you're supposed to forget what it's like to be a teenager. it's supposed to slink off of you like a skin you shed once you turn 20 or get a job or decide you're a serious person that is ready for success and the upward drift of adulthood. you're supposed to leave it behind and let the memories mush into a muddy blob of half-understood greatest hits, and if the friction of your adolescence is mostly incidental, it's pretty easy…
crazy to me how less than 18 months after the end of the previous decade, there’s barely a sniff of the 90s on this. as if it never even happened. meanwhile it’s 2021 and almost everything is stuck in a 2011-like idle. just something i noticed.
a lot of people got nuts for script construction and intricate plotting to bizarre writing rubrics and story dictates, but legally blonde proves that what you need most of all is a high concept and a lot of good character actors to pair off into scenes together.
while i maintain a full awareness about the powerfully intoxicating pull of nostalgia, sometimes that magnetized black hole exists for good reason.
“orange era” nickelodeon looms so large in my age cohort’s media minds, that its presence is nearly inescapable. i feel like the iconography of its orange splat logo and products, rugrats, rocko’s modern life, all that, et. al. etc. overshadows the true meaning of why those television shows are so deeply connected to and meaningful to audiences that…