"I'll be there for you, 'cause you're there for me too!" If you're looking for a "Friend," look no further than this quiz! For those who have spent loads of their free-time binge-watching TV shows, this is the quiz for you! From Friends to Stranger Things, how many of these TV shows can you identify from a screenshot?
When people use to think of their favorite TV shows, their minds would immediately go to primetime TV. You might've been tuning into NBC to watch The Office or Friends. Maybe you preferred to watch The Simpsons or Glee on FOX. Somewhere in the 1980s, another competitor joined the game. HBO began broadcasting its first series in 1983. Netflix was first released in 1997 but wouldn't release its own original series until 2013.
While TV originally started on the major broadcasting networks, it has quickly grown to other channels and platforms. How many of their shows can you recognize?
Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross were always settling in for a cup of coffee at Central Perk. Can you remember them? In the Netflix series, Stranger Things, Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Eleven are teaming up to save Will from the Demogorgon. Are they recognizable?
These two shows are some of the biggest of TV's past and present. Can you identify them? Are you ready for a binge-watching session or did you forget to pay your cable bill?
Let's find out!
Stranger Things is a Netflix Original with two seasons, totaling 17 episodes currently available for streaming. The show received 18 nominations for the 69th Emmy Awards.
Out of all the cable TV shows to premiere in 2011, American Horror Story was the most-watched and has continued to earn high ratings from critics and audiences. The series is described as an anthology miniseries, with each season having its own storyline and characters.
Rather than playing into stereotypical blue collar tropes, showrunner John Wells distinguished Shameless from shows like Rosanne or Grounded for Life by highlighting the plight of, in his words, "no collar" Americans. Shameless is a Showtime original series that first aired in 2011. There are 86 episodes spanning 8 seasons, with a 9th on the way.
The West Wing ran for 7 seasons with 156 episodes, earning multiple different types of prestigious awards, including Golden Globes and Emmys. The show won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series 4 times, consecutively, between 2000 and 2003.
This is Us first aired in 2016 and currently has 26 episodes spanning 2 seasons. The show has received several nominations for different awards, and was originally going to be titled "36," symbolizing the age of the 3 siblings at the start of the show, but the name didn't sit well with the showrunner.
Show creator Justin Roiland voices the parts of both main characters, Rick and Morty. He often switches between the two voices with impromptu dialogue when recording. The show has 3 seasons, having aired 32 episodes thus far.
Criminal Minds aired in 2006 and has been popular enough to continue on for 13 seasons, with uncertainty surrounding the possibility of a 14th. A 2016 New York Times study showed that the series is most popular in rural areas, and even more so in regions of the southeast.
Abbi and Ilana ended up having to rewrite much of season 4, as they wrote it prior to the 2016 presidential election and assumed Hilary Clinton would win. The script had to be rewritten to reflect the implications of Trump's presidency.
Gotham is based off D.C. characters and the Batman franchise. There are currently 75 episodes spanning 4 seasons.
There are 49 episodes of BoJack Horseman, spanning 4 seasons. It's a satirical, animated comedy that pokes fun at Hollywood culture.
Mr. Robot is a fan favorite, becoming the first ever T.V. show to receive perfect episode scores on Rotten Tomatoes throughout season 2. The show explores a whole host of different issues, including mental illness, debt, capitalism, ethics, cyber terrorism, and substance abuse.
Will and Grace first premiered on NBC in 1998 and ran for 8 seasons until 2006 before going on hiatus until the recently released season 9 revival of 2017. The show reached its 200th episode on November 2nd, 2017.
While Friends largely revolves around the relationship dynamic between Rachel and Ross as well as the one between Monica and Chandler, creators originally intended for the main relationship to be between Monica and Joey. The show ran from 1994 to 2004, airing 236 episodes spanning 10 seasons.
Jeopardy! first premiered in 1984 and has been going strong ever since. The show was recently renewed through the 2020 TV season.
HBO's Westworld is based off the 1973 movie of the same name. Out of all of HBO's original series, the first season of WestWorld has been the most-watched. There are 10 episodes spanning just 1 season thus far.
Curb Your Enthusiasm has aired 87 episodes and a 60-minute special spanning 9 seasons. The series has been nominated for more than 30 Emmy Awards. Season 9 premiered 6 years after the season 8 finale.
So far, Narcos has run for 3 seasons, airing 30 episodes. The series follows the DEA and Pablo Escobar, a drug kingpin, in Colombia.
As of November 2017, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit has aired for over 410 episodes. The 19th season recently premiered on September 27th.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld got together with colleague Larry David and created a show that featured a fictionalized version of himself as the main character. Seinfeld is considered one of history's most influential sitcoms and is a big fan favorite, despite literally being a show about basically nothing.
The Netflix original series Peaky Blinders is based on the British Peaky Blinders gang of post-WWI Birmingham, England. There are 4 seasons totaling 19 episodes.
An HBO original series, Game of Thrones has aired 67 episodes spanning 7 seasons. The show's original pilot never aired, as the showrunners were told it was so bad it could not be fixed and needed to be reshot.
Scandal has aired 113 episodes spanning 7 seasons, with the 7th serving as is final season. A former George H.W. Bush administration press aide named Judy Smith is a co-executive producer on the show. The main character is partially based off Smith.
How to Get Away With Murder premiered on the ABC network in September of 2014 and has since aired 53 episodes spanning 4 seasons. In addition to ABC, the show is also produced by Shonda Rimes' production company, ShondaLand. ShondaLand also produces Scandal.
