Sunday, December 11, 2016
TV Shows I'd Bring Back-#OpenBook Blog Hop
But those aren't the shows I'd bring back. People have tried and failed.
The original Hawaii Five-O was interesting, but I haven't seen the remake. The Rockford Files never really grabbed my attention although I may have had a bit of a crush on James Garner. I certainly had a crush on Dennis Weaver in McCloud. It was the story of a modern western lawman in New York City (horse and all!) Think Longmire goes to the big city. Small town cop out-thinks and outwits both the bad guys and the good guys. It gets extra points because one of the shows even had John Denver as a guest star. So that's the first show on my list.
The second show I'd bring back is the Smothers Brothers. The show was a mix of comedy, variety and social comedy. Granted, some of the humor went over my head when I orginally watched the show, and I look back at some of the clips and go "My parents let me watch
that?" In some ways, the give-and-take between the two brothers reminded me of my own family. I had a soft spot for one of the continuing guests, Pat Paulson, who ran for president six times, starting in 1968. I'm not so sure he wouldn't have won this year if he was still alive.
So that's my short list. Honorable mention goes to Remington Steele. Although I wasn't a chold when it was on, and I didn't watch every episode, I enjoyed the back-and-forth between the two main characters played by Pierce Bronsan and Stephanie Zimbalist. I know other shows have tried (and failed) to emulate that partnership, but I don't thonk it's been matched.
So what shows from your childhood would you bring back? Let us know in the comments. And find out what the other authors have to say tn the links below,
December 12 - what television shows from our childhoods would we bring back and why?
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