The Quintessential Detective Shows of the 80s and 90s
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by Shembo
8M ago
Ah, the 80s and 90s! A time when shoulder pads were bigger than your hopes and dreams for the future and mullets were, for some reason, a fashion statement. But if there's one thing we can all agree was bang-on in that era, it's the abundance of epic crime-detective TV shows. So, pop in your mixtape, tease that hair, and let's revisit the 10 best crime-solving shows. Magnum, P.I. (1980-1988) Before Tom Selleck was making us laugh with his thick moustache and "dad" vibes in "Friends", he was...well, still rocking that moustache, but solving crimes in Hawaii as Thomas Magnum. Aloha, plot twist ..read more
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The Undeniable Lure of 80s and 90s Nostalgia
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by Shembo
8M ago
Geriatric Millennials Unite! Alright, gather around the proverbial water cooler (or, you know, the MSN chatroom). Let's have a chinwag about why our treasured 80s and 90s nostalgia is more than just fond memories of questionable fashion choices and VHS tapes. There's a reason we're all still mad about the times when EastEnders actually had decent storylines and Mr Blobby terrorised the nation. 1. The 'Mixtape' Era: We Worked for Our Music Today, youngsters simply swipe and tap to get their favourite tunes on Spotify. But back in the golden era, we had to work for our music! If you wanted a pl ..read more
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Oh My God We're Back Again!
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by Shembo
3y ago
So… 2020 eh?!! I’m not even going to go into how much of a MARE this year has been but the fact that the blog hasn’t been updated since March when Covid-19 hit… speaks volumes! Finding inspiration and motivation was hard and novel ideas became as interesting as banana bread and Zoom quizzes! Things have been fairly glum at Fresh Retro Juice HQ but alas… we gotta get back on it! PLUS I’ve missed our retro rambles on all things 80s and 90s pop culture! So hold tight fine people of the interweb as we brush off the cobwebs and continue to bring you delightful nostalgic musings to help ease us out ..read more
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10 Of The Best 80s Movie Montages
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by Shembo
4y ago
The four things which have lifted my heart in this Covid 19 lockdown are playing old video games, the key change in Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time” on my daily power ballad walk and of course watching some of the best 80s movie montages. The classic movie montage is a clever cinematic device filmmakers employ to show the audience how the hopeless lead morphs into a triumphant hero!  Yes, the director could have taken the time to weave believable sub-plots, nuanced character traits or dropped subtle hints that foreshadows the journey of our protagonist BUT THAT IS ZERO FUN! Instead a great 8 ..read more
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17 Of The Best Retro Arcade Games
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by Shembo
4y ago
The golden age of retro arcade games is somewhat debatable but what can be agreed, is that it exploded into the mainstream from the lates 70s and early 80s with popular iconic games like Pong, Space Invaders and Asteroids. The rise in retro video games soon began to leak into popular culture with cartoons, songs and cult classic 80s movies like Tron and The Last Starfighter. Video arcades doubled in business across North America in the early 80s, and the US video game industry amassed a huge $2.8 Billion in revenue just ..read more
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A Pitch To Quit Facebook
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by Shembo
4y ago
Although Facebook continues to be the giant of social media since its inception in 2004, effortlessly suplexing cheap imitations into submission, many people are now seeking to quit Facebook in favour for alternative forms of online communities. Dumping or deleting Facebook entirely is a big decision for many businesses but taking a step back can sometimes help you see a lot clearer and set better goals. The marketing strategy for Facebook is very clear: Give me all of your attention and money. Thank you please! Back in t ..read more
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12 Of The Best & Worst Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
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by Shembo
4y ago
I was born and raised on martial arts movies because my dad was a fan. From the definitive Bruce Lee classics to obscure 70s Shaolin monk themed films, and of course watching one of the greatest 80s action stars of the time, Jean-Claude Van Damme. The 1980s action film scene consisted of the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Sylvester Stallone and Steven Seagal. Cinematic tough guy legends with sweat dripping biceps, comical one lines and questionable storylines, who churned out straight to VHS movies my father would often rent from our local video shop. I championed Van Damme eve ..read more
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Sometimes You’ve Got To Be Your Own Hero
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by Shembo
4y ago
As a kid I always loved the idea of being a part of my very own choose your own adventure story. Battling it out as an intrepid explorer. The type of escapade where all I had was a pirate map found conveniently in my parents attic, a mysterious diary written by an evil dark wizard… and a half-eaten Penguin chocolate bar because snacks are important! Whether this big adventure was making a fort out of a mattress dragged from my bed then propped up against a wardrobe with a bed sheet and a broom as a weapon… or going on a bike ride with my friends as an attempt to replicate the entire movie of ..read more
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Hard Knock Life in the 90s : 13 Reasons Why Kids Today Wouldn’t Cope
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by Shembo
4y ago
Kids today have it so easy. Facts. And yes, I realise that I sound approximately 87 years old but I’m ok with that. Life in the 1990s were full of some truly glorious times like getting tired from playing instead of getting tired from adulting or pulling a back muscle from ‘sitting down wrong’! But also, in hindsight the 90s had its fair share of really frustratingly awkward times. Times when looking back now either makes zero sense or were just a struggle. Looking at how easy my young niece and nephew have it now with th ..read more
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Ultimate 80s Christmas Toy List
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by Shembo
4y ago
Raise one hand if you’re a child of the 80s who remembers excitedly circling toys in the Argos catalogue so Santa could hook you up? Raise your other hand if despite your best efforts of casually leaving said Argos catalogue around the house and writing down explicit instructions of your NEED for the best toys of the decade, were you still left crying bitter tears of disappointment on Christmas morning?! As an adult I can now see that some of my requests were clearly outrageous and would require both parents to sell an internal organ on the black market to pacify my bratty whims, BUT at the t ..read more
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