We have taken to watch old 1970’s and 1980’s television shows (My partner records them). Most of them are unwatchable. Wonder Woman is guaranteed to put my partner to sleep. Lots of other shows, I just cannot sit through. The odd one for example, WKRP in Cincinnati, is tolerable. For the most part, it holds up.
If sports weren’t on, we watch home some TV. (Sports got priority in our house, go HNIC on CBC). Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s most sitcoms were home some. We watched most of the popular ones. “Classic TV,” they call them now. As a strong Catholic family, this was important (Well, Archie Bunker might have been pushing it and The Jefferson’s). This changed of course as we aged with shows, such as, Hill Street Blues and the like.
Memories of family time, they make me miss the past some times, but its mom and dad that I miss the most. If your parents are still alive, you should treasure them while they are still present.
Classic TV re-runs watching has taught me that one really cannot go back. It just isn’t the same.
—Robert Confiant 12 July 2018