Indulge In Some Retro

These days it isn’t hard to find someone who is a self-proclaimed retrophile, whether they lived in the era or not the appeal of a bygone culture conjures up nostalgia genuine or not. Many young people adore the tropes of retro fashion while the older generation can’t keep away from the chunky devices and toys that were abundant in the run up to the millennium. What keeps much of this spirit alive is these decades being perpetuated in film and on television. This is perfect for those who want to dive back into a sense of another time or explore for the first-time what things were like not too long ago. Whatever your reason for regressing, here are some titles that will indulge your desire.

That ‘70s Show

This easy-going comedy features a fantastic cast of faces that include the now renowned Mila Kunis, Orange Is The New Black’s Laura Prepon, Ashton Kutcher and Kurtwood Smith (From the genuinely retro Robocop). This show is lavish in the amount of ‘70s it throws you into, immedietly you will become accustomed to the patterns, flares and elaborate décor that ring true of the decade. From the cars and decked out vans to the platform shoes and vinyl kitchen furniture, this show is as relentless with its ‘70s paraphernalia as it is its jokes.

Stranger Things
Stranger Things

Stranger Things

The highly popular Netflix title exploded into pop culture back in 2016 and is in part responsible for the ‘80s throwback culture still heavily afoot. Thanks to having children as its main characters viewers are walked through a kid’s perspective, much to the enjoyment of those who spent their youth living through this time. What this means is we spend a great deal of time on chopper bikes, playing role playing board games and spending time at the arcade. This show splurges on the ‘80s vibes more each season with its latest instalment taking us to right to the epicentre – the mall.

Kung Fury
Kung Fury

Kung Fury

Less well known than other titles here, this independent outing was purposefully overloaded with ‘80s tropes resulting what feels like in a faithful action short. Our hero wears square sunglasses and a bandana, knows Kung Fu and annihilates scores on arcade cabinets – what’s not to love. Here all your favourite features of the neon decade are in full swing topped of with an original song from none other than David Hasselhoff himself.

Mid90s
Mid90s

Mid90s

We are now entering a time when the ‘90s are becoming a distant enough memory that creators want to revive the quirks they lived through in this time frame too. This new outing from dynamic Hollywood creator Jonah Hill focuses on a teenage skateboarder navigating his life with assistance from his equally misguided friends. First impressions may lead you to believe this is a genuine ‘90s show thanks to the classic cameras used to capture the footage giving a certain grain and colour gradient anyone old enough to have owned a VHS will recognise. Along with this the look of skater kids here is iconic and features baggy jeans, battered t-shirts and long sleeve shirts tied round waistlines.

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