Millennials may claim to be '90s kids, but how would today's youth fare with the technology, fashion, and lingo of 20 plus years ago? The reality show '90s House on MTV aims to figure out just that — and the reactions to old technology will infuriate those who actually remember the '90s. This show could do an entire episode on finding the eject button and it would be compelling.
In the show's debut episode, it was frustrating enough to watch the group freak out over losing their smartphones, ability to research one another on social media, and keep in touch with their followers. While it's totally relatable on one level, this is the type of behavior that gives millennials a bad name. Someone out there who's writing about how this generation is killing Waffle House and would rather make kale chips than get a timeshare on a boat probably feels very validated watching all those selfie sticks get stowed away in a box.
Still, it'll be hard for real '90s kids to see, as the series goes on, how removed these cast members are from the decade that should have defined them. Just to put things in perspective, there are similar historical reality shows on television in the United States and Britain called Victorian Slum House, Frontier House, Coal House, Regency House Party, and 1940s House that are a real blast from the past. Living in the '90s should be a piece of cake — or so you think.
If the fact that there's a picture of a floppy disc on the wall of the '90s House doesn't make your eyes roll at the "novelty" of the recent past, here are the once everyday items that confounded the cast in hilarious ways in the show's premiere: