It’s no wonder why people today are still tuning in to the movies, and TV shows of the ’90s. Sandwiched between the nostalgic era of the ’80s and the first decade of this century, we often overlook the TV shows of the ’90s. During the decade of the ’90s not much changed in terms of formats on the TV screen.
Sitcoms were using multiple cameras and the dramas seemed risky. Still, the small screen dynamics hadn’t changed. We still get together in your living room and watch our favorite TV shows. Some still play the video games of their ’90s to recollect their childhood days. Let us explore 5 popular TV shows of the ’90s.
Freaks and Geeks (1999 – 2000)
Looking back to the 1990s, the star power both on screen and behind the scenes in this show is wild. Catching the high school experience of the 1980s. Lindsay (Linda Cardellini), begins creating friendships with a burnout group, and her brother Sam (John Francis Daley) is in his freshman year.
The creator Paul Feig and writers Judd Apatow and Mike White encompassed a lot of talent in the show with the co-stars James Franco, Jason Segel, and Seth Rogan. However, Freaks and Geeks was canceled only after one season due to the creative difference between the executives of the NBC network and creative teams. Still, the craze of the show remains and the craving for entertainment continues.
Pride & Prejudice (1995)
Before the 2005 Oscar-nominated movie starring Matthew Nacfadyen and Keira Knightley, there was a popular TV series – Pride and Prejudice. In the show, Colin Firth played the role of Mr. Darcy, and Jennifer Ehle played Elizabeth Bennet. They have been shown falling in love with each other despite the differences in their values and social class.
While this was not the first time and certainly not the last when this story was used. Jennifer and Colin hold their own as Austen’s loving characters. The series won one of the four Emmy nominations for incredible costume design for a mini-series.
The Simpsons (1989-present)
The Simpsons is a timeless masterpiece that began in the late 80s but truly defined ’90s TV. The Simpson family’s misadventures in Springfield are nothing short of legendary.
Homer’s “D’oh!” and Bart’s “Eat my shorts” became catchphrases for a generation.
The show’s satirical take on American life has kept us laughing and thinking for over three decades. You can imagine the demand and popularity of the show as it started in 1989 and continues running till date. People who watched the show in their teenage, are now watching it with their teenage children.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
Buffy Summers was the high school hero we all wished we could be. Buffy the Vampire Slayer combined supernatural battles with the everyday struggles of adolescence. The show’s witty dialogue and unforgettable characters, like the lovably evil Spike, made it a cult classic. It proved that teenage angst could be hilarious and empowering, even when you’re stalking vampires.
Apart from movies and TV shows, if you prefer playing games of the ’90s era, you can use the RetroArch application on your device. It allows you to add different emulators and games. The application is available to use on Amazon and Android devices. You can enjoy classic games on your Firestick, or Fire TV. Retro Arch allows you to choose from over 500 games and revive your childhood memories that you spent in the Golden Era.
Friends was an absolute phenomenon of the ’90s. This sitcom wasn’t just a TV show; it was a cultural touchstone. We laughed at Chandler’s sarcastic one-liners, swooned over Ross and Rachel’s on-again, off-again romance, and secretly wished we had a coffee shop gang like Central Perk. With episodes like “The One with All the Thanksgivings” and “The One Where Everybody Finds Out,” “Friends” served up endless laughs and unforgettable moments.
Retro movies, TV shows, and games may seem outdated, but people who have experienced these things would never miss a chance to recollect their memories. Although there are many good movies and TV shows in the present era, the magic and attraction of the ’90s was something highly incredible that only the past generation would understand. If you spent your childhood or adult age in that golden era, why not watch your favorite TV series once again?