The 1990s is a decade defined by many things: the music, the beginnings of the Internet, and the television shows. While not every TV show from the ’90s is decade-defining, every show does remind us of that particular period. It’s nice, sometimes, to be reminded of a simpler time before the Internet and smartphones entirely took over the world. Watching TV shows from the ’90s on Disney+ is a great way to remember the decade.
Whether you’re a ’90s kid or not, these shows will bring you back to your childhood, a simpler time before adult stresses entered your life. So sit back, relax, and get ready to remember the ’90s with Disney+ and us.
Go back to ‘Recess’ and the ’90s with Disney+
The show Recess is one of Disney+’s offerings from the ’90s. This show portrays kids having fun during, you guessed it, recess. Recess ran from 1997 to 1999. It might not seem like the story is sophisticated enough for a long run, but according to the synopsis on Disney+, the show is more complicated than you might think.
Recess takes place “at Third Street Elementary School.” At this school, according to the Disney+ summary, “students have set up a microcosm of human society.” This society has “its own government, class system, and unwritten laws.” The show is probably meant to teach children about more complicated concepts in an easy and entertaining way.
However, it could still entertain adults by reminding us of our childhoods and making us laugh and smile. Those of us who grew up in the ’90s and before might recognize our younger selves in the main characters. Even those of us who grew up later on would probably be able to relate to the characters and concepts from the show. Some stories are indeed timeless.
Like ‘Hercules’? Try ‘Hercules: The Animated Series’
The movie Hercules was released in 1997, during the Disney Renaissance. It is still considered a classic for many Disney fans, telling the story of Hercules and how he is transformed from someone unremarkable into a hero. Hercules is the son of Zeus and Hera but loses his immortality as a baby. In order to become immortal again, he must prove that he is heroic.
Aiding him on his quest to become a hero is the satyr, Phil. This is where Hercules: The Animated Series starts off, with Hercules learning how to be a hero from Phil. According to the Disney+ summary, the show follows “Herc’s many labors” in hero training. “Many of the Olympian gods and goddesses,” the summary says, “pay [a] visit to the young hero-to-be and help or hinder him.”
Hercules: The Animated Series was released in 1998 and is now one of the ’90s shows available on Disney+. So if you’re a Disney fan, especially a Hercules fan, we recommend checking it out. There’s only one season and the episodes are short, so it should be a good binge-watch. Even if you’re not the biggest fan of Hercules, you might enjoy this series as either a companion to the movie or on its own.