101 TV shows everyone should watch (at least once) in their lives

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Stranger Things
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Is Stranger Things worth watching?

Stranger Things took the world by storm when it premiered on Netflix in 2016. There’s no doubt this is Netflix’s most popular and best original series to date, and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping. The series begins with the disappearance of Will Byers, which turns the world of police chief Jim Hopper and other Hawkins residents upside down. Stranger Things has it all: people with powers, interdimensional monsters, Russian villains, 80s nostalgia, and much more.

Written by Bryce Olin

Is Xena worth watching?

Sometimes the world needs a hero, and in this beloved classic our hero comes in the form of reformed warrior princess Xena! Alongside her friend Gabrielle, Xena travels across the world saving those in need while fighting the forces of evil.

There will never be a series quite like Xena which managed to deliver a compelling fantasy series built around a pair of strong women who shattered the glass ceiling to prove that women can be just as heroic and powerful as their male counterparts.

Is Switched at Birth worth watching?

In this groundbreaking series which featured a predominantly deaf cast, viewers follow the lives of Bay Kennish and Daphne Vasquez, two teenagers who found their lives turned upside down when it was discovered that they were accidentally switched at birth.

While the central focus of the series is the switch and its effects on Bay and Daphne’s lives, the thing that makes the show a must-see viewing experience is its inclusion of deaf and ASL speaking characters who have long been overlooked in mainstream media to allow the world into the deaf community and the hardships and discrimination they face.

Is Roseanne worth watching?

When it comes to family comedies, you can’t find a more realistic portrayal of the everyday modern family than the world created within Roseanne.

The Conner family faces many of the same problems that we still face today because the show didn’t need to rely on over-the-top storytelling to make for good television. Instead, the series took the everyday hardships families face as inspiration to show the family’s strength, love, and support.

Is Will & Grace worth watching?

There has never and will never be another duo on television like Will & Grace. As one of the leading sitcoms on NBC’s Must-See TV comedy block, Will & Grace broke boundaries with openly gay characters in the lead.

The sitcom kicked the door wide open for LGBTQ+ representation and normalization on television—a huge accomplishment. Beyond Will & Grace’s cultural impact, its jokes bite harder than Karen on a martini olive, and you simply can’t find another cast as in sync as Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes. And thank god they returned to our screens for a revival, honey!

Written by Reed Gaudens