‘That ’90s Show’ series review: ‘That ’70s Show’ reboot sounds fun, but it’s not.

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Can there be such a thing as too much nostalgia? That 90s showA reboot of the hysterically popular sitcom That 70’s Show, which aired from 1998 to 2006 and starred a teenage cast including Topher Grace, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, is a stunner. Set in Point Place, Wisconsin from 1976 to 1979, the original show followed six teenagers who learn about love and life primarily in Eric Forman’s (Grace) basement.

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with That 90s showThere’s a double dose of nostalgia – for the 90s and for the viewing That 70’s Show In the 90s, India’s great cable television boom. However, (there’s always one), there’s something about sitcoms. Contrary to say, Stranger things or Paper GirlsThe sit-com format also highlights the synthetic nature of the show, bringing back memories of boxy television and TV dinners.

That ’90s Show (English)

The creator: Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, Lindsay Turner, Greg Mettler

The cast: Debra Jo Rupp, Kurt Wood Smith, Kali Howard, Ashley Oufderheide, Mace Coronel, Rain Doi, Sam Morelos, Maxwell Essie Donovan


Run time: 21–30 minutes

The story line: On the way to space camp, Eric, Donna, and their daughter Leah meet Eric’s parents. When Leah meets her neighbor Gwen and her friends, she decides to stay with her grandparents for the summer.

That 90s show Opens in 1995 on Fourth of July weekend at the Senior Formans’ home. Eric and Donna (Laura Prepon) visit Eric’s parents, Reed (Kurtwood Smith) and Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp), on their way to space camp with their daughter Leah (Callie Howarda). Eric is still one. Star Wars Crazy and even teaches a paper on space opera that gets him permanent parking for his bicycle at the college where he is an adjunct professor.

Leah meets her neighbor, Gwen (Ashley Ofderheide), a mischievous girl, and quickly decides that she would rather live with her grandparents and hang out with Gwen and her friends, who Also included is his easy-going half-brother Nate (Maxwell Essie Donovan). His intelligent, ambitious girlfriend Nikki (Sam Morelos), the smart Ozzy (Ren Doi) and the heart-stopping Jay (Mac Coronel).

Through ten short, bite-sized episodes that last 20-30 minutes each, Leah learns about drugs and sex with rock ‘n’ roll, just like her parents and their friends. did in the 70s. The original show’s Smith and Rupp do most of the heavy lifting for nostalgia with guest appearances by Grace, Prepon, Wilmer Valderrama, an exchange student turned successful hairdresser (we’re not yet (Know Which Country) was exchanged), Tommy Chong Liu as the local hippie, who is still estranged, Conise and Kutcher as Jay’s parents, Don Stark as Leah’s paternal grandfather. , and Brian Austin Green himself.

The young cast is charming while the elders are entertaining. The zeitgeist is captured by references. Terminator And Friends An appearance with a dial-up modem among others. Kitty’s comment on the Internet “two devils screaming at each other” is terrifying. That 90s showSounds like fun and that’s the problem – it looks like it but isn’t. Hopefully, there isn’t going to be. That 20’s show In 2040, unless it’s based on the flipper generation, which will be totally hot.

That 90s show is currently streaming on Netflix.

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