Must-Watch Throwback Series To Keep You Busy Under Lockdown

With no more travel plans, parties, celebrations, shopping or dining out, you may find that you're rather bored. We may not be able to cure this virus, but we can cure your boredom - with these must-watch throwback series.

Throwback Series


Grey’s Anatomy

If you’re missing your person, there is no better cure than binging on your favourite medical drama – Grey’s Anatomy. Follow the lives of the doctors at Seattle Grace Hospital (later Grey Sloan Memorial) while you’re under lockdown. As you watch the doctors perform miracles, you can’t help but feel a glimmer of hope during these times.

Our favourite episode: Season 2, episode 16 – It’s The End Of The World


Even after ten seasons, we still love Shameless – a comedy-drama series that has kept us coming back for more. This series depicts the Gallaghers, as they stay together through thick and thin – with a few laughs and plot twists along the way. Giving us a bit of hope, this dysfunctional family shows us the true meaning of family and always having each other’s back.

Our favourite episode: Season 1, episode 7 – Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father

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How I Met Your Mother

If you’re filled with concern over the Coronavirus outbreak, then this show is just for you. The comical shenanigans of Ted, Barney, Robin and lovebirds, Lily and Marshall will have you rolling off the couch and enjoying the lighter side of life in no time. This show is filled with hilarious exploits, comic relief, love stories and unusual personalities that are sure to have you addicted in no time.

Our favourite episode: Season 4, episode 9 – The Naked Man


During your break, catch up on all 236 episodes of the classic Friends. This group of quirky friends are bound to keep you entertained for hours on end. Watch the amusing antics of Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler and Joey as they deal with day-to-day situations and try to balance their friendship with work, family and love.

Our favourite episode: Season 5, episode 9 – The One With Ross’s Sandwich

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Science Fiction


Charmed is a favourite for most of us, so why not spend your extra time rewatching the three sister witches on their quest to rid the world of evil? Follow Phoebe, Piper, Prue, and later Paige as they try to lead normal lives while defending innocent mortals from the threat of demons and warlocks. There’s no better distraction from the world’s current troubles.

Our favourite episode: Season 3, episode 15 – Just Harried


With the final season of Supernatural soon to be released, there is no better time to start rewatching this dark fantasy series. Enjoy watching as Sam and Dean Winchester face a host of evil beings in order to save the world from these unknown dark forces. With the help of friends, family, angels and demons, our favourite two brothers sacrifice everything, including their lives, to make the world a safer place.

Our favourite episode: Season 4, episode 6 – Yellow Fever

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Already binged your way through all these series? Then catch the latest releases on Showmax and Netflix.

What is your must-watch throwback series? Let us know in the comments section below!