Wednesday, August 31, 2011

90s Flashback? Way Cool

As you can probably tell by the fact that we over use the words "totally" and "awesome" all the time, manyof the writers of this blog are children of the 90s. So, it's a little crazy to us that there's been a big demand for stuff that was popular between 1990-1999, here at the library among teens....ummm crazy awesome that is.

If you're looking for a primer to all that was rad in the last decade of the last century, here's a guide to some of the stuff you'll find at the library.

 My So Called Life
If you really want to time travel back to the nineties than you need look no further than this DVD set. The fashion, the music, the angst, it doesn't get much better than this.

Claire Danes is Angela Chase, a high school student who breaks out of her routine and starts hanging out with a few outsider friends. The only thing wrong with this show is that there's only one season of it.

Lois Duncan Horror Novels

Do you need some 90s chills and thrills? Lois Duncan is the author for you. Many of her books were turned into movies in the 90s and she was one of the go to people for freaking yourself out when you were home alone. Her books have all been re-released so you can scare yourself silly, but with a retro flair.

Things we say today came from this movie. Most famously, "As If!" The over-the-top fashions in this movie are 90s eye candy. Also if your class has to read Emma, this should get you some extra credit, because the plot is based on the classic. Now it's a teen classic all it's own and Cher would be thrilled to see that some of her fashion is trendy again.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Graphic Novel
This is kind of a cheat, considering we also have the entire series on DVD. But I wanted to get some more books on this list. So we're going with everyone's favorite kick-butt vampire slayer. The 90s weren't about making out with sparkly vampires... they were about staking them! 

10 Things I Hate About You
Here's another one to help in English class. This is a very 90s take on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Kat's younger sister can't date until she does, so the boys who are desperate to take out the lovely Miss Bianca must find someone daring (or crazy) enough to want to risk a date with Kat.

Did you see Prom  last spring? This was first! And don't miss out a very young Heath Ledger singing his heart out while running across some bleachers...

pictures from linked wikipedia pages.

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