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21 February 2018 @ 07:34 pm
tv post: everything sucks (netflix)  
I guess we had to expect this... After all these nostalgia shows about the 80es, deep down we knew that the 90es were next...

Even if I didn't spend my high school years in the 90es (I started highschool in 2000), and I was not in the US back then, I remember all of it: the amazing music, the crazy and free hair styles, the clothes, the CD player that was always skipping when you were moving, the 56k dial-up internet connection and its never ending sound,...


I can realte with all of it and it feels good, but at the same time not so good because soon, in a couple of years, we'll havea  series about the kids in the '00 and that makes me feel so old already!

Anyway I highly recommend this show because it's quite cute. Here a series of things I liked about it

- Netflix know how to cast! There are no doubts! No 30 years old pretending to be 16, no state of the art make up and hair, no super hot teachers or moms that wake up amazing even if they have kids and a job (I am looking at you Bad Mom Movies even if I love you Kirsten Bell) or fathers that have the time to work out and proudly carry around a six pack (and I am not talking about beer)... Normal people... I just love it!

- The music was so good back then! I forgot how good it was and all the songs they mentioned and listened to are stuck in my brain now

- The storyline, even if it's simple, it's good. I love how Kate figures out about her sexuality without being straight for a season and then boom: gay (like every show on TV... literally: one of the regulars, not the main, becomes gay during the second/third season and has a storyline arc that lasts a season or two with someone that joins the cast as recurring and stays main until the arc is over... It's just lazy writing to me... Give us some more good/empowering/original coming out/awakening stories. "Everything Sucks" manages to be refreshing on the topic...

- I loved the "We're all the heroes of our own story. Without even realizing, we're probably the bad guy in someone else's." theme that keeps coming up!

- Did I mentioned the music? LOL

If you want to give it a go it's just 10 episode (25-30 minutes each). If you decide to check it out or you did it already, let me know in the comments!
 
 
Current Location: in the 90es
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
 
 
 
touchofgr3ytouchofgr3y on February 22nd, 2018 02:00 am (UTC)
I downloaded this from netflix onto my phone to watch on the train and I agree with everything! It wasn't my favorite show like this ever, but it was enjoyable and, like you said -the music! I graduated from HS in 2000, so super nostalgic :)
Ery-chan: pic#105558586erychan86 on February 22nd, 2018 03:33 am (UTC)
Yes it wasn’t like Stranger Things or other Netflix shows but it was nice!!!
orangerfulorangerful on February 22nd, 2018 03:30 am (UTC)
Ok ok you convinced me! Oh god this is going to make me feel so old! I think I am having the same experience with The Goldbergs as you are having with this show - I was alive in the 80s but my high school years were in the 90s so this will probably hit even closer to home LOL.
Ery-chan: pic#105558586erychan86 on February 22nd, 2018 03:32 am (UTC)
The goldbergs always hit me in the feels! I cry at the end of every episode!!! LoL

Let me know when you start watching!! :)
språkspionfalena84 on February 22nd, 2018 06:15 am (UTC)

I will give it a go, I'm always looking for half-hour shows because those are the best to show to an unknown-to-me class of students when I have to fill in for just one period. :D

Julie: DW ★ if the world is slippingragnarok_08 on February 22nd, 2018 06:24 am (UTC)
That show sounds pretty good :)
Miss Ashleyimagine_peace on February 22nd, 2018 08:22 am (UTC)
I have to watch this.
Melaniecha_mel_eon on February 22nd, 2018 09:24 am (UTC)
Ooh this sounds fun to watch!
Tia: Lyrics: Egoproceedcyclone on February 22nd, 2018 07:07 pm (UTC)
We will have to check it out (Roberto would have graduated in 1998 and I graduated in 2001); Netflix has a pretty good reputation for making good shows.

-Tia
Naomi: Chlark Vessal super kissfrelling_tralk on February 28th, 2018 03:08 pm (UTC)
It’s on my to-watch list, but yeah it’s definitely going to make me feel old to have a show getting nostalgic about a time that still almost feels like it happened yesterday to me lol
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on February 28th, 2018 10:25 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I'm gonna have to check this out. Thanks for the rec. :)
~*Suzy Q*~blakmagjick on March 6th, 2018 12:41 am (UTC)
90s music...yessssss

I've seen it popping up on my Netflix, but haven't had a chance to check it out yet.
author_by_night: Pawnee sign by nuv0le_rapideauthor_by_night on March 11th, 2018 08:58 pm (UTC)
Even if I didn't spend my high school years in the 90es (I started highschool in 2000), and I was not in the US back then, I remember all of it: the amazing music, the crazy and free hair styles, the clothes, the CD player that was always skipping when you were moving, the 56k dial-up internet connection and its never ending sound,...

Hey, I also started high school in 2000! But yes, this still felt familiar.

Netflix know how to cast! There are no doubts! No 30 years old pretending to be 16, no state of the art make up and hair, no super hot teachers or moms that wake up amazing even if they have kids and a job (I am looking at you Bad Mom Movies even if I love you Kirsten Bell) or fathers that have the time to work out and proudly carry around a six pack (and I am not talking about beer)... Normal people... I just love it!



Yeah, it's refreshing to see kids playing kids, and to see normal looking people across the board.