A humorous, year by year look through the decade that saw hair size become a statement, ratty clothes become cool, and music about breaking up become mainstream. Comprised of segments ...
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A humorous, year by year look through the decade that saw hair size become a statement, ratty clothes become cool, and music about breaking up become mainstream. Comprised of segments dedicated to the film, music, fashion and big headlines of the 1980s, with commentary from comedians, musicians and others who lived through it and saw the insanity with their own eyes. Offshoot of the very successful "I Love The 70s!" special, and preceded the "I Love The 90s!" special. Written by
There was a great idea behind "I Love the '80s": round up a bevy of stand-up comics and just let 'em go to town on the big hair, absurd trends and loud style of the 1980s (great as it was, the decade really had it coming). But they also collect pretty much every minor celebrity who was on the radar in 2002, and that muddies the waters. A lot of these people have that deer-in-the-headlights look, offering commentary on topics they only have a passing familiarity with.
But here's the thing: this happened at evidently just the right point in time, when the period was really ripe for comedic reflection. I remember getting sucked right into this when it was originally shown, and I wasn't even all that big a fan of the '80s. Today, the presentation just seems fatuous - but back then, it was extremely watchable. It's no wonder VH-1 would weekend marathon this badboy. Put this on in the background, disregard the A.D.D. editing, and it's not bad.
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