I'm following the writing prompts from http://www.mamakatslosinit.com/. Check out all the other opinions there. First off, let me report that I think this may be a sneaky way to identify just how old I am, as a couple of my favorites are in black and white.
1) I dream of Jeannie. Remember when her exposed midriff was the major scandal on television? I just love that she didn't have to have a six pack to pull that look off. Can we bring back that fashion statement? And can we return to covering up our bodies just a little bit? Really, there are NOT that many people who can pull off a thong in public, I'm just saying.
2) Gilligan's Island. No matter what disaster they faced each week, no matter their education or their money, they just couldn't get off that island. But they were sure positive about it.
3) The A-team. Doesn't everyone root for the under dog? Explosions are always entertaining.
4) Remington Steele; THis is early Pierce Brosnan, the man of mystery. Telling for the time that women were just creating their own space in the work force. And proof positive that they were doing a good job.
5) The Adams Family. This was show that reminded you that odd could be good, could be okay. I think they put the original fun in dysfunctional family.
6) Bewitched; Who can't get behind a woman with other-worldly powers? She was ahead of her time with all the current vampires etc. following in her wake.
7) Wonder Woman. She did have the best accessories. Who can't support a woman wearing spandex, gold bracelets and red boots, especially when she has an invisible airplane?
8) Dukes of Hazzard; This was cheesy and over the top, but such fine entertainment. At a time when all entertainment had to do was be fun. I miss that simpler time when television was still fun and not a political statement.
9) M.A.S.H. It was gritty. It made fun of things that weren't really funny. It created a family atmosphere from all the displaced people serving in a war. But what I miss most about M.A.S.H. is hearing my father's laughter with each episode.
10) Gilmore Girls; It's all about the memories. I watched all the seasons with my daughters who are now grown and busy with their own lives.
And the best part about bringing back these television shows? Maybe, I'd get my 25 inch waist and 14 inch thighs back at the same time. I'm so much thinner, taller and prettier in my own re-runs as well. What about you? Do you have a favorite show that should make a come-back?