I was a tween/teen in the 70s, and while I still love the music, it wasn't a period I particularly enjoyed living through and when I see a "prestige" film from the time, I remember why. Looking back on it, my opinion is that a combination of Vietnam, the student movement, Watergate, and Stagnation inspired a lot of the movies a grittier, more depressing feel. It was also before the Reagan Revolution and the conservative reaction, and even some of the stuff on TV was more daring than what you'd see in the 90s or 00s. Soap, Hill Street Blues. Cabaret, which was staged in the 60s and filmed in the 70s fit that mold.
Oh, and women didn't have fake boobs, and it seemed like none of them wore bras. Even when I watch reruns of the Love Boat, I start ranting, why aren't any of the women wearing foundation garments? 🙂 But I digress.
I watched the first fifteen minutes and I was losing interest so I came here to see if the show was worth watching. I guess it is. I'll go give it another try!