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Popular Shows You Need To Watch In Case You Missed Out

Reisha Shetty
Junior Digital Writer

Binge-watching a TV show is probably one of the best ways to unwind after a long, gruelling day. Nothing seems more appealing than eating your favourite comfort food while watching your favourite show whenever you need to switch up your mood.

But finding a new show that is perfect for you can be hard—especially when you have subscriptions to multiple streaming services. And sure, taking recommendations from your friends and family is the best way to go ahead, but there are times when those recommended shows don’t exactly float your boat.

What if we told you though that some of those shows are actually worth watching, despite the slow beginnings? Trust us, these shows will change your life and might just become your new comfort show!

The Office

The one statement you’ll often hear from a The Office fan is that “it gets better after season one.” And that’s as true as it gets. Shot in a documentary style, the show revolves around a small paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania and documents the daily goings-on of its employees. Your favourite actors today, Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Mindy Kaling, are all regulars and an abosulte delight to watch. The way the show plays works with humour and sarcasm is the reason why the show is a cult favourite.

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Schitt’s Creek

A hilarious show that revolves around a rich family of four, who lose all their wealth and are forced to move to a small, obscure town named Schitt’s Creek (their only asset), this show is just delightful. If you haven’t already seen Schitt’s Creek, you need to because everything about this show is what good entertainment is made of. The cast, the story line, the characters are all relatable, hilarious, and worth investing yourself in. This show is Euegene and Dan Levy’s masterpiece and has gained popularity for all the right reasons.

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Boys Over Flowers

The OG K-Drama that needs you to start the series with utmost patience, Boys Over Flowers is a show that opens the gates to the land of entertaining Korean dramas. The story follows the story of a young girl who gets pushed into a school that consists of the most elite kids in Korea, and then finds herself entangled with the school’s most popular and powerful group, F4. As she navigates through her hardships, she soon starts building a beautiful relationship with the people around her. We have to admit, this show does have its good share of cringe moments, but this is what makes Boys Over Flowers so special. But once you get through the first few episodes, you’ll be hooked to it.

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Never Have I Ever

Netflix’s comedy-drama series, Never Have I Ever is a full-fledged teen show that often leaves you questioning your own sanity. The relatable life of Devi, an Indian-American teen who after a traumatic year decides to improve her social ranking and finally be on the top of the high school tier, is more enteratining that cringe-y than one would have assumed. But things rarely go according to plan for Devi as she finds herself in not one but multiple awkward situations that threaten to take away her dream high school life. Never Have I Ever can get off as a bit much in the beginning but Mindy Kaling’s brilliance shines through, and you find yourself invest in Devi sooner than you think.

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Game Of Thrones

The show that had the entire world literally on their knees, Game Of Thrones is one of the few shows that has a humongous fan following spanning countries. A series that shows the complicated world of the nine noble families of Westeros that fight it out against each other to gain power over the iron throne, we admit it takes a while to get used to the over-the-top plot, casts and extremely long episodes. But once you get accustomed to it, you will not be able to stop. Spoilers aside (there are so many on the Internet), nothing compares to watching the show and you should definitely give it a try.

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Reply 1988

A truly wholesome show that always has a special place in every K-Drama lover’s heart, Reply 1988 is a show you need to watch at least once. Reply 1988 takes you through the life of five best friends and their close-knit families as they grow up together and go through some major changes in life in the Ssangmundong neighbourhood in 1988. A nostalgically sweet and heartwarming show, it is slightly slow-paced but by the end you’ll feel like you’re part of the small community.

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Gilmore Girls

The ultimate show of the 2000s, Gilmore Girls is the slow-paced show none of knew we needed in our lives. Ask a Gilmore Girls fan, and they’ll tell you that it’s their go-to when they’re in the mood for something heartwarming and cosy. The story is about a single mother and her teenage daughter and how they navigate their lives in the small town of Stars Hollow. While the show starts off slow, it does pick up some pace in the later seasons. But the magic of the show lies in the relationship between Lorelei and Rory and regardless of the pace, you’ll find yourself invested in the two.

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