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6th Jun '18 1:21:30 PM fearlessnikki
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* Downplayed by ''Film/RememberMe'', which is a 2010 drama that appears to be a slightly nostalgic look at the early 2000s. [[spoiler: But then the lead character dies in the 9/11 attacks]].



* An episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' has the title character travelling back to the 60's via a TimeyWimeyBall. She's initially fond of the era for extremely shallow reasons (the "groovy" music, culture, and fashion), but ultimately decides to return to her own time after experiencing the rampant sexism of the period.



* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' has an episode where everyone gets sent back in time to the 60s. She at first loves the peace and love aspect of the era - but then she discovers the blatant sexism of the day when colleges won't accept her because of her gender. She likewise realise how shallow the hippie lifestyle is - Harvey's ambition is simply to travel the country in a van "following the music" after school is over.
* ''Series/StrangerThings'' serves to highlight the AdultFear of the 80s - particularly when Will disappears and his mother is at her wit's end trying to find him with the limited technology of the era. It's also considerably easier for the villains to cover up their dirty deeds than it would be these days.

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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' has an episode where everyone gets sent back in time to the 60s. She at first loves the peace and love aspect of the era - but then she discovers the blatant sexism of the day when colleges won't accept her because of her gender. She likewise realise realises how shallow the hippie lifestyle is - Harvey's ambition is simply to travel the country in a van "following the music" after school is over.
* ''Series/StrangerThings'' serves to highlight the AdultFear of the 80s - particularly when Will disappears and his mother is at her wit's end trying to find him with the limited technology of the era. It's also considerably easier for the villains to cover up their dirty deeds than it would be these days. The racist and homophobic insults the school bullies casually throw at the child protagonists also are a reminder of how less tolerant the 80s actually were.
25th May '18 9:45:44 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/TheLovelyBones'' is far more nostalgic to the seventies than its book counterpart - with period appropriate music and a color palette that evokes works made in the decade. This only serves to highlight the tragedy of Susie's murder; she even says that it took place in a time before people thought children actually did go missing.
* ''Film/StandByMe'' serves to deconstruct the wholesome 1950s EverytownAmerica in the lives of its four child protagonists. Gordie's parents favored his dead brother and secretly wish he had died instead. Teddy's father likewise is an abusive traumatised World War II veteran.
* ''{{Film/It 2017}}'' is a lot more nostalgic than the book. The book was set in the 50s but the film updates it to the 80s, so that it will be nostalgic for the current audience of grown-up 80s kids. Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock fans, a character who resembles Creator/MollyRingwald and plenty of EightiesHair galore. But the adults of the town are blissfully unaware of the malevolent force that's attacking and kidnapping the children.


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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' has an episode where everyone gets sent back in time to the 60s. She at first loves the peace and love aspect of the era - but then she discovers the blatant sexism of the day when colleges won't accept her because of her gender. She likewise realise how shallow the hippie lifestyle is - Harvey's ambition is simply to travel the country in a van "following the music" after school is over.
* ''Series/StrangerThings'' serves to highlight the AdultFear of the 80s - particularly when Will disappears and his mother is at her wit's end trying to find him with the limited technology of the era. It's also considerably easier for the villains to cover up their dirty deeds than it would be these days.
28th Apr '18 3:08:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''RedLetterMedia'' have brought up personal nostalgia for "Old" Star Trek (ie: pre-2009 JJ Abrams reboot movies) several times, mentioning how ever much they love the older movies, TNG, DS 9 or Voyager they know that in terms of technical details and acting they are dated, and that 'slow' cerebral storylines without much action are unlikely to become major big budget movies anymore. When doing ''StarTrekDiscovery'' on "Re-View", Mike mentions how despite all the problems they have with it he still prefers it to ''TheOrville'' because it is new and original while the latter is too-much like Next Generation in terms of retro production feel and the recycled ideas used in the stories he literally could not watch more than five episodes.

