Review: National Geographic's 'The '80s' gets the decade just right

April 14, 2013 3:04 PM

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Review: National Geographic's 'The '80s' gets the decade just right

The six-hour, three-part documentary 'The '80s: The Decade That Made Us' on National Geographic reveals just how significant those years turned out to be — leg warmers and all.

Ray-Bans, glam-rock hair, acid-washed jeans, the yuppie and Reaganomics, and all those regrettable images of women in power suits and tennis shoes. It seemed even as it was occurring an age of Culture Lite, a consumer-driven wasteland after the socially and politically transformative '60s and '70s.

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