90’s Rom-Coms have probably been your best friend from the time you were a young teen. If you were born in the early 90’s or the 80’s. 90’s Rom-Coms had a special place in your heart.
You probably watched 10 Things I Hate About You, wishing and dreaming that Patrick Verona, played by Heath Ledger was your boyfriend. You probably also wished that you were best friends with Cher, in Clueless, who was played by Alicia Silverstone.
Maybe you thought you could be Julianne’s best friend in My Best Friends Wedding. So, you could help her actually win Michaels affection instead of doing it on her own because we know that was a total train wreck and she didn’t just ‘get over it.’ Of course in movie fashion, she just had to move on. She thought she wasn’t right for him because he was in love with another woman.
That wasn’t exactly how it should’ve gone down because if that was the case Michael wouldn’t have been super jealous when he found out that Julianne was fake engaged to George.
Now the major question many of us ask is, “Why did 90’s Rom-Com’s die out? Unfortunately, the change in the decade was a major cause. Once the 2000s came around so did reality tv. Rom-Coms were still there, but you couldn’t help but notice the rapid decline when you had shows like The Ashlee Simpson Show, My Super Sweet 16, Laguna Beach, and Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. So, why continue making Rom-Coms?
They’re plenty of people out there who still love the nostalgic Rom-Com. People who would just love to see Rom-Com’s make a come back and thanks to Netflix, that actually might be a dream come true.
Netflix just released on June 15th a good old fashion Rom-Com called, Set it Up, starring Lucy Liu and Zoey Deutch. In August Crazy Rich Asians hit theaters, so all hope might not be lost. It looks like there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Maybe Rom-Coms haven’t completely died out, maybe they just took a break, went on a hiatus and are now returning stronger than ever. Taking its time to make sure it’s a Rom-Com that everyone can enjoy. Still cheesy, with a balance of love and humor. So, what’s your favorite Rom-Com?