Entertainment of the 1990's!
By: Taylor Stiller

TV! In the 1990's 98% of households in the U.S. now had TVs in them. The average viewer spent up to seven hours a day watch television shows. The most popular shows in the 90's were sitcoms. This included shows such as Seinfeld, Friends, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Full House, and Roseanne. MTV was the network made for teenagers, starting the shows labeled as Reality television and usually involving TV shows that incorporated the modern day music. The debut of The Simpsons in early 1990 set the footprints for all animated sitcoms to follow, including helping animated sitcoms such as South Park and Family Guy to become successful. The Simpsons was so popular that new episodes are still being made today.

Movies! Movies also evolved in many ways in the 1990's. Many movies were now full-length films, movies were able to be displayed both on theater screens and on smaller TV screens, and instead of only seeing wide-angle scenes in a room they were now able to show close-up scenes. Many of the movies that were released in the 1990's are now classics and are still many people's favorite movies. Some of the most well known movies of the 90's included: Titanic, The Lion King, Forrest Gump, Home Alone, Toy Story, Big Daddy, The Water Boy, Pocahontas, and Tarzan.

Video Games! Video gaming in the 1990's went from graphic overlays to actual 3D graphics and helped support many new types of genres of video games. Super Mario 64 was the video game that changed it all. This video game was praised for how it took 3D enviroment of wide open spaces and graphics at the time. Polygons were now being used instead of pixels and many new video games tried to follow Mario's success.

Michael Jordan!

Wayne Gretzky!

Sammy Sosa!

Sports! Whether your sports hero of the 90's was Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, or Tiger Woods, Sports was a huge part of entertainment in the United States during this time. Many role models we still have today come from 1990's sports. Michael Jordan an NBA Basketball player who revolutionized sports marketing through deals with huge companies like Gatorade and Nike. Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France in 1999 shortly after battling testicular cancer. The Dallas Cowboys won three Super bowls in a four year span. The Ultimate Fighting and Pride Fighting Championships debut and evolve into the modern sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Sports in the 1990's help the athletic world evolve into what we know and indulge in today.

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