Owain Taggart wrote:
Mr. Adventure wrote:
I think the frame of reference has changed. I grew up in the 70s and most of what I watched in reruns and so on was culled mostly from the 50s to 70s, occasionally dipping into the 40s or 30s. Extrapolating, that means a kid today is going to see programming from the 90s or later, occasionnally dipping into the 80s or 70s. Earlier stuff is going to be from the stone age.
And with all that material produced today plus DVD/Netflix and video games, internet, etc. they might not even need to go back that far. It's probably harder to appreciate black and white stuff when there's maybe four channels on TV to even see it.
Yep, exactly. It's the frame of reference that has shifted...
Also, and this is just a shot in the dark, but there are so many things that have changed since advent of the computer age that "our" kids don't relate.
For example, even a show as "recent" as Seinfeld now seems dated at times because of plots that hinge on things that wouldn't
happen in the cell phone era.