U.S. TV Series Discussion: Stranger Things
U.S. TV Series: American Nostalgia
TV show of the evening: Stranger Things. Introduction: Stephen Koetzing.
Everyone is welcome to join us for a screening and discussion of these popular and critically acclaimed TV shows! They reflect a larger trend in contemporary American culture: nostalgia. These select series remind us of 1980s pop culture (Stranger Things) and the politics of the Cold War (The Americans), they take us on a sentimental journey to the tumultuous times of the 1960s (Mad Men) and into a futuristic Wild West (Westworld). How do these shows represent the ‘good old times’ of bygone eras? Why do they speak to us at the current moment? And, what are the politics of looking back to decades past? Come out, get to know the shows, and explore these crucial questions with us! Watch all seasons by borrowing DVDs from the library at the German-American Institute Nuremberg.
Next TV shows and dates:
- Nürnberg, Wednesdays (@DAI Nbg): 10.04. Dr. Katharina Gerund: Mad Men (Drama | 2007 – 2015 | FSK 12) | 08.05. Dr. Peter Maurits: Westworld (SF/Western | 2016 – | FSK 16) | 05.06. Dr. K. Gerund / Dr. P. Maurits / S. Koetzing: The Americans (Crime | 2013 – | FSK 16)
- Erlangen, Thursdays (@vhs club): 14.03. Stephen Koetzing: Stranger Things (Mystery, 2016 – | FSK 16) | 11.04. Dr. Katharina Gerund: Mad Men (Drama | 2007 – 2015 | FSK 12) | 09.05. Dr. Peter Maurits: Westworld (SF/Western | 2016 – | FSK 16) | 06.06. Dr. K. Gerund / Dr. P. Maurits / S. Koetzing: The Americans (Crime | 2013 – | FSK 16)
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