Thursday, April 23, 2020

Rediscovering Old Favorites

by Gayle Leeson

While the world has been on lockdown, I've found comfort in shows I've enjoyed in the past but haven't seen in ages. I'd watched the reruns of Bewitched whenever I caught them on TV, but I bought the series on DVD when I was researching the Ghostly Fashionista Series. I remembered how Samantha often had to deal with her mother when she was the only person who could see her and thought that might provide some fodder for scenes between my heroine Amanda and her friend Max, the ghostly fashionista.

Bewitched was such a fun show. My favorite characters were Samantha, Endora, Aunt Clara, and Uncle Arthur. I believe one of the most underrated characters was the unflappable Abner Kravitz played by George Tobias.

My mom says she once overheard me tell my brother while he and I were watching an episode of the show, "Mama can do that."

"She cannot," my brother declared.

I nodded. "She can too. How do you think we got all this stuff?"

Poor Daddy, who worked his butt off for "all this stuff," really appreciated that comment, I'm sure!

But, seriously, who wouldn't want to be Samantha? Or Endora, for that matter? Endora was the one who had all the fun--lunching in Paris, sunning on the Riviera, visiting the Dalai Lama in Tibet.

Another show we've rediscovered is Psych. If you haven't watched the show, the main character Shawn is hyper-observant and pretends to be a psychic to help the Santa Barbara Police Department solve crimes. His best friend (since childhood) and sleuthing partner is Gus. It's a cute, funny show, and our whole family enjoys it.

While we've also been watching movies, and my husband and I enjoy some of the dramas on Acorn, these lighthearted shows have brightened our days lately.

Tell me, what have you been watching to keep your spirits up? Because I know it's not the news.


SandyG265 said...

I’ve been watching Jeopardy, the food network, and MASH

The Happy Whisk said...


Have the entire series on DVD. LOVE IT!

Gayle said...

MASH was a good one too! :D