Don't you miss all the prime-time sitcoms and drama shows from the 70's, 80's and 90's? What's up with this stinking reality TV show craze that started spinning outta' control right before the turn of the century? They take up 2/3's of prime-time programming. And the profession of the 15 minute celebrity has never been in higher demand as these 2nd rate celebrities bounce around from one repeatative reality show to the next.
The only reality show I like is Extreme Home Makeover. And that's only because that actually helps people.
I do miss them. They are full of good slap-stick humor, clever lines, identifiable characters, and total sit-com drama. Things that made us laugh or cry...get in touch with our emotions.
These reality things either encourage immature egotism or promote greed, in a big way. I happen to be a fan of Clean House because I like to see the transformation from crap to creativity; but, that's a show that's based entirely on exploiting peoples' weaknesses (or worse).
Give me Three's Company, the Cosby show, Little House on the Prairie, and Golden Girls.
Andy Griffith, too. Oh, and Lassie and Rin-Tin-Tin. LOL
Now they have one about Landscaping!!!
"Hey neighbor, need your yard done?"
First episode of Real World was good....
after that, it was open season!
But I have to admit....I LOVE Real Housewives.
The apprentice, Master Chef, American Idol(for hilarious performance)... not so bad shows.
The reality is nobody has an imagination anymore, life is all about material items
In Chicago we have METV (Memorable Television), a network where older shows from the 60's, 70's and 80's come on (they even play vintage TV commercials from that same time period). At this point those shows are too old to air as the other networks try to keep their programming as fresh as possible, they don't re-run any shows past the 90's. Many of them been off the air for as long as 10, 15 and even 20 years. I think METV should go nationwide to give 30+ viewers a throwback to the shows the grew up with.
I wish Philly had this station you speak of. Period commercials? Awesome. Lucky you.
Now I like the idea of that METV, I'm going to try to find something like that here in the L.A. area.
A lot of these old shows you can find on DVD at Best Buy, or if you don't feel like paying for them, you may can find them at www.tvshows.com or another website that streams tv shows and watch them on-line
There are a couple of networks we get in Canada that show old sitcoms. Most are from the 80s but they do also show Three's Company, All in the Family and Love, American Style.
it doesnt even have to be old sitcoms. i mean i would watch Raymond, Seinfeld, George Lopez, Friends, reruns before i watch any more reality tv. i can't stand that crap anymore.
As you can tell from my Hub "The Duggars: 18 Kids and Counting... the-days until it goes of the air", I am not a fam of many reality TV shows.
What ever happened to more innocent times...
when Chachi Arcola taught us how to laugh?
When the raw sexual chemistry between Aunt Bee and Barney Fife kept us glued to the screen?
when MASH showed us that war can be funny?
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