The early 2000’s were the gift that kept on giving when it came to binge-worthy TV shows. There’s a reason we still love to fall back on these series. It’s more than likely at one stage or another you’ve watched everything on this list and if you’ve missed anything, get comfortable and ready to spend hours catching up.
The OC (2003-2007)
Featuring amazing early 2000’s fashion, lovable nerd Seth Cohen (Adam Brody) and an incredible indie soundtrack as great as its writing. The OC gained its reputation early on and wasn’t afraid to explore navigating adolescence and comical elements among intense rich people drama. Just thinking of this show brings bagel cravings and nostalgic teen angst.
Gossip Girl (2007-2012)
Let’s face it, we all wanted to be Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively), Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) Vanessa or Little J after watching this show. With wardrobes one can only dream about, this show has nothing to do with realism and everything to do with being glamorous in the city of dreams New York City.
One Tree Hill (2003-2012)
Featuring Chad Michael Murray as Lucas Scott, OTH is full of family drama, competing romances as two brothers who’ve never had anything to do with each other are forced to get along. Parties, dramas and games at the river court will have you reliving your high school glory days and getting nostalgic over how you important your besties are.
Friday Night Lights (2006-2011)
You might roll your eyes and think FNL is just a show about football, but it’s a great example of love, loss, struggles (both teen and adult) and family without being a soppy soap opera. It’s a glimpse into the important things to the people of Dillon, Texas that values each of its characters equally, plus you were definitely left with a soft spot for Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch).
Veronica Mars (2004-2007)
Teen private investigator Veronica Mars (Kirsten Bell) tackles the struggles of navigating adolescence all the while finding the guys who killed her classmate. Switched on about social issues, smart, witty and no bullshit, Veronica Mars was all about the savage comebacks, ‘mystery’ and romance.
Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)
So inconic it got a Netflix revival almost a decade later, Gilmore Girls probably made you wish you and your mum were closer and dreamt of living in a small cosy town. The real question is, are you team Dean, Jess or Logan?
Definitely the more ‘edgier’ of the teen shows, Skins wasn’t afraid to go there on some major adolescent issues like substance abuse, mental health, personality and eating disorders and more. It definitely made you want to replicate the characters antics at house parties.
Grey’s Anatomy (2005-Present)
Although this one is still alive and well on our TV screens, Grey’s definitely made its mark in the mid 2000’s. The female characters were complex and ambitious and the hospital drama showed you could have friends, relationships and still be dark and interesting.
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
That guy from Malcolm in the Middle, pizza’s on roof’s and a meth lab – all the makings of a brilliant show. Walter White (Bryan Cranston) goes from Chemistry Teacher with a devastating illness to a terrifying drug mogul seemingly overnight.
A winter weekend is the perfect to have a lazy weekend and binge your fav, just maybe leave some of the fashions where they belong…in the past.