‘Hangin’ out down the street’ a Netflix hit

Kellie Bowen, Staff Writer

Everyone that has Netlix has experienced that awful emptiness after binging on all eight seasons of that one show they can’t get enough of.

However, the beauty of it all is that one can start another! So many people has asked the question of “What show should I watch now?”

If you are one of those people who loves a good sitcom, but has already watched Friends, then That 70s Show is here for you.

This witty comedy is a very quotable and reference-worthy watch not unlike Friends or The Big Bang Theory.

According to the Netflix summary, the show takes place in “1970’s suburbia [in Wisconsin], where a teen and his pals hang in the basement, listening to rock and indulging other hazy benefits of ‘70s culture.”

Netflix also rated the show 4.5 stars. The characters’ names are Eric Foreman (played by Topher Grace), Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon, also known as Alex Vause for you Orange is the New Black fans), Jackie Burkhart (Mila Kunis), Steven Hyde (Danny Masterson), Michael Kelso (Ashton Kutcher), and Fez (Wilmer Valderrama).

Based on the list of actors and actresses in the show, the acting is not amateur.

Each of the characters kept the same habits and persona throughout the entire show.

Each episode was a mini story in itself that lead to even bigger pressing questions: will Eric win Donna’s love? Will Kelso get any smarter? Will we ever learn where Fez came from?

The music used in the episodes is classic: from disco to rock.

One will quickly learn that Hyde is a Led Zepplin fan, and he refuses to stoop to any level of disco loving.

In the show’s last couple of seasons Hyde owns a record store that was given to him by his father, so a lot of familiar band names are mentioned.

There is even a whole episode about Fez and Jackie going disco skating. Who does that!?

The show parodies the clothes, lingo, attitude and events in the ‘70s, (which would give our parents plenty of reason to check this show out), but the teenagers are relatable even to this day.

They gather in Eric’s basement, have a favorite, cheap restaurant they like to loiter at, are tangled in a mess of love triangles, and will be friends till the day they die.

Most people can even relate to at least one of the parent-child relationships in this show; the cool, rich parents, the embarrassing ones, the junkie single mom, and of course the over-loving mother who is married to the father who always finds a clever variation to the “foot in ass” threat.

That 70s Show is fun, funny and heartwarming.

It’s about friends and family, love and loss, and, of course, trying to get away with as many things as possible without any foots in anyone’s ass.