What with the announcement of Nickelodeon reviving Legends of the Hidden Temple trending all over social media today, I have been thinking a lot about how our generation (Millennials? Urgh) are just suckers for every nostalgic thing ever. Like, Fuller House. That show looks really bad. Like, I’m not going to watch it ever. But, for example, overheard at the painting party at work last night:
Girl 1: Have you been watching Fuller House? I watched it all in one sitting last weekend.
Girl 2: Yeah, I already finished it too.
Girl 3: I have been watching it!
GIRL 4: I only have two episodes left.
Anyways, I’m going to try to not make all of my posts on this blog talk about TV.
The easiest go-to clickbait article topic for like 3-4 years which is ridiculous, because usually that shit will change weekly, has been anything that is like “things only 90s kids will understand” with like “OH HEY REMEMBER KUSH BALLS.” I suppose other generations (like my parents, for example) like to focus on things that happened in what they view as the best times in their lives (hence all of my relatives collecting like peace signs and stuff from their early college years). We are all super obsessed with the media, specifically, that came out when we were children though, not necessarily when we could really associate it with a time in our lives that we found super favorable.
So, I guess (after this messy, internal cultural analysis) does this mean that our lives following have just been sadder? Is that because of the internet/access to knowledge? Most likely, this preference towards nostalgia just actualizes differently inside of social media than in just regular life and this online group consciousness just didn’t exist before.. But, sometimes I think it is because we are def just sadder and more bogged down.
I might write a parody Fargo Monthly article called “9 times Fargo was like a 90s Nickelodeon Show” for Tha Owl, and send it to my old work and see if they will publish it only to amuse me.