Starting this Friday, a new series called Hindsight began streaming in Canada on shomi. The show, which airs in VH1 in the States and premiered there back in January, follows a young woman named Becca (Laura Ramsey), who mysteriously travels back in time to 1995 on the night before her second wedding in the present. When Becca arrives in the ’90s, she reunites with the best friend she lost touch with over time: Lolly (Sarah Goldberg). Together, these two set out to help Becca make different decisions in her past, which, in turn, should affect her future. (Their first step? Breaking off Becca’s first wedding.)
Cinefilles got a chance to speak with the leading ladies of Hindsight over e-mail recently. In the spirit of the show’s signature decade and the clear theme of female friendship, we asked them to name the women from the ’90s they wish they could be best friends with to this day. See their picks, which may very well be in line with your own, below!
1. Teeny and Samantha from Now and Then
“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” The rooftop scene where Samantha tells Teeny that her parents are getting divorced and they realize the world isn’t what they thought got me through my adolescence. – Sarah
2. Drew Barrymore
To me she represented a fun, free, and wild sense of style. – Laura
3. Angela and Rayanne from My So Called Life
Rayanne was the perfect wild child best friend to push Angela’s boundaries. I like to think Lolly is Becca’s Rayanne on Hindsight. We all need a Rayanne.- Sarah
4. Vada from My Girl
I wasn’t very old in the 90s, so [this movie] reminds me of the pure and innocent love we have when we are in our early teens. To this day, I sob my eyes out every time I see this movie. – Laura
5. The cast of a League of Their Own
Okay, not set in the ’90s, but made in the ’90s! These ladies got through it all together–the World Series in short skirts and pointy bras, husbands overseas, milking cows. Sisterhood and feminism at its finest. – Sarah
You can watch Season 1 Hindsight now on shomi. And for more information on shomi, a streaming service available to Shaw and Rogers subscribers, head here.