Everything is wonderful! in Netflix’s newest series Everything Sucks!

Everything Sucks! is a new Netflix Original series following the lives of students from Boring, Oregon High Schools A/V and drama clubs in the 1990s.


Everything Sucks! is a new Netflix Original series following the lives of students from Boring, Oregon High School’s A/V and drama clubs in the 1990s.

Adi Levin, Editor-in-Chief

If you appreciated the nostalgic vibes of Netflix’s Stranger Things,you’ll love Everything Sucks!, a Netlix original set in Boring, Oregon (yes, it’s a real place) in the 90s. Much like Stranger Things, Everything Sucks! focuses on a group of friends as they deal with romantic complications, family, and friendships. Think of it as slightly ore mature than Stranger Things, but not as dark as The End of the F***ing World.

The show’s humor is “more gentle than broad, and interlaced with painful truths about how it eels to be an adolescent misfit with big creative dreams,” said columnist Noel Murray in The New York Times.

The show’s main characters are freshmen Luke O’Neil (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) and his friends, quirky Tyler (Quinn Liebling) and nerdy McQuaid (Rio Mangini). Everything Sucks! follows Luke and his A/V Club friends as they eat with the intimidating upperclassmen fro the drama club, love and loss, and the ups and down of high school in general. As the season progresses, Luke and his friends far their fears and join forces with the dramatists, and the two cliques come together to create a movie. The show is peppered with 90’s slang and nostalgic reminders of days gone by, from Walkmans to VCR tapes.

Because the show focuses on high schoolers rather than middle schoolers, Everything Sucks! has a bit more leeway than Stranger Things in terms of romance. In the first episode, Luke falls far for Kate messier (Peyton Kennedy), who happens tone the principal’s daughter. The later episodes focus more on Kate as she comes to terms with her sexuality and becomes more confident. The show is full of unexpected relationships, laughs, and poignancy at every turn, and is definitely worth watching. Netflix has yet to publicly announce that the show has been renewed for a second season, but fans and critics suspect that new episodes may be released in February 2019. Everything Sucks! is lighthearted and binge-worthy, as each episode is only about 20 minutes long. If you’re looking for a taste of 1990s nostalgia, make sure to add Everything Sucks! to your lists of shows to watch.