52 TV Shows That People Can't Stop Re-Watching
"No matter how many times I re-watch it, it makes me laugh, cry, and just genuinely feel better."
1. The O.C. (2003-2007)
2. House, M.D. (2004-2012)
It's my favorite show in the world, hands down. My love for it has gotten to the point where I'm listening to Hugh Laurie's blues albums and can explain statistical bias in terms of an episode from Season 2. —bethanyg4
3. Everybody Loves Raymond (1996-2005)
Everybody Loves Raymond is something my whole family will still sit down and watch together. My dad is from the same part of New York, we're Italian, and I've gotta say, it feels pretty accurate. —bethanyg4
4. Glee (2009-2015)
5. Once Upon A Time (2011-2018)
Even though it recently ended, I know I'm going to re-watch Once Upon A Time over and over again. The characters are so lovable and the message of hope is so strong that I just love immersing myself in it for a few hours every so often.
6. Frasier (1993-2004)
I always go back to Frasier. I grew up with it, and I’ve watched it all the way through hundreds of times, but I never get tired of it. The jokes never get old and I still laugh every time I watch it. And, while a lot of the drama isn’t relatable unless you make six figures, it somehow never stops feeling genuine.
7. Psych (2006-2014)
8. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2001)
I watched it when it originally aired, but bought the box set with all six seasons so I can re-watch my favorite episodes. It's still hilarious, utterly quotable, and still makes me laugh over 15 years later. —ashleighs10
9. Impractical Jokers (2011-present)
It’s funny and they play it on truTV like, every single day. It makes me smile even when I’m in a bad mood, and even if I’ve seen the episode 15 times.
10. Doctor Who (1963-1989; 2005-present)
11. Game of Thrones (2011-present)
I don't know if it's because there is so much drama in the show that all my problems then don't seem as bad or maybe I'm actually sadistic. But either way, watching GoT calms my nerves and relaxes me. —rebeccajenniferf
12. Grey's Anatomy (2005-present)
The characters are so well-developed and relatable that it makes you feel like you know them, and no matter how many times I re-watch it, I never get sick of them. Also the music is amazing and makes the already emotional scenes even more effective. —katieb411abfbf0
13. The Golden Girls (1985-1992)
14. Victorious (2010-2013)
I'm not ashamed to admit that after all these years, I still love Victorious and re-watch it every now and then. It reminds me of simpler times and makes me feel good inside! —lisan42873496f
15. Star Trek (1966-1969)
Star Trek is inherently optimistic and presents a future we could be proud of: A human race no longer enslaved to racism, greed, selfishness, and hate.
16. Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)
17. Castle (2009-2016)
If I could only watch one show for the rest of my life it would be Castle. When life was tough and I didn't have any friends, I at least had Beckett, Castle, and the boys (Ryan and Esposito). I always say this show was my life raft when I was sinking and my light in the dark because it's true. It is the only show that can cheer me up when I'm sad or depressed. The cast, crew, and just the whole series make me happy. In the end, Castle changed my life for the better.
18. The Closer (2005-2012)
I absolutely love the camaraderie that develops between the main characters over seven seasons, and Kyra Sedgwick's Brenda Leigh Johnson is one of the smartest, funniest, most complex female characters ever on television. There's a great mix of humor, drama, and occasional suspense. —shanemstahl
19. Adventure Time (2010-2018)
20. Six Feet Under (2001-2005)
I re-watch Six Feet Under whenever I feel disconnected from the world. Plus, Claire Fisher is so relatable! —hollyc498adac65
21. Queer As Folk (2000-2005)
Queer As Folk is definitely my go-to show! It has so many important storylines, is fun, and a little heartbreaking at times, but it makes me feel at home no matter where I am. —annascc132105
22. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013-present)
23. Scrubs (2001-2010)
It’s got comedy, life lessons, and several super sad episodes if you need a good cry. —dmzaros
24. The Good Place (2016-present)
Whenever I’m stressed I re-watch the series and feel so much better.
