Adolescents in series. Television series for adolescents: yesterday, today, and tomorrow by Franco Olearo
ROME, Monday, December 5th, 2011 (ZENIT.org).- A long time ago, we had Happy Days:a series that began in the USA in 1974, but took place in the 50’s. It was seen as a legacy of a happy recent past: an era where parent-child confrontation never became a dispute. Love was always sought, and it lasted a lifetime. Friendship was an inviolable and unambiguous value. The pleasantness of the characters and the happy ending of each episode were expressions of a society that was proud of itself, thought positively, and aimed for a future where the family takes a fundamental role. In the last episodes of this saga that lasted decades, the young main characters who had already become adults sealed their transition of state with two well-defined events: one public- military service, and one private- marriage.