The ‘90s revival shows no signs of slowing down. Along with a reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, now just titled Bel-Air and described as a more ‘dramatic analogue’ of the hit sitcom, the TV adaptation of ‘90s horror flick I Know What You Did Last Summer, and even HBO Max’s And Just Like That, a continuation of Sex and the City, throwbacks to the 1990s are everywhere. Crop tops, platform sandals, and scrunchies are all the rage, while musicians like Charli XCX, PinkPantheress, Rina Sawayama, and Beabadoobee are all referencing the decade’s sonic sandpit.
Such nostalgia makes sense. In a time of tumultuousness, returning to a bygone era can provide comfort among all the instability. It’s why so many of us are returning to rewatch old TV shows from that period. In addition to bringing us back to when life felt just a little bit more simple, sitcoms of the ’90s delve into tackling tough topical topics, all while flaunting feathered bangs and layered crops. It’s just the right amount of calm in an increasingly anxious world, and the best excuse to crawl under a blanket and binge-watch reruns.
So after plowing through the best movies on Netflix right now and the platform’s most binge-worthy series, take a walk down memory lane to revisit casts that feel like long-lost friends. Here are the best TV shows of the ‘90s, and where to stream them. You’re welcome!