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[QUOTE=Traitor Jay & the Woodies;4484685]I think you are mis-remembering the quality of these variety shows. They really were not that good and in the few instances where it worked, it was extremely difficult to sustain.
I was a child of the 70s, and these were all shows that my grandparents watched. They would put on Lawrence Welk, it it was like a death sentence to me.[/QUOTE]
not Lawrence Welk, I would not watch that...basically they were crappy shows that were a ton better than today's crappy shows is what I guess I'm trying to say. :D
[QUOTE=jetswin;4484691]not Lawrence Welk, I would not watch that...basically they were crappy shows that were a ton better than today's crappy shows is what I guess I'm trying to say. :D[/QUOTE]
With shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Sopranos, Rome, Boardwalk Empire, etc I couldn't disagree more.
There is tons of crap out there, but that is only because there are 300 channels. Back in the day you had 3 networks with original programming and the best they could do was almost always terrible in comparison.
[QUOTE=Owen Reed;4484519]That's funny...my wife and my youngest son watch all of those talent shows and love them, and I am always asked to leave the room because of my commentary on the performances.
I like Discovery ID, NatGEO, TruTV (which Charles Barclay described as "BET for White People", and a few of the dramas on AMC (Walking Dead, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and [B][SIZE="3"]the Killing[/SIZE][/B]). I'm also a sucker for all the paranormal shows, like the Haunted, a Haunting, and Fact or Faked.[/QUOTE]
Love that show. I wish there were more shows on TV like it.
The show I miss the most is Law & Order. SVU is good, but nothing beat the original.