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Netflix Releases Full Trailer For Everything Sucks!

Netflix wants to take you back to the days of dial-up.

After calling in the A/V kids to screen a teaser for the class last month, Netflix has released a first full trailer for its non-supernatural nostalgia program, Everything Sucks! You can check it out for yourself at the top of the page.

Set in an Oregon high school in 1996, Everything Sucks! is a half-hour dramedy series that follows in the footsteps of Freaks and Geeks and Dazed and Confused, centering on the kids that make up two public school nerd and dweeb shelters — the A/V club and the drama club. The series also looks in on the single parents of two of the teens in the school, providing both an adolescent and adult look at life on the edge of the 20th century.

The series was co-created by writers Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan, with Mohan directing several of the episodes. The show stars Peyton Kennedy, Jahi Winston, Rio Mangini, Sydney Sweeney, Elijah Stevenson, Quinn Liebling, Patch Darragh and Claudine Nako. 

"We think this is a great time to take a look back at high school and relive the fashion, music, and attitudes of the mid-90's the way we remember it," the creators said in a statement to Deadline when the show was originally announced. "Not sensationalized, not watered down; but desperate, heartfelt, awkward, and exciting."

The trailer does a good job indeed of invoking the 90s without playing its hand too overbearingly. There's the quaint-sounding alternative guitar and ska soundtrack, cootie catchers, arguments about the lyrical accuracy of Alanis Morissette's "Ironic",  and a tip of the hat to the bad old days of dial-up internet, when you could only download a video when nobody was expecting a phone call. You'd have to wait forever for it. You'd go outside for a while, think about what the video was going to look like, play a round of Wario Blast on your Game Boy. Then you'd go back inside to find that Realplayer has the video frozen at 73% for some stupid reason, so now you have to refresh the page and start over — but oh no, it's too late, because Mom says it's time to go home now, and you don't even have internet there, so you know what? Everything sucks. Now that's nostalgia, baby.

Everything Sucks! starts streaming on http://www.netflix.com on February 16.