The Wonder Years
Nostalgia at its very best. If you want to remember your childhood or just want something family friendly, this is a great bet. Plus, who doesn't have a crush on Winnie Cooper?
Yes, I admit, I'm a big Joss Whedon fan. But how can anyone resist cowboys in space? Bonus: the follow-up movie, Serenity, is also available for streaming.
Freaks and Geeks
Nearly all of Judd Apatow's big hits have something in common: Paul Feig. Feig is really underappreciated in Hollywood. His work here is so smart and sensitive and funny. A lovely show featuring the early careers of Jason Segel, James Franco, Busy Phillips and Seth Rogan.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
A little over 6 months ago, I admitted to a friend that I had never seen a single episode of Doctor Who. Those days are gone and I'm so glad. If you consider the series premiere in 1963, this is possibly the longest running show in the history of television. It's British television at its very best.
A good argument could be made that this show is the epitome of "cult" television. No television show has ever been so wonderfully executed and then promptly cancelled. But there's good news — it's coming back!
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