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    22 "Old" Shows That Have Really Stood The Test Of Time

    They might be oldies, but they're definitely goodies.

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community what older TV shows they thought had really stood the test of time. Here's what they said!

    1. Peep Show

    Channel 4

    "Some of the funniest, most irreverent writing you will EVER encounter. It's about these two unlikely friends living together: Jez, who is a self-involved free spirit without personal boundaries, and Mark, who is an extremely uptight businessman. For people who love Always Sunny, this is a great show because at its core, the leads are both terrible people."


    2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    The WB

    "It is the base for so many fantasy shows that came after it. Brilliant acting, storylines, plot twists, and some of the most iconic episodes (fans know which ones I’m talking about). There are loads of people on YouTube reacting to the show and falling in love with it, and so many more need to discover the brilliance."


    "Buffy really is an amazing show; to grow up watching a powerful young woman who was feminine AND strong really resonated with me. There are so many moments in the show that help you learn, make you laugh, make you cry — it's an amazingly wonderful show and still one of my absolute favourites."


    3. Blackadder

    System / Allstar / BBC

    "Still hilarious without being offensive. It's aged well."


    4. The IT Crowd

    Channel 4

    "Honestly, I still watch The IT Crowd every week, and it still never fails to make me laugh."


    5. Queer as Folk

    Channel 4

    "It discussed a range of relatable issues in a really powerful and beautiful way."


    6. Mork and Mindy


    "It's from the 1970s and is about Mork, an alien from Ork, who comes to earth to see how humans live. He then meets Mindy and the comedy begins. Classic Robin Williams comedy that can turn every bad day into a good one."


    7. Cheers


    "It really holds up and stands the test of time (even more so than Friends or How I Met Your Mother, even though I love both of them). The characters are funny and have big personalities, and the show manages to be hilarious and heartwarming without depending on problematic jokes."


    8. Ally McBeal


    "It’s an underrated show about a law firm. It’s absolutely ridiculous, but so hilarious. And it features really, really good music! I would highly, highly recommend checking this show out. What a gem!"


    9. M*A*S*H


    "It will always be glorious. The great thing about setting it in a historical time period is that it doesn’t age. It’s so funny, but gut-wrenching at times. It deals with all sorts of issues that are still relevant today, and the characters really get into your heart. It’s also a rare case where it only got better over time, not worse. I will love this show forever."


    10. Seinfeld


    "It is one of the GOATs."


    11. Frasier


    "You will fall in love with the characters and story, but most episodes could also be watched without the backstory and be enjoyed by a general audience. The two main characters — Frasier and Niles, brothers and both psychologists — are snobby and wonderfully annoying at times, and the show loves to make fun of them. Very entertaining, and whichever character you relate most to, you will get a lot out of this show."


    "It has always been one of the funniest and smartest shows I've ever seen."


    12. My Name Is Earl


    "I've rewatched it so many times. I'm still so angry it was cancelled and ended on a cliffhanger."


    13. Father Ted

    Channel 4

    "It still holds up well today, in my opinion — the humour is just as perfect as it always was, and it has just enough surrealism to help stop it from ever feeling dated. (Plus, moments like: 'These ones are small, but the ones in the field are far away...' will never stop being hilarious.)"


    14. The Book Group

    Channel 4

    "Basically, a group of bored young people in Glasgow start a book group and end up becoming friends. At times it's super surreal and borders on the absurd. Of course, they all end up shagging each other. It's an easy watch if you like stilted British sitcoms."

    Sam Cleal

    15. The Mary Tyler Moore Show


    "It's from the '70s and holds up better than a lot of shows from the '90s and 2000s. Mary is a single woman who, though she dates (and has men spend the night! In the '70s!), doesn't get paired off by the series' end, and it instead focuses on her career, and she isn't demonised for it. The show explores all sorts of social issues, from sexism in the workplace to divorce to LGBTQ romance (well, LG, but again — this is network TV FROM THE '70S), but is never preachy and remains consistently funny. And also, the wardrobe is ~amazing.~"


    16. Living Single


    "It's still super hilarious, with some great storylines each episode."

    Rimuru Tempest

    "It's still a favourite!"


    17. The Golden Girls


    "Proof that elderly women can be more socially progressive in the '80s than many people in the modern day."


    "It is sex-positive, advocated HIV awareness, argued against social stigmas, and proved (again) that women are funny!"


    18. Twin Peaks


    "Ever since I first watched it, it's been my comfort show! It's one of those shows that are so well thought out that each time I see it, there's always something new to discover, so definitely one to watch. Plus, it had such a cultural impact in the '90s, so all those people can't be wrong."


    19. Sabrina the Teenage Witch


    "It's light and fun with humor that isn’t at anyone’s expense. Definitely a pioneer in representing alternative family structures."


    20. Malcolm in the Middle


    "It's so fun every time."


    21. Veronica Mars

    The CW

    "It’s hilarious, clever, and tense with twists that you don’t see coming but that completely make sense. There’s no shortage of witty one-liners, strong girls, and compelling mysteries, and it deserves all the love."


    22. Being Erica


    "Erica is a clever (but mediocre) woman who, after a near-death experience, gets the chance to redo moments in her life and make them right. It's funny, charming, and very well thought out. It was kind of The Good Place of its time."

    Hanifah Rahman

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