Flashback Friday-Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984-1995)

For most, if not all of humanity’s time on Earth, there has been a fascination about how the other half lives.

Between 1984 and 1995, this curiosity manifested into Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Hosted by Robin Leach, the program took audiences into the lives and homes of the 1%.

For those of us who were around at that time, this show was appointment television. I think what made it successful is the fantasy of that world and how it introduce a “what if” mentality to the audience.

Do I recommend it? Yea, why not?


Flashback Friday- MTV Cribs (2000-Present)

One’s home says a lot about who they are, how they live and what they believe. When it comes to celebrity, those of us who do not live that lifestyle might be a tad curious to see how the other half lives.

MTV Cribs has been part of the MTV lineup for nearly two decades. A variation of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous for the MTV generation, the show takes viewers inside the homes of their favorite performers.

I have two reactions to show. My late teens and early twenties self enjoyed MTV Cribs because it was a window into a world that is not my own. But my thirty something self says that it feels weird to want to take a tour of another person’s home because of their fame.

Do I recommend it? Not really.

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