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 ... See full summary »
Andrew Dice Clay,
Soleil Moon Frye,
As somebody who actually lived through the '70s, VH1's special "I Love the '70s" is fun, but not all that it could have been. The show is profoundly lacking in research, playing fast and loose with dates (for example, Nadia Comaneci would have been a "fox" for 1976, NOT 1972). It also spotlights porn -- which was NOT mainstream, as it now pretends to be -- at the expense of bigger '70s phenomena. How can you present the disco decade without the Six Million Dollar Man, the Bay City Rollers, and the death of Elvis? Where are the Dittos jeans, chucka boots, and peasant blouses? The commentators are mostly holdovers from "I Love the '80s" -- while I loved Hal Sparks and Michael Ian Black in "'80s", their commentary is often forced in "70s", and Mo Rocca -- who is about as entertaining as a dose of heat rash -- is especially lacking. Should the producers choose to "strike back" with the '70s, I would advise them to choose more commentators that actually remember the decade. But even then, choose carefully:
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