There are so many televisions shows today that are just so good that people actually binge watch it over and over again. Series nowadays are indeed very different from before, people are obsessing over shows like “Stranger Things,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Riverdale,” and more. However, there is one television show back in the late 1980s to early 1990s that is actually making a comeback, and that is “The Golden Girls.”
— hulu (@hulu) January 7, 2017
Hulu Throws It Back
It was at the beginning of last year when Hulu started streaming this hit sitcom back in the day entitled as The Golden Girls. The show was about four older women who are embracing the single life while living in Miami.
It has been more than twenty years since this series was released and this main star, Betty White, is actually 95-years-old now and also the last surviving member of the original cast. She has been dubbed as one of America’s sweethearts of her generation. According to the spokesperson of Hulu, they immediately grab the chance to get the license to stream the said television show since it has definitely stood the test of time.
The move was kind of bizarre since it felt like a gamble for Hulu to bring back something like this to its streaming service, targeting the millennials who were still babies when the show first came out. Then again, it turns out that this generation is actually currently obsessing over nostalgia series and films like The Golden Girls.
A lot of people in their 20s admitted that they enjoy watching shows like Game of Thrones, but then again, classic television shows like The Golden Girls can be somewhat considered as a comfort show especially because of the sense of nostalgia it evokes. It is like eating regular meals every day but craving comfort food every so often.
The original Golden Girls in the late 1980s
Remember that this is the generation that made the trend about “throwbacks”, which is why it is very common nowadays to take a glimpse from the past, instead of always watching highly CGI-ed television shows.
Millennials On The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls are said to be also somewhat relatable for millennial women in a way that not a lot of people expected. Most of the time, when people think of something relatable, they would immediately think that a situation must a lot like what you have experienced.
However, what they don’t realize is that it is just not the case all the time. There are moments when things get relatable when you live in the unknown and actually be scared of it. This is basically where The Golden Girls come into the picture.
The Golden Girls sitcom won an Emmy and Golden Globes
Most people believe that The Golden Girls sitcom would be way too old for millennials since it is not as catchy as Stranger Things or other series. Turns out that most millennial women actually find the classic sitcom somewhat relatable even if they aren’t exactly on their prime yet.
This is because they tend to foresee what the future might hold, and it is not about all the advanced technology or artificial intelligence, it is more on how life may turn out like, without actually stressing over it.
Based on some statistics millennial women nowadays are known for having a hard time when reaching their adult years. With focusing on their chosen career and starting a family, it could get pretty complicated.
With so much stress, they tend to avoid self-care, which is something very important. The sitcom mainly focuses on issues about being an elderly woman in a fun approach, this way, middle-aged women can actually have an idea on what their lives may actually be like a couple of years from now, and they could also find ways to handle it before they happen.
The Golden Girls depicts how women their age are not those pitiful people that could barely walk or do their own makeup. These represents elder women as fun, strong, and are still trying to live their life to the fullest, instead of just waiting for their untimely deaths.
The positivity that this sitcom brings to women is considered to be really inspiring, especially when things get though with life something. Hardships and struggles don’t stop, it is part of living, so no matter how old you may be. Always remember to pick yourself up, get over it and just move on.