In TV on September 18, 2009 at 8:24 pm

New trend in tv: historical sitcoms.  This is a great way to spice up an old form.  Like MASH, or That 70’s show, only ranging freely over time and space.  For example, “Savage Garden”, a show about a wacky family of French aristocrats from some era of extreme decadence when everyone wore wigs and fake moles.  Or “The Pembertons”, about a family of British colonials in Rangoon.  Or a show, kind of like The Brady Bunch plus Gilligan’s Island, set during the cold war: for some (preposterous) reason, the US and the Soviet Union have one nuclear sub that they share.  The crew is half-Russian, half-American.  Hi-jinx, both personal and geopolitical, abound.


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