If you’ve made your way through all of the latest and greatest television shows during quarantine, it might be time that you considered a throwback binge session. When looking back, it’s fair to say that the ‘90s crushed it when it came to stellar television series. And thus, here we are with a list of the 10 best ’90s TV shows you can stream right now.
From the most beloved, like Friends and Seinfeld, to the cult classics, like Freaks and Geeks, it’s difficult to even know where to start. Whether you grew up loving these programs or you never checked them out the first time around, we’ve selected the top ’90s TV shows available to watch on streaming platforms you probably already have subscriptions to.
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Top ’90s TV Shows Available to Stream Right Now
Daria, everyone’s favorite angsty teen, is refreshingly cynical and unapologetic. We love her refusal to conform in this animated MTV series that is currently getting a reboot, thanks to Tracee Ellis Ross. Stream on Hulu.
My So-Called Life (1994-1995)
My So-Called Life did a phenomenal job of giving viewers an authentic look at teen life. Claire Danes stars as 15-year-old Angela who is navigating adolescence in the suburbs. The series, also starring Jared Leto, is a stand-out cult classic. Watch now on ABC or Amazon Prime.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996)
Will Smith stars in this unforgettable series about a teen who is kicked out of his home in Philadelphia and sent to live with his wealthy uncle and aunt in their Bel Air mansion. The show was one of the first to tackle subjects like police brutality, interracial dating, and racial profiling. Check it out on Amazon Prime.
Friends, one of the most famous series of all time, spanned an entire decade and made superstars of its cast members. You won’t regret binging on all ten seasons of the show about a group of friends living in New York City in the ’90s. Stream it on HBO Max.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
A ’90s list isn’t complete without mentioning Buffy. Based on the hit movie, the show stars Buffy Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar) a teen girl who is also a vampire slayer. She longs to live a normal life but finds herself constantly battling vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness. Watch the series on Hulu.
R&B singer Brandy Norwood plays Moesha, a high school student living with her family in Los Angeles. The show tackles difficult subjects, from teen pregnancy to the death of a parent. Revisit the series on Amazon Prime.
Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003)
Dawson’s Creek is best remembered as the show where teenagers had a tendency to be highly articulate and expressive. The drama follows the lives of best friends Dawson (James Van Der Beek), Joey (Katie Holmes), Pacey (Joshua Jackson), and Jen (Michelle Williams). Stream now on Hulu.
Party of Five (1994-2000)
After losing their parents in a car accident, five siblings are forced to live alone, under the care of their oldest brother. A reboot is now available on Freeform. Check out the ’90s original now on Amazon Prime.
The show stars Jerry Seinfeld as a fictionalized version of himself and chronicles his life in New York City with his close friends and acquaintances. Branded “a show about nothing,” it finds the humor in life’s most mundane moments. Available now on Hulu.
The teen drama focuses on high school graduate Felicity Porter (Keri Russell) who follows her love to New York City. Come for young Keri Russell, stay for a young Keri Russel cutting her hair, which was, like, a bizarrely major thing at the time. Watch it now on Amazon Prime.
Katie Nave is a freelance writer, producer, and mama living in Brooklyn, New York. Driven by her passion for storytelling, she is always seeking opportunities to elevate people who are working to better the world around them.