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What to watch this weekend: ‘Everything Sucks!’ on Netflix, ‘Wreck-It-Ralph,’ ‘Star Trek’


Add this one to your list if you were alive in the 1990s. Even if you weren't in high school, it's sure to bring back memories of Fruitopia, Oasis, flannel shirts and Alanis Morissette. Everything Sucks is a quirky coming-of-age story that follows two groups of high school misfits — the A/V club and the drama club — in 1996 Boring, Ore. The series isn't explicitly a chance to relive the mid '90s, even with all the nostalgic homages to the things that made 1996 great — and not so great. The plot is simple and often looks like dozens of other high school-set dramas. With great teen dramas like Riverdale, My So-Called Life, Dawson's Creek and Stranger Things already out there, Everything Sucks will have to throw in a vampire or murder-mystery to put itself in the game. Season 1 is now available on Netflix.

Review: 'Everything Sucks' pits freaks against geeks in 1996-set high school drama

Beam me up: Star Trek (2009)

Like every rebooted or revived sci-fi movie, the 11th Star Trek film in the franchise divided fans. It was widely acclaimed by critics and maintains a 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But longtime Trekkies are often hesitant when any changes are made to such classic and beloved characters. The 2009 film is the first in the rebooted film series, and follows original characters James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) on the USS Enterprise as they and the ship's crew battle Romulan Nero (Eric Bana). Judge the film for yourself by streaming it now on Hulu and Amazon.

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No more Mr. Bad Guy: Wreck-It-Ralph

When a family fun center and arcade closes every night, the video game characters are free to play around in other games. Wreck-It-Ralph follows video game villain Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly), who's tired of being overshadowed by the hero of his game, Fix-It-Felix (Jack McBrayer). During the Fix-It-Felix Jr. 30th anniversary, Ralph announces he plans to earn the arcade's respect by finally winning a medal. The sweet, feel-good 2012 movie is full of hidden gems for video game nerds. It's also a highly-underrated Disney animated film. 8 p.m. Friday, ABC.

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Catch up: The Walking Dead

The first half of the eighth season of The Walking Dead saw All Out War being waged between Rick and his people and Negan and the Saviors with dozens of casualties. And the most heartbreaking and controversial death is still yet to come for Rick Grimes' son, Carl (Chandler Riggs), in the back half of the season. Have no idea what this means or just need to catch up on one of the most talked-about shows on television? Watch past seasons of The Walking Dead on Netflix and catch Season 8's first eight episodes on the AMC app and amc.com. Season 8, Part 2 premieres at 9 p.m. Feb. 25.

Previous coverage: The Walking Dead marks 100 episodes with fan Easter eggs


Friday: Logan Lucky (Amazon)

Sunday: The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale (Netflix)

Monday: Fullmetal Alchemist (Netflix)

Feb. 23: The Tick Season 1B (Amazon)

Feb. 28: The Looming Tower (Hulu)

March 7: Hard Sun (Hulu)

Contact Chelsea Tatham at [email protected] Follow @chelseatatham.

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