Netflix Doesn’t Have ‘The Big Bang Theory’ But These Shows Might Be Good Enough

The Big Bang Theory is coming to an end and we’re already panicking that we won’t be able to watch it on Netflix. The very last episode ever is quickly approaching and is scheduled to air May 16th, 2019 on CBS.

The show has been running for 12 solid years and has remained extremely popular throughout its air time. BBT has even given life to a spinoff, Young Sheldon, which has been a hit with fans of the original show.

Why we loved it

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Its comedic flair and ability to make audiences fall in love with the characters is just part of what makes Big Bang Theory so watchable. We all have appreciated how it celebrates diversity, and even makes a little bit of the weirdness we all have inside of us just a touch cooler.

The Big Bang Theory writers have talked about how much the characters have meant to them as they’ve evolved over the years. Audiences feel the same way. It is because of their flaws that we love them so much. Sheldon’s eccentricities and Amy’s naivete for instance, only make them more endearing.  When you watch a character grow up on screen you have a particular fondness for them, as though you were a part of their change.

What you can watch now

We’re all going to miss Big Bang Theory. However, there are other shows on Netflix which fans might like to fill the void while determining a new favorite.

‘New Girl’

If you have not seen New Girl yet, stop everything you’re doing and prepare to binge. The characters of this show are extremely relatable, and you’ll find yourself liking them right away. This is especially true if you’ve ever had to live with roommates. Also, it’s funny. Really funny.

‘That 70’s Show’

Four male best friends and a token blonde girl? That 70’s Show has some of the same elements that BBT has which will make the transition to watching it seem like a piece of cake. Aside from that, you get to see the beginnings of the relationship between Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis which is completely adorable.


Friends is timeless. The jokes never get old, the punchlines still make us laugh, and the scenarios only get more relatable the older we get. All of the seasons of Friends are currently available on Netflix and watching them on repeat feels like settling down in your own living room with all of your besties.

In fact, we bet you’ll come to wish you had a group of bffs like Joey, Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica and Phoebe.

‘The Office’

Give The Office a try and you will quickly find yourself feeling like you are part of the staff at Dunder Mifflin, Scranton. At first glance, this show’s documentary format might throw you off, as it takes a very uncomfortable approach to following the lives of office mates. However, it will only take a few episodes before you’ll be completely bought into the idea.

‘Parks & Rec’

If you’re searching for a heroine you’re sure to like more than Penny, look no further than Leslie Knope. Amy Poehler’s portrayal of the endearing, unstoppable and truly good Leslie is worth watching the show for. But, aside from that, everyone can relate to the situational comedy surrounding getting along with your work colleagues.

Parks and Recreation is totally worth watching because, just like your own office, every character in the show is has a unique personality that may or may not align well with your own.

Saying goodbye 

As The Big Bang Theory winds to a close and you have to say goodbye to Sheldon, Leonard, Penny and all the rest of their unique castmates, you’ll be pleased to say hello to a new favorite show.

Just make sure you choose one with lots of seasons stacked up on Netflix so you won’t have to say another quick goodbye.