Do you remember sitting down and watching the Fresh Prince of Bel Air?
“this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down …”
Perhaps you enjoyed Gilligan’s Island?
Maybe you’re more of a Full House or Night Court fan.
Whatever your television series favorite was back in the old days, they’ve returned!
Today, in celebration of #BingeWatchWednesdays, I’m sharing a list of the best old school shows you can now own on digital and some on DVD!
I don’t know about you, but I love having my favorite series on DVD so that I can show my teenagers what Mama used to watch back in the day.
I’m excited to share a list of the top 10 binge-worthy television shows that you can buy to have unlimited access to. If you’re looking for some old school family classic shows, then check out my list and grab yourself the set of shows you enjoy most.
I can’t wait to share some of these favorites from my younger years with my teenagers. I’m sure it will involve a lot of eye rolls, but isn’t that half the fun of parenthood? Being cringy. Ha!
Top 10 Binge-Watching Guide From Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1990-1996) 6 seasons; 148 episodes
Superstar Will Smith stars in this fun and fresh comedy series as a street-smart teen sent from tough Philadelphia to live across the country (at times it feels across the universe) in posh Bel-Air, California, with his very different relatives. James Avery, Janet Hubert-Whitten, Karyn Parsons, Alfonso Ribeiro and Tatyana Ali also star in this hit series that captured hearts for six seasons!
Martin (1992-1997) 5 seasons; 132 episodes
Martin Lawrence (Bad Boys, Big Mommas House) plays Martin Payne, a brash radio personality who always speaks his mind, often to the frustration of Gina (Tisha Campbell), his feisty wife. His buddies Tommy and Cole are always on hand to lend support, especially when Martin locks his horns with Ginas loud-mouthed co-worker, Pam (Tichina Arnold).
Then, of course, theres Martins overprotective mother, Mama Payne, his sassy-tongued next door neighbor, Sheneneh Jenkins, and the overbearing player, Jerome, all performed by Lawrence himself.
Living Single (1993-1998) 5 seasons; 118 episodes
Bold, sassy and realistic, four upwardly mobile and very different African-American women share adventures, advice and an exclusive brownstone in New York City as they hilariously celebrate Living Single. With love, laughter and a little bit of luck, these four women are on the threshold of the rest of their lives.
Gilligan’s Island (1964-1967) 3 seasons; 99 episodes
Shipwrecked on an uncharted South Pacific island, seven stranded castaways struggle to survive the outdoors, as well as one other, in this wonderfully wacky comedy series.
West Wing (1999-2006); 7 seasons; 156 episodes
The West Wing ventured where no other TV series had gone before: an extraordinarily intimate look at an American President and the inner workings of the White House.
ER (1994-2009); 15 seasons; 333 episodes
ER explores the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room. These medical professionals remain determined to save lives in a place where nothing is taken for granted and nothing is certain … nothing except that another desperate person will be rushed through the emergency room door in the next moment, in need of their help.
Tales From The Crypt (1989-1996); 7 seasons; 93 episodes
Based on the legendary and gruesome EC Comics, this horror anthology featured stories of murder, the supernatural, gore and humor and always had a twist ending of sorts. Some of Hollywood’s biggest names took part, either working in front or behind the camera. Hosting duties fell to everyone’s favorite decaying corpse, the Cryptkeeper.
Full House (1987-1995) 8 seasons; 192 episodes
Comedian Bob Saget stars in this heartfelt comedy series as Danny Tanner, the widowed father of three young and rambunctious girls: 9-month-old Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen), 5-year-old Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and 10-year-old D.J.(Candice Cameron Bure). Danny recruits his two buddies — his rock ‘n’ roller brother-in-law, Jesse (John Stamos), and best friend, Joey (Dave Coulier), a struggling stand-up comic — to move in and help him raise the brood.
Night Court (1984-1992) 9 seasons; 193 episodes
Disorder in the court! That’s the order of the day when a parade of zany–and often bizarre–characters passes before unconventional and unpredictable Judge Harry T. Stone (Harry Anderson) in the hilarious Emmy Award-winning comedy Night Court.
Family Matters (1989-1998) 9 seasons, 215 episodes
What matters most? Family, of course! Over its nine hit seasons, Family Matters brings us a hilarious slice of middle-class Americana – along with one of TV’s wackiest characters, nerdy genius Steve Urkel. The extended Winslow family redefines the word “togetherness” as their home splits at the seams with chaos, confusion and laughter.
Just writing this blog post brought me back to the good old days when television shows were more about family unity and good times. I’ve grown to dislike what’s pushed out there for shows in the last ten years or so. I love the wholesome family shows that everyone can watch, laugh, and enjoy together.
Out of this list, I remember watching most of them except Gilligans Island, ER, West Wing, Living Single, and Night Court. I’ll have to check each of these shows out. Now, I have seen Gilligans Island but I never watched it regularly.