A humorous, year by year look through the decade that saw hair size become a statement, ratty clothes become cool, and music about breaking up become mainstream. Comprised of segments ... See full summary »
Andrew Dice Clay,
Soleil Moon Frye,
I Love the 70s, which has in the years following its first on-air release, spawned off I Love the 80s, 90's, and their decade's sequels, is a show that is not immediately accessible, or at least wasn't for me. But the more I watched it the more I got into it. Especially because, well, I do love the 70's, however in the sense of the films, (some of the) music, the pop-culture stuff at times. It takes a little getting used to, perhaps, because the commentators on the shows can be a little much at times, or maybe just not too funny. But there are just some comedians or lesser-than-A-celebrities that need some time to grow on a viewer. A prime example of this is Michael Ian Black, who started out with the crew from the funny show the State, and also did Wet Hot American Summer. Here is is without a doubt the most deadpan sarcastic of the commentators, and at first it's sort of not funny. Then the more times I've watched him since, on this and the spin-offs, he's become pretty amusing. The same goes for a lot of the others on the show, which include dozens of celebrities from the period to comment on the shows, the music, the fashion, the toys, movies, and news stories that changed the decade from Vietnam to Watergate to disco and Jimmy Carter and onward. It's not Ken Burns type documentary stuff, it's just goofy entertainment that becomes good, watchable junk food TV. But that being said, it's probably one of my favorite kinds of junk-food TV on now, and is certainly one of the only things worth checking out (at least once) on the VH1 station.
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