Wednesday, August 5, 2015

TV Oldies…


Hi, Duffy Brown here chatting about the old TV shows. 

It’s not that I don’t like the new shows on TV but sometimes I just want to watch something from years ago. It’s like visiting old friends. And with the help of Netflix and Hulu and Amazon Prime I can do it without commercials.



Even if without Netflix and the like there are channels that show the oldies. Andy Griffith, Mary Tyler Moore, Colombo are around a lot on one channel or another. I tried watching Magnum PI and some of the old Murder She Wrote but it takes soooo long for something to happen I usually fall asleep. And some of the acting...holy cow. Yeah, acting does matter a lot!

One of my fav oldies is Hercule Poirot. Even if the mystery itself is slow the character is so intriguing he always entertains. David Suchet does such an amazing job.

They canceled Psyche but I really liked that show. Gus and Sean were fun together and it’s fast and funny, especially the early episodes. Midsomer Murders on the BBC with Tom…not John...are fun.

But my all time fav oldie show is The Gilmore Girls. Thank heavens they were on for seven seasons! 

When I get tired of my life and need a break I’ll go see what’s going on in Stars Hollow with Lorelai and Rory and Luke and Miss Patty. This is one of those shows I wish they’d do a reunion for. I’d love to see how

Lorelai and Luke are doing and if Rory ever got back with Logan.




So what about you? Got an oldie show you just love to pieces? One you turn on it’s like visiting old friends?

31 comments:

Laurie Iglesias said...

Yes, the oldie show I love to pieces is I Love Lucy.

Shannon Molloy said...

Murder, She wrote is a favorite, of course but I also love Diagnosis Murder and even Matlock. Thank goodness for Hallmark Mysteries & Movie channel because they show all three!

Nicole said...

Hi Duffy! Magnum PI and Murder, She Wrote are my "background" tv shows - lol! I usually have them on in the kitchen while I'm cooking or doing laundry. I don't really watch much US television, because nowadays it seems to be all reality television and I don't care for that. I watch a lot of BBC and also PBS if I'm watching tv, and if I'm streaming I'll use Netflix, Amazon Prime or Acorn (this is strictly British programming). My faves are Poirot, Miss Marple, Grantchester, Downton Abbey, Sherlock (I know how you love Benedict!). I'm thinking about starting Call the Midwife because I've heard good things about it. I'd forgotten about Matlock and Diagnosis Murder (you can't go wrong with either Andy Griffith or Dick Van Dyke!!!), thanks to Shannon above for reminding me....I'll have to look for those on Amazon Prime and/or Netflix. Also, since you love David Suchet have you read his book "Poirot and Me"? I've had it in my Amazon cart forever because I'm waiting for it to come back in stock in hardcover. :-)

Carrie Datema said...

My husband and I always say we were born a decade too late. The two of us were born in the late 70's, but love the music, movies, and televisions shows from that era more than anything. So my favorite old shows are M.A.S.H. and Emergency, we watch them almost daily and even got our 9 year old daughter into them. By the way loved Gilmore Girls also and I was more of a fan of Dean and Rory, but huge fan of Luke and Lorelei.

Anonymous said...

I love the oldies and would gladly watch them over what they call TV shows, today!

Debra Menard said...

I love the Gilmore girls,and leave it to beaver

Anonymous said...

I love "Mash" which used to be on lots of channels all the time but isn't anywhere now. I like lots of the shows on Acorn TV but don't know how to stream them so usually have to wait to get sets from the library. Caught 2 out of the 3 newest "Foyle's War" on PBS recently but forgot to turn on the third one but am ok because I checked out the set. Also got the latest "Midsomer Murders" with a new sidekick for John. Definitely liked Tom better than John. My friend and I used to say at the rate they killed off characters during the shows, the last people standing in the county would be Tom and Joyce and they would kill each other in the final episode. Cordella

Grandma Cootie said...

I can clear a room in a flash by turning on what I want to watch on TV - always oldies. There are a few current shows that I watch but love my old shows and Hallmark Channel and Cozi TV.

And Midsomer Murders - yes! Tom of course.

Duffy Brown said...

I never tire of Lucy!

Duffy Brown said...

Yes, thank heavens we can still get these oldies. I really don’t know what I would do. They are my salvation when life gets crazy. Better than Prozac. LOL

Duffy Brown said...

Oh, Nicole, I watch more BBC shows than US as well. Your favs are mine. I so need to get Poirot and Me. Sound fantastic. The Brits do mystery so well… they rock!

Duffy Brown said...

Me too, Patricia!!

Duffy Brown said...

I’m a Gilmore Groupie! I find myself asking WWLD…what would Lorelei do. I love escaping to Stars Hollow!

Duffy Brown said...

Oh the comment on Tom and Joyce is a total hoot…I’m still laughing. Thanks for that. All the shows you like are on Netflix. I have an Apple TV…it cost $100 and then Netflix for $8 a month. I got the Apple TV for a Chirstmas gift. You can stream with it. I don’t know what I’d do without it.

Duffy Brown said...

Yes, the Hallmark Channel. Do you watch Cedar Cove? Don’t know why I like it but I do. Give me the oldies any day!!!

Shannon Molloy said...

I pay extra each month just to have the package that includes that channel. When in doubt, turn to channel 565. LOL!

Margaret said...

I LOVE 1970's T.V.!!! Our Time Warner Cable offers MET.V. and it is wonderful. Everything from the 50's to 80's.
There are a few new shows I enjoy, and I think are well done; but nothing beats the old stuff. Two of the "newer old shows" I like (however) are Fraiser and The Golden Girls, they keep me laughing.

Rachelle21 said...

I am a trekker so I will watch any of the Trek shows I find. I don't watch Zoo or any of the zombie stuff. I did tap Man from U.N.C.L.E. episodes as Neil's cousin had a part on one. I'm not sure if the tapes are still here or any good. I do catch the Golden Girls on Hallmark sometimes.

Rachelle21 said...

I also plan to go on a bus trip to see Carol Burnett on my birthday.

Jeannie D. said...

I love I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched. I loved Perry Mason, watched it with my Daddy when I was young. Love the old shows.

Duffy Brown said...

I love both. Betty White is my hero. What fun!

Duffy Brown said...

Hi, Rachelle!!! I don’t do Zombies either. That a realative was on a series show like UNCLE Is fantastic. Holy cow. I’m so glad you and Neil doing well. Hugs, Duffy

Duffy Brown said...

Now that’s a fantastic B-day!!!!!!! Way to go.

Duffy Brown said...

Perry Mason was the best, used to watch it wth my parents too. Great memories. And I loooove Bonanza.

mary kennedy said...

Duffy, you are so right about the over-the-top acting! But I agree, the plots are marvelous...love Hercule Poirot!!

ann cox said...

Matlock, Scarecrow and Mrs King, Columbo

ann cox said...

Matlock, Scarecrow and Mrs King, Columbo

Duffy Brown said...

I just love Poirot. The character is fantastic.

Duffy Brown said...

I watch Matlock a lot. What a fun character and he likes hotdogs. Yummm.

Grandma Cootie said...

I haven't gotten into Cedar Cove too much yet, but I am now hooked on When Calls the Heart. What a fun blog this has been, nice to see so many people love the old old shows as much as I do!

Shirley said...

Love watching Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Boy Meets World.