Saying Goodbye to Some Netflix Favorites in 2020


Emma S

Netflix, a platform for streaming, is losing some of its collection this coming year.

Netflix has been a faithful friend to many of us: from chill time to binge fests, date nights and weekends, it has always been there for us to stream our favorite shows and movies for hours on end. However, in 2020, Netflix will be losing some of the beloved series that some fans have incorporated into their daily lives and hold close to their hearts.


“The Office,” an American adaptation of a British show with the same name, has been a favorite of many since it came out in 2005. It follows the story of the employees of a paper company called Dunder Mifflin, and is nine seasons long. There’s action, adventure, romance, and of course, humor. However, this show will be leaving Netflix next year, taking its wonderful story and amazing actors with it. If you have not watched it and want to watch it before it leaves, don’t worry; it only takes four days and three hours to binge watch every episode. 


Joey, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, Ross and Rachel will be saying goodbye to Netflix as “Friends” moves on to different companies. This charming show has been a classic for quite some time, bringing people along the journey of six young adults as they experience the ups and downs of life. Having 10 seasons and 236 episodes, “Friends” only takes a binge session of five days and one hour to watch, so there is hope for the Friendless before the new year.


Is “Parks and Recreation” a form of government or a television series? In this case, both. The story is a mockumentary which follows Leslie Knope through the many government goings in Pawnee, Indiana. Humor is in no short supply and the characters and story progresses nicely through the seven seasons. However, this show is leaving Netflix as well, taking beloved characters like Ron, Leslie, Ann, and countless others with it. The good news is that out of “The Office” and “Friends,” “Parks and Recreation” has the shortest binge time, only coming to two days and 15 hours. 


2020 will be a sad year for some of our Netflix favorites, but the time spent with them and the memories made will be held near and dear to our hearts long after they leave.