Watchseries; The new cast is still settling in. I'm not sure if they're still getting to know the characters or if the writers are trying to find them, but this new generation doesn't quite feel as defined or individualistic as the original cast. There's quite a bit of personality overlap with the characters.The bulk of the heavy lifting is done by the veterans. Red and Kitty were responsible for the funniest moments of the season. There were a few cameos from the old cast and they made for some fun moments as well without relying on them too heavily.Among the new cast there was one standout. The casting of Leia Forman is fantastic. She definitely comes off as a combination of Eric and Donna, skewing Eric. A little more experience and I think she can hit the comedic timing that Topher Grace has.
The new cast is still settling in. I'm not sure if they're still getting to know the characters or if the writers are trying to find them, but this new generation doesn't quite feel as defined or individualistic as the original cast. There's quite a bit of personality overlap with the characters.The bulk of the heavy lifting is done by the veterans. Red and Kitty were responsible for the funniest moments of the season. There were a few cameos from the old cast and they made for some fun moments as well without relying on them too heavily.Among the new cast there was one standout. The casting of Leia Forman is fantastic. She definitely comes off as a combination of Eric and Donna, skewing Eric. A little more experience and I think she can hit the comedic timing that Topher Grace has.
That '90s Show watchseries. Remember the 90s? No one on the writing staff for this show did. You will see none of the iconic decade outside references to flannels.The jokes all feel the same. Because it's the exact same writing as that 70s show delivered by the same cast. Who do their best but honestly look like they have long since aged out of the rolls. Despite trying to play them as the same as the 70s.The original cast sections are funny. But it feels sad to see them like this. The new cast is completely forgettable. A new version of the exact same group but with none of the chemistry. Honestly it's like a high school improv group doing their best impression of that 70s show.Luckily it's Netflix. So it will probably get axed after the first 2 seasons. Go watch that 70s show. It's worst later seasons are better then this.
Well, I was a big fan of the original 'that 70s show' especially as it began airing in the late 90s...It was always going to be difficult to match the chemistry of the original cast and the funny situations and adventures they got themselves into. Having said that, a series needs time to develop and it can only really be fully judges at the end of the first season, so you will need to stick it out until the end.It is truely amazing how the set looks exactly the same, and Red and Kitty Forman still on top of their characters persona's. The 90s references and products are great, but I would have liked the canned laughter track turned down.This type of sit-com is rare nowadays, and sticking to this classic 90s structure could pay-off in the end, only time will tell...
God I was hoping I wouldn't have to write this review. But here we are....
The try hard acting isn't great. I was hoping they would hire more professional actors.The only thing I like about the show are the original stars - you know em.I don't accept any of the new stars- they aren't authentic.This show was clearly not meant for the ones who enjoyed That 70's Show.It was a different time, a good time. But never again.Kitty looks a bit aged, Red looks aged, Donna looks VERY old, and Eric has... well... he's miraculously stayed exactly the same.Throwing all these kids together that look like Gen Z and having them try to do the same things that the stars in That 70's Show did in the past... really does not work.
First episode done. The original cast really does make the show. The jokes delivered are funny. When they switch to the young cast I thought "this feels really Disney channel humor." Just where everyone is a complete dummy and overacting to a 13. And how can you do two dumb jocks that can barely function?I hope the characters find their groove and chill out a little. I have so much hope for this show. We need actual story lines too. Not just ridiculous over acting.One more time- holy the old cast is so good. It has such potential to really come together. Don't cancel this show. It can work.
So to state the obvious right away, the roles played by the original cast are great. In the original series they really captured lightening in a bottle and each member of the original cast who appeared in the show played their roles so well, it's hard to believe that it's been 2 and a half decades since they were originally cast.The new cast members are the source of many viewers' gripes but I will say they're not all THAT bad. Kelso and Foreman's characters are actually quite good and they did give me the same vibes that their parents did - I really can't complain about the writing nor acting here. It's the rest of the new cast that are hit or miss. While they do have their moments, the acting at times feels wooden and many of the scenes, jokes, interactions and storylines feel quite forced to say the least.And there we have what leads into the biggest problem that this show suffers from, with things being forced. You can probably guess what the cause is, but if not, here is your spoiler alert: It's woke culture. Where things go drastically wrong here is that there's a modern idea of political correctiveness inserted into a show that takes place in 1995. The result is the total loss of a genuine 90's feel. This doesn't fit right as the original cast brings an element of nostalgia which fails to be matched by the rest of the setting and cast. The lightening in a bottle which was captured in the original series is reduced to a few fireflies. While there are some good 90's references, some spot on haircuts and a few satisfying scenes here and there, it ultimately feels more like a modern day group of kids at a 90's themed party than anything else. And that just doesn't do the original the proper justice that it deserves, which is unfortunate.I'd still rate this show somewhere around a 65-70 out of 100. The performances of Red and Kitty are more than worthwhile to watch and the rest of the original cast in their brief appearances pay off as needed but I'd be surprised if it's enough to merit a second season. I wouldn't mind seeing the new cast come back for round 2 but its not something I would be eagerly awaiting.