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5 Beloved Classic TV Shows That Deserve a Re-Watch, Not a Reboot

It seems like every year, our television screens are filled up with reboots and remakes of our favorite classic TV shows. We can’t help but wonder, why aren’t more people embracing the original shows instead? This is especially true when you consider that so many of them are available on streaming platforms to queue up at the click of a button. That’s not to say the new takes on old shows aren’t fun in their own right — It’s actually fascinating to see revivals breathe new life into a series so long after its finale.

That said, it’s also difficult to imagine any of the series listed below ever being done any better than the real deal. There’s just something about the combination of actors, story lines, and occasional pratfalls that make each of these timeless shows uniquely one of a kind. Plus, now you don’t have to wait around for a show’s re-run to air in order to enjoy an episode or two!

Whether you want to rewind to the early days of televion with the black-and-white sitcoms you loved as a kid or be transported to more recent hits from the 1970s and ’80s, you’ll be glad to know they’re all just waiting for you to dive back in. Take a look below to see which streaming service your favorite classic TV show is on!

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