As we toast to the end of the 30 Days of Binge calendar, we also reach the end of Lost. While the finale was divisive among Lost fans when it aired almost four years ago, it’s also the last time anyone will ever see all these island-dwelling fools in one pew/place. (This reference will make much more sense after viewing the finale.)
We also start the first season of Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring Andy Samberg as Detective Jake Peralta, whose stellar arrest record makes up for his nonchalant attitude. There’s a Jim-Pam dynamic going on between Peralta and fellow detective Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), which makes sense since the series was co-created by a former writer of The Office, Michael Schur (a.k.a. Office’s Mose Shrute).
We also catch up on classic sitcoms, including The Cosby Show, Cheers, and Friends. It’s weird to call Friends a classic, since Jennifer Aniston somehow looks younger now than she was in the premiere—but the show marks its 20th anniversary this month.
And finally, fans of Downton Abbey will enjoy the classic British series Fawlty Towers and Upstairs Downstairs, which both depict the relationship between the help and their English bosses/overlords. The Brits sure do love their shows about social class.