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* ''RedLetterMedia'' have brought up personal nostalgia for "Old" Star Trek (ie: pre-2009 JJ Abrams reboot movies) several times, mentioning how ever much they love the older movies, TNG, DS 9 or Voyager they know that in terms of technical details and acting they are dated, and that 'slow' cerebral storylines without much action are unlikely to become major big budget movies anymore. When doing ''StarTrekDiscovery'' ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' on "Re-View", Mike mentions how despite all the problems they have with it he still prefers it to ''TheOrville'' ''Series/TheOrville'' because it is new and original while the latter is too-much like Next Generation in terms of retro production feel and the recycled ideas used in the stories he literally could not watch more than five episodes.
22nd Apr '18 1:56:54 AM AB
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The reverse is also often true; later decades such as the late part of the aforementioned 60s (if set around the Vietnam War) and TheSeventies -- which, not entirely coincidentally, many of these writers were no longer growing up in, being adults -- will be painted in a very negative light, with all innocence lost and the dream most ''definitely'' being over: Cities are living hellholes, young men are sent to a sure death and the government uses dirty tricks against its people. The same for TheNineties, which will be portrayed as a time everyone was either moping or panicking about Y2K. TheOughts also being a time that paranoia was all around and an economic meltdown was just round the corner. And TheThirties are just ''that'', the 30s (aka Great Depression and Hitler) The negative aspects of these decades will be stressed, and any positive things quietly ignored (except for Gen-Xers and Greatest Generation-ers, respectively, for whom the Nostalgia Fiter will be in full effect). Also, the creativity and experimentalism of such decades is often understated in favor of overemphasis on the {{camp}}, cheesy, and kitsch aspects of their popular culture (with all of the PanderingToTheBase and LowestCommonDenominator that entails). This causes later generations to [[PlayedForLaughs not take these decades seriously]].

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The reverse is also often true; later decades such as the late part of the aforementioned 60s (if set around the Vietnam War) and TheSeventies -- which, not entirely coincidentally, many of these writers were no longer growing up in, being adults -- will be painted in a very negative light, with all innocence lost and the dream most ''definitely'' being over: Cities are living hellholes, young men are sent to a sure death and the government uses dirty tricks against its people. The same for TheNineties, which will be portrayed as a time everyone was either moping or panicking about Y2K. TheOughts also being a time that paranoia was all around and an economic meltdown was just round the corner. And TheThirties are just ''that'', the 30s (aka Great Depression and Hitler) The negative aspects of these decades will be stressed, and any positive things quietly ignored (except for Gen-Xers and Greatest Generation-ers, respectively, for whom the Nostalgia Fiter will be in full effect). Also, the creativity and experimentalism of such decades is often understated in favor of overemphasis oveCremphasis on the {{camp}}, cheesy, and kitsch aspects of their popular culture (with all of the PanderingToTheBase and LowestCommonDenominator that entails). This causes later generations to [[PlayedForLaughs not take these decades seriously]].



* Creator/JasperCarrott did a whole bit in the early 1990s about nostalgia for the 1960s and how, as someone who was a teenager at the time, how amusing and misplaced he found much of it compared to what he experienced. In particular the perception that everyone was doing recreational drugs and enjoying the benefits of the sexual revolution, when the reality was that "Swinging London" didn't mean much changed in suburban Birmingham. Having a 'Spaced out feeling' was probably "bleedin' hayfever" rather than weed, and he was so clueless about sex that he though men could take the contraceptive pill. He called out the NostalgiaFilter for remembering the good music and cool fashion and forgetting the lamer stuff ("'I'm a rubber ball and I'm bouncing back to you'... ooh we used to meditate on that"), how nobody locked their doors not because society was somehow more innocent but because there was "bugger all worth nicking", and how laughably parochial and naive he and his friend were when they rode mopeds to Hamburg - they simply followed a car towing a caravan to get to Dover Docks ("it's how you thought in those days") and had no idea how to handle the Reeperbahn at all.

