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American Dreams

2002-2005 Ended/Cancelled
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From the thrill of dancing to the new Ronettes song to the life-changing assassination of a beloved President, American Dreams follows one family's journey through the joys and pains of America in the '60s and early '70s. At the epicenter of these earth-shattering times is Meg Pryor, a style-conscious 15-year-old whose life revolves around the popular dance show, American Bandstand. While Meg's younger brother and sister are concerned with simple pursuits, her older brother, JJ, is fighting to follow his dreams instead of his father's. And unbeknownst to the kids, their parents are struggling to define their own evolving relationship as partners, parents and people. Meanwhile, the world swirls around them - a vibrant combination of rock and roll, equal rights and soon, war. How will the changing times change this American family?

Watching 'American Dreams' on NBC is like watching a bizarre, time-bending commercial for something 40 years in the past. It's a drama where the gimmick is it's setting and it is immersed like a candy apple deeply into the turbulent 60s. But the immaculate detail of the production design and tone of the era sadly amounts to hollow window dressing behind characters and story lines that are clichés. Racial tensions, Vietnam protesting, the Kennedy assassination, big hair, Dick Clark, 'American Bandstand', & constant rebellion and turmoil - every obvious element of the era (and homosexuality to boot) gets paraded before the Pryor family and their friends as they grow up in Philadelphia. That includes a brother who goes off to war.

Theme song: "Generation" by Emerson Hart and Nicole Hart

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Also known as:
Mes plus belles années

Genres: Drama

Language: english


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