10 Shows From the Early 2000s To Watch in Quarantine

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Let’s be honest: we’re all running out of things to watch. Most current shows are currently on hiatus from filming, and daily TV can get monotonous, but luckily, we here at Sarah Scoop are here to save the day with some new 2000s shows for you!

In this article we’re giving you ten incredible shows to binge that premiered between the year 2000 and 2010. Best of all? Every single series listed is already finished airing, meaning you can watch every episode without pause. So grab a snack and get comfy!

Here are ten series that premiered in the early 2000s to watch while stuck inside.

1. “Everwood” (2002-2006)

Firstly, we’re starting with probably the least known on our list: “Everwood.” “Everwood” tells the story of a New York doctor that moves his two children to the tiny town of Everwood, Colorado, after losing the family matriarch. This series stars Treat Williams as Dr. Andrew Brown, Gregory Smith as his piano playing prodigy son Ephram, a baby-faced Emily Van Camp, and a then-unknown Chris Pratt. A hidden gem among dramas, the heartwarming saga is easily one of our favorites.

Available on: iTunes, Prime Video

2. “Prison Break” (2005-2009)

Lincoln Burrows has been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit. Fresh out of options, his brother Michael Scofield is forced to take drastic measures to help him escape. To find a way out, you must first find a way in.

Prison Break” tells the story of the two brothers and their attempt to break out and fight for freedom. In career defining roles, the series stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell as Michael and Lincoln, respectively. The show originally ran for four seasons, being completed in 2009. However, the series was brought back for an additional limited nine-episode run in 2017.

Available on: Hulu

3. “Sons of Anarchy” (2008-2014)

You might think the saga of a motorcycle gang isn’t for you, but trust us with this one. “Sons of Anarchy” is about so much more than just a motorcycle gang. This is a show about relationships of all kinds: familial, romantic, and the bonds of friendship that become family. Plus, the setting of the motorcycle club gives for some (but not too much) great action sequences.

Starring the legendary Katey Sagal (and created by her husband Kurt Sutter) as well as the epic leading man Charlie Hunnam, “Sons of Anarchy” has an fabulous, all-star cast. Best of all? In addition to seven incredible seasons, an equally impressive spin-off “Mayans MC” is currently airing on FX.

Available on: Hulu

4. “Weeds” (2005-2012)

Created by the legendary Jenji Kohan (best known for also creating “Orange Is The New Black“), “Weeds” is a little bit racy, a little bit out there, and a whole lot of fun. The series stars Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin, a recently widowed mother who begins selling marijuana to support her family. Just keep in mind that, while amazing, this show is definitely not one to watch with your little kids. The hilarity is there and the plot twists never stop coming so you’ll be hooked from the moment you press play, but this program is one for the adult crowd only.

Available on: Netflix

5. “Friday Night Lights” (2006-2011)

Furthermore, here we have a classic 2000s series and the show that put many of the cast on the map “Friday Night Lights!” We can’t say enough good things about this show. “FNL” was inspired by the 1990 book by H.G. Bissinger, adapted into the 2004 film of the same name by Peter Berg.

Leading man Kyle Chandler (alongside the iconic Connie Britton) is the coach of small town Dillon, Texas’s high school football team. This is a town where high school football is the center of life, because, as perfectly summarized in the trailer, “It’s football, it’s all we’ve got.” And with this show, trust us, it’s all you need.

Available on: Hulu, NBC.com, Prime Video

6. “Castle” (2009-2016)

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Created by Andrew W. Marlowe, “Castle” tells the story of Richard Castle, a mystery novelist working alongside homicide detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic). At first, Castle merely wants to find inspiration for his next hit, but things quickly evolve into much more. The series primarily focuses on the duo solving crimes but shows them growing closer together over time. Starring Nathan Fillion as the titular character, “Castle” had an impressive eight seasons with 173 episodes and subsequently is bound to keep you entertained for quite some time!

Available on: Prime Video

7. “Bones” (2005-2017)

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The previous shows still not enough content for you? How about 246 episodes over 12 seasons? “Bones” stars David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seely Booth and Emily Deschanel as forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan. The series focuses on FBI cases and the mysteries behind human remains that Brennen and Booth work to solve. The show is based very loosely on the novels and life of Kathy Reichs, a forensic anthropologist and producer on the series. A mix of forensic anthropology and archaeology, “Bones” will stretch your mind and keep you hooked until the very end.

Available on: Hulu, Prime Video

8. “Mad Men” (2007-2015)

Want to travel back in time? We give you “Mad Men,” a show heading back to the 1960s and 70s. Starring Jon Hamm as advertising executive Don Draper, the show centers around the womanizing Draper in his professional and personal life. Winning an impressive 16 Emmy Awards and five Golden Globes over just seven seasons, “Mad Men” is often claimed to be one of the best series of all time. This show also stars Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, and Christina Hendricks.

Available on: Prime Video, iTunes

9. “Lost” (2004-2010)

With six seasons and 121 episodes, “Lost” defined a generation with the story of a plane crash that maroons passengers on a mysterious island. The series was created by Jeffrey Lieber, Damon Lindelof, and J. J. Abrams, the Star Wars guy! To sum up, each episode typically features a story-line set on the island, intermingled with flashbacks and flash-forwards to help tell the tales of the many characters. Starring an impressive ensemble cast spearheaded by Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly, “Lost” is sure to keep you guessing until the very last minute.

Available on: Hulu

10. “Psych” (2006-2014)

Want something a little lighter to binge? “Psych” is exactly what you’re looking for. It stars James Roday Rodriguez as Shawn Spencer, a psychic detective who begins working for the Santa Barbara Police Department. The only catch? He’s not really psychic!

“Psych” follows the hilarious day to day investigations of Shawn and his best friend Gus (Dule Hill) as they attempt to solve crimes while having a blast along the way. Best of all? In addition to eight amazing seasons (that’s 120 episodes!) there are also two made-for-TV movies (with the possibility of more to come in the future) and a musical (yup, an actual musical!). So grab your pineapples and start watching!

Available on: Peacock, Prime Video, iTunes

Before you rush off to watch all ten of these epic shows from the early 2000s, tell us in the comments which one you’re most excited about! Let us know if we missed any early 2000s shows that you love!

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