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* Creator/JasperCarrott did a whole bit in the early 1990s about nostalgia for the 1960s and how, as someone who was a teenager at the time, how amusing and misplaced he found much of it compared to what he experienced. In particular the perception that everyone was doing recreational drugs and enjoying the benefits of the sexual revolution, when the reality was that "Swinging London" didn't mean much changed in suburban Birmingham. Having a 'Spaced out feeling' was probably "bleedin' hayfever" rather than weed, and he was so clueless about sex that he though thought men could take the contraceptive pill. He called out the NostalgiaFilter for remembering the good music and cool fashion and forgetting the lamer stuff ("'I'm a rubber ball and I'm bouncing back to you'... ooh we used to meditate on that"), how nobody locked their doors not because society was somehow more innocent but because there was "bugger all worth nicking", and how laughably parochial and naive he and his friend were when they rode mopeds to Hamburg - they simply followed a car towing a caravan to get to Dover Docks ("it's how you thought in those days") and had no idea how to handle the Reeperbahn at all.
22nd Apr '18 1:54:47 AM AB
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* JasperCarrott did a whole bit in the early 1990s about nostalgia for the 1960s and how, as someone who was a teenager at the time, how amusing and misplaced he found much of it compared to what he experienced. In particular the perception that everyone was doing recreational drugs and enjoying the benefits of the sexual revolution, when the reality was that "Swinging London" didn't mean much changed in suburban Birmingham. Having a 'Spaced out feeling' was probably "bleedin' hayfever" rather than weed, and he was so clueless about sex that he though men could take the contraceptive pill. He called out the NostalgiaFilter for remembering the good music and cool fashion and forgetting the lamer stuff ("'I'm a rubber ball and I'm bouncing back to you'... ooh we used to meditate on that"), how nobody locked their doors not because society was somehow more innocent but because there was "bugger all worth nicking", and how laughably parochial and naive he and his friend were when they rode mopeds to Hamburg - they simply followed a car towing a caravan to get to Dover Docks ("it's how you thought in those days") and had no idea how to handle the Reeperbahn at all.

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* JasperCarrott Creator/JasperCarrott did a whole bit in the early 1990s about nostalgia for the 1960s and how, as someone who was a teenager at the time, how amusing and misplaced he found much of it compared to what he experienced. In particular the perception that everyone was doing recreational drugs and enjoying the benefits of the sexual revolution, when the reality was that "Swinging London" didn't mean much changed in suburban Birmingham. Having a 'Spaced out feeling' was probably "bleedin' hayfever" rather than weed, and he was so clueless about sex that he though men could take the contraceptive pill. He called out the NostalgiaFilter for remembering the good music and cool fashion and forgetting the lamer stuff ("'I'm a rubber ball and I'm bouncing back to you'... ooh we used to meditate on that"), how nobody locked their doors not because society was somehow more innocent but because there was "bugger all worth nicking", and how laughably parochial and naive he and his friend were when they rode mopeds to Hamburg - they simply followed a car towing a caravan to get to Dover Docks ("it's how you thought in those days") and had no idea how to handle the Reeperbahn at all.
22nd Apr '18 1:51:55 AM AB
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* JasperCarrott did a whole bit in the early 1990s about nostalgia for the 1960s and how, as someone who was a teenager at the time, how amusing and misplaced he found much of it compared to what he experienced. In particular the perception that everyone was doing recreational drugs and enjoying the benefits of the sexual revolution, when the reality was that "Swinging London" didn't mean much changed in suburban Birmingham. Having a 'Spaced out feeling' was probably "bleedin' hayfever" rather than weed, and he was so clueless about sex that he though men could take the contraceptive pill. He called out the NostalgiaFilter for remembering the good music and cool fashion and forgetting the lamer stuff ("I'm a rubber ball and I'm bouncing back to you... ooh we used to meditate on that"), how nobody locked their doors not because society was somehow more innocent but because there was "bugger all worth nicking", and how laughably parochial and naive he and his friend were when they rode mopeds to Hamburg - they simply followed a car towing a caravan to get to Dover Docks ("it's how you thought in those days") and had no idea how to handle the Reeperbahn at all.

