With the success of several nostalgic television shows like Stranger Things, Netflix is capitalizing on the formula and will air its new high school comedy series Everything Sucks! on Feb. 16. Be ready for dial-up internet, big curly hair, black combat boots (when they were originally stylish), jean jackets and Walkmans. Walkmen? Whatever.
The 1996-set show follows two groups of high schoolers, one in the A/V Club and the other in the Drama Club, telling a coming-of-age story destined to include some wicked laughs and heartfelt young love with occasional old love, too. The show stars Peyton Kennedy (American Fable, The Captive) and Jahi Winston (The New Edition Story) as students Kate Messner and Luke O’Neil, with Patch Darragh (Sully, Boardwalk Empire) and Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako (Grimm) as their respective parents. The series also stars Sydney Sweeney (The Handmaid’s Tale).