All the Ways the ’90s Are Impacting Modern Pop Culture

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Lately, it feels like the ’90s all over again! With classic ’90s TV shows returning to our screens, movies being remade and the era’s fashion making a comeback, is rounding up all the ways the decade is impacting the pop culture in 2019. Our first example?

Let’s take a trip back to Beverly Hills! Aaron Spelling’s iconic teen soap “Beverly Hills, 90210” first aired in 1990 and ran for a full decade, ending in May 2000, but fans headed back to the ritzy zip code in August 2019 with “BH90210.”

The revamp isn’t a true reboot – more like a fun wink at the original series as the actors play themselves dealing with a reboot of the iconic series in faux-reality – but stars Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Ian Ziering all returned to the delight of fans of the West Beverly Hills High alums.

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The year was 1994. Elizabeth Hurley donned an iconic black Versace safety-pin dress for the premiere of “Four Weddings and a Funeral.”

Now, 25 years later, not only did the star sport an updated version of the gown – this one from Versace’s pre-fall 2019 collection in April 2019 – but in July 2019, her son, budding model Damian Hurley, also donned a design from the fashion house inspired by his mom’s famous dress.

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Speaking of “Four Weddings and a Funeral”… the beloved 1994 romantic comedy has also enjoyed a resurgence – in the form of a miniseries on Hulu. Mindy Kaling is behind this new version, which was updated to better fit 2019.

The writer-actress stayed behind-the-scenes, creating it alongside Matt Warburton. Nathalie Emmanuel, Nikesh Patel, Rebecca Rittenhouse and John Paul Reynolds star in this more diverse variation on the story.

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It’s about time we spiced up our lives again! The Spice Girls first hit the scene back in the ’90s, but they returned in 2019 for a new “Spice World” tour.

Though they were down one member (Victoria Beckham’s too busy with her clothing line), fans turned up in droves for the 13-date summertime concert series, which earned $78 million thanks to 700,000 diehard Spice lovers.

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The next season of “American Crime Story” is revisiting one of the biggest scandals of the ’90s – President Bill Clinton’s impeachment and involvement with infamous White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Beanie Feldstein will play Monica – who’s a producer on the limited series from Ryan Murphy – while “American Horror Story” staple Sarah Paulson will take on the role of Linda Tripp.

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“Captain Marvel” filmmakers decided to set the 2019 movie in 1995: Brie Larson’s character memorably dons a Nine Inch Nails T-shirt and uses a pager in the flick, which also has a killer soundtrack of ’90s tunes.

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“All That” first aired on Nickelodeon way back in 1994 and ran until November 2000.

Like many other ’90s show, it got a reboot in June 2019 with former stars Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell heading behind the scenes as executive producers and Lori Beth Denberg and Josh Server appearing on the premiere episode, which featured an all-new young cast.

The show even earned a nomination for Choice Throwback TV Show at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.



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