That ‘70s Show was a fixture of later 1990s TV. The show lasted from 1998 to 2006 and attracted a legion of young fans. Now, that youngsters are more obsessed with nostalgia than ever, creating That ‘90s Show seemed like a slam-dunk for Netflix, however, it keeps getting the same criticism from viewers.
The long-awaited series finally dropped last week and has since received a healthy level of binge viewings. While the numbers are strong and reviews have been positive overall, fans can’t help but think that there is one gaping problem in the ten-part first season.
The premise for the new show reads as follows: “Now it’s 1995, Leia Forman is visiting her grandparents for the summer where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place, WI, kids under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red.”
It’s a synopsis that has certainly delivered a lot of laughs and the same warming pathos as the original. So, with praise for the show riding so high, why are fans feeling annoyed once they’ve finished it? Well, it would seem that once they have binged That ‘90s Show, they want to keep the fun going and delve back into the original, but in a logistical oversight, Netflix have not made the series available.
This has left fans frustrated; it’s as though they’ve just watched the second Lord of the Rings, loved it, but have been denied access to the first. As a result, Twitter has been swarming with complaints likes, “Why would Netflix produce That ’90s Show but not have That ’70s Show available, that’s so stupid.”
These disgruntled fans certainly have a point. However, fortunately from Netflix’s point of view, at least the new series has left fans wanting more and avoiding going the same way as the long-forgotten flop of That ‘80s Show.