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November 5th, 2008
Oldies But Goodies

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I went to town. Of course, I couldn’t resist visiting Whitcoulls. (the store I mentioned here)

While I was there, I purchased season two and three of Deadwood (my love of Deadwood and several photos of the town are here).

The shop assistant and I started talking about the Deadwood series and I told her how Mr. Munro and I had originally watched the first program of series one and were horrified by the swearing. I said how we’d visited Deadwood and decided we’d try to watch the series again. Obviously she didn’t need to know we’d fallen in love with the series this time – she could work that out for herself! But we started talking about all the old Western shows that are starting to come out on DVD. Shows like Bonanza, Petticoat Junction and Daniel Boone.

My father loved Westerns. He still does, and if Daniel Boone was on we had an early dinner then all sat down to watch it as a family. Another assistant joined the conversation and we started talking about Fess Parker who starred in Daniel Boone. She said she’d seen him on TV recently, and despite his advanced age, the man was still a hunk.

This is my long-winded way of asking what shows you enjoyed during your childhood. I liked cartoons and still do with The Flintstones and The Jetsons being some of my favorites. Doctor Who, and the daleks in particular, used to scare me silly, and Lost in Space wasn’t far behind in the scary stakes. What can I say? I’m a big wimp!

What shows do you consider oldies but goodies? And for you Doctor Who fans out there – who do you think they’ll cast as the new doctor?

11 comments to “Oldies But Goodies”

  1. Scooby-Doo was my favorite cartoon and I think Little House on the Prairie and Fantasy Island were my next favorites. When I was a little older, it was Magnum PI. :mrgreen: That one I still love! :mrgreen: I still love watching movies with Tom Sellick as a cowboy. YUM-O! :lol:

    I haven’t watched any of the Deadwood series, but I did see the photos of the town you posted. It looks like it would be a great one to watch.

    C~


  2. How could I forget Scooby Doo? I love that cartoon and still like to watch it. Magnum PI reruns are on our telly at the moment. I watched the first ones but they’re at an odd time and I forget to set the recorder.


  3. Lost in Space scary? Have you seen it lately?? :) I missed it as a kid but we have a couple of seasons on DVD (a gift from my BIL) and they are painfully hokey! I’ll mail them to you if you like!!!

    Can’t really think of any shows I liked as a child that I’d still like today. I remember really liking Bewitched and I Dream of Jeanie but I doubt they’d give me the same thrill today. Though I still would love to have me some magical powers…


  4. Jenyfer – hey, I was a kid. :mrgreen: I actually have some Lost in Space episodes and drag them out now and then when I want a good laugh. I don’t think they were meant to be comedies!

    All these old programs are dated, that’s for sure, but they make me laugh. Hubby likes Maxwell Smart. I have to say 99 had a wonderful wardrobe and was very stylish.


  5. I love westerns too. I loved the early 90s series “Young Riders”. I’ve never watched Deadwood, but have heard all good about the series. As a kid, the Muppet Show was my favorite. I also liked Scooby Doo, and of course the Peanuts.


  6. My husband watched ‘Deadwood’ while I typed away at the computer watching it out of the corner of my eye. It’s how I watch most TV, really. But I liked what I saw.

    When I was a kid, I loved a Japanese anime cartoon series (before anyone knew what anime meant) called ‘Kimba the White Lion’. Want to know what it’s about? It’s basically ‘The Lion King’, which Disney repackaged and renamed the main character Simba instead of Kimba. Wow. That originality is killing me.

    My husband was on a quest to reunite me with that show, and special ordered about a dozen episodes for me through a comic shop. Did I mention how much I love my husband?


  7. Edward Woodward in “Callan”; “The Onedin Line”; “Maverick”; “Paladin”; Bewitched”; “I dream of Jeanie”; to name just a few, plus Dr Who (there’s talk of Joanna Lumley as the next one) which reminds me of “The Avengers” and “Prisoner”& “Danger Man” with Patrick McGoohan.
    Amy


  8. Julia – Kimba sounds familiar to me. I might have seen that on TV.

    Amy – Ooh, you’ve mentioned some good shows. My mother used to like the Onedin Line and I know my husband talks about Prisoner.

    Nancy – I liked Kermit. He’was just great.


  9. Oh i just loved the Warner Bros cartoons – Looney Tunes, as well as the Hanna Barbera ones – who doesn’t love Scooby-dooby-do! My Saturday and Sunday morning were cartoon mornings. If I catch any now on tv I watch them. I loved all sorts of shows – Bionic Woman and the Six-Million Dollar Man, Buck Rogers, Hart to Hart, Remington Steele, Bewitched, Fantasy Island…. wow a trip down memory lane ;))

    And isn’t Deadwood fab – just such a raw look at the Wild West. Too bad only 3 seasons were made.


  10. Hang on – Joanna Lumley as the next Doctor Who?? I’m sorry but that is just wrong!!! It’s bad enough that my adorable David Tennant is leaving, but please, I do need a gorgeous hunk to soothe away my pain at his departure!!!


  11. So sad David is leaving the show. Loved Deadwood and also Carnival, anything off HBO is pretty much must see. True Blood is fantastic.