Why Older TV Shows Are Being Rediscovered by a New Generation NY Post
More young people are digging into "retro TV" -- programs from the 1990s and earlier -- the New York Post reports. That’s because of the increased availability of the programming online on streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu and on DVD sets, the story reports.
"Even though it was from the ’90s, it doesn’t look dated, because it’s just so interesting,” said Maria Claudia Sanchez, who is 17 and has become a fan of "Twin Peaks." She wasn't born when the show, created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, first aired on ABC from 1990-1991.
She has discovered other older shows such as "Freaks and Geeks" and "Doctor Who" because of Netflix.
Hulu's popular shows illustrate the interest in older programs, with the most-watched series including "Star Trek," "Daria" and "Lost," the piece adds. Serial dramas such as "Battlestar Galactica" and "24" are also popular, according to a Netflix spokesman.
Social media sites are helping to spread the word about the shows among young people, the report notes.