This weekend I was folding some laundry and I was trying to find something on TV to watch while I was doing that. Now, I think I have maybe close to 100 channels on my cable and I am telling you I could not find a SINGLE thing to watch! I kept flipping and flipping and all I could find were the trashiest shows I have ever seen. Seriously. It was so disappointing and honestly just disgusting. Have you watched TV on a Saturday lately? Well, don't bother. It is slim pickins!
I finally found TV Land and settled on an old episode of Bewitched...
and as I was watching I was remembering back to my childhood when everything on TV seemed so much more simple and innocent. I'm sure everything wasn't squeaky clean but at least there were some funny and wholesome shows to choose from. Or maybe some shows that gave you something to think about and had very little sex or violence or bad language in them.
The first show I think I can remember loving when I was really, really little was Family Affair. I just loved Buffy and Jody and Buffy's doll, Mrs. Beasley. I even had coloring books about them. Once I remember I got in trouble for something and my punishment was not being able to watch that show. I remember I cried all night.
And we always watched The Lawrence Welk Show on Saturday nights, too. Now THAT is some good entertainment. I know it's cheesy, but those people really can sing and dance and play instruments! My kids even grew up watching it too on PBS!
When I was in elementary school, my favorite shows were Brady Bunch
and The Partridge Family.
You could count on the fact that these shows would be kid friendly and usually taught some kind of lesson.
Every day after school growing up we would come home from school and get a snack and watch reruns of Leave It To Beaver and Gilligan's Island. Whatever problems they were having could always be wrapped up neatly in about 25 minutes!
I also loved Happy Days
and Laverne and Shirley.
I loved all that 50's music and the lighthearted comedy that didn't have to involve sexual inuendo. Seriously. It seems like so many comedies today are so raunchy and not even funny at all.
And, of course, there were two of my VERY favorites...The Waltons and Little House On The Prarie! I was a huge Laura Ingalls Wilder fan when I was little and I read all her books. So, of course, I loved the show, too. It always seemed like those shows could make you cry. I even decided when I was really little that I loved the name Laura and wanted to name one of my daughters Laura! And I did! I am glad that show is still on in re-runs.
Watching the Waltons made me want a big, close-knit family that sat around a big table together every night and said sweet things to each other before they fell asleep. And I got that, too!
I'm really not a prude and I do think there are a few good shows on today...lots of them are reality type shows though, like Amazing Race and American Idol and Biggest Loser. But honestly there are so many shows out there that are just appalling to me. Just sayin! But I will climb down off of my soapbox now! haha
Do you know of any good, wholesome, sweet shows that I'm not thinking of??? What do you watch these days?