Weird Science Is on Hulu, and My Productivity Is Shot!

Do you remember the USA series Weird Science? It ran in the mid-90s and was based on the John Hughes film of the same name. I loved that show because it came on every Saturday night after the kids I babysat for went to bed. So when I found it on Hulu, I dropped everything to relive the 90s!

Scene from USA Networks Weird Science The Series Ad 1994

Here’s the fascinating part: I expected to watch a few episodes, laugh at my memories, and move on. But the five-season TV show Weird Science has aged surprisingly well for a low-budget USA network offering.

In addition to addressing safe sex head-on, half the episodes slip in lessons and messages that wouldn’t be out of place in a women’s studies or psychology class.

The protagonists are regularly taught about teaching women with respect, and even though Lisa, the magic computer genie, is played by a British model, there’s a great deal of care not to objectify her.

The show is intelligent and well-written, and it covers typical teenage sitcom dramas without falling into complete stereotypes.

Also, Vanessa Angel (who plays Lisa) is very, very funny and attractive.

I can’t be the only one who remembers this forgotten gem, right?

Update 03/21/2024: The Wierd Science TV series is no longer on Hulu, but you can find where it is currently available by clicking here.

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