A Gen-Xer’s take on a Gen-Yer’s take on 90s and current TV: the lowdown

I was a teenager in the 90s when what we consider now to be the classics of 90s TV debuted and became the hottest shows on the planet.

This were: “Beverly Hills 90210”, “My So-called Life”, “Dawson’s Creek”, “Freaks and Geeks” and my all-time favorite, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – before TV executives’ brains devolved and they started thinking reality shows were great programming. This was before the proliferation of only two major kinds of television shows hit the tubes: crime and medical dramas. This was before, when there was much intelligence in Hollywood and more risks and creativity.

I am not a big fan of Beverly Hills, My So-called Life, Dawson’s Creek and Freaks and Geeks, but these were the TV shows that pushed the envelope in terms of cutting-edge, daring programming for teenagers. But most of all, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was a brilliant, feminist, funny and witty TV show where the girls weren’t shallow idiots always hellbent on backstabbing, getting laid or getting the latest fad right.

So, imagine my surprise when some idiotic 21 year old puts it in her head that she has the right or the license to criticize groundbreaking 90s TV shows.

The blog was by Andrea Cheng, entitled “ Gen X vs. Gen Y: A 21-Year-Old’s Take On ’90s TV”  which, among other things, dissed the hair, teen problems, freaks and geeks and 80most especially dissed witches and vampires.

I am so pissed off I feel like…like….ranting and raving like an impotent jerk because…because….what do I expect from an idiotic blog post from a 21 year old whose mind has been saturated by reality shows, crime and medical dramas and other mindless entertainment? Idiotic Gen-Y shows beget idiotic blog posts.

I rest my case.

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