Wait! Calm down for a moment! After waiting for almost four decades, is there really going to be a season 10 of Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’?
Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family became a source of entertainment for many families during 1971-1979. The heart-warming storyline and the rational behaviour of all the characters made this 90s sitcom live forever in the hearts of many. However, despite its funny and interesting storyline, many thought that by the end of the show, the episodes became repetitive and felt a little forced upon the audience. This being said, after delivering 9 seasons, can we expect the release of season 10 after four long decades? Read on to find out.
- What was the sitcom ‘All in the Family’ about?
- One lesson learned from Archie Bunker that is still living in our hearts
- Will there be a season 10?
What did the storyline of ‘All in the Family’ revolve around?
The 90’s most popular sitcom ‘All in the Family’ was an adaptation of the British TV series ‘Till Death Us Do Part’. Created by Norman Lear, this show revolved around the Bunker family, belonging to lower-middle-class strata and living in Queens, New York. Much of the plot of the show was about the protagonist, Archie Bunker, played by Carroll O’Connor, who had a conservative idea about what America should be, and felt threatened with the rise of other ethnic minorities in the country. His protectiveness towards America was easily blended in his grouchy and haughty character. While Archie’s wife, Edith, portrayed by Jean Stapleton, was calmly tolerant towards her husband’s hubristic behaviour, his live-in son-in-law, Mike Stivic, was often seen as unsympathetic towards his father-in-law’s conventional mentality and challenged it, whenever he could find an opportunity.
Despite Archie’s conservative behaviour, he left us all with one valuable lesson
Throughout the series, we were shown how Archie was governed with his prejudiced mindset and was dominated by his pompous and egoistic personality. Not only this, but Archie was also very resistant to change, which made it more difficult for him to accept diversity. However, just like everything that needs to evolve through time, even Archie’s characters became a little liberal and progressive towards the end.
But, how did Archie attain such liberations? Well, it all started with him containing his bigoted thinking. Slowly and gradually, he became more open to accepting social diversity, and, finally, he conquered his prejudices and started to implement changes in his way of thinking. This journey of Archie Bunkers is a lesson for many of us to overcome the notions that are restricting us in changing and evolving in life.
Will there be a season 10 of ‘All in the Family’?
Okay! This might be a little hard for all the ‘All in the Family’ fans out there, but the chances of the renewal of the series are very less. Well, what we think is that there is no viable reason for Norman Lear to make a season 10. The last season ended on a light-hearted note and renewing it might just ruin the very beautiful ending of the show. Apart from this, we did get to watch more of Archie Bunker in the spin-off of the show, ‘Archie Bunker’s Place’, which also, by the way, had the highest ratings in its time.
Honestly speaking, we all are as disappointed as you all might be; however, just as Archie Bunker learned to implement and accept change in life, we all need to live with the fact that there might not be a season 10 of ‘All in the Family’.
Anyway, moving on from the sad thoughts, do you have a favourite line from the show or is there any other lesson that you learned from Archie Bunker? Let us know all about it in the comment section below.