When you think back to a TV show that you watched as a kid, you probably remember it as being really good. M*A*S*H is an example of one like that for me.
The thing about M*A*S*H is that it has stood the test of time. It can still be seen in reruns on cable channels, and it's just as good now as it was back then. Maybe moreso, because now I'm older and more attuned to some of the humor that probably escaped me when I was younger.
There are other shows, too, that are just as good now as I remember. Get Smart was and is brilliant to this day. My nephew Joseph has all the seasons on DVD; I just wish I had the time to watch them. The one thing that makes me a little sad about Get Smart is that the advent of the cell phone now makes his shoe phone a little less awesome, but only just a little.
Then there were shows like Bonanza, The Beverly Hillbillies, and more recently Cheers. All great shows, all still very watchable and enjoyable.
But, sadly, not all shows are like that. Some definitely do not age well. One example of this is
There were very few people who were as avid fans of
My nephew Joseph, the owner of the Get Smart DVDs, was born during an episode of
We didn't miss an episode. I even had a pin that I wore proudly at the end of one season, that stated, "I shot JR!" What a cliff-hanger that was!
But, then, about a year ago, I happened to come across an episode of
Then this morning, I came across a headline on Drudge Report (one of my favorite websites for headlines), that says that Larry Hagman, Linda Grey and Patrick Duffy have all signed up for a reincarnation of Dallas, that focuses on the lives of their sons, John Ross and Christopher.
I dunno. I'm not feeling real optimistic about this. I think this is a sleeping dog that really should be left to lie. It will never achieve the 14 years that the original
*humming the theme music, with fond memories*