| Stealing Pop Culture From the 1960s and 1980s...
The trouble with this 1970s pop culture series was factual inaccuracies and what some judged to be "70's hype". The Space hopper, featured in "I Love 1971", was actually available in Britain at least as early as 1969 and a trend then, and Personal Stereos were invented in 1979, but not available here until 1980. Many such inaccuracies punctuated the series, and the fact that the 1970s were a time of misery for many was totally ignored.
It would be accurate to say that "I Love The 1970s" actually covered the pop culture of 1967 to 1982. Many of the things featured in each year had actually been commonplace since the 1960s or were unavailable until the 1980s.
The series was disappointing - misinforming a younger generation of "70s fans" - and had the knock-on effect of also making the 1980s series inaccurate as much early 1980s pop culture had been wrongly featured in the 70s series!