Eid season is upon us, and while the festive environment and good food are great, having to deal with your entire family coming over to your house over three days is daunting at best. That is why I have a “panic room” equipped with various junk foods and television shows I intend on watching while my house is occupied. It is with that in mind that we bring you: five TV shows you’re probably not watching but totally should.

1. Sherlock

This British show starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins!) is a must-see for anyone interested in crime shows. The twist endings and cliffhangers will leave you at the edge of your seat until the next season comes out (in two years!)

Watch the trailer here:

2. Vikings

Vikings tells the story of Norse legend of Ragnar Lothbrok and his ascent to power. Fans of Game of Thrones will love this show for its intensity (and violence). The show is entering its fourth season in February.

Watch the trailer here:

3. Samurai Jack

Although not technically anime, anime lovers will enjoy this show for the oversimplified but amazing fighting sequences. It’s famously known for having very little dialogue and a lot of music. The show was discontinued in 2004 but you can still enjoy all four seasons!

Watch a clip here:

4. Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey depicts the lives of an aristocratic family and their servants in the context of the early 20th century, including real life events into the show such as the sinking of the Titanic, the Spanish flu, and the British election of 1923 and many others. The acclaimed show is in its fourth season.

Watch the trailer here:

5. Beavis and Butthead

The reason Beavis and Butthead was such a success was because it spoke to the idiot in us all. Reminding us of the days when MTV actually played music videos, this show is guaranteed to bring out the nostalgia in you.

Watch a clip here:

6. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

This cult classic is not for everyone. The humor is likely to offend you if you’re a person of color, handicapped, suffering from mental illness, or if you’re just a human being. The on-going show is entering its eleventh season this fall.

Watch a clip here:


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