Why are malls portrayed as social gathering places?
Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:47 AM
A lot of the people on this site (myself included) are in their teens and twenties. A lot of people working on TV shows are in their 30s, 40s, 50s, etc. When they were growing up, they didn't have Facebook, cell phones, etc. All they had was seeing either other in person and corded telephones, so it was much more tricky trying to plan things out. Malls were a great solution - just say "meet at the mall at <time>, and we'll figure out what to do from there", a lot of times, if they decided they want to have lunch, watch a movie, or shop, they're already in the right place anyway.
So my theory is that malls were a lot more popular as gathering places than instead of now, and when they're portrayed as such in TV shows and movies, it's a reflection of the writer's childhood/teen years.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:17 AM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:43 AM
It must be something in the atmosphere, I feel it every time I'm at the mall with my friends. It just makes everything right.
*tinfoil hat again*
That would be the mind control gasses in the air-con
Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:45 AM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:49 PM
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