Friday, July 23, 2010

TV Blasts from the Past

By Heather

My husband was flipping channels last weekend when he stumbled across Davey and Goliath, a show he watched regularly (reruns!) as a little boy. As we watched for a while there was no denying that the animation is prehistoric, the overall feel is straight out of the early 60s, but the moral of the stories still ring true and the simple charm of the show is still as strong as ever.

I’d seen the show once or twice as a little girl, but my favorite shows back then were vastly different.

Hardy Boys
I didn’t miss this show. Come Sunday night, I was parked in front of the TV, and I don’t think I budged for the whole hour it was on.

One Day at a Time
Dysfunctional family angst at its best. Valerie Bertinelli is still one of my favorite actresses. (And I still think the mom should have married the handyman.)

Little House on the Prairie
This is still one of my favorite shows. There is nothing not to love about Ma, Pa, Laura and her sisters.

Quincy, M.E.
I wasn’t a normal kid, okay? I adored this show and would run home from school to watch the reruns.

The Love Boat
This show was just plain fun for me. A guilty pleasure, even back then.

I also loved older shows—was a sucker for them. Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, My Three Sons, F Troop, Gidget…the list goes on and on.

Huh—guess I watched a lot of TV!

What are some of your childhood favorites?