Nostalgic shows to stream during spring break

Bobbie Morrison, Culture Editor

Many students are looking forward to a break from classes, responsibilities, deadlines, and stress.  

With spring break coming up, streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max offer several streaming options for those looking for shows that remind them of their childhood.  

Here is a list of some nostalgic shows on those streaming services.  

“Saved by the Bell” (1989) – Netflix and Hulu 

This show follows six teenagers and their principal and is known for its comedy, as well as its occasional discussion on sensitive topics such as drug use, homelessness, environmental issues, and women’s rights.  

“Gilmore Girls” (2000) – Netflix  

This well-known show follows Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. The show begins with Rory Gilmore getting accepted to a prestigious high school in Hartford, Connecticut at 16 years old, but needs help paying for it. 

“Goosebumps” (1995) – Netflix  

Based on the book series, this show follows teens and tweens who end up in unusual, supernatural situations.  

“Zoey 101” (2005) – Netflix 

The Nickelodeon original focuses on Zoey Brooks and her friends as they attend a fictional boarding school in Southern California.  

NCIS” (2003) – Netflix 

For the lovers of crime drama, this show revolves around special agents for the Naval Crime Investigative Service and follows investigations of criminal activities that involve the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and their families.

“Modern Family” (2009) – Hulu  

“Modern Family” shows three different families living in Los Angeles, CA that are interrelated through a wealthy business owner and his children.  

“How I Met Your Mother” (2005) – Hulu  

This show depicts a father, Ted Mosby, teaching his kids about the trials he faced in relationships and the lead-up to meeting their mother. “How I Met Your Mother” is known for its comedic content and the ups and downs of each character.  

“Everybody Hates Chris” (1982) – Hulu 

Known for its comedic content, this show focuses on the trials and tribulations of Chris, whose character is based on the comedian Chris Rock. Throughout the show, real-life issues such as strict parents and racism are addressed.  

“Futurama” (1999) – Hulu 

This science fiction sitcom observes Philip J. Fry, who has been cryogenically preserved for 1000 years and revived in 2999.  

“Malcolm in the Middle” (2000) – Hulu  

This sitcom is about a lower-class family of six. The dysfunctional family is disliked by most who meet them and follows Malcolm, who is gifted and determined to survive life with his abnormal family.  

“Friends” (1994) – HBO Max 

The award-winning 90s comedy show is about six friends who go through the ups and downs of life together. This show mentions love, marriage, divorce, and other real-life events.  

“Full House” (1987) – HBO Max 

“Full House” is about a widowed father who appoints his brother-in-law and his best friend to help raise his three daughters in San Francisco, California.

“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” (1990) – HBO Max  

Will Smith is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Bel-Air after he gets into a fight. Throughout the show, Smith clashes with the upper-class lifestyle of Bel-Air. 

“Mike and Molly” (2010) – HBO Max  

This comedy is about a couple, Mike and Molly, who meet at a Chicago Overeaters Anonymous group.  

“The Big Bang Theory” (2006) – HBO Max  

“The Big Bang Theory” is about two physicists who understand how the universe works but have a hard time understanding how to interact with people–especially women.