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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 16, 2018
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

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  • Summary: Set in 1996, the teenagers in the high school's A/V Club and Drama Club come together to make a movie in their hometown of Boring, Oregon.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Feb 14, 2018
    80
    Once the first few episodes have established the main story threads — Luke’s pursuit of Kate, a feud between the AV and theater kids that Luke attempts to squelch by teaming up to make a ’50s-style sci-fi movie starring Oliver and Emaline, a character contemplating a step out of the closet — Everything Sucks! manages to calm down and, like Kate, just exist. And it’s much more endearing in that mode: a lovable mix of elements from a lot of Netflix’s other recent YA series like Stranger Things, The End of the F***ing World, Big Mouth, and more, that also manages to feel distinctly like its own thing.
  2. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Feb 16, 2018
    80
    It's funny, if not clamorously so; superbly acted, by a bunch of people you never heard of; and good-hearted, without being Hallmark-ish.
  3. Reviewed by: Kristi Turnquist
    Feb 14, 2018
    70
    Everything Sucks! isn’t likely to become a classic, but with its binge-friendly short episodes, it may be perfect for viewers who want something that won’t demand a ton of time.
  4. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Feb 16, 2018
    70
    These teens are selfish, sure, but they’re also more ambitious and earnest than they ever want to admit. When Everything Sucks! lets them realize that and let go of the idea that everything might just suck, it becomes much more comfortably quirky in its own way, its unabashedly bleeding heart in the right place.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Lawson
    Mar 19, 2018
    65
    Everything Sucks! makes other missteps in the credibility department, but it maintains an emotional sincerity that more than held my interest.
  6. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Feb 14, 2018
    50
    Everything Sucks! has its heart in the right place. It wants to be good. It wants to be funny and, maybe more importantly, it aims to be earnest and sweet nearly as much as it wants to be hip and cool. It never really becomes what it wants, though, always shooting itself in the foot, but there are hints that something better is deeper inside or perhaps a season away (if people still wait around for those kinds of delayed discoveries).
  7. Reviewed by: Lorraine Ali
    Feb 16, 2018
    30
    Everything Sucks is "Stranger Things" with everything unique sucked out of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. Feb 26, 2018
    10
    It's beautiful simple as the nineties makes you go back in time and reminds how good that time was.
  2. Feb 24, 2018
    10
    First and foremost, this is a show about relationships, self-identify, and the awkwardness that comes from being a teenager. The charactersFirst and foremost, this is a show about relationships, self-identify, and the awkwardness that comes from being a teenager. The characters are well written and realistic, almost to the point they make you cringe. They are teenagers after all and do very teenager type things. For example, asking your crush out very publicly in front of the rest of the school, putting your crush in an awkward predicament. At every moment of the awkward relationship this show puts a lot of time on, I kept finding myself telling my TV screen "No... just... no." but in a way I could really bond with it.

    There's something nice about it being a nostalgic school piece in the fact that it takes simplicity over adding any additional drama or plot. While I loved the show it's most commonly compared to, Stranger Things, this one had a much simpler feel where you could spend time connecting more with the characters and their relationships/struggles.

    Some minor downsides, it focuses a lot on two main characters and their parents and you don't get as much screen-time with the other characters. This is really unfortunate as those characters are also interesting and could use more screen-time/development. They manage to hold their own though even with their limited presence.
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  3. May 4, 2018
    10
    Just absolutely love this show! 'Everything Sucks' is a well-written show with a great cast and a realistic story. Lots of 90's nostalgia andJust absolutely love this show! 'Everything Sucks' is a well-written show with a great cast and a realistic story. Lots of 90's nostalgia and an amazing soundtrack! Netflix Has to make another season. Please.
    Looking forward to the next season.
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  4. Sep 21, 2018
    8
    "Everything Sucks!" é uma agradável série sobre adolescentes, nos anos 90, situada numa instituição escolar banal no meio de uma cidada chata."Everything Sucks!" é uma agradável série sobre adolescentes, nos anos 90, situada numa instituição escolar banal no meio de uma cidada chata. O amor surge e os personagens são envolvidos nas emoções. A série tem ação, o que não a torna chata. Expand
  5. Mar 1, 2018
    8
    I can understand the comparison with Stranger Things with making it a nostalgia fest and the casting but in my opinion, that's where theI can understand the comparison with Stranger Things with making it a nostalgia fest and the casting but in my opinion, that's where the comparison should end. It is an easy to watch love triangle fest. Where the characters change when one part of the triangle does. It has legs to get better and stronger in season 2 now a lot of the stories have been set up. Would recommend to anyone who enjoyed Glee. Expand
  6. Feb 21, 2018
    7
    Pleasant series about teenagers in the 90s, who in the turmoil of love try to somehow handle in a small school in Boring city. This is not aPleasant series about teenagers in the 90s, who in the turmoil of love try to somehow handle in a small school in Boring city. This is not a particularly successful series, but thanks to the interestingly run action, it is not boring and is a pleasant break from the packed action of other Netflix productions. Expand
  7. Mar 8, 2018
    0
    A waste of time! The series never becomes what you expected it to be. It even has the worst 90’s soundtrack EVER!

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