Unless you’ve been living under a rock without a Wi-Fi signal for the past few years, you’ve probably noticed that it’s nearly impossible to escape some form of 90s nostalgia on the internet. The decade of grunge, slap bracelets and Nintendo 64 is now long enough in the past to hit your average 30-year-old with a pang of nostalgia anytime you say the phrase “Only 90s Kids Will Remember …” Of course, TV producers have picked up on this and have started reviving series from the 90s and 2000s left and right. Netflix has been a leading force in the revival game for some time, with series such as Arrested Development, Gilmore Girls, and Full(er) House all getting second shots at life from the streaming giant and this trend looks like it isn’t going away anytime soon. Whether because they were canceled too soon or the time just feels right to bring them back, we’d support the idea of Netflix giving any of the following 90s TV shows a new lease on life.
12. Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)
It’s difficult to say whether or not a Freaks and Geeks revival would even be a good idea at this point. On the one hand, Paul Feig and Judd Apatow’s beloved high school drama was taken off the air much too soon, with only 18 episodes produced during its first and only season, which ran from 1999-2000; three of which never even aired on NBC (fans had to wait until the following fall season to see those episodes on the Fox Family network). But as painful as it was to see the plug pulled on such a fantastic series, the season we did get was pretty much perfect and a revival could very well tarnish the legacy of Freaks and Geeks. The only way we’d want to see this happen is if Netflix could round up the entire principal cast – Linda Cardellini, James Franco, Seth Rogen et al — and find a way to tell new stories with these characters that feel essential, rather than just trying to cash in on one of the most beloved cult TV shows ever made.