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

Do you remember the USA show Weird Science? It ran in the mid-90’s, and it 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!


Here’s the fascinating part: I expected to watch a few episodes, laugh at my memories, and move on. But the show 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 taken to not objectify her. Basically, the show is intelligent and well-written, and manages to cover the 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?

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Carly Z
Carly has been a gadget fiend for a long time, going back to her first PDA (a Palm M100). She quickly went from researching what PDA to buy to following tech news closely and keeping up with the latest and greatest stuff. She loves writing about ebooks because they combine her two favorite activities; reading anything and everything, and talking about fun new tech toys. What could be better?