One More Time! – Series worth the rewatch

by Jam Bufi
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Binging classic favorite series such as How I Met Your Mother, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and The Office is not uncommon – sometimes it’s even a comfort to have random episodes playing in the background while working or doing chores. And now with streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, it’s even easier to binge all our favorite shows.

Here some titles believe are worth watching more than once!

 

The Good Place

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Team Cockroach: Jameela Jamil as Tahani Al-Jamil, Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop, Many Jacinto as Jason Mendoza, and William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye in The Good Place © NBCUniversal Media

At first, this show will leave you so clueless as to what is going on, but that’s why you will keep watching.

The Good Place centers around Eleanor Shellstrop who wakes up to find out that she has died and is now in The Good Place, a heaven-like utopia for those who led exceptionally righteous lives on Earth. She eventually realizes that she is not where she belongs, and she must find a way to keep her mistaken identity a secret or risk being sent to The Bad Place a.k.a. hell.

This fantasy comedy show’s premise revolves heavily on ethical and philosophical themes, asking the question, “What makes a person good?”. There’s always a new question or concept to discuss every time you rewatch and pop culture references to spot. Plus that season one plot twist is always fun to watch over and over again!

 

Breaking Bad

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Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad © AMC Network

This critically acclaimed western crime show is considered by many as one of the greatest television shows ever made. Matthew from the blog Film Geek Guy shared, “I can attest that Breaking Bad is still a great show even with the rewatch. I appreciated it more the second time around and enjoyed spotting a lot of things I wasn’t able to notice previously.”

Breaking Bad is about a brilliant yet underpaid chemistry professor, Walter White, who finds out he has stage III lung cancer. Fearing for his family’s financial future when he’s gone, he decides to enter the narcotic world by partnering up with his former student Jesse Pinkman to produce and sell meth.

This award-winning show has been praised for its writing, acting, and cinematography, among others and remain one of the highest rated television shows of all time. No matter how many times you rewatch this you will always be left in awe of its masterful and captivating storytelling.

 

Modern Family

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The Pritchett-Dunphy-Delgado-Tucker family © American Broadcasting Company

This sitcom about a big family has been on the air for so long – it premiered in 2009 – that it was hard to say goodbye to the characters after 11 memorable seasons in 2020.

Modern Family revolves around the lives of three families – the Pritchett-Delgado family, the Dunphy-Pritchett family, and the Pritchett-Tucker family. The mockumentary family sitcom has a lot of crazy antics by each member, something that’s bound to happen with a big family, and it is always great to watch unfold. The family members clash and argue, with members dealing with their own relatable situations and emotions but the show always ends with a heartfelt scene with the family coming together no matter what.

Ella from Antipolo thinks it’s a perfect show for family bonding at home. “It’s perfect because as Filipinos we’re very intact when it comes to family. Also, there are a lot of relatable scenes like awkward parents who are trying to reach out to their children, but you will be able to understand their point of view as well. Like sometimes it feels like they’re caging us but they just really want to protect us. The show makes you appreciate your family because each character represents each member of your real family,” shared Ella.

 

Bojack Horseman

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Mr. Peanutbutter and Bojack Horseman from “Bojack Horseman” © Netflix

This adult animated series is set in an alternate world where humans and anthropomorphic animals live together. It centers around a washed-up celebrity horse, Bojack Horseman, who is trying to regain relevance by publishing an autobiography with the help of human ghostwriter Diane Nguyen.

“Aside from its accurate portrayal of mental illness and discussion of relevant social issues, I love rewatching Bojack Horseman because there are so many puns hidden in the background or in the dialogues and sometimes they’re so subtle that they’re easy to miss so it’s fun go back and try to spot them,” says Iris from Laguna.

 

Black Mirror

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From Black Mirror episode, “Fifteen Million Merits” © Netflix

According to Rafael from Mandaluyong, an avid fan of the show, “This science fiction anthology show is perfect to rewatch because of its deeply reflective themes, making each viewing experience a unique one and deserving of capable viewings. It’s amazing to watch the horrors of modern technology come to life with standalone episodes that make you drop your jaw and drop your phone.”

Each Black Mirror hour-long episode centers around a highly advanced technology in the future and imagines how it would impact society, often in horrific way. The plot, characters, and setting are different per episode, so you technically don’t have to watch it in chronological order.

This may not be a horror series but almost every Black Mirror episode will leave you with an eerie and chilling feeling that is hard to shake off. It’s also always great to admire the show’s creative world building and shocking plot twists that will leave you wanting more. But if you want to try some of its lighter episodes, try the series 3 fourth episode “San Junipero” and series 4 fourth episode “Hang the DJ”.

 

Stranger Things

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The cast of Stranger Things © Netflix

Stranger Things, set in the 1980s, tells the story of a group of four best friends who one day meet a mysterious girl named Eleven, who has telekinetic powers, the same night their best friend Will goes missing. The kids soon unravel a hidden sinister world.

It’s best to go into the series knowing as little as possible because the thrill and mystery of it is a delightful experience, but the show remains a great watch even after the reveals. This show is great to rewatch for its writing, characters, and its chilling tone and atmosphere alone, but most especially if you’re a pop culture fan since it references a lot of 80s pop culture from movies and songs to fashion. This is a series that deserved its hype and it might be time to rewatch all three seasons since showrunners have revealed that we’re getting a fourth!

 

Game of Thrones

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The Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones © HBO

This iconic epic high fantasy series could not not be on this list.

Game of Thrones is primarily about the war for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms with multiple families and individuals vying for the throne. The show is filled with lies, betrayals, death, and politics, plus fearsome creatures threatening to upend the whole kingdom and a prophecy about a future savior of mankind.

The show deals with a lot of complex storylines and introduces dozens of characters throughout the show that it can be hard to remember all of them, so the best way to watch Game of Thrones is to binge it. Everything from its storytelling, the world building, remarkable characters, and clever plot and dialogue, it’s no wonder this series was so talked about during its run and became a huge influence on pop and geek culture.

 

What are the shows you always come back to? Share them in the comments section below!

 

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