TV now and then

Discussion in 'Other TV' started by Grandpa, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. carrie's younger brother
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    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Watch this documentary about The Munsters some time and it may change your view of that show. Sure it was more slapstick than cerebral comedy, but a lot of thought went into the making of that show. It really was one of the first shows to deal with "different" people and "race relations" although heavily veiled.

  2. Lord Tyrion
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    Lord Tyrion Well-Known Member

    I remember in the late 90s, there was a fear that the quality of TV was going to go down as reality TV took over. Thankfully, that did not happen and cable TV got better and better.

    One thing I miss from the 90s were the comedy sitcoms. Cheers, Frazier, Seinfeld, Third Rock from the Sun, Married with Children... the list goes on. I still like watching a classic Seinfeld.
  3. Grandpa
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    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    To me, there's a segment of "reality" that drags much of it down. One gets the impression sometimes that the US is a bunch of self-absorbed people doing different things, like being celebrities or being in weird competitions or being involved in niche jobs ,while making up drama and talking incessantly for the nearby camera.

    But then you look at different series on different channels, even free ones, and there's a wealth to choose from.

    I thought Big Bang Theory was playing itself out last season, but they've stepped up the writing this season. However, it's still a ways from the enjoyment of the earlier seasons. I watch it partly out of enjoyment, partly out of habit and fondness for the characters, even the ones I shouldn't be fond of.

    The other contemporary sitcoms that I've watched haven't grabbed me at all - with one exception, The Crazy Ones, and of course it gets canceled! Sooooo annoyed. I loved that show.
  4. doowopgirl
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    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Reality and 'celebricrap' aside, TV is quite good. Some of the oldies were gems, but we do have so many good choices now.
  5. no bounce no play
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    no bounce no play I am Borg

    I just remembered Mork and Mindy... how could I have forgotten Mork and Mindy? I LOVED Mork and Mindy :)

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