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10 Most Rewatchable TV Shows of All Time

The question always arises, what is the best TV show of all time? It is an incredible list and I know I have a lot of watching to do to catch up. The list ranges from Sopranos, Seinfeld, Friends, MASH, Game of Thrones, West Wing, The Simpson's, South Park, Lost, Cheers, and many many more. When thinking about these a more important question came to my mind. What are the most rewatchable shows of all time? Basically if it is 2 o'clock on a Tuesday and a random episode of one of these shows is on, what are you watching?(Now a show can fall in both categories as one of the best ever and one of the most rewatchable as well.) This question also has an extensive list of shows but I have narrowed it down to 10 by using the categories listed below. We will give each show a score of 1-10 in each category and find an overall score for each show. The final list will be the ranking of the 10 shows in order of "rewatchability" according to the ranking system.

A. Rewatchability: Are there random episodes of this show on TV every day during the afternoon/evening hours? Also, if you watch TV while going to bed it is more then likely one of these shows?

B. The Characters: How relatable are the characters? How do the characters develop over the shows run? How well do the characters interact with each other? How well do the original characters survive over the course of the show and how many new characters are introduced?

C. The Story: How essential is the story to watching a random episode? (By that I mean can you turn on a random episode and not be completely lost) How relatable/realistic is the story to everyday life?

D. Intro Scene: How good is the opening song? How well do the graphics and cut scenes introduce you to the show?

I came up with quite a list of shows and it was tough to narrow it down to 10. With that being said, here is a list of the honorable mentions: Cheers, MASH, ER, Sesame Street, Muppets, Happy Days, 90's Cartoons, Wonder Years, Beavis & Butthead, The Bob Newhart Show, The Rockford Files, 30 Rock, and Supernatural. Ellen would like to add The Animaniacs, Dexter, Grey's Anatomy, and Lost to this list as well.

So that leaves us with the Top 10 Most Rewatchable Shows of all time that we will rank below: Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Law & Order: SVU, The Office, South Park, Seinfeld, The Simpson's, House, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and New Girl.

1. Rewatchability:

-Kyle’s Rankings

1. Friends - 10

2.Law & Order: SVU - 9

3.New Girl - 8

4.How I Met Your Mother - 7

5.House - 6

6.Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - 5

7.South Park - 4

8.The Simpson’s - 3

9.The Office - 2

10.Seinfeld - 1

-Ellen's Rankings                                                                                 
1. Friends - 10

2. South Park - 9

3. New Girl - 8

4. Law & Order: SVU - 7

5. How I Met Your Mother - 6

6. House - 5

7. Fresh Prince - 4

8. The Office - 3

9. The Simpson's - 2

10. Seinfeld - 1  

Kyle's Explanation: Watch Friends every night while falling asleep. If you have a deadly disease, watch House, he will help you figure out it's just a bad stomach cramp (or not...). New Girl is one of the funniest and underrated shows on right now.

Ellen's explanation: I also watch Friends every night, I love it. I may or may not have been referred to as the female version of Chandler Bing and I take it as a complement. Law & Order: SVU? Have you ever watched Ice T in this show? Do yourself a favor and check that out immediately. And finally, I am foul mouthed and full of toilet humor, so clearly I LOVE South Park. "I'm goin' down to South Park" because that's probably where I belong...            

2. Characters:

-Kyle’s Rankings

1. Friends - 10

2.New Girl - 9

3.Seinfeld - 8

4.The Simpson’s - 7

5.South Park- 6

6.How I Met Your Mother - 5

7.The Office - 4

8.Law & Order: SVU - 3

9.Fresh Prince - 2

10.House -1

-Ellen's Rankings                                                                                 
1. South Park- 10

2. Friends - 9

3. The Simpson's - 8

4. New Girl - 7

5. How I Met Your Mother - 6

6. Law & Order: SVU - 5

7. The Office - 4

8. Seinfeld - 3

9. Fresh Prince - 2

10.House - 1

Kyle's Explanation: Chandler, Monica, Ross, Rachel, Joey, Phoebe...Nick, Jess, Schmitt, Cece, Winston, Ferguson...Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, George, Newman...we all want a group of friends like all of these shows

Ellen's explanation: SOUTH PARK! Eric Cartman? Kyle? Butters? Mr. Garrison!? Need I mention Hankey the Christmas Poo who is on the pair of pajama pants I am currently wearing. It doesn't get much better than this folks. Also Friends has some bomb ass characters but so does HIMYM... Marshpillow, Big Fudge, Ranjit!? 

