I’m a thirtysomething

Next year, I’ll be 60 – but, in a sense, I’ve always thought of myself as a thirty something. When I was in my 20s, I felt older than my peers. Throughout my 40s and 50s, I’ve felt much younger in attitude than my chronological age and really enjoy the company of people in their 30s.
Perhaps this is why I used to delight so much in the American television series “Thirtysomething” which was co-created by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz and broadcast between 1987 and 1991. Later, I liked the British series “Cold Feet”, written by Mike Bullen and broadcast between 1997 and 2000, which similarly portrayed the real-life challenges of being thirty something.
Now a new British series is addressing a similar age group. It’s called “Talk To Me” and is written by Danny Brocklehurst. He has explained in this article why he suggested the series and why he thinks this subject matter makes such good television. I share his analysis that ordinary lives can make really good drama.

One Comment

  • mavis

    I reached the age of my face at 40 something and it was a great relief, I still feel about 21.
    ‘Cold Feet’ was good and you could relate to the characters; but after watching two episodes of ‘Talk to Me’, no thanks.