Netflix's 'The Baby-Sitters Club' an instant hit as fans laud its diversity, one-liners and '90s Easter eggs
'I loved reading Babysitters little sister books and then the Babysitters club I ALWAYS related to Mary Anne I can't wait to watch more!' wrote a fan
Spoilers for 'The Baby-Sitters Club'
The Netflix reboot of 'The Baby-Sitters Club' was not only something that came full circle for many '90s kids but also represented many of the ideals that people are fighting for today. With an open-minded script and narrative, the series advocates for the LGTBQIA+ community and race equality. It definitely shines in diversity and viewers took to social media to air their opinions about the show. "Babysitters Club and Hamilton both out today....women in their 30s ready for the best day of their lives," wrote a user with another replying, "And non-binary people too! The BSC had some pretty fun representation of gender from Claudia’s outfits to Kristy’s queer/tomboy vibes #babysittersclub."
The characters still kept their charm as one viewer tweeted, "Wow I love #babysittersclub but Kristy is an a**hole, I kinda like her tho. 'My presidency has failed. I should resign before I’m impeached.' I love Kristy and the new #BabySittersClub." Another viewer added, "LMAO @ Kristy emailing her mom an apology for yelling at her during dinner. MOOD. #BabySittersClub." While many tweeted about Kristy's strong personality, many still consider Claudia Kishi's (Momona Tamada) their ultimate. "Claudia is still my fav, though my god they're oh so little! #babysittersclub," wrote a fan. Netflix is also paying tribute to Claudia as an influential character from the '90s book series with 'The Claudia Kishi Club' release. Another fan wrote, "I loved reading Babysitters little sister books and then the Babysitters club I ALWAYS related to Mary Anne I can't wait to watch more! #babysittersclub #BabySittersLittleSister."
Funnily enough, fans also caught on to '90s Easter eggs, with one writing, "The Clueless reference in #babysittersclub," which was great because the star of that movie, Alicia Silverstone, plays Kristy Thomas's (Sophie Grace) mom, Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, in the 'The Baby-Sitters Club' series. From the outfits to the attitudes, the '90s was brought back with so much nostalgia, as a younger generation was exposed to an all-time classic. "6 minutes & 40 seconds into #BabysittersClub on @Netflix & I'm already crying because of Mimi. #BSC," wrote another fan, speaking of Claudia's grandmother who as the show reveals had a sad past during WWII with the camps she had lived in. It's an eerily amazing series to be watched right now, especially with how much we need it considering the things going on in today's world. "I fully expected the #babysittersclub show to be childish, but instead it is talking about how the Japanese were put in camps during World War 2, a transgender kid, a girl whose dad is gay and in a relationship with another man and it's a really good show," wrote a fan.
Season 1 of 'The Baby-Sitters Club' is now available to stream on Netflix.