It’s hard to imagine that the start of the 1990s is now more than three decades in the past.
And for those of a certain age, Derry Girls has been a welcome reminder of the glory days of their youth.
Revisiting the fashion and music has been a joy. Fatboy Slim, Spice Girls, Ant and Dec as PJ and Duncan, the great Blur vs Oasis debate, the rise of the boy and girl bands, the days of being late back to the classroom from lunch after catching the last ten minutes of Neighbours — the three series of the comedy show captured plenty of the era’s highlights so perfectly.
And it’s scary to think that a teenager in the 1990s looked back on the 1960s as today’s teenagers look back on the 1990s. They can’t believe there was little internet, no social media and that mobile phones were still part of Star Trek make-believe.
How time flies. If only those clothes still fitted and the hair hung down in curtains as once it did. It was good while it lasted, though. Derry Girls has brought back some wonderful memories and given a great excuse to dust off that old CD collection.