Our past catches up with a surge of ’80s and ’90s content taking new form on Netflix! From modernised reimaginings of older cartoons to adaptations of books and games, Netflix has it stacked for audiences new and old!
Remember R. L. Stine? The guy who gave us Goosebumps, Fear Street and a whole range of other books with which we’d either entertain ourselves or go to bed with nightmares as kids. Netflix thought it’d be a good idea to adapt that into a horror trilogy so that kids of this generation and us adults can relive the good old days! The overall story revolves around teenagers who’re working to break a curse that has been looming over their town for hundreds of years. Also, not suitable for kids.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness (Season 1)
I remember first playing Resident Evil on my PlayStation 1 and how far it has come as a franchise which had its first release back in 1996. Set between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, the series takes place in 2006 after a hacking incident is uncovered in the White House. It’s a 4-episode series for those of you who want to roll back the years and whilst the fun of killing zombies is taken out of the medium, you can still watch a bunch of realistically animated characters do it for you!
A slightly newer franchise, Tales of Arcadia, which was born in 2016, but nonetheless rich in story and lore. Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans is a movie finale to the five year franchise which concludes the journeys of the various guardians of Arcadia.
Arguably one of the most popular animated shows of the 1980s was He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. For those of us who’re old enough to have watched it on Saturday mornings or those who’ve accessed the deep web to find this goldmine, the franchise is definitely one to remember. Masters of the Universe: Revelation, is a great entry point for new and older audiences alike as it picks up directly from when the older series ended in 1984/85.
Transformers: War for Cybertron: Kingdom
No introduction is needed for the robots in disguise who made their debut in 1984 and have gone on to be so much more ever since. Transformers: War for Cybertron: Kingdom, is the last series in the Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy. The series takes characters from the fan favourite Beast Wars continuity with Maximals and Predacons mixed in the fight. Together with the Autobots and Decepticons, an epic battle ensues that will change their fate forever! The series is six episodes long and can very easily be binge watched. More than meets the Eye indeed!