The summer of 2016 is not a bad one for TV. With new seasons of our favourite shows premiering all summer, like Marco Polo, Mistresses, Mr. Robot and a new season of Bachelor in Paradise beginning in August, you can be sure that you’re won’t go totally stir-crazy on those relentless rainy days. So YAY for new TV, but boo to having to wait for it. If you’re getting a little impatient waiting for Game of Thrones and The Bachelorette to come out every week, why not take a trip back to our absolute favourite time for nostalgia: the ’90s and early ’00s. Here are seven of our favourite ’90s and ’00s shows to marathon this summer.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy was a show with intentions that preceded its time. It does what shows like Supergirl and Jessica Jones aim to do now, by depicting a female protagonist who’s strong and independent (and don’t need no man!), Buffy is also purposefully flawed, and humanizing the flaws in our female characters is what good TV is all about (see: Orange is the New Black, Love and Girls). Sarah Michelle Gellar kills it as Buffy, and we don’t hate the choreographed musical episode in the sixth season either. If you’ve got it, flaunt it, right?