If you came of age in the ’90s or early 2000s, then you likely remember Blockbuster, the mega video rental chain that offered customers the opportunity to rent DVDs, VHS tapes and video games for a cheap price, long before on-demand rentals and streaming services were available right at our fingertips.
And if you do recall these stores, then you probably also remember that visiting Blockbuster was an experience. To this day, it's easy to picture the stark blue and yellow walls, the aisles of endless titles and the candy right by the checkout that made you feel like you were at the theater. This memory is especially nostalgic because Blockbuster doesn't exist anymore—well, except for its one remaining location in Bend, Oregon. And this last remaining store (and the feeling of nostalgia) is where Netflix's new fictional workplace comedy series, Blockbuster, lives.
Blockbuster follows a group of employees as they try to keep this last establishment alive (and keep their jobs in the process). Of course, with Netflix producing the series, there is an obvious sense of irony, and the show succeeds thanks to its tongue-in-cheek sensibilities, as well as its winning cast. Keep reading for our full review.