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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Another 80s flashback... TV series

From cartoon series, we move on to the 80s TV series.

One of my favourite TV series from that era was Automan. Who would not want to have a virtual buddy that came alive and had an assistant called Cursor that could 'create' anything such as a sports car? I also remember waiting every week for Street Hawk, the motorcycle version of Knight Rider.

Then there is TJ Hooker for police drama series.

As for science fiction, I never missed Misfits of Science. I don't know if anyone realised Courtney Cox (probably better known for her role in Friends) is in this series as well?

But I guess everyone's favourite would be A-Team. I'm sure many would remember A-Team and the tagline "If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The A-Team."

Thinking back... There is one thing I noticed about the TV series back then and the TV series we get these days. The series we got back then were really for entertainment purposes. There is NO need for it to be realistic or very logical. All that matters was it entertained the viewers.

If you turn on your TV these days, you get real-life, gritty and very logical series like CSI, Bones and Criminal Minds. I am not saying these are lousy series. In fact, I do watch them every week. But my point is... These series seems to show how viewers have evolved over time.

Now, murder scenes on TV have to have bloodied and mutilated bodies. Otherwise, it is not a murder scene. It is no longer about the good people helping the weak fight the evil men. Nowadays, it is about how the near-perfect crime such as murder was committed.

If you read the Wiki entry on A-Team, the series is proud to be known for NO deaths and killings in the show. No evil men gets killed. Maybe one or two deaths occur in the beginning of the show as the plot for the day. But other than that, no deaths. The evil men just get arrested at the end.

Could this be one reason why murder, war, rape, snatch thefts, etc happen so rampantly these days? Is it because we have become so de-sensitised that we now view deaths, rapes, war, etc as a normal daily occurance?

Anyway, I don't want to get too deep into this rather heavy subject.

If you enjoyed the 80s TV series I have mentioned earlier, here are some more links you may want to check out:

Street Hawk



Misfits of Science

TJ Hooker

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Please leave your comments. There are 4 comment(s).

On 9/25/2006 08:00:00 PM Blogger toniXe said:
I recently watched DOA in the cinemas. It was wonderfully violent and sexy without blood and flesh. Must be your kind of movie I think !
On 9/26/2006 11:33:00 AM Blogger adriantai said:
hahaha... i dun wanna sound like i faint at the sight of blood. fyi, i dun. :)

just i think somehow our views and tolerance for violence have changed a lot over the years.

DOA. its one movie i plan to watch... maybe just on dvd. need to save $$$.
On 9/27/2006 08:56:00 AM Blogger Happy4ever said:
Hey, you forgot another fav... V!
Gosh I just love to see them eat mice head first. And Michael Ironside with his cool look getting bashed up by the lead actor. :)

Hmm..and yes, automan. I wonder if that virtual guy is still as handsome now?
On 9/28/2006 11:09:00 AM Blogger adriantai said:
oh ya... V. :)

and freddy krugger as the vegetarian alien. :)
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