As today's film and television culture looks back to yesteryear, the host of "Piers Morgan Tonight" is feeling less nostalgic, and more frustrated. As referenced on CNN.com in an article entitled "Piers to Hollywood: Get out of the stone (washed) ages", Piers Morgan used a recent edition of his franchise segment "Only in America" to say of the 1980's, "personally, I would rather forget them."
Nonetheless, Hollywood has hitched it's wagon to the days of stone washed jeans and really big hair, bringing back such hits as "21 Jump Street," "Footloose," and even the soon-to-be-released "Dirty Dancing" reboot.
While Morgan finds the throwback efforts to be "backward," Piper Weiss of Yahoo! Shine says the trend is a natural progression, as the children influenced by 1980's, are today's directors and producers:
"It's kind of fun to have a reason to introduce our pop culture past to kids today and make them more media-literate in terms of how their stuff has been influenced by the stuff we grew up with."
To read more about Piers' resistance to the 1980's resurgence, and the "Only in America" franchise, check out the full CNN.com article.