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    33 TV Shows Everyone In Their Twenties Should Watch

    "The Mindy Project gave me the confidence to be myself and go for what I want."

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what TV shows everyone in their twenties should watch. Here are some shows to get you started:

    1. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

    Warner Bros.

    "It's about a young woman starting to make some pretty big life decisions, it shows you that not everything turns out the way you expect it to. It's a very eye-opening show for someone who is of similar age to Rory Gilmore."

    jackiea4d43ea2d7

    Stream it now on Netflix.

    2. Felicity (1998–2002)

    The WB

    "You watch Felicity navigate her way through her early twenties and she’s completely confused about what she wants to do in life, which gives you comfort. She follows her crush to college, changes her major, chops all her hair off, plagiarizes an essay, makes other cringeworthy decisions, and then deals with all the consequences. The show is intimate and filled with humor, romance, and drama. It's a realistic portrayal of the transition from adolescence to adulthood."

    carissam4d43896ac

    Stream it now on Hulu.

    3. Friends (1994–2004)

    NBC

    "Definitely not overrated at all and so relatable. I recently started re-watching the series and have only now come to realize how much I can relate to a lot of the things that happen on the show."

    lisan42873496f

    Stream it now on Netflix.

    4. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)

    CBS

    "Every twentysomething should watch How I Met Your Mother. It deals with a lot of situations that we all go through at this age, like finding your place in life after college, having a quarter-life crisis, thinking you’ve found the one, actually finding the one, and sadly even dealing with the death of parent. It’s a hilarious sitcom, but also a show I believe we can all relate to at some point."

    niak3

    Stream it now on Hulu.

    5. Jane the Virgin (2014–present)

    The CW

    "The representation of a relatable family and their values really hit home with me when it first came out. I was 21 and kind of lost on my own journey and trying to be in control of everything. The show taught me that no matter how much you plan things out, life happens and things change."

    milkteapapi

    Stream it now on Netflix.

    6. The Bold Type (2017–present)

    Freeform

    "It is the most groundbreaking, feminist, and relatable show on TV."

    alexas11

    Stream it now on Hulu.

    7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

    The WB

    "The main theme of the show is about learning how to be an adult. I watched Buffy for the first time at 23 and am not exaggerating when I say it inspired me to move across the country and completely change my life."

    kyleighn

    Stream it now on Hulu.

    8. Insecure (2016–present)

    HBO

    "It's such a relatable, realistic, and absolutely hilarious show. I'm dying for more episodes. It shows that it's okay to struggle when you're trying to become a functional adult. Such a welcome reprieve from my own troubles!"

    mermaidveggal

    Stream it now on HBO Go.

    9. Younger (2015–present)

    TVLand

    "All of the Younger characters are so relatable. I love the ageism topics that this show explores, for both younger and older generations."

    sarahf4bc74a8bc

    Stream it now on Hulu.

    10. Broad City (2014–present)

    Comedy Central

    "It's funny as hell and super relatable. It reminds you that it can take a while to figure things out. Having a good life doesn't necessarily mean having it all together, you know?"

    marieannmarie

    Stream it now on Hulu.

    11. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015–present)

    The CW

    "It deals a lot with mental health and is way too relatable. It shows how relationships with your parents can mold the relationships you create, even as an adult. It’s just a hilarious show, but it also takes moments to be very deep and meaningful."

    maryk4f1b865b3

    Stream it now on Netflix.

    12. Sex and the City (1998–2004)

    HBO

    "It's full of relationship advice, friendship struggles, and multiple points of view regarding the independence all women should have in their lives, especially in their twenties."

    raquelg47e88a21c

    Stream it now on HBO Go.

    13. Queer Eye (2018–present)

    Netflix

    "It's one of the most inspirational shows I've ever seen. They attack issues that everyone deals with, make you laugh, and inspire you to be your best self."

    sayani

    Stream it now on Netflix.

    14. Parenthood (2010–2015)

    NBC

    "Being in your twenties, you need to realize how important your family is, especially your parents. Your parents are getting older along with you, so it's important to appreciate them. It also revolves a lot around sibling relationships and learning to appreciate those too."

    sabrinag45fab1008

    Stream it now on Hulu.

    15. The Mindy Project (2012–2017)

    Hulu

    "It was so relatable to me. She looked like a real person and she knew her worth. She gave me the confidence to be myself and go for what I want."

    samanthah47d5ffb80

    Stream it now on Hulu.

    16. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

    NBC

    "This prepared me for the reality of adulthood and taught me how to keep a good sense of humor when dealing with life’s problems."

    amif3

    Stream it now on Hulu.

