Catching Up

Credit: California Literary Review

I’ve recently found myself catching up on bits of pop culture that I missed during the height of their popularity. I haven’t set out to do this in any organized fashion. No, it’s just worked out that I’ve been spending a lot of time lately obsessed with phenomenons from decades past. I find it interesting to finally encounter something in its entirety that I’ve heard quoted or referenced for years. I often encounter a sort of mental shift afterward. For instance, a lot of playground conversations make a lot more sense now that I’ve seen Beetlejuice. Same too with The Karate Kid, which I only saw three years ago. Is this useful knowledge to acquire? Maybe not. But still. There you have it.

So, please forgive me if I’m a little unstuck in time of late. Between concurrent viewings of the second season of Twin Peaks, Designing Women, Alien, and the back catalog of Doctor Who, I’m not sure I would be able to accurately tell you the current president, should I be struck on the head. But I do understand that you do not mess with a Sugarbaker woman, know that the owls are not what they seem, and am relieved that the afterlife comes with an instruction manual. Surely that’s good for something.

What pop culture have you enjoyed after the fact?

This post was sponsored by the Television on DVD Council of the Americas.

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