25. The Office (2005-2013)
26. I Love Lucy (1951-1957)
I've seen every episode of I Love Lucy so many times, I've lost count. I can recite full episodes and know which one is playing after only hearing the first couple of lines. I watch it while doing housework and play it before bed to help me fall asleep, but I also will just sit and watch it as if it's airing live for the first time. It's just hysterical. —shylawatson
27. The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017)
No matter how many times I re-watch it, it makes me laugh, cry, and just genuinely feel better. Damon and Elena always make me smile.
28. Goosebumps (1995-1998)
29. Rick and Morty (2013-present)
I’ve had the same group of friends since middle school and now we’ve all gone off to college and don’t see each other as often, but we would always watch that show together. So, I watch it when I miss them. —blakeellen
30. Friends (1994-2004)
F•R•I•E•N•D•S!!! There are episodes for every mood, and some are just classics I can watch over and over. The six main characters take me away from reality, and I can’t just watch one single episode. Whenever I need a break, I randomly text me friends “pick a number” so I get surprised with an episode — I think I’ve been through the series about seven times now! —korbinf
31. 30 Rock (2006-2013)
32. Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)
My go-to show is definitely Gilmore Girls. Whenever I’m stressed out or feel overwhelmed by life in general, I like to calm myself down by watching the show which is set in a small town and where life is simpler and slower, and nobody seems to have any real problems. It really helps! —tajanag
33. Bob's Burgers (2011-present)
I watch it every night as I’m going to bed. It’s the perfect mix of humor and real life lessons. Even though I’ve seen every episode at least 20 or 30 times at this point, I still find new things I haven’t noticed before. —addiesebastiennem
34. New Girl (2011-2018)
35. Gossip Girl (2007-2012)
I really get invested in the lives of Blair, Chuck, Serena, Nate, Dan, etc. When I'm in a bad place I just put on Gossip Girl and I get lost in the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite. —goldensage
36. Charmed (1998-2006)
I am absolutely obsessed with this show. While I did have to get used to the cheesiness of the first few episodes, once I was hooked, I was HOOKED. Great characters, fabulous '90s fashion, hot detectives and demons, and magic! What more could you ask for? —hannahraestevens
37. Will and Grace (1998-2006; 2017-present)
38. The West Wing (1999-2006)
It’s such a fast-paced show and the characters are so great that it just lulls me into comfort. I’ve watched the whole series so many times that I’ve lost count. Not to mention, you can’t beat Allison Janney doing The Jackal. So goooood.
39. Supernatural (2005-present)
The show has well over 200 episodes, but I can tell you what each one is about. I have seen the first 10 seasons of that show countless of times, and the more recent ones almost as many. I am so happy that there are still new episodes, but going back and watching the first seasons never fails to make me smile.
40. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015-present)
41. Friday Night Lights (2006-2011)
There wasn't a better show on when it was originally on the air. I can watch it over and over again, and remember exactly how I felt the first time I saw it! It's perfect for when you need something nostalgic, when you need to get a good cry started, or just when you need to take your mind off of real life for a while.
42. Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)
The 'Freaks' remind me of my friend group in college, who live just about everywhere in the USA. We just got home for summer break, and I'll definitely be binge-watching it today to quell how much I miss them all! It's the worst thing EVER that it only has one season! —clarabow22
43. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-1999; 2017-present)
44. Sailor Moon (1992-1997)
It makes me feel happy and less stressed. It reminds me of being a kid with no responsibilities. —lizc436194f31
45. Law and Order: SVU (1999-present)
Something about watching bad guys get their asses handed to them by Olivia Benson is just so relaxing. —rmadu13
46. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996-2003)
47. iCarly (2007-2012)
Sometimes I just crave an episode of iCarly for no reason. I’ll be in a mood and I’ll just think “I really need to go home, eat pasta, and watch iCarly.” —arinaaah
48. Lost (2004-2010)
This show holds a very a special place in my heart and every time I watch it, I feel like I'm catching up with an old friend. —m45728a09f
49. Futurama (1999-2013)
50. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003-2008)
It’s such a feel-good, timeless, children’s show that still manages to hit important moral and philosophical problems. It’s funny, serious, heart-wrenching, and endearing. I re-watch the whole series at least once a year. Such an amazing show. —gretcheno3
51. The Good Witch (2015-present)
I love to watch Good Witch whenever I feel like I need a hug and a warm cup of tea. It’s like watching four seasons of Hallmark movies! —jessicab40d1261c4