Last weekend, I was scanning through the goods at our local thrift store and I found a small treasure - a complete set of DVDs for “EMEREGENCY!”. They had all six seasons plus the made for TV movies for ten bucks. I had good memories watching this in reruns as a kid and for the most part, I’ve been enjoying watching them again. There are some truly cringe worthy moments (S2,Ep5) and there of lots of small things shown that we just never see today. When was the last time you walked up to the nurse’s station at a hospital and casually flicked your cigar ashes into the ashtray sitting right out in the open for everyone to use?
Another old show I’ve recently been watching - WKRP. Thanks to YouTube, I’ve nearly finished and it still holds up as viable entertainment. There were so many laugh out loud moments from the show that still managed to tackle some serious subjects. Johnny and the phone cops, the Thanksgiving day turkey bombing, “There’s a chair and there’s a chair and there’s a… No, that’s a clock.”
I’m not going to suggest that theses shows are perfect or that the don’t show their age but, filtered through an air of nostalgia, I’m having fun and they’re more enjoyable than a lot of modern drek.
So, what shows from your childhood are you still enjoying?