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

Updated December 28, 2020 1.8k votes 51 voters106 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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  • Parks and Recreation1
    37
    7

    Parks and Recreation

    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Comedy-drama

    Parks and Recreation (NBC, 2009) is an American television sitcom created by Greg Daniels and...  more
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  • The Office2
    38
    8

    The Office

    Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Mockumentary

    The Office (NBC, 2005) is an American mockumentary sitcom television series developed by Greg...  more
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  • Friends3
    35
    7

    Friends

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Friends (NBC, 1994) is an American sitcom television series created by David Crane and Marta...  more
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  • The Simpsons4
    34
    5

    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright

    Premiered1989

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Television comedy, Comedy, Family Film

    The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting...  more
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  • The Great British Bake Off5
    35
    7

    The Great British Bake Off

    Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Special Interest, Game show, Cooking show, Home improvement

    The Great British Bake Off (also called Bake Off or GBBO) is a British television baking...  more
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  • Superstore6
    27
    2

    Superstore

    America Ferrera, Ben Feldman

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series created by Justin...  more
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  • Futurama7
    34
    11

    Futurama

    Billy West, John DiMaggio

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Sitcom, Comedy, Science Fiction

    Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and...  more
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  • Community8
    25
    2

    Community

    Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Community (NBC, 2009) is an American comedy television series created by Dan Harmon. After...  more
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  • How I Met Your Mother9
    32
    11

    How I Met Your Mother

    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Romantic comedy

    How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 2005) is an American sitcom created by Craig Thomas and Carter...  more
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  • That '70s Show10
    32
    12

    That '70s Show

    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon

    Premiered1998

    Genres (Tv)Romance Film, Sitcom, Comedy

    That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from...  more
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  • Bob's Burgers11
    32
    12

    Bob's Burgers

    H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Sitcom, Comedy

    Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren...  more
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  • Modern Family12
    31
    11

    Modern Family

    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Mockumentary, Family, Comedy, Family Film

    Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco...  more
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  • 30 Rock13
    22
    2

    30 Rock

    Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Satire

    30 Rock (NBC, 2006) is an American satirical sitcom television series created by Tina Fey....  more
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  • Cheers14
    24
    5

    Cheers

    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman

    Premiered1982

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was...  more
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  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit15
    18
    2

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Live action, Legal drama

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 1999) is an American police procedural, legal, crime...  more
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  • The Big Bang Theory16
    18
    2

    The Big Bang Theory

    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 2007) is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and...  more
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  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia17
    22
    10

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Black comedy

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob...  more
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  • Family Guy18
    20
    7

    Family Guy

    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Comedy

    Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox...  more
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  • Scrubs19
    24
    12

    Scrubs

    Zach Braff, Donald Faison

    Premiered2001

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Medical drama

    Scrubs (NBC, 2001) is an American medical comedy-drama television series created by Bill...  more
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  • Gossip Girl20
    27
    17

    Gossip Girl

    Blake Lively, Leighton Meester

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama

    Gossip Girl (The CW, 2007) is an American teen drama television series created by Josh...  more
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  • Castle21
    20
    8

    Castle

    Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Mystery

    Castle (ABC, 2009) is an American crime-comedy-drama television series created by Andrew W....  more
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  • Trailer Park Boys22
    20
    10

    Trailer Park Boys

    John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells

    Premiered2001

    Genres (Tv)Television comedy, Mockumentary, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Trailer Park Boys (Showcase, 2001) is a Canadian mockumentary black comedy-drama sitcom...  more
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  • The Mandalorian23
    20
    10

    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Space Opera, Science Fiction

    The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the...  more
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  • Fresh Off the Boat24
    25
    17

    Fresh Off the Boat

    Constance Wu, Randall Park

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Nahnatchka...  more
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  • Magic for Humans25
    12
    1

    Magic for Humans

    Justin Willman

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Reality

    Magic for Humans (Netflix, 2018) is an American reality television show. Comedian and magician...  more
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