I know that the show isn't over, but there's a certain charm in the first few seasons that seems to have left as the show got more complex. The MLP of today is barely recognizable if you were to only have seen the first 2-3 seasons. I guess you could say the same about Spongebob, except Spongebob has actually gotten bad, while MLP is just less charming than it used to be in past seasons.
I seem to do a rewatch of Neon Genesis Evangelion every few years... especially as I await the new movie.
Arrested Development is good to put on in the background. I also find myself rewatching Westworld and sometimes, earlier seasons of Game of Thrones.
Looking to do a rewatch of The Wire sometime soon, though.
I watched The Wire back when it was originally airing and after it finished I rewatched two more times -- once in 2011 and again last year. Still my favorite show of all time. The show that inspired me to get into writing for television. Still holds up. You'll love rewatching it again!
Honestly, I'm super excited to rewatch it. I had no idea where it was taking me when I first started watching it and the first few episodes didn't grab me as much as I think it should have. But I think that upon a rewatch, I'll really see how it all comes together and the character interactions, and I'm excited to relive it. I'm always super jealous of people who are about to start The Wire for the first time. What a ride.
Red Dwarf and IT crowd are the two I seem to watch over and over. Often my wife will ask "Really? that again?"
Just tell her to smeg off!
Have you been keeping up with the newer developments of Red Dwarf? I heard they were going to do some reunion thing but I can't remember if it was just a special or a season.
unfortunately Australia doesn't have all the seasons on any steaming service, Stan (Australia's Netflix) has the first 10 seasons so I've just knocked those out again. So much easier than the DVD swap when it's 3am lol
I've tried to keep up with it as best I can just from forums and such, I probably should look a bit deeper
Great setting and interesting ideas thrown around, complex and likeable characters. It's got some good action, and some humour mixed it. With only one season of it though, I have to careful how often I re-watch it so as to not exhaust it.
I have also re-watched Avatar: The last airbender a few times through. It's just a bit of light hearted fun, although it is surprisingly complex/dark in some parts for a kids show. Absolutely one of my favourites.
Babylon 5, ST:TOS and TNG (not a big DS9 fan). Farscape, Firefly... Warehouse 13. I tend to use these as a sort of TV-background noise while I'm doing other things. There are plenty of other shows I've watched a couple of times, but these are the 'static' on my radio, so to speak.
The Wire, Burn Notice, although I've stopped re-watching them as much over the years (over 6x each i bet) in favor of Always Sunny and A Touch Of Cloth.
I don't find many shows that re-watchable, even though I'll want to watch them over and over. I'll find i'm usually only excited about 1 or 2 story arcs/scenes/jokes and find it hard to avoid just skipping around until I've seen all the good bits (why watch the bad bits?).
My friend calls them "bubble gum shows". Stuff that's comfortable and familiar and generally light and unobtrusive.
The Office and Parks and Rec and 30 Rock and all of those lighthearted sitcoms seem to fall into peoples' categories.
Some of mine are The Office, Star Trek: TOS/TNG, Bored to Death (guilty pleasure), and (guiltier pleasure) Entourage. I'll say that, even if you take umbrage with the show's very macho aura, it's well written (until it's not at all), and very funny.
Californication and How I Met Your Mother.
Despite what everyone is saying, i loved the ending of HIMYM.
Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, or Steven Universe
SU is an especially good palate cleanser for, say, A Handmaid's Tale.
The Trip, The Mighty Boosh, Flight of the Conchords, Blackadder, Seinfeld, Louie, Atlanta, The Office, Archer.
Never really noticed it before, but they're all comedies!
Old Gregg was genius, but I always loved Crimping.
Ah, I can't find the on I am looking for. Where they are talking about how they were Crimping way back. I've been Crimping since...
Darker than you was brilliant too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a8GlAf6Gv8
One of the few ways to calm a llama down!
Pride and Prejudice, War and Peace and Battlestar Galactica. They’re my go to if I can’t find anything else to watch. Sharpe as well, love me a period drama.
Really, War & Peace? The BBC mini series? That's fairly heavy considering the material.
Have you read the book? I'm still astonished how easy it is to get through it. People see it's huge, but the chapters are quick and filled with entertainment.
Scrubs, Monk, Scrubs again, Parks and Rec, certain seasons of new Doctor Who.
Oh, and Scrubs.
The good scrubs (orig music licenses) or the bad scrubs though?
Psych, scrubs, b99 and Seinfeld
The X Files and The Office US are probably my two most common watches.
Scrubs, Psych, Futurama, Firefly, Star Trek (any, except VOY and ENT).
Three Kingdoms: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Kingdoms_(TV_series)
I'm a fan of the Dynasty Warriors video game series, and heard someone mention that this TV series is a must-watch for DW fans.
Archer, Rick and Morty, Bojack Horseman.
LOST. IMHO, hands down best. For those of you who have or haven't seen it, [ANTISPOILER] no they aren't dead the whole time. More character development, more What the? moments, more mysteries, and better production values than I've seen before or since.
Six amazing seasons. I'm on my fourth rewatch. There's a large and growing community of fans elsewhere and I guess I'm the only one here.
I don't care for much on television lately, the exceptions to this being The Expanse and Better Call Saul. There are just too many good "older" shows to suffer through the newer garbage. I just finished up a re-watch of Black Books last night. I am also working my way slowly back through the IT Crowd and Green Wing. Top Gear is something I have always kept in rotation. I did watch Battlestar Galactica frequently until I lost the collection. Utopia is also good for the occasional re-watch as well.
All these years later, I still watch The West Wing. I’ve seen the series through so many times. I put it on in the background when I’m doing chores.
Rome, Band of Brothers, The Young Ones, Mighty Boosh, Shooting Stars, Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
I wish those last three could have more seasons.
I've rewatched Downton Abbey a bunch of times, it's just so nice and pleasant to look at. Plus I know it so well now it's become this friendly familiar thing that I can watch without having to pay constant close attention.
Also Peep show, because it's the best!
I can watch and re-watch Disney's Zorro with Guy Williams and Gene Sheldon from the late 50s any time. And Taxi. Watch the first scene of this episode. It lasts the first 55 seconds.
Scrubs: I enjoy the mix of lighthearted comedy and serious drama.
Entourage: Just pure entertainment.
You play!? pulls cracker from hiding place
I still think the janitor went way too far when he had JD rob that Asian couple. That one was way over the line.
King of the Hill
There is just something about the first few seasons that just feel right to me. The later seasons are good but I don't think they captured the normalness of the earlier seasons.
Regardless, I have watched the series through for well over 10 years now.
I would also add Bob's Burgers, The Office, and Avatar The Last Airbender (which just got a Blu Ray relase!)
True Detective Season 1. An absolute masterpiece!
Rick and Morty over and over. Everytime gets better. I think I've seen them all at least 5 times.
I also rewatched S1 and S2 of Arrested Development at least thrice. It got bad after that.