6 TV Shows That Need to Be on Netflix Instead of 'Friends'

Look, I love Friends just as much as the next girl. Probably more so given my 10-season DVD collectors edition and general tendency to obsess over really, really great television. And that's what this show is — a truly fantastic piece of small screen history. It's one of my favorite TV shows of all time, in fact. So why am I not jumping for joy now that Friends is currently streaming on Netflix? Well, probably because I've never found myself unable to quench my Central Perk thirst before now. Because, let's face it — Friends episodes are constantly shown on TBS all the time. Truth be told, you'd be hard pressed to find a day when episodes of this series aren't airing. So why does it need to be on Netflix?

I suppose for some people it's convenient to be able to watch the series in chronological order, especially if you've never seen the show in its entirety before. And that makes sense. I get it. But that's not my argument here. I'm completely OK with the fact that it's currently running on Netflix and will undoubtedly succumb to binge-watching it because I'm a human with zero will power. I'm simply stating that there are other less easily accessible TV shows out there that I would prefer to see up on my Netflix account — ones that are harder to come by on the usual go-to networks. (Seriously, could these shows BE any further out of reach?)

So while I'm always thrilled to have more Friends in my life, I sure wish Netflix would think about adding these classics into its streaming queue as well. Think about it, will ya?

Boy Meets World

I mean, who couldn't use a little more Boy Meets World in their lives? And now that Girl Meets World is around, that's bound to bring out everyone's nostalgic side for this show even more than usual. I say bring on the FEE-HEE-HEE-HEENAY call.


When these episodes do air it's usually at an insane hour that no actual person should be expected to be awake for. You know, unless you're practicing to become a vampire or something. But for the rest of us it's highly inconvenient and I, for one, would love a little more of Tom Welling's Clark Kent in my life.

Will & Grace

Granted, this series does run pretty often on the WE channel, but it's smack dab in the middle of the work day when no one's around to be able to see it. So again, not an ideal situation and one that Netflix could perfectly rectify.

Dawson's Creek

Stop depriving me of Pacey, Netflix. I just can't bear it! (Also, I'll buy you a wall if you do this for me.)

Full House

The Tanner family has more than earned their right to a primo Netflix spot. So what's the hold up, dudes?

The OC

Two words: Seth Cohen. I rest my case.

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