They Don’t Make Nostalgia TV Sitcoms Like They Used To
'The Wonder Years' finds itself staunchly in the great pantheon of nostalgia TV. It seems like there’s always one of these shows on the air, a sitcom that looks back at the past and reexamines it in some way: 'Happy Days,' 'The Wonder Years,' 'That ‘70s Show,' 'The Goldbergs.' While historical dramas are flourishing on cable with everything from 'Mad Men' and 'Masters of Sex' earning Emmy nominations, they just don’t make nostalgic sitcoms like they used to. There will never be another 'Wonder Years' because now we can never let go of our childhoods.
TV Needs to Stop Lying to Us About Its One Season Wonders
Don’t any of these people know what a miniseries is anymore? In today’s TV landscape there are anthology series, “event series,” reboots, and relaunches. There are shows that were meant as series, but then given endings because they’re never coming back, and series that give themselves an series finale only to be given a reprieve at the last minute a million times
Choose Your Own Adventure: Why Netflix Needs to Stop Trying to Be TV
What is TV these days? Is it that big hulking flat screen in your living room where you watch awards shows live with commercials? Is it the things that you download from iTunes or stream on Hulu and watch on your phone during your long commute? Is it the latest season of 'Game of Thrones' which you stole from a torrent site and consume in one long evening while eating pie with birds flying out of it? TV is all of these, but TV is certainly not Netflix. Still Netflix is dying to be TV, and that is a huge mistake.