Back When Television Was Good...

United States
February 18, 2016 5:53pm CST
Lately I have been re-watching Walker, Texas Ranger episodes. I frequently watch older televisions shows. There are few current shows that I enjoy, but I enjoy most of the older shows more. I love The Dukes of Hazzard, MacGuyver, Fantasy Island, just to name a few... I even like some of the old black and white shows such as Leave it to Beaver and The Andy Griffith show. Do you ever enjoy older television shows?
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@garymarsh6 (14062)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
Some older programmes are much better than new ones. I must admit not to liking American television too much as there seems to be adverts galore every five or ten minutes or so. I never watch it if I am on holiday in the USA as there is far too much to see and do.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
I don't see commercials (adverts) when I watch television shows because I do not watch them, in the normal way, on television. I watch tv shows either on dvd, or on the Internet. When you watch a show online, you can do it without the commercials. :)
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@garymarsh6 (14062)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
@Dreamer93 Thats a great idea. Here if you are watching live then you will get the adverts on some channels. The BBC do not have adverts as we pay for the license to run the BBC.
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
19 Feb 16
The Andy Griffith show was fun to watch. Did you ever watch "My 3 Sons"?
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• United States
19 Feb 16
I have never seen MY 3 Sons but perhaps I shall try and find it and check it out some day.
@UncleJoe (9937)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
19 Feb 16
Old TV shows can be very educational. It's apparent that a lot of our locals learned to drive by watching the Dukes.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
LMAO! Oh lordy... Not sure what to make of that. LOL!
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19 Feb 16
I used to watch The Waltons all the time!
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• United States
19 Feb 16
I love the Waltons.
@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
19 Feb 16
My husband does for sure, he has been watching Texas Ranger too. I like Diagnosis Murder and wee watch Castle reruns a lot!!
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• United States
19 Feb 16
Diagnosis Murder is a good one.
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
21 Feb 16
I enjoy many of the older shows much more than some of the tired tripe that passes for entertainment today. A colleague and I were just discussing Fantasy Island this morning.
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• United States
20 Feb 16
Oh most definitely and hello btw nice to make your acquaintance-- yep the good ole movies black n whites are a real favorite, in fact mom and I just watched a movie from 1938 starring Don Ameche and Alice Faye, it was about the 1871 Chicago Fire
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
19 Feb 16
We sometimes watch the older stuff, I remember many of them from my childhood. The shows they put out today are mostly garbage in my opinion.
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@LoriAMoore (4765)
• United States
19 Feb 16
Hubby likes The Andy Griffith Show reruns.
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@slund2041 (3378)
• United States
19 Feb 16
I like the old shows better as well. I like Matlock.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Feb 16
I think many of the older shows were really good. Ages ago now, we watched a few episodes of 'F Troop' and laughed our heads off. It's dated now of course but we still enjoyed it.
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@RonElFran (892)
• Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
19 Feb 16
I enjoy the older shows much more than what's on now days.
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@danny1971 (1733)
• Church Hill, Tennessee
19 Feb 16
I love old TV shows. That's all that I watch on TV, unless if it's Dogs 101, or cooking shows with the wife, or sport events. But, The Leave it to Beaver, The Andy Griffith TV show I love also. I just got through watching Andy Griffith on TVland tonight. Great shows.
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
19 Feb 16
Sometimes, yes, though they often seem dated
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@JohnRoberts (56795)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Feb 16
Yes I do. I frequent ME-TV and Insp TV which show numerous old shows. I like westerns like Gunsmoke, Rawhide, Wagon Train and The Virginian.
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