By Sammie Cohen
1. Schitt’s Creek
Winning “Best Comedy Series” at the 2020 Emmys, along with 8 other Emmy Awards, Schitt’s Creek is a six-season show that follows the Rose family, who go from extremely wealthy to practically broke in just a few days. With nowhere else to go, they end up in a dreary town that they bought as a joke years back--Schitt’s Creek. They have to learn how to adapt from their lavish lifestyle to living in a rural city motel. The show was created by father and son duo Eugene and Dan Levy. With episodes under 30 minutes each, the show is a quick watch and always leaves you with a good laugh.
2. Grey’s Anatomy
If you are looking for more of a time commitment, look no further than Grey’s Anatomy. The show has been on the air since 2005, with 17 seasons and 300 episodes and counting. Grey’s Anatomy is also the longest-running medical drama series. The show follows Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), along with her friends and family, and their experiences working at the Seattle-Grace Hospital. The series has won many awards, including the Golden Globe Award for the Best Drama Series in 2006.
3. All American
All American, originally on The CW, became very popular among people of all ages during quarantine. The show loosely follows the story of former NFL player, Spencer Paysinger. Paysinger, portrayed by Spencer James, moves from Crenshaw to Beverly Hills to join the Beverly High football team and move in with the coach, Billy Baker, and the rest of his family. Going from Crenshaw to Beverly Hills isn’t an easy change for Spencer, and it doesn’t make it any easier that the team isn’t very happy that he’s there. As Spencer is learning how to fit in with the team in Beverly Hills, he still goes to and from Crenshaw to visit his friends and family, who are facing problems of their own. The first two seasons of All American are available on Netflix, and the third season is currently airing on The CW and will be added to Netflix in May.
4. Outer Banks
Outer Banks is another show that became popular when we were all stuck at home in the spring. The Netflix original series is one season and follows four teenage best friends who are looking for treasure that is connected to one of the main character’s father’s sudden disappearance. The four friends spend their summer adventuring through Outer Banks, trying to solve the mystery. These teenagers are known as “pogues,” and they have a rivalry with another group, the “kooks,” the teens from the more privileged side of town. The pogues search for the treasure in houses, boats, and even different towns to try to solve the mystery. Season 2 is expected to be added to Netflix sometime in the spring of 2021.
5. Fuller House
Fuller House is a spin-off of the iconic sitcom Full House. The show is focused on DJ Tanner-Fuller, who just moved back into her childhood home with her three sons after her husband recently passed away. Both DJ’s sister (Stephanie), and best friend (Kimmy), move in with their own families to help out. As the five seasons continue, there are laughs, tears, heartaches, and growth. Not to mention appearances from the stars of the original Full House cast.