I fear I have entered mid-life. I find myself feeling nostalgia for the TV that I watched and enjoyed years ago. Not only do I want to watch these shows, but I want to share them with my child.
I can't buy complete DVD versions of all the silly shows that I used to watch, so I have to pick and choose. Which will provide the Diva an idea of classic television, good comedy, and simple fun?
For some, I think, that I Love Lucy would be on this list. I remember watching reruns of it as a child and, well, it just was beyond me I think. In other words, I just didn't get it.
One of my childhood favorites was Facts of Life, and I enjoyed watching the Love Boat once I was old enough to watch. Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley were both childhood staples. But when you are picking a series to purchase, it has to be something that you won't mind watching over and over and over again.
A friend asked her husband to find "an episode or two" of Little House on the Prairie for their 8 year old daughter. He bought the "entire" series! I hope that the little girl enjoys the show! (And I know where I can borrow an episode if so desired)
I am trying Mork & Mindy (which I loved) and one of my parents favorites, The Beverly Hillbillies.
The Diva fell in love with the Hillbillies, Granny in particular. I didn't remember how innocent the show was and yet how simple and funny.
There are other consequences to my search for quality television; unforeseen consequences.
The Diva now walks around with a wonderful Hillbillies accent straight out of the Ozarks. If this isn't bad enough, throw in the reality that she has an everyday vocabulary that doesn't belong to an 8 year old and... wow... it is quite the conversation to hear.
At least she isn't ending words with "amoondo!"