Y-Speak: Enjoying old sitcoms

SITCOM or situational comedy is a type of television show genre centered with fix characters who are seen in every episode.

It can be compared with different types of approaches such as sketch comedy or standup comedy. It was originally done in radios before it was adapted by televisions. Sitcoms were really famous back then and people were hooked to Friends, How I Met Your Mother, That 70s Show, Full House, and many more.

One of the famous sitcoms is That 70s Show that was aired from 1998 to 2006. The show is about six teenagers who are living their best lives in Point Place, Wisconsin. Eric Forman is played by Topher Grace, Mila Kunis as Jackie Burkhart, Ashton Kutcher as Michael Kelso, Danny Masterson as Steve Hyde, Laura Drepon as Donna Pinciotti, and Wilmer Valderrama as Fez. The show has eight seasons with 23 to 25 episodes each. Each episode runs for 20 to 22 minutes.

It was set in a suburban place in Wisconsin where the six of them gather in Eric Forman’s basement to hang out. The show runs the depicting the lives of teenagers where fun and sad memories happen. Together they felt the same kind of joys and sorrows that every teenager experiences growing up. It also indicates the life back in the 70s when life was simpler and yet fun.

Watching this show makes you feel and reminisce the life back then, how life was simple with no gadgets. Instead, people get to talk to friends about life, love, and problems. It makes you want to go back then and make good memories with the people who matter the most. Patricia Castro/Multimedia Arts, Malayan Colleges Mindanao


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