I distinctly remember marathoning season 1 of Red Oaks and being disappointed that it wasn’t more Jersey*. Sure, the fictional town and country club were NYC adjacent, but little beyond that would give away its setting. Where were the diners and the Pork Roll? (I know, I know, it’s Taylor Ham up North.)
In the last five years networks and streaming platforms alike have frequently turned to the past for present day entertainment. Here’s a look at the various versions of history we’ve been telling since 2010.