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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 23, 1998
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9
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64

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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 37 Ratings

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  • Starring: Danny Masterson, Debra Jo Rupp, Mila Kunis
  • Summary: Set in the era of Led Zeppelin 8-tracks, Tab cola and Farrah Fawcett posters, THAT '70s SHOW returns for an eighth season as it continues to flash back to the "Me Decade." With changes in their lives and adjustments being made, the gang from Point Place is moving onward and upward in season eight of THAT '70s SHOW. While the kids continue to make the sometimes bumpy and often hilarious transition into adulthood, the parents are forced to deal with an empty nest. DONNA (Laura Prepon) grows more popular at the radio station and realizes that a long-distance relationship with Eric isn't going to work, so she starts dating again, eventually meeting the person who may actually be "the one." HYDE (Danny Masterson) runs a successful record store – with Leo (Tommy Chong) as his slacker employee – and makes a final decision about his complicated relationship with JACKIE (Mila Kunis). Meanwhile, FEZ (Wilmer Valderrama) reveals more about his family and home country as he grows into quite the local Lothario. And at the Formans', KITTY (Debra Jo Rupp) has problems with no kids in the house, while RED (Kurtwood Smith) has problems because it still seems like there are always kids in the house.

    The eighth season of THAT '70s SHOW will continue the signature elements that have made the series a hit, including the surreal dream sequences, the 360-degree basement scenes and the classic '70s score. The retro series has featured numerous '70s icons since its premiere, including Gloria Gaynor, Shirley Jones, Danny Bonaduce, Charo, Alice Cooper, Marion Ross, Eve Plumb, Ted Nugent, Howard Hesseman, Valerie Harper and Roger Daltrey. Additionally, stars such as Luke Wilson, Lindsay Lohan, Jack Osbourne, Brooke Shields, Seth Green, Jessica Simpson and Shannon Elizabeth have also made guest appearances.
    (FOX Season 8 Press Release)
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  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Feb 21, 2013
    90
    A right-on time capsule of a decade, a warm coming-of-age comedy and the funniest new sitcom on any network this fall. [23 Aug 1998, p.D6]
  2. Reviewed by: Ron Wertheimer
    Feb 21, 2013
    80
    The appeal of this new sitcom, which Fox is unveiling tomorrow night, is its universal heart.
  3. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Feb 21, 2013
    80
    Yet the sitcom from the 3rd Rock From the Sun creators also has imaginative sequences, clever plays on words and wonderful young actors who look their parts. This is one of the most promising new series this fall. [23 Aug 1998, p.F1]
  4. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Feb 21, 2013
    70
    It's different, daring, and in many ways delightful. [21 Aug 1998, p.115]
  5. Reviewed by: Steve Johnson
    Feb 21, 2013
    70
    This idea waiting to happen finds an imperfect but winning execution -- appropriately trippy, yet gentle enough to give it a nostalgic glow. [21 Aug 1998, p.T1]
  6. Reviewed by: James Collins
    Jul 2, 2013
    50
    Satirizing smiley faces and leisure suits is hardly fresh, although there's a sweetness and likability to the cast.
  7. Reviewed by: Ray Richmond
    Feb 21, 2013
    30
    It blends fleeting moments of inspiration with lengthy stretches of utter banality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Jul 10, 2014
    10
    this is my favorite show of all time thats all i need to say but if you havent watched the show what are you doing watch it right now go now hurry up fast. Expand
  2. Mar 3, 2013
    10
    Simply hilarious. This show will keep you laughing all day long. That 70's Show has a goofy feel to it that will surely have you coming back for more.
  3. nbc
    Aug 17, 2010
    10
    Simply hilarious. This show will keep you laughing all day long. That 70's Show has a goofy feel to it that will surely have you coming back for more.
  4. Oct 18, 2013
    10
    I swear the critics here get worse by the second. 64!?!? you Metacritic critic people, this show is seriously one of the best pieces of art brought to TV. Hilariously epic, love love love it! Expand
  5. Mar 24, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Although the last season was a failure after they wrote off Eric, this sitcom was fabulous, having unique and very nice characters such as the Foreman family and Micheal Kelso. Expand
  6. Apr 13, 2013
    8
    The comedy of this show is perfect on timing and execution. The cast is wonderful and one of the most memorable of any sitcom. The show had a great run and will always have it's place in sitcom history. Expand
  7. May 15, 2014
    0
    this show is not funny or 70's material all it does is talk about dumb comedy and has is dumb 70's hair styles . Grade F................................................................................. Expand

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