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did anyone else think this was bad?

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    sitcomfreak

    [1]Sep 30, 2006
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    they created this too soon after that '70s show and the world was not ready to take a look at the 80s.  maybe in 20 years or so they can try it again.

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    Gtavc1990

    [2]Oct 15, 2006
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    Since the 70's show was doing good they had the GRAND idea to make the 80's show... it's still funny that it survived for a complete season.
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    HYDEISMYIDOL

    [3]Nov 23, 2006
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    Ok. i totally missed it. what was it like? was it as good as That 70s Show?
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    Craigboy0

    [5]Jan 5, 2007
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    I liked it.
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    Clemontine

    [6]Sep 25, 2007
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    At first I was like, "Gross! 80s!" But after awhile, I kinda didnt notice anymore cuz I got into the characters....well, some of them, I dont care at all about Sophia or RT.
    Edited on 09/25/2007 7:51am
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    swhitt78

    [7]Nov 24, 2007
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    I have never seen this show, and I heard pretty bad things about it. However, you can't go off what people tell you, especially if it is a spin off of the 70's show. does anyone know where you could watch the episodes at.
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    loneyinak

    [8]Nov 24, 2007
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    I have these Tivo'ed . Maybe we can get together and trade shows and then take it from there ?
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    GavinGibbons

    [9]May 28, 2008
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    it was terrible- thats why it was cancelled
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    Canogaparkcindy

    [10]Jun 25, 2008
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    I only saw 1 episode & I think they cancelled it because everyone was comparing to That 70's Show, what I'm saying they had great expectations for the show that it did not fuffil.
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    PSUIrishDave

    [11]Mar 8, 2009
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    I've never seen "That 80s Show", but I agree with your point entirely, sitcomfreak. In actual life, comparing the 80s to the 70s makes the 80s look positively horrible. So, creating a show like this so soon would be like pronouncing a curse upon it.

    Cheers,

    -D

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    hurricaneez2

    [12]Mar 7, 2010
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    I actually enjoyed it. The only problem was making the lovely Chyler Leigh look like a freak.
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    mrjimmyjames

    [13]Jun 30, 2010
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    i originally thought that this show was so awful and annoying because of its constant 80s references just like most people. however, since i discovered that someone put up several episodes on youtube, i took a chance to view the show again and actually liked it. the show seemed to get better the longer it went. it became more about the characters, which were intriguing enough, and less about the 80s. i just think that everyone hated the first episode and ran away from it screaming. people don't realize That 70s Show was almost the same way when it started with constant references to the gas shortage, Nixon, and Disco until they abandoned the intense focus on the 70s in the second season. Fox made it a pariah by putting it alone on Wednesday nights, so i don't think it got a fair shake. had Fox nurtured it by running it right after That 70s Show, it might would have done better and another season could have really given it enought time to turn in to a great show. There were some pretty good actors on this show : Glenn Howerton from It's always sunny, Brittany Daniel from Club Dread, and Chyler Leigh from Grey's Anatomy.

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