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Did you have a favorite television show as a child or teen? Or radio show?
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From:meadowflower
Date:June 1st, 2005 07:42 am (UTC)
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When I was little I watched everything. I liked cartoons a lot and loved the Flintstones and Peanuts shows. But when I got older, Star Trek became my favorite (and still is today.) I like Star Trek for its hope and inspiration (and that's just the least of the reasons why I love the show.)
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From:crystal_tree
Date:June 1st, 2005 09:02 am (UTC)
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I had favorite after favorite when it came to TV shows. I wasn't glued to the set or anything, and I spent more time outside or reading or doing other things than I did watching television, but there were some shows I just didn't miss. As a youngster it was Lassie and Bonanza and sitcoms like Andy Griffith, Family Affair, That Girl, and on and on. I still like watching those when I run across them. Even though I wouldn't take that world back for anything, I get a kick out of revisiting life as it was thirty or forty years ago... or, at least, life as we pretended it to be!

My first really big favorite was Here Come the Brides in the late 60s. My 70s favorite was Starsky & Hutch, and then The Paper Chase. That one carried over into the 80s. Since then, I've had next to no interest in watching TV regularly, although a show will occasionally entertain me for a while.

Radio? No specific favorite show in those days, although I was very much hooked on Top 40 pop music in those days. On Saturdays we used to walk into town to pick up the weekly listing of the top 40 from the two competing 'rock' stations (AM stations, no less) and try to decide which 45's we needed. Far different from my present-day radio listening!
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From:macabredelight
Date:June 1st, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
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My favorite television shows were Speed Racer, Land of the Lost, Sesame Street, Captain Kangaroo and Electric Company. :)
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From:meadowflower
Date:June 1st, 2005 10:10 am (UTC)
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OH YEAH! ALL great shows!
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From:angelalexis
Date:June 1st, 2005 10:11 am (UTC)
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My favorite tv shows were Punky Brewster (spelling?) and Alf.
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From:dl_steph
Date:June 1st, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
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My Mom didn't think watching TV was a good thing for a child to do too much. She'd chase me outside, sometimes literally, and all but make me play as much as I was able. Even when I was allowed in the house (LOL!) I prefered books to "the boob tube".

There were, however, a few shows we sat down and watched as a family.

Remington Steele was my favorite. I don't think I missed a single episode, and I had a classic tantrum when it went off the air.

Then there was Mystery! on PBS. Anything that ran, we watched. When I was growing up there were a lot more British detective shows on it than American, which suited me fine. I loved the Agatha Christie ones. I called Miss Marple "Miss Marbles" and Inspector Poirot "Queero" when I was very little!

Then and now I adored the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. I've seen them all and I'm quite opinionated. Basil Rathbone is the true Sherlock Holmes!

When I was a teenager I watched even less TV. But there were three shows that I loved.

The first to drag my attention out of my books was Robin Hood: the Series. The music caught me first, then I got deeply absorbed in the retelling of the Robin Hood legend. It set me doing research on Robin Hood, not just accepting the Disney Cartoon version I'd watched as a child. (I hate Disney now. It hashes things and waters them down terribly!) Of course my Robin Hood research led me chasing all kinds of wild hares, and I must have driven our small town librarian to drink!

The next was Friday the 13th: the Series. It came on at midnight. My parents griped a bit, but I was always nocturnal and I'd have been up anyway, so they let me come down and watch it. Mom would make a show of going to bed. But a few minutes into the show I'd hear a board creak, and spot Mom lurking in the doorway, watching in white-knuckled fear/fascination! I'd pretend I didn't see her and she'd pretend she didn't know that I knew she was there.

My final favorite was Covington Cross. My father always stared at me pointedly whenever the fiesty daughter with the crossbow and attitude was on. I wonder why... But it was only on for one season, and again I was miffed!
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From:meadowflower
Date:June 1st, 2005 01:53 pm (UTC)
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ooooo Remington Steele...that was good tv!
From:evergladesqueen
Date:June 1st, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
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as a teen....Beverly hills 90210
*hugs*
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From:nasty_civilian
Date:June 4th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC)
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My favorite tv show was Punky Brewster & the cartoon Captain Planet. :) I think I watched just about every episode that ever aired!!
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From:rubyg
Date:June 5th, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
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When I was a baby up until I was 9 years old every night I'd go to sleep listening to the radio and it was the horror show. I never went to bed early so I'd get into bed and listen to this guy with a really deep voice reading horror stories. I remember it really well, he'd say everything with so much feeling it felt like you were there. I've always loved horror stuff.
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