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'That ’90s Show' Reviews Are In, And Critics Are Mixed On Netflix’s Nostalgia-Driven 'That ’70s Show' Follow-Up

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Cinema Blend
Nostalgia has been the inspiration for plenty of series over the years, with networks bringing back characters from some of our childhood shows and introducing younger protagonists to appeal to new generations. Netflix's "That ‘90s Show" is the latest of these spinoffs — joining the likes of "Fuller House," "Girl Meets World" and "How I Met Your Father" — as it introduces Leia Forman (Callie Haverda), daughter to "That ‘70s Show's" central couple Eric and Donna, along with a new group of teens primed to take over Red and Kitty’s Wisconsin basement. The reviews are here to tell us whether they‘re able to capture that same magic in a different decade.

The series is set in 1995, 20 years after the original, with Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith returning as Kitty and Red to welcome their granddaughter Leia to their house for the summer. "That ‘90s Show" blends the old with the new, as fans are also introduced to Jay Kelso (Mace Coronel), son of Jackie and Kelso from the OG series, and others, while Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Wilmer Valderrama and more make guest appearances as their famed characters. (Danny Masterson does not reprise his role.) Let’s see what the critics have to say about the series.
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