THAT '90S SHOW: SEASON ONE
Starring: Callie Haverda, Ashley Aufderheide, Mace Coronel, Reyn Doi, Maxwell Acee Donovan, Sam Morelos, Andrea Anders, Kurtwood Smith, and Debra Jo Rupp
Creators: Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, Lindsey Turner, and Gregg Mettler
That ‘90s Show needed to do two things to succeed: feel authentically ‘90s and feel authentically That ‘70s Show. It succeeds on both accounts. The rebootquel goes the familiar route of focusing on the children of the original series' characters with positive results, making it more Girl Meet World than the brutal Fuller House. The original cast steps right back into their roles without watering things down, and the new cast admirably leads the series to make names for themselves. I never swooned over That 70s Show, but it was always good for a laugh. The same can also be said of its sequel.
As a huge fan of That ‘70s Show, I must admit That ‘90s Show is not rad. In fact, it’s actually kinda bad. It can’t seem to find the same spark its predecessor once did. In the season’s latter half, it finally tries to stand on its own two feet, but it just never finds its footing. As for the time period, the 1990s and its tropes are the perfect timeline to place the spinoff, but I would’ve much rather this show focused on the original cast 15 years later than a new crop of kids that aren’t really intriguing or all that funny.