Hey! How are you? I have a question for you: Have you ever considered watching the shows that your parents and grandparents watched back in the good ol’ days? If boring was the first word that came to mind, I beg you to think again. Well, I’ve watched quite a few of what might be considered to some “old fashioned” shows, and I’m here to tell you as a teen girl in this generation what all the great things are about them.
A Cleaner Option:
Over time, TV shows have become pushier with things we should not want to hear/see. Thus, I find the majority of the time, the further you go back in time, the “cleaner” a show tends to be.
In truth, I am often worried to watch shows nowadays because I’m worried about all the content I may have to navigate. Old shows make me much less uneasy.
Don’t think the fact that they are cleaner eliminates laughs and entertainment. I find that old shows often got pretty creative with their comedy, and were not reliant on cheap laughs that you might find in today’s shows.
They don’t rely on big booms, CGI, or even color to entertain, but purely the characters, and that’s what makes them true works of art.
A Bit of Learning:
This is something your parents and grandparents didn’t get when they watched the shows, but you will. I’m not saying these shows are the equivalent to Sesame Street in learning opportunities, but I am saying it is quite interesting to learn a little history.
I find the technology they used back then especially interesting, and it’s taught me about my parent’s and grandparent’s lives growing up. It’s a lot of fun, and I’ve had to ask my parents at times: “What is that?” Sometimes it is fun to laugh at the thing too: “That’s SO old…”
Emphasis on Family:
Something you don’t see as often nowadays is a focus on family in shows. Many older shows do. Let me tell you, the family situations in old shows don’t lack entertaining drama.
There also tends to be an abundant flow of family sentiments and sweet moments that you’ll want more of.
The Mystery Of Black and White:
Color TV is a great blessing, but don’t be turned off by black and white shows. They are often the best type of media you can get!
There is an interesting mystery to them too. I like to wonder: “What color was that?” I don’t know if it’s just me, but watching black and white TV shows is kind of soothing. There aren’t really many distractions from the characters which is fantastic.
I was really sad to see I Love Lucy end… because, well, I loved Lucy.
What “old” shows have you watched? Talk to me in the comments! If you liked this post, I would really appreciate you clicking that like button! Bye, for now, everyone!