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    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."

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the TV shows that they re-watch over and over again. Here's what they said:

    1. The O.C. (2003-2007)


    The O.C., forever and always. I got a new box set for Christmas, I have a T-shirt, I've kept every interview and poster from the magazines, I've met Mischa Barton, and I even have a tattoo. The show and characters mean so much to me and always will. —dancestarkatya

    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)


    It’s super nostalgic for me and my friends. I legit ugly cry during certain episodes, even though I’ve seen the whole thing all the way through at least five or six times. —sarahn445946f86

    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)


    I’d say my most frequently re-watched show is Psych. It’s such a silly, entertaining show but somehow it still feels clever. It’s delightful. I depend on it to make me laugh and help me relax after a long day. —53124

    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)


    Sometimes you just need to detach from reality and take a journey through time and space. Plus, the Doctor can be really comforting sometimes and has a lot of wisdom to spare. —bejo01

    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)


    This is the BEST show of my life! I’ve been obsessed with them since I was like eight; I’m going to be 31 this year. It helps me fall asleep, it makes me feel better when I’m sad — it literally help me re-center. It’s funny, and crazy and I love how no matter what, their friendship always shines through any situation. —alexandriabg

    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)


    I discovered it in high school when I was going through a really rough patch and it just brightened my spirits. So now whenever I need a pick-me-up or just want to have a good laugh, I put it on. —j4b7652776

    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)

    Cartoon Network

    Adventure Time is my go-to when I’m feeling a bit off. It’s nice to go back to feeling like a kid when depression hits hard. —saraelizabethg2

    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)


    B99 is one of the few, true comedies that doesn’t rely on crude humor to be funny and relevant. It’s just good, old-fashioned goofiness that never fails to make me smile. Even when they tackle the tough issues, it’s done so well and never leaves me feeling uncomfortable with how they portrayed the problem. It’s a show with some of the best friendships and relationships, and makes me feel better when the world seems to be going to shit. Life is better with the Nine-Nine in it. —gretcheno3

    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)


    The Office is my go-to TV show. It can make you pee your pants most of the time, and it can make you cry with both extreme happiness and sadness too. It's stupid but adorable, silly but serious, and everything and anything in between. It’s everything you could ever want in a show and more, not to mention the best place to find inspirational quotes! —loreleiw3

    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)


    Since it was added to Netflix, I’ve literally watched it every night. I’m 27 and love horror movies, but I think I owe my interest to R.L. Stine. That haunted mask was terrifying. Goosebumps scared me half to death as a kid, but in the best way. Now, it’s just a comforting feeling and a reminder of a great childhood. —alexlang15

    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)


    Every episode is packed with jokes that never fail to make me laugh out loud, even though I pretty much have it memorized at this point. I look forward to coming home and curling up in bed with an episode about Liz Lemon trying to have it all. Always puts me in a good mood. —l4d047e735

    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)


    It makes me laugh more than any other show and, when I’m stressed out, it reminds me that a lot of other people also don’t have their lives figured out. It’s so relatable. —heidiy4acce605c

    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)


    Something about Jack’s physical comedy and Karen’s outrageousness always puts me in a good mood and allows for a good amount of escapism. —annalee10

    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)


    Unbreakable 👏 Kimmy 👏 Schmidt 👏 . I love Titus so much, he always cheers me up. —sarahknight

    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)

    Comedy Central

    I always fall back on Mystery Science Theater 3000. It’s just a hilarious show riffing on cheesy movies. I love Joel and the Bots and then of course Joel’s replacement, Mike. It’s gloriously funny and clever and I am always so much happier afterwards! —darthsyd

    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)


    I don’t care how old I am now or how long the show has been off the air, whenever I’m having a bad day it’s my go-to. I’ve seen every episode a thousand times and it’s still my fave. —tgkbecca

    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)

    Comedy Central

    After my first NYE with my boyfriend, we watched Futurama for 24 hours straight while drifting in and out of miserable, head-achey, hungover consciousness. We watch Futurama during particularly rough hangovers to this day. —barbarak11

    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

    52. Boy Meets World (1993-2000)


    It's been my favorite show for the past 20 years and it helps to get me through everything! —ramiimani

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