I’ve been noticing lately on a number of TV shows, when flashbacks happen, it always looks like they’re set in the 70s-- a lot of browns, oranges, short shorts, shaggy hair on boys, Farrah Fawcett styles on girls. Basically, even though 20 years ago was mid-90s, if TV people want to show us a scene from 20 years ago, they break out the 70s wardrobe and sets.
I noticed it most recently on Dexter, but I first noticed it on some show that I’m now drawing a blank on.
Anyone else notice this, or am I crazy? It’s like the directors out there are stylistically emulating the flashbacks from shows they watched during their own coming-of-age TV viewing. Or maybe 90s styles are too similar to current ones, so they need to set the scene in a more clear fashion that this is a flashback from many years ago; look at how old the styles are.