25 beloved television shows we really miss

Cast members of NBC's comedy series "Friends." (Photo by Warner Bros. Television)
Cast members of NBC's comedy series "Friends." (Photo by Warner Bros. Television) /
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John Ritter (L) and Melissa Manchester (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) /

Three’s Company

Three’s Company is a show that may not necessarily need a reboot, but we miss it dearly all the same. Starring John Ritter, the show focused on a man and his two roommates. When Jack Tripper needs a place to stay, two women offer him a room.

The problem is that their landlord won’t let a straight man live with them, so Jack tells their landlord that he’s gay and has to deal with hiding any women he does happen to bring back to their apartment. Would this show get made in 2018? Uh, probably not, as that plot is very dated. Living with multiple roommates of different genders isn’t really surprising anymore, and modern media is slowly becoming more considerate about how to discuss sexuality on television.

What we do miss about the show is Ritter. The actor went on to star in 8 Simple Rules before tragically passing away from an aortic dissection during the filming of that series. He had such a presence that it made the less than favorable plotline a little less terrible.

The show was made in the ’70s and brings with it a lot of nostalgia for the era. Three’s Company makes us long to have Ritter back in our lives, and there’s no way to do that unless we rewatch the show over and over again.