The 2000s

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  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (993)

The 2000s is a television docuseries that was released in 2018, narrated by Chris Connelly, and featuring Renee Graham and Julian Zelizer. This show consists of eight separate episodes, each of which delves into a different topic or theme from the decade that was the 2000s. This series is both entertaining and informative, and is sure to provide viewers with new insights and perspectives on one of the most pivotal periods in recent history.

The first episode of The 2000s is titled "The Platinum Age of Television," and examines the cultural shift that occurred during this time period thanks to the emergence of groundbreaking shows such as The Sopranos, The Wire, and Breaking Bad. The episode explores how these and other cinematic television shows have impacted American culture, both from an artistic and a societal standpoint, and how they've helped pave the way for the era of 'prestige TV' that we find ourselves in today.

The second episode of the series is titled "Mission Accomplished," and critically examines one of the most controversial and divisive moments of the 2000s - the US decision to invade Iraq. This episode delves into the political, military, economic, and personal circumstances behind the invasion, as well as its resulting impact on the country and the world at large.

The third episode, "Yes We Can," explores the 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama and the resulting impact on American society. This episode analyzes the historical significance of this election as the first time an African American became the President of the United States, what paved the way to Obama’s White House and the new political, social landscape that his presidency created in America.

The fourth episode, "I Want My MP3," tells the story of the digital revolution of the early 2000s and its impact on music, media, and technology. This episode covers the rise of Napster and how it forever changed the music industry, the introduction of the first iPod, and the birth of streaming services like Spotify and Pandora. The episode also takes a closer look at Apple's iconic advertising campaign of the time capitalizing with the phrase “I Want My MTV.”

The fifth episode of The 2000s is titled "YouTube Revolutions," and discusses the significance and power behind the video sharing site YouTube. The episode explores how YouTube was a game-changer in so many different contexts, from breaking news stories to introducing new stars such as Justin Bieber and Dane Cook, and how its impact has been felt not just online, but in society and politics as well.

The sixth episode, "Ground Zero," offers an in-depth examination of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath, taking us into the lives of the responders, survivors and victims' families. The episode examines the political and social ramifications of the attacks, the media’s portrayal and subsequent political discourse as a result.

The seventh episode of the series is titled "Yes, Reality TV is Reality." This episode delves into the phenomenon of reality television and its impact on society. It details some of the most iconic reality shows of the decade such as American Idol, Survivor, and The Apprentice. The episode explores how these shows took over the airwaves and became cultural phenomenons, and how they continue to shape society and the media landscape even today.

Finally, the last episode of the series, "The Decade that Changed the World," offers an overview on the entire ten years of The 2000s, showcasing how the decade changed America and the rest of the world forever. The episode examines a variety of topics such as social media, pop culture, sports, and politics, and offers a wide-ranging look at the timeline of the decade, culminating with the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

All in all, The 2000s is an engaging and informative docuseries that offers a fresh look at one of the most defining decades of the 21st century. With its in-depth analysis of key topics, its engaging hosts, and its engaging storytelling, this series is sure to provide audiences with a new sense of understanding and appreciation of the era that was the 2000s.

The 2000s is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on July 8, 2018.

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Yes We Can
7. Yes We Can
August 12, 2018
Barack Obama's presidential campaign and the 2008 presidential election.
I Want My MP3
6. I Want My MP3
August 19, 2018
This episode explores how new technologies like Napster disrupted the music industry.
The Financial Crisis
5. The Financial Crisis
August 5, 2018
This episode explores the financial crisis that threatened the global economy.
The i Decade
4. The i Decade
July 29, 2018
This episode explores the rise of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google.
Quagmire: Bush's 2nd Term
3. Quagmire: Bush's 2nd Term
July 22, 2018
Explore President Bush's desire to end insurgency in Iraq while seeking re-election. In his second term, he must respond to Hurricane Katrina, a burgeoning financial meltdown and his own plummeting poll numbers.
Mission Accomplished
2. Mission Accomplished
July 15, 2018
President George W. Bush responds to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and launches a global war on terror.
The Platinum Age of Television
1. The Platinum Age of Television
July 8, 2018
In the 2000s, television entered the Platinum Age, as storytellers had license to take the medium to new heights. The creative renaissance in television enjoyed groundbreaking shows such as "The Sopranos," "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "Lost," "Survivor" and "American Idol."
Where to Watch The 2000s
The 2000s is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The 2000s on demand at Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 8, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (993)