Quarantine has been really boring, for me and everybody else. Although I'm sure you may have watched some of these shows, here is the list of 10 of my favorite shows that I would recommend to almost anybody. I hope you find these shows enjoyable and entertaining.
The "friends" sitcom follows the lives of six 20+-year-olds living in New York. Joey, Chandler, Monica, Ross, Rachel, and Pheobe all have different but lovable personalities and an unbreakable friendship. What I love about the show is that whenever I'm in a bad mood it makes me happier. It is a lively, fun, and warm show, an all-time favorite for all, extremely hilarious and in my opinion timeless. The comedic and somewhat relatable conversations between the characters are bound to make anyone laugh. "Friends" has a total of 10 seasons that can be streamed on Netflix.
2. The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries is a teen drama based in Mystic Falls, Virginia, the home to Supernatural creatures, deaths, and dangers. Stefan, the brooding vampire, and Damon, his reckless brother, are both in love with the same girl: Elena Gilbert. Through the seasons the trio, along with their friends, protect each other and save each others' lives. The show is gripping and entertaining. There are 8 seasons and they can be streamed on Netflix. Related shows: The Originals and Legacies.
3. Gossip Girl
Serena, Blair, Nate, and Chuck live lives of unimaginable luxury in the upper east side. An anonymous user known to others as "Gossip Girl" tracks their social and personal lives, reporting it to the rest of New York. A poor boy from Brooklyn, Dan Humpfrey, and his sister collide with their world only to make it messier. Totally unrelatable and slightly unrealistic, Gossip Girl is an entertaining and unique teen drama.It has 6 seasons that can be streamed on Netflix.
4. The Good Place
"The Good Place" is a comedic fantasy. Eleanor Shellstrop, the main character, is dead. She reaches The Good Place i.e. heaven created for highly ethical and moral people, only to realize that she has been placed there by mistake. The alternative is the "Bad Place", where one is tortured for eternity. We are introduced to the wealthy socialite Tahani, her soul mate Jason, the philosopher Chidi, and the kind orchestrator of The Good Place, Michael. The show has 4 seasons, which can be streamed on Netflix.
6. The O.C.
Ryan Atwood, a boy from Chino who grew up on the "wrong side of the tracks", is adopted by the Cohens after his mom abandoned him and his brother ended up in prison. He goes on to play an important role in the lives of Seth Cohen, the comic book fan with whom he shares a brotherly bond, Marissa Cooper, his love interest, and other wealthy high-schoolers living in Orange County. The show has 4 seasons that can be streamed on Netflix.
7. Boy Meets World
"Boy Meets World" illustrates the everyday events that take place in the life of a teenager, Cory Mathews. Tackling problems faced by every teenager and having to live with three siblings, he is constantly in the company of his best (and very popular) friend, Shawn. This sitcom is realistic thus relatable to most people and is also very enjoyable to watch. The show has 7 seasons that can be streamed on Disney+.
8. The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory is centered around a group of scientists, who are nerdy yet lovable. The main character Sheldon, though of brilliant caliber, is extremely socially awkward, making the show very enjoyable and his conversations with others hilarious. I do recommend binging the show because it makes you feel good while giving you a little more knowledge in the process. You can stream the 12 seasons on Netflix.
9. Anne with an E
"Anne with an e" is an adaptation of the book "Anne of Green Gables", centering, obviously, over Anne. She is an orphan extremely insecure about her red hair and freckles, adopted by an old couple- Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. The show portrays how she makes her way into the community, meeting her best friend Diana, and making memories she will never forget. This show, set in 1896, can be streamed on Netflix.
10. Jane the Virgin
Jane Villanueva, an extremely religious Hispanic catholic, has decided to remain a virgin until marriage. She gets accidentally artificially inseminated with the sperm of the extremely wealthy and good-looking hotel owner, Rafael Solano, and is now pregnant. Jane finds herself in a love triangle and now unable to choose between her boyfriend, Michael, and the father of her child, Rafael. This American Telenovela has 5 seasons that you can stream on Netflix.
Thanks for reading and let me know if I was helpful!