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9 Popular TV Shows to Watch featuring Jigsaw Puzzles

As a puzzler, so much excitement rushes through me when I see jigsaw puzzles make an appearance in popular TV shows. We are not talking about the moments where they casually use the word "puzzle" in a sentence. We are taking about actual scenes where the jigsaw puzzle is the star of the show! 

We rounded up 8 shows for you to watch while working on your own jigsaw puzzle. Add them to your playlist! 

P.S. We don't like spoilers so we only summarized the show in general!

1. Superstore - Season 4, Episode 12 (Hulu)

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Superstore is a sitcom of quirky employees at a supersized megastore, Cloud 9. While tackling the ridiculous day-to-day grind of their store, jigsaw puzzles make a sneaky appearance while they are trapped in a massive blizzard. 

2. Kim's Convenience - Season 4, Episode 10 (Netflix)

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Kim's Convenience is a sitcom featuring a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store, dealing with customers, and each other. This episode made me laugh out loud in the serious game of jigsaw puzzling.  

3. Firefly Lane - Season 1, Episode 2 (Netflix) 

firefly lane, netflix

Anyone read the book? This Netflix original highlights the good and bad times of best friends and their unbreakable bond from their teenage years to their 40s. While this episode casually has a puzzle appearance, I must announce a TRIGGER WARNING for the scenes prior for sexual assault. Please watch at your own discretion. 

4. New Girl - Season 3, Episode 1 (Netflix)

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New Girl is a classic! An upbeat girl moves in with three single guys after a rough breakup and become friends for a lifetime. Definitely give this episode a watch because it is HILARIOUS. 

5. The Simpsons - Season 14, Episode 17 AND Season 29, Episode 15 (Hulu, Disney+)

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This is a long running animated comedy that does not need any introduction! With so many seasons, jigsaw puzzles have made an appearance in a few episodes. We only listed two but I bet there are more! 

6. I Am Not Okay With This - Season 1, Episode 6 (Netflix)

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Based on a comic book, I Am Not Okay With This, is a Netflix original about a teenager navigating high school, family, and her sexuality while dealing with new superpowers. The jigsaw puzzle appearance in this episode might not be the star of the show...but we will take it! 

7. The Circle - Season 2, Episode 5 (Netflix)

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The Circle is a strategic competition show where players cannot meet each other face to face but have to rule out who are the catfishes virtually. This episode has TWO of the contestants working on a jigsaw puzzle! Thanks to Karen Puzzles, we also know there are more puzzle sightings throughout the whole season! 

8. Greys Anatomy - Season 16, Episode 6 (Netflix)

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This famous medical drama series focuses on a group of young doctors, specifically Meredith Grey, who creates a name for herself throughout her career. I've watched every season/episode and never would have thought a puzzle would appear 16 seasons later.  

 9. Riverdale - Season 5, Episode 3 (Netflix)


Based on the characters of Archie Comics, Riverdale is an American Drama about Archie Andrews, his friends, and the mysteries of Riverdale. 

Have you watched any of these? Do you have more to add to our list? Let us know!

1 comment

  • Jennifer

    Great list! There’s also an awesome movie called, “Puzzle” (of course!) that follows a team through several jigsaw competitions. Highly recommended! (R rating, fyi)

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