When I started to give some thought to the content
of this page, I soon realized that my "Favorites" are either from fairly recent
programs or some previous hit series from the past!!! I also discovered that my
viewing greatly depends on the time of year as well as which day of the week .
. . Actually, from Monday through Friday I probably don't watch much on the ol'
tube at all (except Monday Night Football
during the winter) - Yes, I may have the thing turned on . . . but it's more
for background noise than for actual viewing. Most of the time I'm hacking away
on this computer and I seem to "hack" better with the television turned on. - -
When I do sit down to watch a program, it's usually on the weekend . . . it's
usually a sporting event . . . and ESPN is usually the channel of choice.
It's also a pretty safe bet that I'll have either a
NASCAR race or a Husker game on the screen !!!
Usually Linda and I like to
watch a couple of "oldies" that are probably on everyone's list of favorites. -
Linda's personal all-time favorite is M.A.S.H., while mine has to be
Cheers ! Fortunately, both are on
the same channel and back-to-back, so we get our nightly "fix" just before
bedtime. - - Another series that's no longer running, but will certainly be
around for years to come, is Seinfeld with Jerry,
Elaine, Kramer and George. I still think that any of the co-stars could have a
successful series of their own - Maybe they will someday ! - -
delighted it's viewers for several years before recently
concluding. I can't wait for syndication to start airing it's re-runs on a
Then, there's the REAL old-timers
list . . . How about these All-American favorites:
- I Love Lucy - Maybe Lucille
Ball is the reason I've always liked red-heads !
- Bonanza - It made me feel
"high-in-the-saddle" right along with "Little Joe"
- Gunsmoke - The whole family
would watch it together every Saturday night.
- Ed Sullivan Show - I'll never
forget the first time I saw the "Beatles"
- Andy Griffith - Mayberry, RFD
with Andy, Opie, Aunt Bea and Barney.
Of course, there's a lot of TV shows currently running that will
someday be added to the "Boob-Tube Hall-of-Fame" - Friends - E.R. - Frasier
- Law and Order - NYPD Blue are all top contenders. I believe that a TRUE
"hit series" is sort of like a fine bottle of wine . . .