Over the year, Netflix has become so much more than just a streaming service. Back in the day, it was simply a way to stream movies and TV shows without having to rent them or leave your house, but now it has the capacity to mass produce its own content and revive some of your favourite TV series. Here are 8 Netflix revived TV shows that you'll absolutely love.

From the rebirth and reimagining of the iconic show Black Mirror to an update on the lives of our favourite Gilmore Girls, Netflix truly has brought us some amazing revivals that we didn't know we needed:

Arrested Development

Rating: 8.8/10 on IMDb

Why you need to watch it: If you like shows like The Office and Parks and RecreationArrested Development is right up your alley. Netflix brought the series back for a fourth and fifth season, and although the reviews are mixed, the show still has plenty of fans.

Tales of the City

Rating: 7.6/10 on IMDb

Why you need to watch it: Tales of the City first came about in the 90s, when the LGBTQ2S+ community was less accepted, so it was quite groundbreaking at the time. Netflix brought the series back in 2019 with some of the original cast members and its received great reviews.

Lovesick

Rating: 8.1/10 on IMDb

Why you need to watch it: When it was first released in 2014, Lovesick only lasted six episodes. Netflix brought the show back to life two years later for a total of three seasons. The show is about Dylan, who was recently diagnosed with chlamydia and has to track down all his former flames to tell them the news.    

Wet Hot American Summer

Rating: 6.9/10 on IMDb

Why you need to watch it: When it was released in 2001, Wet Hot American Summer faced plenty of criticism, but still managed to gain a cult following. People were seriously shocked when Netflix revived it but seeing how much some of your favourite actors have aged is pretty entertaining in itself.

Gilmore Girls

Rating: 7.8/10 on IMDb

Why you need to watch it: Back in the day, Gilmore Girls was a guilty pleasure for so many of us. When news of a Netflix revival came about, the internet blew up with excitement. The four-episode revival shows each season of the year, and perfectly captures the essence of the original show.

Lucifer

Rating: 8.2/10 on IMDb

Why you need to watch it: When Lucifer was cancelled by Fox in 2018, Netflix bought the series in the blink of an eye. This is a show that only gets better as it goes on, so fans are hoping that the fifth and final season does it the justice it deserves.

Queer Eye

Rating: 8.4/10 on IMDb

Why you need to watch it: The original Queer Eye ended back in 2007 after only two seasons, so when Netflix announced they were bringing it back, the excitement was real. The show currently has three seasons on the streaming service and has been renewed for a fourth and fifth. 

Black Mirror

Rating: 8.9/10 on IMDb

Why you need to watch it: Black Mirror is probably one of Netflix's most popular series. It's acclaimed all over the world thanks to the streaming service, who quickly picked it up after it was dropped by Channel 4. 

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