If you get the day off work or school, Presidents Day is a great day for binge-viewing, and there are so many excellent shows to either discover for the first time or re-watch with pleasure.
And that goes for our 45th president, who reportedly does enjoy watching television a great deal, albeit more of the unscripted variety. In case he wants to change that, we’ve assembled some options from the world of scripted comedies and dramas, all of which are available for streaming on at least one service, making them extremely easy to enjoy.
When television is at its best, it reflects not just the world as it is, but the possibility of a better world, a world that we can work together to make possible. All too often, we look to shows like “Friday Night Lights” and “Star Trek” not just for entertainment, but for comfort and inspiration. For at times, a scripted narrative can communicate big ideas even more effectively than a straightforward news report.
So, please enjoy these shows about life, love, family, politics, religion, nature and hope. In so many ways, they represent America at its best.