When NBC first announced their new streaming service, we weren’t sure what to expect. But Peacock has quickly risen to the forefront of television streaming and we couldn’t be more excited. With more than 10 million subscribers in just a few months, everyone is clamoring to know what exactly this new platform has to offer, which is why we here at Sarah Scoop are on the hunt to help you discover what your next binge-fest should center around!
Here are our picks for the Top 10 Shows to watch on Peacock.
Originally running from 2006-2014, this comedy has also produced two TV movies. And the cast hasn’t kept quiet in voicing their desire to do more. Centered around fake psychic Shawn Spencer (James Roday Rodriguez) and his best friend Gus (Dule Hill), the series plays directly to the funny bone of solving crimes.
9. “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire”, “Chicago PD”
From “Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf, the “Chicago” series spans three shows each focusing on a different aspect of public service in Illinois. Each has their own value: “PD” hunts down the bad guys, “Fire” rescues, and “Med” patches everyone up. In addition, each show also has plenty of in-office drama. The best part? Occasional crossovers between two or even all three shows. You really can’t go wrong.
Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same name, “Parenthood” is all about family. It tells the story of the Bravermans and their legacy across several generations. With sensitive topics covered from Aspergers and adoption to illness, addiction, and more, show developer Jason Katims hits a home run every episode. Starring Craig T. Nelson, Lauren Graham, Peter Krause, and Monica Potter among many others, this show is one that you don’t want to miss on Peacock.
7. “Saved by the Bell”
From cutting class to weekend parties, this American classic couldn’t be skipped on our list. Whether you love the early years, high school, or even the college era, “SBTB” is one everyone can enjoy. With high school hijinks, steamy romance, and a finale movie in Las Vegas, this series is unbeatable. So don’t be a Belding and go check it out on Peacock!
6. “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”
Music and drama, what more does a show need? That’s right, Zoey is unexpectedly given the power to understand people’s thoughts through musical performances. Between dealing with a hectic job, crazy love life, and a sick parent, life wasn’t already difficult enough. The series stars Jane Levy as leading woman Zoey, who will quickly work her way into your heart. Before long you’ll be belting out the lyrics in solidarity. Trust us.
5. “Friday Night Lights”
A show created by Peter Berg and adapted from the 2004 film of the same name. This tiny Texas town of Dillon centers around one thing: high school football. Here it’s all about learning your worth and coming to embrace where you’re from. With leading man Kyle Chandler in a career defining role as Coach Eric Taylor, “FNL” brings a whole new meaning to the term “full hearts.”
4. “Downton Abbey”
This noteable British drama is set in the early 20th century. “Downton” follows the Crawley family who live in Downton Abbey. Interesting aspects include featuring actual moments in history such as World War 1, the sinking of the Titanic, and the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Plus, it stars Dame Maggie Smith. Need we say more?
3. “Parks and Recreation”
Now you can watch “Parks and Rec” whenever you want! Thanks to Peacock, the series that ended in 2015 can now be binged whenever you feel the need. Whether your quarantine mood is that of a Ron, Leslie, or even Andy you can now enjoy the perks of Pawnee life at the tips of your fingers. Do it for Lil Sebastian! #5000Candles
2. “Law & Order”
Dick Wolf’s most successful franchise to date, the original “Law & Order” ran for twenty seasons. And if that’s not enough? “Law & Order: SVU” is still going strong with 21 seasons under their belt and no time of slowing down any time soon. So with almost 1000 episodes total, you should stay occupied for at least a little while.
1. “This Is Us”
Dan Fogelman‘s groundbreaking drama series has taken the world by storm. The story of the Pearson family, this show alternates between time periods in the family’s life. So, whether you love young Rebecca or old, middle aged Kevin or baby Jack, there’s a time for everyone to shine. Starring the impeccable Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, and Sterling K. Brown, this show is the one you do not want to miss!
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