The show started with quick clips from classic 80s movies such as Back to the Future, Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. All favorites of mine. All movies I've watched a bazillion times and will most likely watch a bazillion more times before I take my last breath. You can't beat these films. Memorable characters. Simple, yet engaging storylines. Good soundtracks.
Ahh, those were the days. The 80s rock!
Basically if it's 80s-themed, it's for me. I've spoken about Stanger Things here on this blog before, which has an 80s backdrop, but I recently discovered another show set in this beloved time period, The Carrie Diaries, on Netflix. It chronicles the teen years of Carrie Bradshaw who was a character on Sex and the City. Now I never watched Sex and the City, but this teen version is amazing. Great 80s fashion, music, and hair. I also love Carrie as a character. She's got dreams of being a writer and that's something I can totally appreciate. She's got all the typical teenage drama. It's fun to escape into Carrie's world for 45-minute trips.
I'm fairly certain I will have to write an 80s-themed romance at some point in my writing career. It's possible my subconscious has been working on since the actual 80s. I know it'll come out on the page one of these days. I've referenced the 80s in some of my existing books, but the decade begs for a story of its own from me.
So... I "won't stop believin'" I'll write one.
Is there a decade that calls to you? Which one? Why?