We’ve basically been hibernating lately since we want to avoid this awful winter as much as possible. That means cranking up the heat, baking cookies, and marathoning 90s TV shows. Netflix and Hulu have a pretty good selection but there are some major omissions. Here’s what we’d like to see added, preferably before spring hits and we start spending our time outside again.
1. Boy Meets World – With the “Girl Meets World” premiere happening sometime this year (really Disney? You still can’t give us a date?) it’s only fitting that we get a chance to catch up on the classic series first. We’ve been missing this show ever since ABC Family stopped airing it weekday mornings (it was the perfect get-ready for work show).
2. Gilmore Girls – Every other long running WB series is on Netflix (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Roswell,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “One Tree Hill..”). Except for “Gilmore Girls.” And “Felicity.” We love this show for it’s smart, fast dialogue and wit, and for bringing Adam Brody into our lives for the first time.
3. Summerland – A show that stars a pre-High School Musical Zac Efron (he still had a gap!), Jesse McCartney, Becky from Full House, and Kay Panabaker? And takes place in a California beach town, where it’s permanently summer? Sign us up. The show sadly lasted for only 2 seasons but managed to pack a lot of drama in.
4. Young Americans – This show was billed as a “Dawson’s Creek” spinoff, somehow, as it follows a guest-star with a 2-episode arc (Will Krudski, Pacey’s childhood friend) to a prestigious boarding school in New England. It also stars a young Kate Bosworth and pre-Vampire Diaires Ian Somerholder. The show, which takes place during the summer and aired as a summer replacement for “Dawson’s Creek” in 2000, only lasted for 8 episodes but brings us warm memories all the same. I mean just look at the show’s opening credits – it’s basically an Abercrombie & Fitch ad.
5. Bunheads – Another show by “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, which features the same snappy dialogue, pop-culture references, and many of the actors. This show was brilliant, funny, and heartwarming all at once, so obviously it was canceled way before it should have been. Maybe the network execs just couldn’t keep up with the dialogue?
Honorable mention: The OC – It never occurred to us that “The OC” should be on Netflix because OBVIOUSLY we own all 4 seasons of the greatest show of all time on DVD. (And season 1 is practically falling apart due to overuse) But we just realized that it’s not on Netflix and/or Hulu, and it’s a shame for anyone who doesn’t own it.