‘Blockbuster’ on Netflix puts chain’s last store somewhere in Michigan

In real life, the last Blockbuster Video store, the only survivor of the streaming era, is in Bend, Oregon.

But in sitcom land, that retro tech honor goes to Michigan.

“Blockbuster,” which arrives on Netflix on Thursday, is a new half-hour comedy starring Randall Park (ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat”) as stressed-to-the-max Timmy, who runs the blockbuster franchise, finds out where it ends up. to be

This leaves Timmy desperate to figure out how to keep the store afloat financially without a corporation to help cover costs.

Randall Park as Timmy in the first episode of the new Netflix comedy "Blockbuster."

Timmy’s eclectic staff is played by Melissa Fumero (NBC’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) as his longtime crush Eliza, Olga Merediz (Broadway’s “In the Heights” and the film version) as mother Connie, Tyler Alvarez as aspiring filmmaker Carlos. , Madeleine Arthur as Timmy’s best friend’s daughter Kayla, and simple Hannah and Kamaiah Fairburn.

JB Smoove (HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) portrays Kayla’s father, Percy, who owns the strip mall that houses Blockbuster and also runs a nearby party-supply store.

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