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The Best Rainy Day Shows To Watch When You're Bored And Stuck Inside

Updated March 26, 2021 1.9k votes 53 voters107 items

List RulesVote up the shows that are your favorites to watch when bad weather makes you want to just curl up on the couch.

Whatever reason you're stuck inside, due to rain or some good, old-fashioned social distancing,  you can at least relax knowing you have a plethora of amazing television shows at your disposal. Before the era of Netflix and other streaming services, many shows were designed to be played in the background while you take care of some chores around the house, which makes them great to have on while you scroll on your phone and think about going out. You don't need to devote your entire attention to these shows, but you can look up at any time and enjoy laughs or a moment of suspense. After all, the best TV shows to watch when bored can still hold your interest even if your mind is on other things, and are still great to rewatch even if you've seen them before.

Sometimes you're simply unable to head over to the park or meet up with friends at the bar. That's when having some good rainy day shows on deck really comes in handy. No longer will you have to scroll on Netflix for hours - although that's certainly another way to kill some time. Instead, you'll be able to turn back to this list and find a show you can watch for hours on end and enjoy no matter how much you spend time looking out the window.

From comedies to light dramas, these are all good shows to watch when bored. Who knows? You may even find your new favorite show even if you can't quite remember what happens in every episode. Make sure to vote up your favorite rainy day shows that you turn to when you're ready to just curl up on the couch with some snacks and let the day fly by. 

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    Friends

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox
    Friends (NBC, 1994) is an American sitcom television series created by David Crane and Marta...  more
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    38
    7

    Parks and Recreation

    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir
    Parks and Recreation (NBC, 2009) is an American television sitcom created by Greg Daniels and...  more
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    39
    9

    The Office

    Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson
    The Office (NBC, 2005) is an American mockumentary sitcom television series developed by Greg...  more
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    35
    7

    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright
    The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting...  more
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    35
    7

    The Great British Bake Off

    Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc
    The Great British Bake Off (also called Bake Off or GBBO) is a British television baking...  more
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    35
    11

    How I Met Your Mother

    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel
    How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 2005) is an American sitcom created by Craig Thomas and Carter...  more
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    29
    5

    Superstore

    America Ferrera, Ben Feldman
    Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series created by Justin...  more
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    35
    12

    Bob's Burgers

    H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz
    Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren...  more
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    33
    11

    Modern Family

    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara
    Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco...  more
  • 10
    28
    5

    Community

    Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs
    Community (NBC, 2009) is an American comedy television series created by Dan Harmon. After...  more
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    34
    12

    Futurama

    Billy West, John DiMaggio
    Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and...  more
  • 12
    33
    12

    That '70s Show

    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon
    That '70s Show (Fox, 2006) is an American teen period comedy sitcom created by Bonnie Turner,...  more
  • 13
    25
    5

    Cheers

    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman
    Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was...  more
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    22
    5

    30 Rock

    Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin
    30 Rock (NBC, 2006) is an American satirical sitcom television series created by Tina Fey....  more
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    18
    2

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 1999) is an American police procedural, legal, crime...  more
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    22
    9

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob...  more
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    28
    16

    Gossip Girl

    Blake Lively, Leighton Meester
    Gossip Girl (The CW, 2007) is an American teen drama television series created by Josh...  more
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    19
    6

    Family Guy

    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein
    Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox...  more
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    18
    5

    The Big Bang Theory

    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons
    The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 2007) is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and...  more
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    22
    11

    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano
    The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the...  more
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    19
    8

    Castle

    Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic
    Castle (ABC, 2009) is an American crime-comedy-drama television series created by Andrew W....  more
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    24
    14

    Scrubs

    Zach Braff, Donald Faison
    Scrubs (NBC, 2001) is an American medical comedy-drama television series created by Bill...  more
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    25
    16

    Fresh Off the Boat

    Constance Wu, Randall Park
    Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Nahnatchka...  more
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    12
    1

    Magic for Humans

    Justin Willman
    Magic for Humans (Netflix, 2018) is an American reality television show. Comedian and magician...  more
  • 25
    17
    7

    Drunk History

    Derek Waters, Bennie Arthur
    Drunk History (Comedy Central, 2013) is an American television comedy series created by Derek...  more