So, praise the lord for streaming services that mean we’re not hopelessly waiting for reruns at unsociable hours like we did in the golden age of TV. Netflix and Amazon are dropping some of the iconic shows we spent the Nineties and Noughties obsessing over.
Ever since it was announced that Mary-Kate And Ashley’s New York Minute was coming to Netflix this November, we’ve been craving all kinds of nostalgic TV. It might be the grim weather – or the fact that Lockdown 2:0 is looking increasingly likely – but a flashback to simpler times seems like the ideal tonic to everyday life.
Case in point: It doesn’t get much more nostalgic than Dawson’s Creek, which is coming to Netflix this weekend. You can bet we’ll be reliving the Dawson, Pacey, Joey triangle all over again (which, FYI, is just as juicy 22 years on). If that wasn’t enough high school drama, One Tree Hill is coming to the streaming service at the end of this month, which is basically a slam dunk for Netflix.
That’s nine whole series of break-ups, make-ups and very Noughties style statements. That’s at least 187 days of entertainment (if you can stick to one ep a day).
Let us also revert to a time when we hung off the every word of high schoolers like Lizzie McGuire or Clarissa Explains It All. There’s something very comforting about escaping to their teenage bedrooms when we’ve spent way too much time in our own. And don’t even deny you’re not gutted about the Lizzie McGuire reboot getting pushed back indefinitely. Instead, we’ll be watching the original Disney classic from the very beginning.
Since the country seems to be moving backgrounds and we’ll all soon be going back into our shells, allow us to help you find something soothing to fill the long empty nights.