Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Oldies are Still The Goodies

I was recently sick and stuck in bed for days. While in bed, I found a couple of channels on TV that showed old TV shows.

I watched shows from the 70s like Streets of San Francisco, The Mod Squad, and The Rookies.  (I even remember shows like The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie. What happened to Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley?)

They don’t make family shows like them anymore. Some people died but it wasn’t the focus of the shows. Themes seem to highlight teamwork, solving crimes, mystery, crime doesn’t pay, and the police always win.

Today’s shows seem to focus on blood and guts, criminals win, and the police are the bad guys. There are too many shows about vampires and zombies but not many wholesome family shows.

Television is a major influence on society. I don’t understand why society is allowing so much violence, profanity, and social unbalance to play a major part in television programming.

What old TV shows did you watch that you wish would make a comeback?

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