They just don’t make TV like they used to. (Pardon me while I adjust my dentures, Sonny-boy.)
But it’s true. Back in the Good Ole Days, it seems there was an abundance of TV for families to watch together, and there’s precious little today. We loved watching Greatest American Dog together this summer (though, sadly, I don’t think it’s returning). And I’m wondering (has anyone heard?) if NBC’s "Crusoe" will fit the bill of a family-friendly show. We’ll pre-screen it to be sure.
One fun alternative is for families to use DVD sets of older, trustworthy shows. We went through season one of Little House On the Prairie recently, and my kids loved it. And my sons love The Three Stooges. Heck, my sons are The Three Stooges.
Hubs and the boys watch Man Vs. Wild together, because evidently, watching someone drink the water out of elephant dung is a valuable, wholesome, male-bonding experience. I’ll pass, thank you.
(I have no way to segue gracefully away from elephant dung, so let’s just push ahead, shall we?)
Remember Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman? I loved that show. It’s being released on DVD on the 28th of this month–all six seasons in one boxed set. A&E Home Video told me I could offer one up as a giveaway to you–a value of over $200. In order to win, simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite family show, from any decade.
Mine? Probably either the Waltons (I want to be a mom just like Olivia when I grow up), or maybe The Cosby Show. OR Family Ties, which is especially dear to me, since I grew up to marry a nice version of Alex P. Keaton. What about you?
I’ll draw a random winner from all commenters this Monday, 10/20.
(P.S. There’s still another giveaway coming up on Sunday, so check back!)
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