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Old 07-15-2021, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default What genre were the 90s known for?

I would say that westerns were most popular in the 50/60s.

Police/detective shows were most popular in the 70s.

And night-time soap opera dramas and tv mini-series were most popular in the 80s.

What genre was most popular in the 90s?
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I would say that westerns were most popular in the 50/60s.

Police/detective shows were most popular in the 70s.

And night-time soap opera dramas and tv mini-series were most popular in the 80s.

What genre was most popular in the 90s?
Sitcoms about groups of friends, rather than traditional family members.

Police/lawyer/hospital dramas.
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Pretty much, but there was some decent shows from that era. I much prefer the 80s though.
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I would say that westerns were most popular in the 50/60s.

Police/detective shows were most popular in the 70s.

And night-time soap opera dramas and tv mini-series were most popular in the 80s.

What genre was most popular in the 90s?
The 1980s had just as many police and detective shows as the 1970s.

I'd say the 1990s were most known for non-family sitcoms.
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We sometimes forget how much of an impact The Simpsons, NYPD Blue and ER had on the TV landscape, perhaps because all three shows have/had long runs and may have overstayed their welcome. But they were cultural juggernauts in their glory days.

Similarly The Larry Sanders Show on HBO paved the way for the prestige cable (and later streaming) television that followed, with The Sopranos premiering at the end of the ’90s.

It was definitely a unique decade, with cable gaining more of a foothold in our homes and starting to siphon the critical acclaim that once belonged to the networks. It was also arguably the last decade of appointment/watercooler television. (By the middle of the aughts, many of us were time shifting, streaming and watching on-demand programming.)

The ’90s are definitely a hard decade to define when it comes to television. With an ever expanding menu of channels and programming, there were a lot of different genres that were popular.
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Drama?

Law and Order premiered in 1990 and was hit. Homicide: Life on the Street and NYPD Blue were good enough. You had medical dramas like Chicago Hope and ER. And you can't forget the teen dramas like Melrose Place, Dawson's Creek, or Beverly Hills 90210
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Observational sitcoms like Seinfeld and raunchy shows like Married With Children.
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I say Sitcoms because it own that decade
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- more stand-up comedians getting their own sitcoms
- more sitcoms featuring young group of friends hanging at coffee shops or offices
- more skit comedy sitcoms
- more multi-cam sitcoms not pumped with a laugh track
- more dramas featuring high schoolers and/or college students
- more urban sitcoms with minorities
- more family oriented sitcoms
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We sometimes forget how much of an impact The Simpsons, NYPD Blue and ER had on the TV landscape, perhaps because all three shows have/had long runs and may have overstayed their welcome. But they were cultural juggernauts in their glory days.

Similarly The Larry Sanders Show on HBO paved the way for the prestige cable (and later streaming) television that followed, with The Sopranos premiering at the end of the 90s.

It was definitely a unique decade, with cable gaining more of a foothold in our homes and starting to siphon the critical acclaim that once belonged to the networks. It was also arguably the last decade of appointment/watercooler television. (By the middle of the aughts, many of us were time shifting, streaming and watching on-demand programming.)

The 90s are definitely a hard decade to define when it comes to television. With an ever expanding menu of channels and programming, there were a lot of different genres that were popular.
that is a lie lmao 2000s were just as much appointment television

TRL (for Teens in the 2000s( yes it was)
The Sopranos
Malcolm in The Middle
That 70s Show
The OC
The Wire (Premiered June 2002 )
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The Sopranos and The Wire were HBO shows and therefore had somewhat of a limited audience to begin with. The 90s were the last decade to feature appointment tv on the big 4 networks (think of ER, Friends, and Seinfeld). Sure, the Friends finale ended in 2004 and so did Frasier, but that was about the last of appointment tv on network television.
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The Sopranos and The Wire were HBO shows and therefore had somewhat of a limited audience to begin with. The 90s were the last decade to feature appointment tv on the big 4 networks (think of ER, Friends, and Seinfeld). Sure, the Friends finale ended in 2004 and so did Frasier, but that was about the last of appointment tv on network television.
Survivor says hello and American Idol from the early 2000s, even WWF Smackdown on UPN, Fear Factor,
All things that were appointment television in the 2000s on Network TV

The 2000s in general were a more cable decade, networks like MTV, E!, Vh1 were all in their reality phase.
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