Friday, February 25, 2005

Flashback to the '80s

When Mel Harris showed up on West Wing this week I had an automatic flashback to the show thirtysomething (1987-1991).

Read this thoughtful essay about the show by Susan Emmanuel for a quick reminder of what the show was about and why it struck a chord in so many people my age.

We (I was married with small children) didn't watch the show at first. We tuned in only after a college intern at my workplace came over to our house for dinner one evening. After homemade lasagne and salad she chirped, "You guys are just so thirtysomething!"

Know what? We were.


Jason said...

Wow... I didn't think anyone actually watched that show. I thought it just survived because of its reputation as being the kind of show that maybe people might kinda watch but not really admit.

But I may not have been the target audience.

Steve Caratzas said...

And I had just succeeded in banishing all memories of the show from my mind.