From the 70s ‘Jiggle TV’ to ‘Juggle TV.’

The New York Times’ TV reviewer Alessandra Stanley observed that while some popular 70s TV shows featuring women (think “Charlie’s Angels”) used to emphasize the cheese factor, the current slate of TV programs largely focuses on women juggling work-life issues while also maintaining their good looks.


“Prime-time heroines nowadays bond over their struggles to balance work and romance, a plight symbolized by the low-cut office wear sported by so many female characters,” Stanley wrote, comparing today’s shows to Farrah Fawcett and her crew of lady crime fighters decades ago. Programs Stanley mentioned that feature women trying to have killer careers AND personal lives include: The new “Women’s Murder Club,” “Private Practice,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives,” the soon-to-premiere “Cashmere Mafia,” “Bionic Woman” and “Heroes.” (October 2007)