Netflix has been wonderful about changing things up these last few weeks. Although some changes have involved great add-ons such as "A Cinderella Story" and "Zootopia," we have also lost a few good ones as well. Therefore, I decided to make a list of not only the shows that need to make a comeback, but the ones I think always belonged on Netflix.
When I found out that Shawn Spencer and Burton “Gus” Guster were no longer going to be a click away I was tempted to write a letter to Netflix (if that’s possible). The show Psych has been a comfort to me. I cannot count the amount of times I fell asleep on my couch while Shawn and Gus saved Santa Barbara with their silly antics. It made me feel safe. Well, not anymore!
2. Wizards of Waverly Place
Though I am not a huge Disney Channel fan, I love magic! Any show about magic I will watch. This show I found to be oddly comforting and I actually didn’t get into it until it was on Netflix. It was nice to watch the Russo family try to navigate their normal lives while teaching their children magic. And I loved watching Justin (David Henrie) try to keep his younger sister Alex (Selena Gomez) out of trouble and usually fail. It was fun. It was colorful and family-oriented. And I miss it.
3. Gilligan's Island
Most of my childhood was spent watching the classics. I really wish we could see more old-time television shows on Netflix and not just all of the new stuff. I would love to be able to watch the seven Castaways fail to get off of their deserted island because of Gilligan’s bumbling antics. And yes, before you ask, I memorized the theme song.
4. Get Smart
And I’m not talking about the movie remake with Steve Carell. Although I love Steve Carell, no one can replace the original performances of Don Adams as the infamous Agent 86 and Barbara Feldon as Agent 99. It’s a classic and I think more people need to be educated on what all of the remakes are based upon. Think about it –– the next generation will associate Cinderella with Lily James and Belle with Emma Watson!
5. Boy Meets World
The way I see it, if they can put the spin-off series on Netflix, they should also provide the originals. As much as "Girl Meets World" rides on the nostalgia, I still prefer "Boy Meets World." In my personal opinion, it was way less preachy and really showed the dark sides of adolescence. They showed the ugly and funny metamorphosis of teenage years through the characters of Cory, Shawn and Topanga. "Girl Meets World" maintains a cleanliness that "Boy Meets World" avoids. Plus the jokes were way funnier and there are a couple of seasons where we can enjoy a not-so-stupid Eric Mathews.