#DopeTopic: What Ever Happen To Good Ole' Classic Shows Like The Cosby Show? [Black TV]
I think it's crazy that my generation has different shows to watch. I mean now TV is full with reality shows, that actresses and actors are beginning to lose their jobs. I mean, we used to have shows like The Cosby Show that showed the real life of a black family. All the family got together and watched the show! See, today families can't do that. One person wants to watch this, and the other person wants to watch something else. I would probably say the last time we got something like that was The Proud Family. Like, I just wanna know when Reality Shows got started. Basically, The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family living in a brownstone in Brooklyn Heights, New York, at 10 Stigwood Avenue. The patriarch is Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, an obstetrician, son of a prominent jazz trombonist. The matriarch is his wife, attorney Clair Huxtable née Hanks. They have five children, four daughters and one son: Sondra, Denise, Theodore (Theo for short), Vanessa and Rudy. Despite its comedic tone, the show sometimes involves serious subjects, such as Theo's experiences dealing with dyslexia, inspired by Cosby's son Ennis, who was also dyslexic. The show also deals with teenage pregnancy when Denise's friend, Veronica, played by Lela Rochon, becomes pregnant. I'm just glad I get the chance to still watch this. Kids my age don't even watch good stuff like this. When I get older, I just hope I make an accomplishment as big as this. I won't have five kids though, and I'll probably be a lawyer instead, though Bill Cosby made being a doctor sound fun.