Monday, February 18, 2008

What happened to good family shows?

I have a bone to pick about TV shows. When I was growing up, we didn't watch much TV. Probably because all we had for a while were the three basic channels and not much came out. But what did come out on those channels were shows that weren't centered around sex.

All you see now on TV shows is just that. It's sad that society has to be bought with sex in order to make a TV show or movie be 'popular'. What ever happened to wholesome fun family shows?

Maybe there was some sex in those TV shows that we watched growing up, but I hardly believe that it showed in detail what it was. Sexual innuendos that we as kids didn't get.

Last night was the premier of Knight Rider. Now, I don't know about you, but I liked that show in the 80's. It was full of drama and David Hasselhoff. Be what he may in this time era, but back then he was what girls wanted in a guy. Tall, good looking and was always the hero in the show.
What more could a girl ask for. Not to mention that he drove a pretty cool car. That talked too.

When our family went to Disney, KITT was there. I was so excited. I wanted to see if it actually talked. I was a doofus I know, but it was cool. I got in line to sit on the driver's seat and talk to KITT. I of course asked for Michael and KITT said he was working, but KITT was sweet and I was a happy kid.

Well, when I saw the previews of the NEW Knight Rider, I thought that it would be cool. WRONG. I didn't get past the first 10 minutes because what do you think they showed during that beginning? Yes, sex. AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGG!

What happened to shows without all that? Shows like Punky Brewster, or Happy Days, or Mork & Mindy. Yes, they were probably corny, but hey, the Fonz was cool.

We also watched shows like The Greatest American Hero, Macgyver, Magnum PI, The Incredible Hulk, The Love Boat and who can forget 'the plen, the plen'.

We also watched American Gladiator last night. Adventure Boy said he wants to try out to be a Gladiator when he grows up. He asked me why I didn't try out. HMMMM, could it possibly be because I'm not fit like them? Or maybe it's cuz I don't want to hurt them. Hee Hee.

But it was fun to watch who won. The guy that won had recently lost his mom to cancer and the girl that won was a mom with twin girls. And you know what the best part about that show was?
No sex involved.

So what other shows from the past did ya'll watch that didn't involve sex?


Kari said...

We watched the old version of the "Parent Trap". Now obviously for them to have twins there had to be sex involved but they didn't show it on TV or anything besides kissing. So it was a good TV show, but basically we are just watching too much TV cause we are soooooo tired when we plop down after dinner it is easy entertainment. Now my kids have attitude problems, because of the TV, probably some, because they are growing up, YES! Resounding YES!

Anonymous said...

So true. Great post!

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Magnum, Macgyver, The Love Boat!!! Yes, they're on my list too. Definitely. What happened to TV?

It's not like it's "smarter" or more cerebral. It's not educational. It's just crap, pandering to the lowest common denominator.

Reality Shows have TV networks laughing all the way to the bank. They're cheap and easy. Sadly.

Anna M. Taylor said...

You're absolutely right and i hate TV. I'm only 14 and I'd rather watch Mama's Family, The Carol Burnett Show, I Love Lucy, and stuff like that. There's not even good cartoons on anymore and that's just sad....