With so much choice today for TV viewing, it is nice for us older folks to go back and watch show we remember and liked. It is also a chance to rediscover a show we did not watch at the time, or were just a bit too young to get it.
Here are some quips about going back and watching old shows now, when we are all grown up.
* There is a sense of comfort watching.
* But, not all shows were good, we just liked them at the time. Your age determined that for sure. There is no need to remake or reboot old shows to day's audience. I will not watch them
* They are there for entertainment, for the most part, not some soul-searing venture that depresses you every time. I was a huge fan of "St. Elsewhere" but it go so depressing that I had to stop.
* Seeing the stars in their early appearances before they made it big is great trivia.
* Some shows do not hold up well while others do. On that note, some shows were just for their time and hard to watch now. Some shows do not stand the test of time. Many of them are sitcoms which tried too hard to get a message home, while others filled themselves with politics. At least for me, that is:
- "Laugh In" - just hard to watch this one now.
- "All In the Family" - who in their right mind like Meathead?
- "Maude" - political yet she is great. Hard to watch now
* I never liked "The Cosby Show" back then and kept it to myself.
* Was "The Waltons" creepy for anyone else? I could not get myself to tune in after trying that show on CBS. On that note, I have never seen an entire episode of "60 Minutes." I knew back then something was fishy about that one. The ambush feeling got me then as well.
- It is comfortable going back and watching those shows that you watched when you were young.
- Go back and watch "I Dream of Jeanie." That cast is incredible and the timing is flawless.
- How did Bob Denver (Gilligan) ever become a star?
- Svengoolie is all that was good about campy movies and showed a love of movies rarely seen today. It was about the movies, trivia and the fun of it. Oh, it still is.
- Nobody could take on Johnny Carson and win yet many tried. It came down to the elitists thinking they needed an intellectual show to compete against it. You know, for those who are too smart to watch Carson. It never worked. People wanted to be entertained and Johnny did that.
To the moon Alice...
To be continued...