The other day my best friend and I were having a conversation about some of the television shows we watch (which are primarily teen shows even though neither of us have been teens for over a decade), and how there are no “family” sitcoms anymore. Eventually we sounded like two old ladies complaining about “kids these days” and how we never would have seen some of the things that we see on television now when we were that age. Can you just imagine Zach, Kelly and Screech hanging around after school at a bar instead of at The Max, sipping martinis and discussing all of their teenage problems like 40 year olds? I don’t think so.
When you watch a primetime TV show directed at teens during the week don’t be surprised if the episode is about who slept with who, who’s pregnant, who got bit by a vampire or werewolf (who also happens to be their boyfriend), or who is going to rehab for an alcohol or drug addiction. Am I the only one who thinks that these are not things that young people should be concerned with on a day-to-day basis? (Minus the vampire/werewolf thing – that is pretty entertaining, I must say.) I find it sad that the innocence of youth is gone so quickly these days, and miss how simple things were when I was growing up.
Let’s all take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about how wholesome television used to be, shall we? Here are ten family sitcoms that I miss dearly.
We’ll always have the reruns.
What shows do you miss from your childhood?
- Five TV Good Girls We All Loved (goodgirlsinc.wordpress.com)