5 TV Shows To Watch On A Rainy Day


There are those TV shows that you can watch whenever the mood strikes you, and then there are TV shows that you need to carve out an entire day to watch. While watching episodes of The OC or reruns of Angel are awesome; these are series that can be watched episode by episode… not ones that make you yell when the disc needs to be changed.

So let’s pretend it’s a rainy Saturday morning and you have no plans but to sit around and watch TV. What should you be watching? I’ll tell you.



When the show was cancelled back in 2006 because of poor ratings, ALIAS fans were devastated. How could a show THIS awesome be cancelled?! Alias has twists and turns, more puzzles than The DaVinci Code, Jennifer Garner in every disguise imaginable, and even a young Bradley Cooper. How much more awesome could you get?

If you’ve never watched Alias, or even if you were a long time fan, you need to carve out a at least a day to sit down with the first season of the series. Guaranteed if you start, you won’t want to stop.


Lost Cast

I’m willing to bet that JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Carton Cuse, and company had no idea the goldmine that they had on their hands when they created LOST. It took over airwaves faster than the smoke monster travelled through the forest, and gave us one of the most talked about shows that I can remember.

If you weren’t watching Lost, talk at the water cooler probably didn’t make much sense during the week. When Oceanic flight 815 crashes into an island in the middle of the ocean, it took viewers into a world that is still the topic of conversation for many of my friends. What exactly DID happen to the survivors? What was the Dharma Initiative? Why in the HELL did *fill in character XYZ here* die?

These questions, along with MANY, MANY others can all be answered (after numerous viewings) of six seasons of Lost.


The Office

If you’re looking for something that won’t confuse you and make you think in ciphers or codes for the rest of your life, THE OFFICE is a great choice. Let me amend that statement. The first four (I may even give you five) seasons of The Office will make you laugh until you cry, cry because OMG it finally happened!!, and provide some very cringe worthy situations that may cause you to look away from your television.

Michael Scott and the rest of the gang at Dunder Mifflin are always getting into some sort of awkward situations… and if you work in an office setting, well, the laughs will be that much funnier for you.

And it will also give you a new found appreciation for your own boss.


criminal minds

Not kidding, I’ve lost full weekends of my life to watching CRIMINAL MINDS. While the drama has stand alone episodes, the through stories and characters are so interesting, that you can’t help but want to watch more. And more. And more. And more…. until it’s 11PM on a Sunday and you realize that you haven’t moved from your couch all weekend.

Focusing on the behavioral analysis unit of the FBI, Criminal Minds focuses on a different crime each week, and puts you in the mind of the killer. Clever writing, cases that will make your skin crawl, but Criminal Minds is a series that is fascinating to watch.



I just recently started watching THE X-FILES and am furious that I didn’t start sooner! I’m an extreme advocate of sci-fi shows, and The X-Files fills that spot really nicely. Each episode is a different case, with Mulder and Scully investigating from two different perspectives. She’s more scientific, he’s more… out there with his thinking.

We’re talking aliens, cloning, and a creepy guy that can fit inside an air vent! It’s streaming on Netflix, so you never even have to leave your living room for the seasons, just start watching now!


So, what did you think? While I wanted to add Supernatural, The OC, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and a few more to the list, I held back. What are you favorite shows to watch on a rainy day?

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