Alex's Picks Of The Week: Remembering Old Marathon Favorites!

Need more ideas on what to watch next? Last week, I introduced my new weekly recommendations column with the 10 shows that are on my Watch Wishlist -- the ones I've been meaning to start watching but haven't had the chance (I know, tsk tsk). This week, I'm back with a new set of suggestions for you to consider looking into, and this time I'm in the reminiscing mood! I'm throwin' it back to some shows that are no longer with us (*tear*), but are still totally marathon-worthy (thanks to SideReel!), and have treated me well as some of my all-time favorite shows to watch over and over again. Yes, my list of old favorites definitely makes for an "eclectic" bunch, but that just means that there's bound to be at least one for every kind of TV addict out there! Here's what I think you should start watching this week:

1. Lois and Clark - The New Adventures of Superman

Before there was Smallville, there was Lois and Clark. And before there was Alcide Herveaux, I was crushin' on Dean Cain's version of Clark Kent.

2. Boy Meets World

What can I say? As a TGIF staple, this show made me feel like I grew up with Cory Matthews.

3. The Sopranos

Definitely more character-driven than what some might expect from a show about organized crime, but it's certainly a must-try for any TV maven.

4. Friends

No matter how many times I've seen each episode, the punch lines still get me every time, even if I already have them memorized!

5. Seinfeld

Who knew that a show about nothing could be so entertaining?

6. Sex and the City

Carrie bugs the crap out of me most of the time, and it has some questionable stances on femininity, but you can't help but love watching... even if it's just for the shoes.

7. The O.C.

I'm pretty sure I stopped watching after they killed off one of the main characters (er, spoiler alert?), but back in high school, you had to live under a rock if you didn't watch this show!

8. Nip/Tuck

It got a little ridiculous towards the end (it's always disheartening to watch a favorite show jump the shark), but the first few seasons were gripping!

9. The X-Files

I used to have to beg my mom to let me stay up on Sunday nights to watch this show. If she knew how many nightmares this show gave me (and still does), she definitely wouldn't have let me watch it!

10. Extras

Ricky Gervais definitely had the right idea by keeping this series short and sweet to avoid "overstaying his TV welcome" (the American version of The Office probably should have followed this advice like 2 seasons ago, no offense), but sometimes I wish there was more of this kind of comedic genius to come!

Got any other off-the-air old favorites worth recommending to fellow SideReelers? Share below in comments!




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Apr 17, 2016 1:22PM EDT

My additions to the list are Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Alias which I'm FINALLY working on. This list makes me majorly nostalgic for Boy Meets World plus Lois & Clark so I'm going to have to add those to my watch list too. I could also use more Extras and I desperately need to watch The Sopranos since I never have! (I know, I'm horrified too!)

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Aug 12, 2010 11:29PM EDT

I thought I was the only one who thought Lois & Clark was awesome. LOL oh man.. still needing to go back and do a Boy Meets World marathon. I used to watch those at like 3 am when I was younger, after they stopped airing them during the day on Disney channel lol.

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