Best Shows to Watch If You’re Missing the Olympics
Nothing gold can stay — except maybe a gold medal. Even though it’s only been a few days since the closing ceremony, we are hardcore missing our daily dose of Olympic coverage. We’ve tried reading Olympic moments wrap-ups, re-watching the clips and even recreating a few Olympic moves in our living rooms. (We don’t recommend trying that last one for yourself.) If, like us, you’re missing the Olympics, we’ve got four winning shows that will have to fill the void until 2020, when we can start all over again.
IF YOU LIKE GETTING TO KNOW THE ATHLETES, WATCH FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Some times the most powerful moments of the Olympics are the one-on-one interviews with athletes. If you love learning what it took to get an athlete to the world stage, follow the drama of a small-town Texas football team and its coach in the hit show Friday Night Lights. You can stream the series from Amazon and Netflix. (Photo via NBC)
IF YOU LIKE ATHLETICISM, WATCH SURVIVOR
Part of the reason you watch the Olympics is just to gape open-mouthed at the athleticism, muttering over and over “OMG, that would break my body.” Get more of that marvel by bingeing through old episodes of Survivor. They’re available on Hulu and Amazon. (Photo via CBS)
IF YOU LIKE THE PAGEANTRY, WATCH TWENTY TWELVE
This BBC satire emerged before the 2012 Olympics in London. It’s a classic look at what really happens behind the scenes of the major world event, starting three years in advance. It’s shot mockumentary style, and it’s an absolutely hysterical look at a side of the Olympics we don’t often think about. You can watch it from Amazon. (Photo via BBC)
IF YOU LIKE WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS, WATCH MAKE IT OR BREAK IT
Confession time: The only Olympic sport we clear our schedules to watch is the women’s gymnastics competition. This former Freeform show follows four female gymnasts as they do everything possible to become the best in the world. And you can bet there’s TONS of drama. You can stream it from Amazon and Hulu. (Photo via Freeform)
What do you miss most about the Olympics? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Featured photo via Alex Livesey/Getty)