Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Blockbuster looks like it’s as much fun as going to one on a Friday night
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October 7th, 2022 under Netflix

If you were a kid born in the ’70s or ’80s, it was your dream to work at a video store as a teen. Some of us got to do it, and it was a totally rad job. However, some people never wanted to leave, so they didn’t. And that is the basis of Blockbuster which is coming to Netflix on November 3rd.

Timmy Yoon (Randall Park) is an analog dreamer in a 5G world. He’s spent his entire adult life dedicated to his first love, movies — a passion that’s kept him at his first and only job, managing his hometown Blockbuster Video.

Then Timmy is alarmed to learn that his store is officially the last Blockbuster in America. He now has no choice but to take action to stay open and keep his friends employed. Timmy and his staff quickly come to realize that being home to the last Blockbuster might actually be exactly what their community needs to rekindle the human connections they lost to the digital age. It also unexpectedly reunites him with his long-time crush Eliza (Melissa Fumero), who’s recently come back to work for him. Will this battle to preserve the past be the push Timmy needs to step into the present? His employees can only hope so.

Does anyone else find it ironic that a show about Blockbuster is coming to Netflix since so many think the streaming site caused the demise of the video store? It didn’t, but we believe it did.

Who else misses going to rent a movie in person? The good old days. Gd, I am old!


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