The Best of 90s Nostalgia

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Journey back to the 1990s with this collection of television series on Netflix.

Frasier (1993-2004)

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An enormously popular spin-off of the series Cheers (1982-1993), Frasier followed the character Dr Frasier Crane (played by Kelsey Grammer), a middle-aged psychiatrist, back to his hometown of Seattle, Washington where he begins a new life as a talk radio show host.

Like CheersFrasier utilised class tensions to great comedic effect, contrasting Frasier and his brother’s (played by David Hyde Pierce) refined sensibilities with that of their more down-to-earth father (played by John Mahoney).

It is warm, quick-witted comedy (though the canned laughter can be pretty wearing), which, aptly, in terms of its lead character, is full of keen psychological insight into family dynamics.

The Wonder Years (1988-1993)

Before Mad Men reawakened 1960s nostalgia in the 2000s, The Wonder Years examined this seminal period in history not through the eyes of a troubled advertising executive, but of a young suburban boy and his close-knit family who live though all the major historical and cultural events of that tumultuous decade.

The Wonder Years is not deep existentialist philosophy. It is decidedly more twee. Nevertheless it allows those of us who never lived through the 60s, but did live through the 90s, to feel nostalgic for two time periods at once.

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