3. Story:

Kyle’s Rankings

  1. Seinfeld - 10

  2. Friends - 9

  3. New Girl - 8

  4. The Office - 7

  5. Fresh Prince - 6

  6. How I Met Your Mother - 5

  7. Law & Order: SVU - 4

  8. Simpson's - 3

  9. House - 2

  10. South Park -

Ellen’s Rankings

  1. Friends - 10

  2. Seinfeld - 9

  3. .How I Met Your Mother - 8

  4. .New Girl - 7

  5. Fresh Prince - 6

  6. The Office - 5

  7. Law & Order: SVU - 4

  8. The Simpson's - 3

  9. House - 2

  10. South Park - 1

Kyle's Explanation: This was nearly impossible, Seinfeld basically started the "friends hanging out" storyline. Fresh Prince is lower because none of us have rich Uncles in Beverly Hills. New Girl is entering it's final year so it will be interesting to see how they end it. Loved HIMYM but they completely destroyed the ending.

Ellen's explanation: This was a hard one especially since HIMYM blew it at the end! You had the entire show done and laid out.... aaaaand you blew it. 

4. Intro Scene:

Kyle’s Rankings

  1. Fresh Prince - 10

  2. Simpson's - 9

  3. Friends - 8

  4. Law & Order: SVU - 7

  5. The Office - 6

  6. South Park - 5

  7. House - 4

  8. Seinfeld - 3

  9. How I Met Your Mother - 2

  10. New Girl - 1

Ellen’s Rankings

  1. Law & Order: SVU - 10

  2. South Park - 9

  3. Fresh Prince - 8

  4. Friends - 7

  5. The Simpson's - 6

  6. The Office - 5

  7. House - 4

  8. Seinfeld - 3

  9. How I Met Your Mother - 2

  10. New Girl - 1

Kyle's Explanation: "In West Philadelphia..." that's all you need to hear for why Fresh Prince is number 1. How many of you know The Rembrandts? (they did the Friends opening song) This is an incredible list of openers.

Ellen's explanation: "In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are 
members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. BUM BUM!" You can't just say the first line, people! You know you have to try and say it all, 'BUM BUM' included! Also gets you in the right mind set for some MESSED UP stuff.

Final Rankings for the Most Rewatchable TV Show of All Time:

Kyle’s Rankings

  1. Friends - 37

  2. New Girl - 26

  3. Law & Order: SVU - 23

  4. Fresh Prince - 23

  5. Simpson's - 22

  6. Seinfeld - 22

  7. How I Met Your Mother - 19

  8. The Office - 19

  9. South Park - 16

  10. House - 13

Ellen’s Rankings

  1. Friends - 36

  2. South Park - 29

  3. Law & Order: SVU - 26

  4. New Girl - 23

  5. How I Met Your Mother - 22

  6. Fresh Prince - 20

  7. The Simpson's - 19

  8. The Office - 17

  9. Seinfeld - 16

  10. House -12

Kyle's Explanation: Friends is the run away favorite and for good reason. New Girl and HIMYM are both newer shows that are underrated in my opinion. I have never been a big Seinfeld or The Office fan so that shows in their rankings. House is an awesome show but can't match up against the rest of this list. 

Ellen's Explanation: Friends is a classic and I was not shocked to see it win by a landslide. I feel that I have already explained my case for South Park but just in case I need to again, Chef. If I'm being honest, I could watch Olivia Benson save the day every day so SVU earned it's spot in the top 3.

This was an incredibly difficult list to compile but also a lot of fun to do. Let me know where you agree and disagree! Make sure to click the follow button in the top left corner and keep up to date with the Facebook and Twitter!

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