Who knew that those after-school nights spent perusing aisles of movie rentals and bags of buttered popcorn would serve as the inspiration for Netflix’s newest comedy? Inspired by the nearly extinct Blockbuster Video stores of yesteryear, Netflix will soon be rolling out 10 30-minute episodes of “Blockbuster,” starring Randall Park as Timmy Yoon, a man who discovers he is responsible for the very last Blockbuster store in the entire country. The first trailer arrived on Oct. 7, and it looks like the series will be a quirky, affectionate tribute to the video store once beloved by so many.
With streaming services like Netflix playing a major role in Blockbuster’s eventual downfall, it will be interesting to see how well the series actually captures the nostalgia that made Blockbuster what it was: a tradition, a memory, and an experience that some will never be able to fully recreate. Read on to see everything we know about “Blockbuster” so far, and get ready to be transported back to one of the best parts of growing up in the ’90s.