Brad Roemer Discusses the Best 90s Television Shows
While many say that the golden age of television is long gone, Brad Roemer feels as though we are in the second golden age of television. There are so many shows to sort through that it is nearly impossible to keep up with all the television that comes out on a near-weekly basis. That combined with the new way they produce seasons, we are at a loss as to where to start. Thankfully, when the shows get too much for us to keep up with, we can take a break and travel back to when television seemed much simpler.
Past Shows Still Worth Watching
On this list, you will find some of the greatest shows of the 90s that have paved the way for shows of today to even exist. Even if you take the nearly 30-year gap between then and now, these shows could still hold their own in the ratings today.
- ER – It is impossible to discuss the 90s drama shows without mentioning ER. They were years and years ahead of their time. They tackled many of the most difficult topics then and now. If you give their 15-season show a watch, you will find a wide range of topics such as drug abuse, workplace murders, child abuse, abortion, and euthanasia. These topics were just as hard to tackle then, as they are now. Our hats are off to the writers, producers, and actors that spoke to the hearts of the audience.
- Seinfeld – Even though some of the actors on the show have had their run-ins with the law and critics since the show, there is something to be said for a 9-season run. The show captured for friends from different walks of life and showed many of their strange antics. Many have said that it was a show about nothing, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. We still look fondly at episodes like, “The Contest” and “The Chinese Restaurant.” Many have tried to reproduce these episodes in various ways, but none have even come close.
- Frasier – Considered by most critics as the most popular ever spin-off in television history. We are not critics, but we would have to whole-heartedly agree with that assessment. If you didn’t know, Frasier is a spin-off of the wildly successful Cheers in which Frasier Crane returns to Seattle to tend to his aging father.
- Married…With Children – This show launched both Ed O’Neil and Katey Sagal into television royalty and initiating the career of Christina Applegate. This lower middle-class family living in the Chicago suburbs shows that simply being family with a great sense of humor is all you can ever ask for in life. It also does not hurt to bicker with the neighbors and have a High School football career.
Sure, you could find some great television being produced today, but if you are looking for the shows that started it all, Brad Romer suggests that you take a look at one of the above shows and see how great television was just a few short years ago.