Freddie Prinze Jr.'s New Show 'First Impressions' Will Bring The '90s Back In The Best Way — VIDEO
If you love the '90s, good news: You are going to adore Freddie Prinze Jr.’s new competition show — because trust me when I say that this show basically is the '90s incarnated. Not that I’m complaining. I love the '90s as much as the next girl who grew up watching Varsity Blues and Can’t Hardly Wait. So, to see my favorite '90s heartthrob back on television for a regular series makes my I-Know-What-You-Did-Last-Summer-loving heart sing. But Freddie Prinze Jr.’s beautiful face is only part of what makes First Impressions so '90s-fabulous, because there are also a lot of familiar faces that will get you excited for this throwback of a show.
First of all, there’s the fact that it’s a game show. I can’t think of anything more ‘90s than a well-conceived game show. Half of my days as a child of the '90s was spent watching some version of game show — Double Dare, Legends of the Hidden Temple... hey, even The Price Is Right was up my alley during a school vacation or a day spent sick and at home. So the fact that Prinze Jr.’s new show puts comedians head-to-head in an impression-off makes happy in all kind of throwback ways.
And then there’s the fact that the show features Prinze Jr. as host, especially since it’s been a while since Prinze Jr. has been in the limelight. With roles in such '90s classics as She’s All That, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Friends, it feels so '90s-fabulous to have Prinze Jr. back on our television screens in a more permanent way.
But maybe the thing making this show the most obviously '90s is the lineup of guest stars set to go head-to-head in the competition. Sure, they pull out the big guns with more contemporary comedic geniuses like Steve Carell and The Office’s Kate Flannery, but the rest of the scheduled lineup reads like one long list of '90s big wigs. I mean, standing next to Freddie Prinze Jr. in the sneak peek of the show is Dana Carvey of all people. Dana Carvey! Of '90s SNL fame and the decade's most epic movie: Wayne’s World. There really is nothing more '90s than Dana Carvey, if you ask me — but throw Tom Arnold, Jay Leno, and Jon Lovitz into the mix, and you have one huge melting pot of '90s goodness.
Personally, I can’t wait to taste what these '90s greats have cooking.