2018 in Pop Culture Anniversaries
When a couple hits 10, 15, 25, or 50 years of marriage, they celebrate their milestone anniversary in grand style. Family and friends gather, and sometimes all-out-bashes and parties are thrown in their honor.
But what about pop culture anniversaries?
There are many pop culture phenomena celebrating anniversaries in 2018. Films, television shows, comic books, video games, and music that has created an impact on the generation they came out in, and generations to come.
Below are some major pop culture anniversaries being celebrated this this year.
The Debut of Breaking Bad
10 years ago, on January 20th, one of television’s most memorable characters debuted on a show that exploded on the small screen. Before Breaking Bad hit, audiences were only familiar with actor Bryan Cranston’s less-cool portrayals as Seinfeld’s geeky dentist and the dad on Malcom in the Middle.
That all changed in 2008 when Walter White was born onscreen as a chemistry teacher who would end up wowing audiences as he evolved into a methamphetamine manufacturer and drug dealer — all in an effort to make ends meet.
It’s Britney, Y’all
A pop music icon at the young age of 36, Britney Spears has had her personal ups and downs in the media over the years and she seems at a very good place in life right now.
Still, it was 20 years ago in the fall that a teenaged blonde diva would hit the airwaves, dropping her first single, “Hit Me Baby, One More Time.” The single debuted in September 30, 1998 and would end up selling 10 million copies.
The End of a Seinfeld Era
When this show about nothing first aired on NBC in 1989, television audiences weren’t sure how to take it. However, it wasn’t long before audiences connected to the comedy and it became a huge hit. The show also launched its four main characters, Jerry and his crew, George, Elaine, and Kramer, into the pop culture spotlight.
Sadly, it all came to an end 20 years ago on May 14th with an hour-long episode which saw the four friends land in jail as they sat there and did “nothing” while a car was getting stolen, thus breaking a good Samaritan law in the small town they were visiting. Oh, the irony!