First Netflix delivered an 80s overload with Stranger Things, and now it’s time for some 90s nostalgia.
Transporting us back to time when Discmans were all the rage and typing naughty words on calculators was the closest thing to sexting, Netflix producers have tipped Everything Sucks! as 2018’s unlikely success.
What’s Everything Sucks about?
With the tagline, “You can’t fast forward high school”, Everything Sucks! is a teenage coming-of-age comedy set in the town of Boring, Oregon in 1996.
Two friends, high-schoolers Kate and Luke, each from a different nerdy group - one's in the drama club and the other the AV club - form a close friendship that eventually develops into young love.
Both being raised by single parents, their parents also start to bond over their single parent struggles and experiences.
Meanwhile we'll get to know the other members of the two nerdy high school gangs. And as the groups invetiably collide, we’ll see them struggle with the everyday battles of teenhood – love, grades, bullies and fitting in – accompanied by an awesome 90s soundtrack.
Who is in it?
The teen actors in Everything Sucks! are relatively unknown. Peyton Kennedy (best known for American Fable and The Captive) stars as Kate Messner while Jahi Winston (best known for starring in The New Edition Story) as Luke O’Neil.
However you may recognise Kate’s dad Ken, played by Patch Darragh, as Dave Milgrom in the TV series Longmire or as Robert Bennett III in HBO series Boardwalk Empire. Jahi’s mom is played by Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako, who has appeared in the series Strowlers and Grimm.
Watch the latest Everything Sucks trailer
When does it start?
Everything Sucks! will be available to stream on Netflix from February 16. There will be 10 half-hour episodes. All episodes will be ready to stream, making for your perfect next Netflix binge.
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