Point Place Wisconsin, 1995. Leia Forman is visiting her grandparents for the summer. But what started out as a quick vacation turned into a whole summer surrounded by new friends. The next generation of Point Place dumbasses finds themselves hiding away in the Forman basement, getting into all sorts of hijinks just like their parents did back in the 70s.
That 70s Show is one of my favorite TV shows. It’s nothing special, just your standard 3 camera sitcom but it’s got the benefit of hindsight in its writing and that laid a runway for some pretty funny moments throughout its seven-season run. You can read more about my thoughts on That 70s Show here. That 90s Show takes the successful formula of the original and adapts it to a much shorter first season as a Netflix original. Many of the original cast and crew return, but it feels like the comedy is a watered-down version of the original. It’s too rushed, but Netflix is riding the wave of 90s remakes and probably wouldn’t dare risk more than 10 episodes. It’s not all bad, but the best moments are when the OG cast is on screen. The new kids in the basement certainly try their best, but like many others, I’m addicted to nostalgia (especially for a time I was 27 years too late to enjoy).
That 90s Show is available to stream on Netflix and will probably be canceled anyway sometime next year.