Shows to Binge-Watch For a Heavy Dose of Nostalgia

Published on April 18, 2020

Sometimes, it’s fun to binge-watch shows that evoke a sense of nostalgia and take us back to simpler times. In the age of streaming, so many shows are available for our viewing pleasure in just a few clicks. Here are some of the best shows you can watch right now if you’re craving a good dose of that comforting nostalgia.

Cheers - Nostalgia Shows

It doesn’t get much more nostalgic than Cheers. Take a trip back in time to 80s and 90s Boston to the bar where everybody knows your name. Watch Sam and Diane bicker in their beloved and iconic way. The gang’s all there, and it’ll take you back to a simpler time where everything is nice and easy. It’s the ultimate comfort for a light-hearted nostalgic lazy afternoon. Watch it on Netflix.

The Sopranos
The Sopranos -Nostalgia Shows

Another great show if you’re craving nostalgia is the ultimate early 2000’s gangster show, The Sopranos. The flip phones, the New Jersey fashion, and the salacious Italian-American drama are all reminiscent of that early 2000’s era that now seems so far away. With six seasons, with tons of episodes per season, there’s plenty of the Soprano family greatness to transport you to a different time and place for the day or even the whole week. Watch it on HBO.

Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives -Nostalgia shows

Looking for a classic guilty pleasure? Look no further than the Desperate Housewives. It’s the show everyone and their mom was watching in the early aughts, and there’s a reason for it. The ladies of Wisteria Lane always bring the most outrageous, over-the-top drama, and they do it dressed in the most fabulous outfits of the era. It’s total nostalgia and its totally perfect for a lazy Sunday binge-watching session. Watch it on Hulu.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Buffy The Vampire Slayer is the perfect teen show to catch up on while you’re stuck at home in the coming days. This show is a pure 90s’ classic, and the nostalgia mixed with the badass vampire-slaying high school kids makes this show an easy win. Journey back to Sunnydale High and take comfort in the bad guys going down, and the amazing 90s’ looks that the cast serves while doing it. Watch it on Hulu.

Full House
Full House -nostalgia shows

If you’ve got little ones in the house, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun of a good nostalgia-filled show. Full House is incredibly wholesome, and yet funny enough for the whole family to enjoy. The Tanner family will bring you so much comfort and joy, and with so many seasons spanning so many years, there’s enough nostalgia to fill your quota for the week. The Full House crew will feel like family, and they’ll bring you back to a far simpler time. Watch it on Hulu.

Olivia Smith is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in San Francisco, she covers events, entertainment, fashion, and technology. She also serves as a Voices contributor at PopSugar.

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