Ah the 90s… I will always consider myself a child of the 80s…but I was a teenager of the 90s. So while some of my favorite childhood memories are deeply rooted in the kid-culture of the 1980s, my adolescent memories are more firmly based in the bedrock of the 1990s.
There has been a fair share of 80s and 90s nostalgia in the last few years and the people of my generation reach adulthood and look back longingly and the culture we grew up in. From VH1’s I Love the 90s and Nickleodeon’s 90’s Were All That, the 1990s have had a resurgence in the last few years. I personally both love and cringe at the glory that was the 1980s and 1990s and became excited to share my personal favorite and LEAST favorite things about the second second decade I experienced.
My insightful RevPub colleague unintentionally got this ball rolling with her Clueless post, and I got to thinking about all of the great things the 1990s gave us. We’ll be discussing TV, movies, music, general culture from the era, and hopefully will be able to reach the rest of our generation in celebrating the decade that gave us the fall of MC Hammer, the creation of the first-person shooter, the re-rise of the boy band, the horrible innovation of reality TV, and the tragic end of music on “music television.”
These, like previous posts, won’t be broad history lessons but personal memories of the 90s. So enjoy, we all have different perspectives and will remember distinct memories of where we were the first time we saw DVDs, Rap Metal, or 3D Graphics!
PS: I planned to have a nice snazz-graphic ready for this post…unfortunately my wonderful Vaio went into cardiac arrest on the morning of 2/19 and is no longer with us. New PC arrives Thursday… Hopefully snazz-graphic will be ready by the first 90s post next week, a look at how the 90s started for me: A review of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie!