With only one season, the series with Sidney Sweeney has become a streaming favorite
With Netflix’s cancellation machine preventing renewals for many titles, many great productions are lost to the streaming catalog before they can gain a large audience. This Everything Sucks! Case in point, a 2018 series that, despite its short shelf life, doesn’t lack in quality at all. With a 91% approval from the public according to Rotten Tomatoes, the comedy is full of 90s references and acidic humor.
There are those who say that the teen drama had everything to follow in the footsteps of Freaks and Geeks and become a cult classic. That’s because, even without getting a second season, both were garnering a wave of hardcore defenders over the years. The canceled series in 2000 featured big names like Linda Cardellini, Seth Rogen, and James Franco, while Everything Sucks! It includes Grey’s Anatomy’s Peyton Kennedy and a new breed of Emmy-nominated cast members for Sidney Sweeney, Euphoria and The White Lotus.
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Everything Sucks!: What’s the Story?
Everything sucks! Follows a group of misfit high school freshmen in the small town of Boring, Oregon. In an attempt to fit in, friends Luke (Jahi Di’Ello Winston), McQuaid (Rio Mangini) and Tyler (Quinn Liebling) found an audiovisual club, but in addition to being labeled the nerds at school, they clash. company. High school theater, led by eccentric couple Emaline (Sydney Sweeney) and Oliver (Eliza Stevenson). To reconcile the atmosphere between the two clubs, they decided to make a film together.
As the school year goes by and the filming of the chaotic science fiction production wraps up, drama, friendship and passion come to the fore. It’s all to the sounds of Oasis, Alanis Morissette, and Ace of Base, a soundtrack that could easily be found on every ’90s teen’s Walkman. The series also addresses themes important to the coming of age storyline, such as bullying, the exploration of sexuality, and mental health.
Ten episodes of Everything Sucks! Available on Netflix.