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#1 Posted on

I don't remember where we had started the thread about the show, as it was buried in something else. But since it debuted last night and I watched part of it, I figured we could offer it up for discussion.

As bad as I thought it would be.

It seems to be an attempt to cram every cliche (music, tv and other bits o popular culture) into a half-hour (since it was the pilot, perhaps?).

I did like the Dynasty drinking game. It rivals the TNG and Cheers drinking games we had in collge.

And what's with the bisexual chick? A girl-on-girl kiss in the first epsiode? Boy, I guess it's not a big deal anymore.





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#2 Posted on
Then again, wasn't the 80's pretty much one big cliche'?

(I'm not even going to bother watching it once...)
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Not quite "The '70's" show, if only because it's feeding off an established gimmick. But I thought it was enjoyable enough. It did bring back alot of memories and I think it is going for more of the "inside joke" style that is "Grounded for Life" (which is awesome and true to life, much like "Married with Children" was.) Hopefully the writers will keep their steam. have they adressed WHEN in the '80's the show takes place? Things seemed to radically change about every 2 1/2 years back then. They made it seem like the whole decade was the same.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
gawd, i hate grounded for life...never caught it after the first eps...

80's wasn't that bad...but all the "good" jokes were shown 500 times before the show actually aired.

and i bet i was the only one who almost cried when Tuesday let down her hair...TALL SPIKY HAIRED WOMEN ARE HOTTTTTTTTT






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No, women with tall spiky hair should always leave it up except when in the privacy of their own home. Actually, the most distressing thing about the show for me was the music. What they were playing does not sound like the soundtrack to my youth. When they start playing the Cramps, Revolting Cocks, SWA, et al, it will sound like the 80's that I remember.

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Well - in the 80s, I was in my 20s and that was the music we listened to. Everybody loved A Flock of Seagulls, Thompson Twins, Heaven 17. Though I really loved seeing Lords of the New Church with Stiv Bator. That live show ruled!



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Pieman, dood, you SO just dated yourself, yo.



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Yup I did, Frosty. I just think it's pretty ironic that a lot of the people who are panning that 80s show were toddlers in the 80s. How would they know what it was like? Maybe their parents know?

Though the Dynasty Shots game was new to me. We had the Bob Newhart drinking game and of course Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Drinking Game.



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Hi Bob may have been one of the all-time greatest drinking games ever created, even if it did lead to some nights best forgotten. As for the music, I think my biggest problem with their choices is that it reminds me way too much of some of the blithering idiots with whom I went to high school and college. My own tastes at that time were substantially less poppy although seeing A Flock of Seagulls with The Hooters opening for them was a righteous concert. I just tend to remember the 80's as a slightly harder musical era than what was presented.

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I'd be surprised if kids who were toddlers in the 80s would like That 80s Show. If you were born in the 80's then you are not "Gen X," the generation which grew up in the 80s and "came of age" largely in the 90s. If you were born in the 80s though, I suppose they are calling you the "Millenial Generation," for you will be having the most of your formative years this decade. And most of your memories growing up will be from the 90s, and you may end up _hating_ the 80s, as many Gen Xers hate the 70s (me included).

Why do we always hate the decade we were born in? Or am I way off base here?

DMC (liked the 80s so much I bought the car!)





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Well, I was a teenager in the 1980s, although ironically didn't start listening to "80s music" until I was in my 20s. I listened to classic rock when I was a teen and in college (partially cuz in Philly, Stern was on the classic rock station).

And I mildly like the 70s show, and most of the stuff in the show takes place when I was in the age 7-10 range.

Not sure what that all means. I'm loopy from 6 hours of driving and am watching a month worth of Lucha I taped while I was away.



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I'll say this. The punk chick is way cuter with the hair down. Anyone know the actress' real name?



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Chyler Leigh

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Originally posted by DMC
Why do we always hate the decade we were born in? Or am I way off base here?



I was born in the sixties, and I don't hate the sixties. In fact, I wish I was born earlier because it seems like everybody was getting laid constantly in the sixties.

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Having just graduated from High School a few weeks ago, I can assure you with 100% certainty that the kids in the 17-19 age range consider themselves to be 80's kids. They claim to have experienced all that was the 80's, and believe that they know what it was like to be there. I just shake my head and tell them that they were like 8 or 9 when the 80's ended and that there is no way in hell they know what the 80's was about. They all vehemently disagree with me though.



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Like Odessa, I was an '80's teen. The more I watch the show, the more I keep saying " I knew someone just like that." I am getting more into this show every week. you just have to be high to really enjoy it. Of course, the best thing about it is that it is in San Diego!



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I can see people on the show that remind me of people back then, too. But it still doesn't make the show funny.



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i was born in 77...and i consider myself an 80's kid (well, i was 3-12 in the 80's) but i have much different memories than my brother, who was born in 69, and was 11-20 in the 80's. he had his teen years in the 80's, where as i had mine in the 90's

so
i'm a 80's kid,
and a 90's teen
and a 00's (spy?) adult



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    Originally posted by DMC
    I'd be surprised if kids who were toddlers in the 80s would like That 80s Show. If you were born in the 80's then you are not "Gen X," the generation which grew up in the 80s and "came of age" largely in the 90s. If you were born in the 80s though, I suppose they are calling you the "Millenial Generation," for you will be having the most of your formative years this decade. And most of your memories growing up will be from the 90s, and you may end up _hating_ the 80s, as many Gen Xers hate the 70s (me included).

    Why do we always hate the decade we were born in? Or am I way off base here?



Well, I was BORN in the early 80s, and I really don't know what generation I'm called. My feelings are summed up by this quote from the Undertaker, "Whatever, whatever, it's not important." As far as the show goes, I get almost all of the references. I don't like the show because it's about as funny as a beat-up pillow cushion.



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