January 31, 2023
That ‘90s Show

That ‘90s Show  – set 15 years after the end of That ‘70s Show, the plot picks up in the summer of July 3rd, 1995, where the series now finds Kitty Forman (Debra Jo Rupp) and Red Forman (Kurtwood Smith) adjusting to life as empty nesters.

Netflix‘s follow-up to “That ’70s Show” initially highlighted the fresh faces of the new cast hanging out in Red and Kitty’s basement.

The same curmudgeonly Red is absolutely thrilled that the house is finally quiet, as Kitty is low-spirited. The Formans are getting ready for a Fourth of July celebration with Eric and Donna visiting from out of town. The former teenage sweethearts are now married and living in Chicago with their teenage daughter. Eric has become an adjunct professor, while Donna has made it a published author.

Cast And Characters

This cast is veritable who’s who of 90s television actors. There’s Topher Grace, who is most famous for his role as Eric Forman on That 70s Show. He has also appeared in other films like Spider-Man 3 and Inception. There is Ashton Kutcher, who was the star of That 70s Show, and he is best known as the host of Punk’d and his role in Two and a Half Men.

There is Debra Jo Rupp who played Kitty Forman, and she has since done a lot of voice work and TV roles as well. There is Danny Masterson who played Hyde, who is currently starring in The Ranch.

There is Wilmer Valderrama who played Fez, who went on to star in CSI Miami. And there is Mila Kunis who played Jackie, who went on to star in Black Swan and the TV show That 70s Show. There is also Laura Prepon who played Donna, who is currently starring in Orange is the New Black.

Easy-Going Humor and Comedy

This show is full of comedy and humor. The characters are funny, and the show is full of witty humor and a lot of sarcasm. There are also a lot of sight gags and pop culture references. One example is when Kitty is getting ready to go to a 4th of July party, and she sees Red outside using a leaf blower for some reason.

Kitty sees an opportunity to use the leaf blower as a sex toy. She’s clearly having fun with it, but it’s not something that Red ever expected to see. Another example is when the Formans are trying to communicate with the rest of the world, and they are doing a very bad job of it. They are calling in Chinese take-out with Russian coins, and they are using French change. In addition, they have a pet turtle, who is ancient and mostly blind. The turtle doesn’t have a name, so they’re throwing suggestions out there. The turtle responds only to “Arthur” and “Mr. Howell”.

Music and Sound

Writers on the show have described it as a “musical without the music”. There are many popular rock and Grunge songs from the great time of the 90s throughout the series. For example “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel, “More Than a Feeling” by Boston, “Bizarre Love Triangle” by New Order, “It’s Tricky” by Run-DMC, and “Rollercoaster” by Big Audio Dynamite.

The show also has a lot of sound effects. Some examples are the sound of a car door slamming, a basketball bouncing, and car engines revving up.

Callouts to the 90s

This show has a lot of callouts to the 90s. It features throwback references to the era. Some examples are the computer lab where everyone is using stand-up computers, several references to the stock market “crashing” in 1987, posters of Nirvana, and plenty of references to world events.

One example is when they’re having a conversation about music years after Kurt Cobain committed suicide. Eric says that Cobain’s death was a shame because he was only 27 years old. Fez corrects Eric that Cobain was actually 27 years old, but he would be 28 this year. Fez knows this because the show takes place in 1995, and Cobain died in 1994.

Critic Reviews

This show received mixed reviews from critics. Some critics loved the show, and others didn’t like it at all. Some critics praised the show for its nostalgic feel, likable characters, and light, easy-going humor.

Other critics felt that the show is a little too nostalgic and that it relies too much on the 90s references. Some critics felt that the references were a little forced and cliche. This show is not for everyone, but it’s a nostalgic trip for those who grew up in the 90s.

Conclusion

That ’70s Show was a hit series during the 1990s and was beloved by audiences. Now with the reincarnation of That ’90s Show, it is making a comeback.

The show is a nostalgic trip back to the 1990s, with plenty of pop culture callouts and references to the decade. It is full of humor and good characters, making it a great show for those who grew up in the 90s and want to reminisce about their childhood. It is a perfect mix of comedy, nostalgia, and great characters that makes the show enjoyable for all age groups.

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