After the success of the nostalgia-filled Stranger Things, it makes sense for Netflix to take that same formula and, more or less, apply it to another set of high schoolers (minus the sci-fi this time). Everything Sucks! follows a group of small-town mid-90s teens as they navigate the perils of dating and trying to be cool. The first half of the new trailer seems a little too self-aware of its setting (hey guys, it’s the 90s! Catch-phrases! Old music videos!), but the second half introduces several love stories that could be pretty cute. The trailer for Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan‘s series is left with a mishmash of times that raises questions about its overall direction, but on the other hand, everybody loves a trip down nostalgia lane, so maybe the details don’t matter that much.
Everything Sucks! stars Peyton Kennedy (Kate), Jahi Winston (Luke), Rio Mangini (McQuaid), Quinn Liebling (Tyler), Sydney Sweeney (Emaline), Elijah Stevenson (Oliver), Patch Darragh (Ken) and Claudine Nako (Sherry). Check out the full trailer below:
Everything Sucks! premieres Friday, February 16th on Netflix; Here’s the official synopsis:
The 90s high school experience: Desperate, heartfelt, awkward, exciting, and free of smartphones. Set in the real life town of Boring, Oregon in 1996, Everything Sucks! is a quirky, funny coming of age story that revolves around Boring High School’s A/V Club and Drama Club— two crews of nerdy-edgy outsiders, who join forces to make a movie and endure the purgatory known as high school. The series 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 Nako (Grimm) as their respective parents. The 10-episode, half-hour dramedy is created by Ben York Jones (Like Crazy, Newness) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date, Pink Grapefruit), who will both serve as executive producers.