One of the worst things about being sick is the lack of energy. For me, this translates into watching more tv than usual, which is difficult for me because at any given minute, I can’t find anything worth my time. I detest reality tv – all of it. I also don’t like shows in which competitors are thrown off (which is all the dancing shows, lots of the cooking shows and the grand-daddy of them all: Survivor. I don’t like most cop shows – too dark and intense. Ixnay on most situation comedies and sports doesn’t do it for me either.
If you tally this up, about the only tv left is nostalgia tv… those couple of stations that are re-running shows from “the good ole days”. Perry Mason, Barney Miller, Andy Griffth, even MacGyver – I’ll watch these any time instead of American Ninja Warrior or Judge Judy.
In addition to the couple of already existing channels, there’s another one that has shown up the last couple of months. They caught my eye last week with the made-for-tv Perry Mason movies and a lot of old Dick Cavett shows from the 80s. I ended up watching Perry Mason ALL weekend. They also run Laugh-in, Wonder Woman, Gunsmoke and even Kung Fu, which I haven’t seen for decades.
So why am I willing to watch all these old shows again? Do I yearn for my youth? Am I too old-fashioned for today’s tv trends?