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Mr Magic
Yeah, yeah. I know. It's not the most popular decade, but will you still watch?



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Vaporman87
I'll watch. There were still plenty of interesting things that happened during the first decade of the new millennium. 

Having watched the trailer though, I'm hopeful they don't include too much of Obama, since he was only a part of it for a year and a half.
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Rick Ace Rhodes
Good god no. Unlike the 70's, 80's and 90's there was nothing fun about the culture of the 2000's. In no way shape or form was it a fun decade (and I'm saying this as a kid who spent his growing up years in it).
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echidna64
No thanks
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jkatz
I can't seem to quote for some reason, so this is a response to Rick Ace Rhodes:

I spent a good deal of my childhood in the 2000s and I disagree. It may not have been as fun as the 80s and 90s, but there was a lot to like about the era: PS2, Gamecube. Green Day before they became annoyingly preachy about politics. TV shows like The Sopranos, Deadwood, and Rome which still today are considered to be some of the best. 
The Internet was definitely a lot more fun in the 2000s too.
I'll post some more examples when I think of them.
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Benjanime
i second jkatz's statement, the 2000s decade had its own fond memories to look back on. one prime example is the 2003 tmnt cartoon, it followed more closely on the comics and peter laird had some involvement with the show as well.
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Plus, even myself, a lot of the time that I was in high school throughout the 2000s is something I look back on. In fact, my when the radio at my college would play the Pop2K radio station from SirusXM, there were actually some songs that makes me feel nostalgic just hearing it. Green Day being an example of one of them. Though, in a way it also makes me feel a little old as it makes me realize how much time has been flying by.

And of course, I had a lot of gaming memories during the 2000s. I look back at when I first got the Gamecube, and later the PS2. Played a lot of Animal Crossing during that period. And of course, the Wii, which I now look at as Nintendo's dark period. If there's anything in gaming I can sort of imagine being covered in the CNN documentary, it could be the Wii, if for it's motion control craze that kicked off during that time period.
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Vaporman87
Folks like Jkatz, Ben, and Blue have youthful memories invested in the decade that are special, so it will likely be appealing to the demographic it pertains to, just like the previous decades CNN did.

For me, the 2000s saw many major life changes... none of which will have anything to do with this series. But in its own way, the 2000s are special to me.
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Mr Magic
I have some pretty good memories of the 2000s myself.

PS2 and 3, anyone?
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ThatDudeintheHoodie
A good chunk of my childhood was mixed in the 90s and early 2000s. My teenage years were all in the 2000s with the tail end being in the 2010s. I argue that the early 2000s were an extension of the 90s 
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In articles I wrote for RetroJunk from 2006 through 2009, I wrote about how the 00s were more enjoyable for me than the 90s were. I was actually what TV Tropes would call a Stepford Smiler in those articles. While I certainly enjoyed the pop culture of the 00s more than that of the 90s, I was actually having a very rough time in my personal life. I was not on the right mix of medication, I was seeing a therapist who didn't understand Aspergers' Syndrome, which was also a puzzlement to me and my mom, and speaking of my mom, our relationship was codependent and toxic, as relationships in families with people on the spectrum tend to be. 

I think the best example of the Stepford Smiler trope would be when I wrote an article about my happiness in the 00s in 2008 called "Life Does NOT Suck Today!". I thought I was happy at the time, but the truth is, my life in the 00s was just as distressing, sad and painful as my life in the 90s was. I wouldn't really come to know true happiness until this decade (The New 10s). I started seeing a therapist who understood Asperger's Syndrome, while Wikipedia would help me learn more about it as well, allowing me to talk about how it impacted my life in both bad ways and good ways. I finally got on the right mix of medication. Most importantly for my progress, my mom passed away in 2010. I know that sounds ghoulish and heartless, but hear me out. Our relationship was not a good one. While we both loved each other on a familial level, we didn't like each other as people. She thought I was a selfish hoarder who was nasty, vindictive and bitter. I thought she was a callous hypocrite whose behavior towards me not only bordered on abusive, but sometimes stepped over that border into outright abuse, whether verbal, emotional or even physical. Her death on November 5th, 2010, was a good thing for both of us. She was free of her medical issues and had her spirit restored to her. I was free to live a more honest life, and would eventually come to have greater peace of mind. I'm in a far better in 2018 than I was in 2008, and that's the truth.
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