TELEVISION: I Was a Teenage Teenager

The boys hot-rod and grope the girls, the girls get pregnant and go to prison in a series inspired by teen Z movies of the 1950s

Sure, there's a real generation gap these days. It's reflected in the debate over which decade is worthiest of feeling nostalgic for. People of the '90s flee from the saggy current Zeitgeist toward some more wired, more meaningful time. The '60s and '70s have attracted big cults, but to true devotees of deja voodoo, the golden age was the '50s. Survivors of that era rise from their golf carts and shout, "We don't need no stinkin' Woodstock! And Watergate nostalgia is for wonks! Listen, pal, I was a teenage teenager. I want the '50s -- Ike, Mad, duck and cover, the...

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