    17. How to Make It in America (2010–2011)

    HBO

    "It's about two friends, Ben and Cam, who, after a few personal and professional failures, become tired of sitting back and watching their friends achieve their dreams. So, they decide to start up a denim line. If you're in a creative field, or want to be, you'll definitely relate to their struggle and hustle to be successful."

    faceghostta

    Stream it now on HBO Go.

    18. The Office (2005–2013)

    NBC

    "If you're working or have ever worked in an office, you'll realize how relatable this show is. It deals with issues like figuring out where your life is headed, finding a partner, and workplace friendships."

    skipnees

    Stream now on Netflix.

    19. New Girl (2011–present)

    Fox

    "I think it really embodies what it is like to be in your twenties. All of the characters go through struggles like searching for a job, getting fired, struggling financially, and of course, finding love. I love that it covers such a wide range of topics but still approaches everything with light-hearted humor!"

    georgiaq

    Stream it now on Netflix.

    20. Cheers (1982–1993)

    NBC

    "I binge-watched Cheers right after graduating from college and it was life-changing. It's so much more than just that show your dad used to watch. Not only is it hilarious, but it's the precursor to all the sitcoms we love. We wouldn't have Ross and Rachel without Sam and Diane."

    jamiejirak1

    Stream it now on Netflix.

    21. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–present)

    Netflix

    "I had just moved to a new city when that show came out and I was extremely homesick and insecure, but then I watched Kimmy and felt all of her inspiring positivity."

    cryslibs

    Stream it now on Netflix.

    22. Shameless (2011–present)

    Showtime

    "It helps you feel better about making mistakes in life."

    hellogoodbye747

    Stream it on Netflix.

    23. Halt and Catch Fire (2014–2017)

    AMC

    "It's a realistic portrayal of the tough decisions that either bring us closer to our friends or push us further away. As a twentysomething just beginning my career, it really inspired me. The show helped me deal with the fact that I’ve had to make some tough personal decisions in my twenties."

    akadiscospider

    Stream it now on Netflix.

    24. Girls (2012–2017)

    HBO

    "It’s realistic because it shows that things don’t always end up according to plan. It covers so many 'wake-up call' moments people experience when becoming an adult!"

    jessh40bc35850

    Stream it now on HBO Go.

    25. Steven Universe (2013–present)

    Cartoon Network

    "It’s really heartwarming, funny, and cute, as well as heartbreakingly sad at times. It delves deep into issues of friendship, ethics, self-love, and the really meaningful aspects of being human with finesse, warmth, and humor. Every single character is relatable and layered, and the cast is diverse and amazingly talented."

    elsab4278daa9f

    Stream it now on Hulu.

    26. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

    NBC

    "It’s so iconic and the comedy holds up so well. I watched it when I was a kid, but my boyfriend and I started watching it now and it's even more relatable. It’s so hilarious and a good escape on bad days."

    shelbys4c49fd0c1

    Stream it now on Hulu.

    27. This Is Us (2016–present)

    NBC

    "You learn about how people experience the same things differently and it’s just really good."

    marisaa4ed676004

    Stream it now on Hulu.

    28. Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)

    ABC

    "This is the show that every single person in the world should watch at some point or another, not only because it’s a lot of fun, but also because the narratives are wise as hell and extremely relatable. They tackle friendship, love, mistakes, pain, grief, and even vengeance. It gives a lot of good advice on every little thing you have to face trough the years."

    —Dénes Nagy on Facebook

    Stream it now on Hulu.

    29. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)

    ABC

    "It made me truly value all the relationships in my life and come to terms with what it means to grow and mature!"

    angelar443efb95e

    You can purchase on iTunes or Amazon.

    30. Scrubs (2001–2010)

    NBC / ABC

    "That show makes me laugh and cry so easily. I loved it in college and now that I'm nearing my late twenties, I've realized how important of a show it is. It shows that friends are so important, even when life gets in the way, and being passionate about something really helps make life not so scary."

    kshepp10

    Stream it now on Hulu.

    31. Roseanne (1988–1997)

    ABC

    "I started watching Roseanne right after college and it's a comedy series everyone should watch. Not only was it one of the first sitcoms to really show a dysfunctional, normal family, but Roseanne was ahead of its time. The series tackles birth control, abortion, gay marriage, domestic abuse, and so much more."

    noradominick

    Stream it now on Amazon Prime.

    32. Imposters (2017–present)

    Netflix

    "As a 23-year-old trying to find myself, watching the characters find themselves really spoke to me."

    theresag46c7a972a

    Stream it now on Netflix.

    33. BoJack Horseman (2014–present)

    Netflix

    "It perfectly encapsulates what it feels like to never be good enough, to never feel like you are enough for yourself, which sums up a lot of my twenties. It doesn't always end on a happy note, which I think is refreshing, and BoJack really feels proud of small accomplishments which, honestly, same."

    lsanders2016

    Stream it now on Netflix.

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