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  1. zizzybaloobah

    Oranges Poranges! I wish I still had my H.R. Pufnstuf lunch box.

  2. Donald_Petersen

    Well, that's certainly a subjective and arguable opinion. For movies, one doesn't have to have read Peter Biskind's Easy Riders, Raging Bulls to recognize the renaissance of American cinema that gave us things like the first two Godfather films, Jaws, Nashville, Taxi Driver, Chinatown, The French Connection, Shampoo, A Clockwork Orange, The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist, Network, Deliverance, Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter, The Conversation, and even Star Wars.

    The music of the era included such popular (and groundbreaking) work as that by Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Police, The Ramones, Jim Croce, Black Sabbath, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Cars, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, a whole pile of Motown R&B and disco artists, and the birth of hip-hop. Much of this music is still sought out and listened to by young music fans, to a degree that is not true of artists from the 1950s or even 1990s.

    "Lost its way"? You make it sound like current TV content is actually worse than it was in the 1970s or 1990s. Did you watch any of it then? Sure, we had All in the Family and MASH and Maude and Soap back then, but we had nothing like Deadwood or Orange is the New Black or even The West Wing.

    TV's putting out better stuff than it ever has before. It's also putting out more stuff than it ever has before (how many channels do you get?), and so it's also putting out more crap than ever before.

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