‘Girls5Eva’ Review: Peacock’s Best Original Series Is a Musical Joy

‘Girls5Eva’ Review: Peacock’s Best Original Series Is a Musical Joy
Peacock has had a rough time with their original content. Outside of their nostalgic reboot of “Saved By the Bell,” the rest of Peacock’s original slate has failed to entice audiences — but that should change with the premiere of “Girls5Eva.” Though peddling in a similar sense of nostalgia — our collective love of girl groups and ’90s/early ’00s music — what creator Meredith Scardino does is tell a hilarious, boppy story of growing up but still desiring the comfort of the past.

In the late ’90s, the band Girls5Eva had a brief moment in the sun but weren’t famous “5Eva.” Over 20 years later former member Dawn (Sara Bareilles) discovers a a rapper has lifted a sample of their song, and believes there might be a career resurgence. But getting the band back together is only half the battle as they deal with personal issues — as well as the
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