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Mini Review - That 90’s Show

In the summer of 1995, Leia Forman makes friends with a new generation of Point Place kids while visiting her grandparents, Red and Kitty, in Wisconsin.

Callie Haverda, Kurtwood Smith, Debra Jo Rupp, Ashley Aufderheide, Mace Coronel, Reyn Doi, Sam Morelos, and Maxwell Acee Donovan.

That 90's Show is a sequel to the original ‘That 70's Show’, an iconic show that left a mark on comedies at the time. Along with being one of my favorite shows, but this time with a new crew. Inclusion of the son & daughter of iconic characters, a great way to continue the legacy of the show with the  return of the legends Red and Kitty Foreman. The story is interesting. Shying away from cheap fan service and unoriginality, besides a few nostalgic moments from the original show. It uses its setting in the 90’s to its advantage for some fun moments, throwing in dated jokes that are bound to make an older audience laugh. 

I do think it was lacking in elements such as the cast’s chemistry. It could be the acting, but moments feel stale due to the delivery of lines between different dynamics. Especially when it started to negatively affect the characters' writing, often coming across as annoying. For a 10 episode short comedy, it definitely held itself back for a lot of character development for the many characters. 

As for the rest of the cast, such as the original characters and a few new additions, they were a lot of fun to watch. Almost every character had a charm to them that was exciting to watch, bouncing off one another well when the episode really needed them to. While not consistent, it wasn’t without the feeling of enjoyment and warmth. 

That 90's Show isn’t as strong as the original, which was almost always a given. It has fun characters & a heartwarming narrative that consistently kept me entertained for the season. It can be rather underdeveloped due to its lack of episodes & rather stale in acting from some of its cast. But it’s enough to satisfy and demand a season 2. 

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