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Old 02-11-2017, 07:44 PM
 
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I don't know where to post this, but since this is related to entertainment, I'd post there anyway.

When I look into the 90s shows, they have bright and vibrant yellowish/reddish/orangeish look (just like when I look into old color photos, they are colorful), while today shows have more natural and darker look. Why?

Look into Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, Beverly Hills 90210, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more. Same applies to the 80s and earlier shows like Seinfeld, Cheers, and more. They have look and color which is now rare at the TV shows airing today. Even HD versions of the 90s shows still look same as the original version look.

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Old 02-13-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Watervliet, NY
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I think one thing that affects it is whether or not they were shot in front of an audience rather than on real sets. I do notice the differences you note and there was always a different look to the ones shot "in front of a live studio audience."
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:55 PM
 
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Late 80's/early 90's were bright in fashion trends. Also, the show's you noted were Sitcom's and/or youth oriented. Look at the dramas of the period and you'll notice darker palette and lighting.
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:56 AM
 
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Ok, now I understand. Thanks.
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:25 AM
 
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When I look into the 90s shows, they have bright and vibrant yellowish/reddish/orangeish look (just like when I look into old color photos, they are colorful), while today shows have more natural and darker look. Why?
Because todays shows ARE DIGITAL and the colours are NOT NATURAL ... I do not like watching any of my shows I used to watch in the 70s,80s now because they are digitalised and look horrible!!!!!

I havent watched TV in about 5 years and I dont miss it........ I prefer analogue...... A much better experience in every way....
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Location: The end of the world
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There are tons of reasons for this. Basically because of 2001. That is the primary reason. Another is the aging boomers who still watch television 24/7hr a day. Of course if you can afford cable you will see many shows have moved to or is edited cable programming. Pay television as well as internet have stolen away the masses.
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Old 04-13-2017, 02:31 AM
 
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You've got to see some of the first shows done in color. Joey Bishop had a situation comedy in the early 1960s that one of the retro broadcast networks airs, and it's almost saturated.
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Old 04-16-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Lots of factors there. Some shows back then were filmed using actual film so look very different. Digital vs analogue makes a big difference as well as HiDef vs no def.
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Lots of shows now are shot with single camera (think: The office, Parks & Rec, Modern Family) and those will naturally look different than the shows that are shot with 3 cameras in the studio (Like Cheers, Friends, Seinfeld, etc).
What do you think about Big Bang Theory ( one of the shows currently shot in a studio with 3 cameras and an audience) or 2 Broke Girls? Do those shows remind you of the "old days" of sitcoms?
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:45 AM
 
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Adding to the valid reasons above, when color tv was introduced people wanted to see COLOR. The sets represented more than a few week's wages.
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