Netflix has really been showcasing a lot of nostalgic content this month. We were introduced to a new ‘Fab Five’ in the reboot of Queer Eye and Joel McHale moved from E! to Netflix where he became the host of The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale. Lately it has been just one amazing reboot after another.
These new series make for great shows because they take us back to a more simpler time. Not all shows were created based on their colorful past. There is one new coming-of-age, comedy-drama series that takes us back to a time of VHS tapes and flannel shirts. I’m talking about Netflix’s series Everything Sucks!.
Set in Boring, Oregon (which is actually a REAL town!), Everything Sucks! chronicles the lives of teenagers in Boring High School who make a movie together while dealing with issues such as sexuality and dating. Lucas O’Neil joins the A/V Club with his friends McQuaid and Tyler. He develops a crush on Kate Messner, the principal’s daughter of Boring High. Kate doesn’t have feelings for Luke, BUT she does have the hots for Emaline Addario. The series parodies off from the teen culture during the mid-1990s.
Everything Sucks! is the 90s time warp you have been looking for. This nostalgic series features flannel shirts, Surge, VHS tapes, Zimas, alternative rock/grunge music playing in the background, and even a scene at Blockbusters.
This low-budget teen comedy series was interesting to watch. Everything Sucks! featured a diverse and colorful cast of characters going through typical teenage drama. If you took out the sci-fi component from Stranger Things and crossed that with Freaks and Geeks, you would get Everything Sucks!.
There have been some amazing rebooted series on Netflix lately and Everything Sucks! was something different. It featured an original storyline stemming from the bangin’ years of the 1990s. Everything Sucks! took us back to a simpler time when the age of technology was still in its prime. We used modems to connect to the internet and watched movies on VHS tapes; those days are long gone, yet technology only became more sophisticated over the years.
In the end, Everything Sucks! is the perfect blast from the past of the 90s era. The series is all that and a bag of chips. Binge-watching the series this past week was the bomb. This phat drama series will leave you saying ‘oh, snap!’ during multiple episodes.
If you are looking for a stylin’ nostalgic 90s series, definitely go check out Everything Sucks! on Netflix.