Top 10 Best Shows to Watch

Myajah Wilson, Assistant Opinion Editor

For those who are struggling trying to find new shows to watch, here are 10 shows I highly recommend across different platforms.

“Teen Wolf”

To say that this show is just “great” is an understatement. Saying it’s one of the best shows of all time is more like it. This show is loosely based on the 1985 movie, Teen Wolf, starring Michael J. Fox. It follows the life of newfound werewolf Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), his best friend Stiles Stilinski (Dylan O’Brien) and their friends as they navigate their way through the supernatural world they’ve been introduced to in their town of Beacon Hills, California, while also trying to live normal teenage lives. Now is the perfect time to start the show because though it ended in 2017, fans can look forward to a Teen Wolf Movie coming out later this year. (Available on Hulu) 

“Gilmore Girls”

Gilmore Girls, a fairly old, but nonetheless great series is the perfect comfort show. It follows Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her daughter Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) in their small, cozy and seemingly perfect tight-knit town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut. The show is centered around their mother-daughter relationship but also deals with platonic, romantic and family relationships. (Available on Netflix)

“Jane the Virgin”

Young adult Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) grew up hoping to avoid repeating her mother’s mistakes, but when she gets accidentally artificially inseminated, the path of life that she had in mind for herself changed. This comedy drama with telenovela aspects deals with tight family bonds, love triangles and even some crime and thrill which keeps the audience on their toes. (Available on Netflix)

“Outerbanks”

This dramatic adventure series takes place on the island Outer Banks “paradise on earth” in North Carolina, and is the perfect show to watch with spring and summer on the horizon. Teen John B (Chase Stokes) and his friends, the Pogues, go on wild adventures in search of a treasure linked to John B’s father’s death. (Available on Netflix)

“Once Upon a Time”

Once Upon a Time follows the life of 28-year-old Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) with a problematic past. After her son whom she had given up for adoption ten years before shows up on her doorstep, her life takes a turn and there is yet a happy ending in sight. He leads her to his hometown of Storybrooke where he believes everyone living in it is from a fairytale. This show takes your childhood fairytales and brings them to life while also modernizing them. (Available on Disney +)

“The Vampire Diaries”

A few months after her parents died in a crash, teen Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) falls in love with vampire Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). The show deals with a love triangle between Elena, Stefan and his brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder), while they simultaneously overcome different supernatural beings and obstacles. (Available on Netflix)

“Shadowhunters”

After human-angel Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) finds out that she comes from a line of Shadowhunters that fight demons, she is plunged into a new chaotic supernatural world of demon hunting. (Available on Hulu)

“A Different World”

Though this show is older, it always makes for the perfect rewatch binge. Different World highlights a group of friends at an HBCU and shows the ups and downs that they go through in college. (Available on Amazon Prime Video)

“The Walking Dead”

This gory drama shows the outcome of life after the zombie apocalypse, and how a group of survivors is maintaining their place here on earth through it all. It deals with human, nature, personal, and relationship conflicts. I wouldn’t recommend getting attached to any characters when watching this show because the writers are ruthless when it comes to killing people off. (Available on Netflix)

“Impractical Jokers”

Impractical Jokers is that one show that will always make you laugh. It follows four best friends that embarrass each other and act out in public for the amusement of their viewers. (Available on HBO Max)