Netflix comedy Everything Sucks! twists ‘90s nostalgia into a different shape

Everything Sucks! appears strategically designed to make those nostalgic for the 90's fall in love with it. 

Set deep in the ‘90s at a high school in Boring, Oregon — a very small, very real town — the comedy tries to find its own characters in the tropes of celebrated throwbacks like The Wonder Years and Freaks and Geeks. There’s a trio of nerds, ambitious and frustrated that no one will take them seriously. There’s the mysterious, introspective girl they’re drawn to, who turns out to be the bumbling principal’s daughter. There’s the blonde mean girl and her terrible boyfriend, his head swollen by unearned confidence. 


The series is set in the real-life town of Boring, Oregon in 1996, and focuses on a group of teenagers who attend the fictional Boring High School as they proceed to make a movie together while dealing with issues such as dating and sexuality.

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