Black-ish has received critical acclaim for its exploration of issues related to race, police brutality, LGBTQ issues, and the 2016 election. The show has aired 79 episodes spanning 4 seasons and has earned many awards and nominations.
Desperate Housewives chronicles the mysterious everyday happenings of the residents of Wisteria Lane in the made-up town of Fairview located in the made-up Eagle State. The show aired 180 episodes spanning 8 seasons.
In 2016, the National Institute of Health released the results of a long-term study of Biggest Loser contestants. They found most contestants regained the weight they lost while on the show and some gained back even more weight than they started with. Their time spent restricting calories and exercising relentlessly had slowed their metabolisms down to a crawl.
Bones ran for 12 seasons from 2005 to 2017, airing 246 episodes. To stand out from the crowd of procedural crime dramas, Bones creators decided to center the show in dark humor and character development.
New Girl premiered in 2011 and has aired 146 episodes, spanning 7 seasons. The 7th season, airing throughout 2017, is set to be the show's final season. The show has been nominated for 5 Golden Globes and various other awards.
Mad Men ran for 7 seasons from 2007 to 2015 and aired for 93 episodes. The show has earned critical acclaim since its premiere and has been applauded in many prestigious publications and reviews.
Dancing with the Stars has run for an impressive 25 seasons, airing 420 episodes, and it has been renewed for a 26th season. The show is based off the U.K. version entitled Strictly Come Dancing.
Fresh Off the Boat (2015 - ) is loosely based off Eddie Huang's memoir of the same name. Huang is a chef and influential personality in the world of food.
The Simpsons is described as a satirical take on working class family life. The show premiered in 1989 and has been cracking jokes ever since. It's considered one of the best TV shows of all time.
Josh Safran served as the showrunner as well as creative and executive producer for Quantico thru seasons 1 and 2, but will involve himself only as a consultant for the upcoming third season. With declining ratings and creative turnover, season three was renewed for a shortened length of just 13 episodes.
The Voice premiered in 2011 and has since aired 329 episodes, spanning 13 seasons. While the four celebrity musicians who mentor the amateur singers are constantly changing from one season to the next, the show's premise stays the same - to find undiscovered talent and nourish it through a competition reality TV show.
Better Things offers a unique yet incredibly relateable take on the reality of everyday life for Sam Fax, a successful actress and single mother of three strong-willed girls. The show premiered in 2016 and was renewed for a third season.
The X-Files premiered in 1993 and ran until 2002, taking a 14-year hiatus until being revived for a 10th season in 2016. The show has aired 217 episodes over 10 seasons thus far. The 11th season premieres on January 3rd, 2018.
Black Mirror is a creepy anthology series that portrays future scenarios which seem eerily possible should society suddenly turn down an even darker path. The show premiered in 2011, and was shortly thereafter picked up by Netflix. There is no set release date for the fourth season yet, but the streaming service has been circulating intense previews for it.
The Big Bang Theory premiered on CBS in 2007 and has aired 280 episodes over 13 seasons. %0DThe show has grown quite a fandom around one of the main character's, Sheldon's, tag line "Bazinga." The phrase even made its way into another comedy, Broad City.
Empire premiered in 2015 and quickly climbed the ranks as one of TV's greatest shows. The show has aired 54 episodes spanning 4 seasons. Empire takes place in New York, but is filmed in Chicago.
Grey's Anatomy premiered in 2005, and despite the repeated killing off of audience-favorite characters, fans have stuck with the show through 14 seasons and 317 episodes. While the main character Meredith Grey makes a humble $44,000 a year, the actress who plays her, Ellen Pompeo, earns around $200,000 per episode.
The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian Hulu original series based off Margaret Atwood's book of the same name. Atwood, a Canadian author, published "The Handmaid's Tale" in 1985.
Family Guy premiered in 1998 and is an animated series created by Seth MacFarlane and David Zuckerman. In addition to his work behind the scenes, MacFarlane also voices the main character, Peter Griffin. The show, which takes places in a fictional Rhode Island town, has aired 301 episodes over 16 seasons.
Breaking Bad originally aired from 2008 to 2013, airing 62 episodes over 5 seasons. The show received 225 nominations and earned 144 awards from various sources. Additionally, Breaking Bad won 2 Golden Globes.
The Amazing Race premiered in 2001 and has since aired 343 episodes over 30 seasons. Each season features 12 teams consisting of 2 players each. The teams race around the world attempting to beat each other to various checkpoints.
South Park premiered in 1997 and has been poking fun at popular culture ever since. The show has remained one of Comedy Central's most popular series and has been renewed to air through the 2019 season.
Bob's Burgers premiered in January of 2011 and has found much success, receiving 7 consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Animated Program and winning said award twice. Additionally, a comic book series of the show was published in 2014, a soundtrack album was recently released in 2017, and a film based on the series is set for release in July of 2020.
Orange is the New Black is a Netflix original series that premiered in 2013 and has aired 80 episodes spanning 5 seasons thus far. Season 6 is set to premiere in 2018.
The Walking Dead premiered in 2010 and is based off the Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard comic book series of the same name. Out of all cable television series, The Walking Dead reaches the highest amount of 18- to 49-year-old audiences. A spin-off series called Fear the Walking Dead premiered in 2015.
The Sopranos ran from 1999 to 2007, airing 86 episodes over 6 seasons. The series won 5 Golden Globes and won a number of other awards as well as earned various nominations.
30 Rock ran from 2006 to 2013 and aired 138 episodes spanning 7 seasons. The show won an impressive 6 Golden Globes and earned various other accolades. Tina Fey both starred in and created the series.