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* JasperCarrott did a whole bit in the early 1990s about nostalgia for the 1960s and how, as someone who was a teenager at the time, how amusing and misplaced he found much of it compared to what he experienced. In particular the perception that everyone was doing recreational drugs and enjoying the benefits of the sexual revolution, when the reality was that "Swinging London" didn't mean much changed in suburban Birmingham. Having a 'Spaced out feeling' was probably "bleedin' hayfever" rather than weed, and he was so clueless about sex that he though men could take the contraceptive pill. He called out the NostalgiaFilter for remembering the good music and cool fashion and forgetting the lamer stuff ("I'm ("'I'm a rubber ball and I'm bouncing back to you...you'... ooh we used to meditate on that"), how nobody locked their doors not because society was somehow more innocent but because there was "bugger all worth nicking", and how laughably parochial and naive he and his friend were when they rode mopeds to Hamburg - they simply followed a car towing a caravan to get to Dover Docks ("it's how you thought in those days") and had no idea how to handle the Reeperbahn at all.
22nd Apr '18 1:50:47 AM AB
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* JasperCarrott did a whole bit in the early 1990s about nostalgia for the 1960s and how, as someone who was a teenager at the time, how amusing and misplaced he found much of it compared to what he experienced. In particular the perception that everyone was doing recreational drugs and enjoying the benefits of the sexual revolution, when the reality was that "Swinging London" didn't mean much changed in suburban Birmingham. Having a 'Spaced out feeling' was probably "bleedin' hayfever" rather than weed, and he was so clueless about sex that he though men could take the contraceptive pill. He called out the NostalgiaFilter for remembering the good music and cool fashion and forgetting the lamer stuff ("I'm a rubber ball and I'm bouncing back to you... ooh we used to meditate on that"), how nobody locked their doors not because society was somehow more innocent but because there was "bugger all worth nicking", and how laughably parochial and naive he and his friend were when they rode mopeds to Hamburg - they simply followed a car towing a caravan to get to Dover Docks ("it's how you thought in those days") and had no idea how to handle the Reeperbahn at all.

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21st Apr '18 3:01:43 AM AB
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* ''RedLetterMedia'' have brought up personal nostalgia for "Old" Star Trek (ie: pre-2009 JJ Abrams reboot movies) several times, mentioning how ever much they love the older movies, TNG, DS9 or Voyager they know that in terms of technical details and acting they are dated, and that 'slow' cerebral storylines without much action are unlikely to become major big budget movies anymore. When doing ''StarTrekDiscovery'' on "Re-View", Mike mentions how despite all the problems they have with it he still prefers it to ''TheOrville'' because it is new and original while the latter is too-much like Next Generation in terms of retro production feel and the recycled ideas used in the stories he literally could not watch more than five episodes.

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* ''RedLetterMedia'' have brought up personal nostalgia for "Old" Star Trek (ie: pre-2009 JJ Abrams reboot movies) several times, mentioning how ever much they love the older movies, TNG, DS9 DS 9 or Voyager they know that in terms of technical details and acting they are dated, and that 'slow' cerebral storylines without much action are unlikely to become major big budget movies anymore. When doing ''StarTrekDiscovery'' on "Re-View", Mike mentions how despite all the problems they have with it he still prefers it to ''TheOrville'' because it is new and original while the latter is too-much like Next Generation in terms of retro production feel and the recycled ideas used in the stories he literally could not watch more than five episodes.
21st Apr '18 2:59:59 AM AB
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* ''RedLetterMedia'' have brought up personal nostalgia for "Old" Star Trek (ie: pre-2009 JJ Abrams reboot movies) several times, mentioning how ever much they love the older movies, TNG, DS9 or Voyager they know that in terms of technical details and acting they are dated, and that 'slow' cerebral storylines without much action are unlikely to become major big budget movies anymore.
When doing ''StarTrekDiscovery'' on "Re-View", Mike mentions how despite all the problems they have with it he still prefers it to ''TheOrville'' because it is new and original while the latter is too-much like Next Generation in terms of retro production feel and the recycled ideas used in the stories he literally could not watch more than five episodes.

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* ''RedLetterMedia'' have brought up personal nostalgia for "Old" Star Trek (ie: pre-2009 JJ Abrams reboot movies) several times, mentioning how ever much they love the older movies, TNG, DS9 or Voyager they know that in terms of technical details and acting they are dated, and that 'slow' cerebral storylines without much action are unlikely to become major big budget movies anymore. \n When doing ''StarTrekDiscovery'' on "Re-View", Mike mentions how despite all the problems they have with it he still prefers it to ''TheOrville'' because it is new and original while the latter is too-much like Next Generation in terms of retro production feel and the recycled ideas used in the stories he literally could not watch more than five episodes.
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