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Old school cool: an 80s and 90s revival

Jun 25, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

While this month’s issue celebrates Generation Z, it seems fitting to highlight that the older crew can still make waves. Don’t believe us? This month’s entertainment showcases how old school is now the new cool. Take a look at these new old faves to enjoy during your downtime! 


Stranger Things

Netflix: Stranger Things 

The new season of everyone’s favourite weird series drops on Netflix on 4 July. You now have a month to catch up on seasons one and two of this American sci-fi horror series that follows a group of pre-teen kids as they navigate the 80s while having to deal with some, well, stranger things, in their tiny American town. We don’t know much about the new season yet, other than that it will see a time jump to 1985 and our favourite young heroes will likely be moving away from playing Dungeons and Dragons and more towards wrestling with the changes that puberty brings… and no doubt there will be monsters. 


Play: Mortal Kombat 

Mortal Kombat was a video game that was released in late 1992. Dominating arcades everywhere, the button-mashing fighting game encouraged you to use a selected fighter with special abilities and fight to the death. Known for its violent nature, it became one of the most popular game of the generation and now, it seems, ours too. A new iteration of the popular franchise has dropped – Mortal Kombat 11 is now available for your PlayStation or XBox. The story is still the same: you choose a character, hit the buttons as fast as you can and hopefully you beat your opponent. More than 15 years on, expect the violence to be more vivid and the characters far more realistic. 


Be influenced: Kween B 

Apparently being an ‘influencer’ is now a coveted career path by Generation Z, but it isn’t just a bunch of 20-something-year-olds posing in their underwear on Instagram! Joburg has its own old-school-can-also-be-cool influencer. Sharon, a 40-something mother and businesswoman who blogs at, has chosen to share the insights, loves and struggles of a woman approaching 50. It’s an interesting take on an oversaturated world of young lifestyle bloggers with pretty pictures. If you’re looking for a new view, visit her blog. 

Watch: Toy Story 4 

On 21 June, Woody, Buzz and the rest of Andy’s favourite toys will jump onto the big screen again and entertain a whole new generation of kids with their silly antics. Can you believe that the original Toy Story was released in 1995? While this story will likely see a similar narrative – as the toys struggle to come to terms with being toys – there’s no doubt the characters we love will creep into the hearts of our kids as well. For the older crowd, this might be a nice way to reminisce about your younger years and chuckle about how the movies made back then just seem to last.  

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