After wasting my last remaining daily brain cells on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I long for The Golden Age of Television. The days of good sitcoms, dramas, and investigative shows. You know, 'must see TV' when you had to watch ON the day and AT the time it ran or you missed it.
Now I watch 'real' women behaving badly when back in the Golden Age of Television, I was entertained.
The Carol Burnett Show, The Flip Wilson Show, and The Sonny and Cher Show all contained hilarious entertainment.
I loved The Big Valley, Emergency!, I Dream of Jeannie, Adam 12, Columbo, Star Trek, The Six Million Dollar Man, Dallas, M*A*S*H, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Odd Couple, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Little House on the Prairie, The Rockford Files, Hart to Hart, Quincy M.E., The Bionic Woman, The Bob Newhart Show, Hill Street Blues, Good Times, Alice, Laverne and Shirley, Eight is Enough, The Jefferson's, Trapper John M.D., The Walton's... Shall I go on?
Happy Days, I had a crush on the Fonz. Aaaaaaa!
Ok, I admit, I watched 90201. I appreciated the life lessons of story lines.
Of course, in the Golden Age of the 80's, I watched Seinfeld, Friends, Dynasty, Murphy Brown, Knots Landing, and Miami Vice. I also inhaled Growing Pains, Family Ties, Coach, Highway to Heaven, St. Elsewhere, Remington Steele, Fame, Cagney & Lacey, Simon & Simon, and Moonlighting.
Wow, I seriously watched too much of that Golden TV.
The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson remains the Golden Age of Television best.
No Golden Age of Television or Will it be?
Perhaps we will look back at the television of today with all the on-demand options and consider it a 'Golden Age'. I enjoy Apple TV's The Morning Show and Severance, Prime's Bosch. Netflix has gems in Comedians in Cars getting Coffee, Emily in Paris, Formula 1: Drive to Survive, Last Chance U, The Lincoln Lawyer, Cheer, The Queen's Gambit, Sweet Magnolias, and The Crown.
Two of my current favs: Apple TV's Ted Lasso, a must watch! Golden for sure.
I must confess, the comedy and tension in Hulu's Only Murder's in the Building are top notch!
Oh, and do not miss Prime's The Terminal List with Chris Pratt, a definite entertaining series.
Wasted Brain Cells
Now, back to my wasted brain cells on Bravo's House Wives. This dumb television is consumed with women roughly my age ravaged by spending stupid amounts of money on trips and things which ignite drama. It is sad entertainment focused on supposed 'real' people with identities based on labels, money, and being offended in friendships. I hope this is never revered as 'Golden'.
Okay, now that I say that, uh that was pretty much what Dallas and Knot's Landing depicted. Anyone know where I can watch those reruns??
Some of my deepest thoughts come to me whilst sitting at red lights. It happens to all of us, I just thought I'd write them down and share them with you! I'd love to hear your feedback on the thoughts that haunt my mind while waiting on "the other guy" to get off his cell phone and notice that the light is green!