Thecatman wrote:Another great icon of TVs better days.
Are you serious? I don't watch much tv, but we are in a golden age. Admittedly cable, but (from everything I hear) a golden age.
I agree with Catman - there were fewer choices back then -3 networks, and, depending on your market, maybe a couple independent stations, unlike the hundreds now - so the reach of each show was magnitudes greater. While there might be great programs now, they do not come close to being the cultural touching-points that everyone
knew, and not just names of shows, people knew what was happening in them. They were also on free tv, unlike a lot of the modern shows. I've never seen most of the current "greats" because we only pay for basic cable - I don't get AMC, or Showtime, or HBO, and I have no desire to toss money at Comcast to get them. Never seen Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad... don't feel left out of any conversations because of it.
Today there are great shows, back then there was great TV.