Bingeable Netflix shows: Supermarket Sweep
Guy Fieri’s Grocery Games is not the top dog of the shopping shows. Netflix is now the home of the iconic 1990s shopping classic, Supermarket Sweep. The show dates all the way back to the 1960s, but it is the version that ran from 1990-1995 that triggers the nostalgia for 90s kids and older adults alike. (It’s also the perfect show to watch with your kids when you want to hear what they think of the grocery stores of yore)
The concept was ridiculously simple: Answer riddles by finding products on shelves, compete for the highest cart value (grab those big-ticket hams, folks!) and ultimately compete to win lots of money. The guests were usually family members, married couples and longtime friends. There were college roommates and retired couples and everyone had a (relatively) equal chance of success.
Those of us who grew up watching the show imagined playing the same game every time we went to the store with our parents.
Now, Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones is about to resurrect the classic game show for ABC, and while there will definitely be new twists and turns to the new version, there is something so fun and so pure about the classic game show that was fun for the whole family.
You’ll need time for it because once you start, you won’t be able to stop!