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6 TV Shows Worth Watching Even Though They’re Off the Air Now

So you missed the boat. All of your friends were talking about this show when it was still on the air, and you never jumped in and started watching it.

All hope is not lost! Thanks to online platforms, it’s possible to jump on the bandwagon and catch up on these TV classics. Where do you start? Here are some of the must-watch shows that are no longer on the air:

 

Mad Men

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The show follows high-powered ad executives in New York City in the ‘60s. You’ll die for the costumes, plus you’ll love Jon Hamm’s portrayal of complicated, womanizing, self-destructive yet somehow still sort of likeable Don Draper.

 

Freaks and Geeks

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You’ll wonder why this hilarious, relatable comedy that follows a group of teens going through typical high school experiences in the ’80s only lasted one season. Their cringe worthy moments and their triumphs will bring you back to your own high school days. You’ll love the nostalgia.

 

The Sopranos

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Follow Tony Soprano around for an episode or two and you’ll see that life as a mob boss is complicated. One minute he’s helping to organize a hit on someone, and the next minute he’s revealing his innermost insecurities to his therapist or trying to convince his son not to drop out of college. It’s a classic show worth binge-ing.

 

Breaking Bad

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What’s a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with cancer supposed to do to get ready to support his family when he’s no longer around? Cook meth with one of his former students, of course. The iconic show follows Walter White as a nerdy science teacher-turned-drug lord in one of the most captivating character arcs you’ll see on TV.

 

The Wire

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The show follows gangs in Baltimore and the police officers who try to stop the violence and drug running, and it’s absolutely worth watching.

 

Friday Night Lights

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It’s the story of a high school football-loving town in Texas, and you will fall in love with the characters. From Coach Eric Taylor and his wife Tammy to delinquent football player Tim Riggins and popular girl Lyla Garrity, this show will immediately get you rooting for the Dillon Panthers.

 

What since-retired shows do you think are worth a watch? Share with us in the comments!

 

 

Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.