Monday, June 30, 2014
ME T.V. Monday!
Things have, literally, not been the same in our house since our cable company (finally) started showing the ME T.V. network....which is a good thing. Anyone who knows me, or was around during this past A to Z Blogging Challenge knows just how much I enjoy classic television, so I'm sure you can just imagine how having a channel dedicated to those shows could keep me glued to the set.
Well, not really "glued", but I've definitely started watching a lot more t.v. than I did back when my choices were limited to the modern day deluge of reality television and politically correct dreck.
I mean, where else but in the 60s and 70s could you watch shows like....
Hogan's Heroes- A show about a World War II German prison camp run by inept Nazis where the prisoners didn't want to escape. "Hoooogannn!"
The Beverly Hillbillies- Where a backwoods family strikes oil and turns the "sleepy" little town of Beverly Hills upside down. "Wellllll doggies!"
Columbo- Way before such quirky detectives like Monk came about, you had Columbo. A short, rumpled clothes wearing, cigar smoking, seemingly absent minded police officer who was, in reality, the sharpest knife in the drawer. "Oh, just one more thing...."
Get Smart- A dimwitted goofball becomes a super-spy and survives, week after week. "Missed it by that much!"
I mean, honestly, I don't think shows like this would even be given a pilot, much less an order for a series in today's market. While many look upon these short of shows as gimmicky or simple, I think of them as great entertainment that only strives to, well, entertain....nothing more and nothing less.
I'll be writing more about ME T.V., in the hopes of alternating it with Music Monday....which will return next week.
Have a great week!