Now that summer has arrived, it’s time to return to Point Place, Wisconsin and spend more time in the Formans’ basement. The decision by Netflix to revive the That ’70s Show spin-off That ’90s Show for an oversized, two-part second season, titled Part 2 and Part 3, which premiered on June 27 and October 24, respectively, wasn’t all that surprising last year.

 It is, after all, coming of age at a time when the generation that grew up watching That ’70s Show is experiencing a wave of nostalgia for both the shows from their childhood and for their own youth. And then there are people like me who find it hard to believe that our childhoods were so long ago that the period can now serve as the subject of a “period piece.”

That ’90s Show had quite the sophomore bar to clear, needing to demonstrate that it could stand on its own as a comedy without relying on the flagship series; there are only so many callbacks a series can sustain before you start wondering who the show is really about. Part 1 served as an introduction to the new cast and a bit of an eight-episode-long ‘where are they now’ for the original cast. 

Fortunately, the series more than succeeds, setting the stage for a programme that captures the essence of the original while vitally evolving into its own thing, which is good news for the show and those interested in the lives of Leia Forman (Callie Haverda) and her pals.


That ’90s Show Part 2 picks up almost a year after Part 1 and follows Leia (Haverda) as she spends the summer at Red’s (Kurtwood Smith) and Kitty’s (Debra Jo Rupp) house. Her best friend Gwen (Ashley Aufderheide) and boyfriend Jay (Mason Coronel) are even more thrilled to have her back than her grandparents are. 

The only small issue is that Leia and Nate (Maxwell Acee Donovan) had an almost-kiss at the end of the previous summer. Only Gwen, Nate’s sister, is aware of this, and it has managed to remain a secret from both Jay and Nate’s fiancée Nikki (Sam Morelos) for a full year.

Thankfully, the show doesn’t focus too much on romantic drama in Part 2, even if there are just eight 25-minute episodes total. The season’s romance-related storylines are kept up, but the central tension isn’t drawn out to the point of weariness. 

Nonetheless, it does occasionally feel as though Ozzie (Reyn Doi), the sixth member of their little band, is left on the proverbial sidelines due to the intense focus on the two pairings, particularly given Gwen’s close involvement in both.

Though it’s good to see that there was an attempt to involve him more than in the first season, I hope this means he won’t wind up feeling like the comic relief that Fez (Wilmer Valderrama) occasionally could feel like.

It seemed inevitable that the majority of the original core ensemble would make an appearance when That ’90s Show debuted. In addition, Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) and Jackie (Mila Kumis) showed up to confirm that Jay is their son, and Fez (Wilmer Valderamma) played a recurring role as Gwen and Nate’s mom Sherri (Andrea Anders)’s possible love interest.

 Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna (Laura Prepon) returned to drop Leia off at her grandparents. Though it was nice for longtime fans to quickly catch up with them, that wasn’t the main focus of the presentation. Their adolescence was the subject of eight whole seasons.

Though the first season did a charming job setting the scene, the show truly starts to come into its own in this second season. Their appearance also had some drawbacks, mainly because it encouraged comparisons between the current teenage cast and the old one  Leia is the “Eric,” Gwen is the “Hyde,” etc.

 It’s true that Part 2 of the show is nostalgic since it looks back at the 1990s and is therefore naturally nostalgic, but Part 1 of the presentation concentrates on what it was like to grow up in the 1990s rather than on a TV that ended more than 20 years ago. Yes, a few cameos are present.

Tommy Chong and Seth Green make brief cameos as their original series characters, but they do so in a way that advances the storylines of the current generation of kids rather than drawing attention away from them.

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