6 TV Shows People Wish They Could Watch for the First Time Again

It feels like the first time. It feels like the very first time (I watched The Sopranos). As you endlessly scroll through the streaming verse of mediocre shows you know will leave you disappointed, why not fantasize about those shows that made you feel things you didn’t see a TV show could make you feel?

6 TV Shows People Wish They Could Watch for the First Time Again

If you’re familiar with IMDb ratings, you understand the magnitude of Band of Brothers’ 9.4 rating. It’s no fluke, though.

1. Band of Brothers (2001)

Anyone fond of Jimmy McNulty, Bunk Moreland, and the unbelievably complex cast of characters in The Wire feels a strange sense of arousal when the show’s theme (any of the multiple iterations) plays. As one commenter notes, there is also “such a weird feeling of sadness when it’s over.”

2. The Wire (2002-2008)

There is a significant contingent of fans who rank Breaking Bad among their pantheon of best all-time television shows but rank Better Call Saul even higher.

3. Better Call Saul (2015-2022)

Malcolm in the Middle hit the airwaves at a time when viewers were limited to the shows that television networks chose to air. And, as far as network comedies went, Malcolm in the Middle mixed heart with edgy humor in a delicate way that its competitors never did.

4. Malcolm in the Middle (2000-2006)

In an age where it’s difficult to separate hype from substance as streaming services constantly flood viewers with content, The Haunting of Hill House is long on substance.

5. The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

Arrested Development was a pioneer of network comedies. It used unmounted cameras to imitate a documentary feel, a tactic that later shows like The Office would emulate.

6. Arrested Development (2003-2019)

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