Locally Filmed “Everything Sucks!” Isn’t Just Netflix’s Latest Burst of Faux Nostalgia
In a weird way, the overreliance on hackneyed verbal tropes furthers the show’s shaggy realism. As Luke’s cohorts, Rio Mangini and Quinn Liebling lean into their banter with a keening gracelessness. However absurdly their plot lines may twist, there’s a believability about the main characters. The series takes pains to ensure the kids always seem like kids, even as their over-cited era and under-explored hometown feel utterly removed from any recognizable time and place.