Friday, September 5, 2008

Gen Xers have the "right stuff, baby"

Apparently there is some love for Generation X – in Hollywood.

“Nostalgia” until recently has meant Baby boomer nostalgia – “Father Knows Best,” The Beatles, the 1960s. But Gen Xers, who came of age in the 1980s, look back on a very different pop culture. And the entertainment industry is cashing in big time.

This fall brings television remakes of both Knight Rider and 90210 (which is totally awesome, by the way), not to mention a New Kids on the Block concert tour (not sure I’m going to stand in line for those tickets.)

Even The Bravo Network got in on the action. It aired two seasons of “The Two Coreys,” which chronicled the current lives of 80s teen heartthrobs Corey Haim (who’s a train wreck) and Corey Feldman (who although a little OCD is a productive member of society.) A lot of critics hated the reality show – but Gen Xers couldn’t get enough. You can judge for yourself.

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