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By time the 70's rolled around I was into other things, and except for a short daytime soap stint TV has been more of a background noise device than anything.
My favorite "recent" shows include Beavis & Butthead, Southpark and King of the Hill. I think that says something about me.... that, and I couldn't tell you the name of one prime time show currently running.
I Miss Lucy
Less Ancient History:
Then there was the second wave:
There was a third wave
And the latest wave:
Very subjective list.
For those in the UK: is it possible to keep my telly for said purposes yet not have to pay the mandatory TV license?
I read somewhere recently (although this was not an official source), that if you disconnect your telly from the aerial/cable/dish and ensure that it is not tuned in to any channels, you are not obliged to pay the license fee.
Anyone know if this is fact, or if there are other conditions to be met?
When I was a kid, I remember never wanting to miss an episode of Mutual Of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, and Daktari. C'mon, how can you not love a cross-eyed lion? I enjoyed The Rifleman and Wanted: Dead or Alive, and I recall Steve McQueen's improbable Mare's Leg rifle, but those shows were considered old when I started watching them.
Kids were watching something the other day, people eating disgusting stuff in hopes of winning some cash. Not my idea of entertainment.
Other than the few shows I mentioned, I don't care much for TV, but I do remember tuning into One Day At A Time to see Valerie Bertinelli...
That's all my TV gets used for. Every so often, I'll hear about some PBS show I'm interested in watching, but I'm never interested enough to remember to turn the TV on. ;)
Ha! I used to watch that religiously! Haven't thought of it in years. :) When I was young, my mother used to let me stay up late to watch Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery...
Others I remember watching regularly:
This Old House
Dead Like Me
The Amazing Race
The Graham Norton Effect
Shows I like, but haven't been watching recently:
The Family Guy
The Daily Show
Old Shows I liked:
The Six Million Dollar Man (loved that show as a kid)
Shows that were cancelled that I miss:
Upland Days (on the outdoor life network)
The Amazing Race (the only palatabile reality show I can find)
Law and Order SVU, (even though they are REALLY reaching for show topics now)
and the Screen Savers
I use my DVR during the week and then watch shows from the above list based on if their title intrests me or not.