19 January 2016
Our favourite TV shows back from the 90s
Though some said it would never happen, the 1990s have indeed come back into fashion. Hoop earrings, bumbags and crop tops are hitting our high streets once more and hits from bands like Nirvana are once again blaring out from our stereos.
Nostalgia is one of the main motivators behind this unexpected revival. The people who are in their late twenties and thirties now – and so in positions of power in the media industry – grew up in the 90s and remember this action packed period with pleasure.
Another place we can see this passion for all things end of the century is on TV. This year’s schedules are packed full of reruns and remakes from the 90s, giving all of us the chance to indulge in a little nostalgia of our own.
Staring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents Mulder and Scully, The X-Files was one of the biggest shows of the 90s. The series followed our intrepid agents as they delved into a number of paranormal cases, with aliens and other, unexplainable life forms often implicated in the gruesome crimes that were featured.
Though plans are still in the early stages, the Fox network hopes to bring the series back later this year. What’s even better news for fans of the original programme is that Duchovny and Anderson will be reprising their original roles for the 21st century.
When Twin Peaks first hit our screens way back in 1990, its weirdness, otherworldliness and unique aesthetics hooked millions of viewers around the world. A cult favourite, the show is due to return to TV in late 2016 or early 2017.
According to rumours, a number of original cast members will be making a comeback including Kyle MacLachlan who wowed 90s audiences with his performance as Special Agent Dale Cooper.
For many men who grew up in the 90s, Baywatch was the highlight of the TV week. Slow motion shots of women running along the beach, Pamela Anderson and Yasmine Bleeth were enough to attract millions of men to the show every episode.
Though the TV series itself isn’t coming back, the concept is being transformed into a movie starring Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson. Featuring many of the same locations, uniforms and ideas as the original, this remake is guaranteed to please fans of the TV show as well as the teenage boys of today.
Rahima Aktar on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 · Leave a Comment