We’re going to go back to a time before our time really… While the 1990s seem like a long-lost decade, it is one which left a lot of material when it comes to television series…
No, we’re not talking about the popular offshoots of American talk show formats but more about those TV series that remained popular despite the amount of time that passed since their first debut episode.
So put on your baggy jeans, charge up that boombox and start gettin’ jiggy wit it!
I mean, you must have seen at least a meme taken from a scene off of Friends.
This American sitcom is based in New York where 6 friends (title gave it away), make their way through their lives while almost never shying away from doing something crazy that isn’t emotional, funny or heart-warming.
Technically started in the 80s (1989) but arguably this series saw its most popular days throughout the 90s…
Jerry Seinfeld is a stand-up comedian in New York who alongside his friends get up to some usual mischief.
In its simplistic plot, Seinfeld is still held as one of the best 90s sitcom to come out of the USA.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Airing in this decade’s first year, that is to say, the year 1990, a young Will Smith is seen interpreting his own personal character.
While many might remember scenes from reruns of this show, others might have come across the show’s Carlton Banks character doing his staple Carlton Dance, which was later turned into an online meme.
Keeping Up Appearances
If American shows are not your thing, then you’re in luck as Britain produced some of the finest TV sitcoms in the 90s too…
What was it in that decade? Back on track with Hyacinth and Richard Bucket (pronounced Bouquet), and their interactions with each other but more so with those in their community.
With the lady of the house trying to portray a lavish lifestyle to others, Richard often finds himself having to cope up with his wife’s ideas.
Another staple of 90s British comedy is Ab Fab, with the likes of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as Edina and Patsy – both of which have a selfish and rather turbulent lifestyle as they go through their daily lives negotiating in business and at home with Edina’s daughter Saffron, played by Julia Sawalha.
This show went on for a number of years while also having had a film adaptation made later on in 2016.
We ought to have shared one or two familiar names. The good thing is that most of these are available for you to watch whenever you run out of ideas of what to binge on, via popular streaming services like Netflix.
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