5 Things 80's and 90's TV Nostalgics Don't Know - A guide for 80's and 90's TV nostalgics
Hi guys, sometimes when I come here I try to educate people on why they shouldn't complain so much about how TV is today. Most of my comments either offend people or are ignored. So I created a website that lists 5 simple reason why you guys sound so ridiculous. You're free to try and prove me wrong but we all know that there's not a single person here (other than me) who can actually justify the complaints you guys make.
As someone who considers himself an 80s nostalgic, I agree with what you say here. It's one thing to be nostalgic and reflect on the stuff you enjoyed way back when, or even buying DVDs or other things to re-ignite that nostalgia, it's another thing to confuse nostalgia with quality.
And I hate the "all TV sucks now" and "all TV is reality shows" arguments. First of all, there can be good reality shows (I enjoy Top Chef, myself)
Secondly, look at some of the innovative stuff that's come out in the last several years- The Sopranos, Entourage, Weeds, House, The Office, Scrubs, The Shield, Rescue Me, Nip/Tuck, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Wire, Deadwood- I could keep going on but don't want to bore you with a ridiculously long list.
I think there's a lot less middle ground fluff- you know, typical sitcoms or 1 hour dramedies, and more crap, but also more great stuff that you couldn't have done 10, 20, 30 years ago. The last several weeks I've gotten into two shows. One of them is the new Battlestar Galactica, which took a Star Wars knock-off and turned it into one of the most compelling and thought provoking dramas I've seen in a long time. The other is Dexter, the Showtime series about the serial killer who happens to only target killers who can't be caught by the police or the court system and works by day as a forensic scientist.
Neither of these shows could have happened when I was growing up, for various reasons.