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Offline kimmy

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Re: Netflix Recommendations
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2017, 10:52:25 am »
I'm always impressed by the work that goes into creating authentic settings for programs set in the recent past.   With things set far back in history, there's not nearly as much work, because there's simply not as much stuff to consider and because few in the audience would know the difference anyway. Nobody's going to be saying "This show is supposed to be set in the 10th century but these swords have the full-length fuller that Vikings weren't using until the 11th century. This is such a joke!"

Things set in the recent past, on the other hand, are full of stuff that many of the viewers will remember, sometimes fondly and sometimes with annoyance.  The potential for screw-ups, and for distracting the viewer with an incorrect detail, is enormous.  "That car was really expensive at the time. How could a struggling single mom afford it?"  and so on.

Jalopnik did a similar breakdown for the cars of Stranger Things:

https://jalopnik.com/the-cars-of-stranger-things-are-as-perfect-as-the-show-1784727336

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