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The thing that amazes me most about reviews for old shows like this (especially one said to be a "rip-off" of Charlie's Angels)is that anybody even remembers this stuff at all. I can honestly say that in Winnipeg where I live, there have been very little instances of the 70's sitcoms and hour-length stuff ever being shown on our airwaves. I see so much airspace devoted to reality shows, and stuff I can't even begin to relate to, and every once in a while a sort of trashy biography show about the actors from an old TV show I haven't seen for years like Three's Company, Family Ties, or Diff'rent Strokes. Capitalism just bewilders me. Some of the TV from the past, regardless of a critical point of view, defined an aesthetic of a certain place in time. I would have much preferred to have access to shows like The Incredible Hulk, 6 Mill. Dollar Man/Bionic Woman, Mork and Mindy, Muppet Show, Fantasy Island, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley throughout my youth, but they were all taken out of reruns in the early 80's. Along with a lot of other 70's style TV trends, this stuff just disappeared when 80's pastels and fluorescent post-new wave fashion sense removed all traces of the older look and feel from our lives. I don't expect TV stations to buck the trends in audience tastes and such, but I think if the world was more receptive to the tastes of even the minority, perhaps there could have been some sort of outlet similar to a library where people could still access these older shows before they were reduced to faded memories. Because to me, that world, from the late 70's, the way people looked, acted and dressed, was the real world to me then. I've sort of spent my whole life (I'm 31 now) searching for peace of mind, and happiness, and I'm always left wondering why people in our culture are so restless, so willing to accept change. I admit that it's sort of lame to pine over largely manufactured culture, but I see revivals all over of things from the past all the time. It just seems like no one ever wants to bring back 70's TV up here. I sometimes think that it is my life that is meaningless, cause I was born in a largely forgettable era, apparently. Like I realize the fashion sense of entertainers gets outdated rather quickly, and can even be awkward for some people to watch. But the message, the spirit of the writers and actors doesn't deserve to be locked away for decades so no one can see it. No wonder it looks so strange to us to see it after so many years. We have had no access to it since! I mean, if I had TV from all eras, from all places over the globe, I would be less shallow, more accepting of humanity in all it's different appearances, and perhaps more willing and able to get the underlying message in each TV program. To what the writers and actors are trying to convey. Instead I find myself at age 31 feeling like an outcast, an alien, because everything in pop culture keeps updating itself to something different, and I'm pretty much the same person I was before, and moving backwards, if anything. HELP
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