*Warning: minor spoilers ahead.*
Almost two years into the coronavirus pandemic, there's one effect that has notably reverberated throughout the entertainment industry: a heightened sense of nostalgia.
When you're sitting at home, it's a lot easier to reminisce on old times than it is to think about the current one. And throughout the pandemic, we've seen this reflected in the work of artists. As Taylor Swift dropped albums like hotcakes, she sang of her childhood and the lives of her grandparents. Film studios and TV networks started green-lighting reboots of old favorites like Gossip Girl and She's All That. Even Steve from Blue's Clues returned to give a talk to his childhood fans who were all grown up.
While this has been a trend for a few years now—from Disney remaking their cartoon classics into live-action blockbusters to soap operas like Dynasty being brought back to life—the pandemic has only increased the number of these reimaginings.