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The 10 Best Nostalgia TV Shows for Regressing During Quarantine

Guaranteed to revert your brain to the warmest, most pleasant type of goo

Whether you've already embraced the powerful regression effect of quarantine, or you have yet to enjoy its warm embrace, you're reading this article for one reason: You need an escape.

The world is a mess, politics are ridiculous, and a global pandemic is killing thousands of people every day. Who wants to deal with any of that–let alone being stuck inside, thrown off your usual routine, with everyone obsessing over a documentary about animal cruelty and a reality show starlet who dropping racial slurs? No, what you need right now is not some new crazy drama to obsess over or any kind of grown-up distraction—you need a time machine that can take you to a simpler era. Short of that, these 10 shows from the late '80s to the early 2000s are among the best ways to turn off your brain and pretend to be a kid again.

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​​This Haunts Me: The Shredded Cheese Wife Guy

One Texas couple became a meme after they went 18 minutes without shredded cheese on their fajitas. What could be worse?

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Karens. Even if you don't know them by name, you know who they are.

Karens have been asking to speak to managers all over American suburbia ever since Kate Gosselin debuted her infamous reverse-mullet on Jon and Kate Plus 8 in 2007. "Karens"—the collective nickname for middle-aged entitled white women who love nothing more than being pains in your ass—have been walking among us for quite some time, but as shelter-in-place orders and mask mandates have taken over the world, the presence of Karens has become even more apparent.

Last weekend, a Karen went viral in a since-deleted Tweet for a reason only Karens would empathize with. Jason Vicknair, a 40-year-old man from Allen, Texas, was just trying to enjoy his first date night out in three months with his wife at a Tex-Mex restaurant called Mi Cocina. Things took a turn for the worse.

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Midsommar

Considering we've now hit Day 1,592 of quarantine (give or take), it's fair to assume that most of us have already streamed our fair share of content.

But we can only watch Tiger King so many times in a row before it's time to find something else, so here's a guide to all of the other best stuff to stream while you're still stuck inside.


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