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Old TV Shows that still (mostly) hold up.

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I'm not talking stuff from when you were a kid, I mean like your parents generation or whatever. 

There's a British TV show that my parents used to watch reruns of when I was little, called 'The Good Life' that aired in the mid 70s about a couple, Tom and Barbara Good,  who decide to become self sufficient and live off the land in their back garden, with their posh and disapproving but friendly neighbours reacting to it all. apparently it aired in the states on PBS under the name 'good neighbors' which... eh whatever. 

It has some cringe moments in modern day but to be honest it's barely worse than some 90s shows like Friends when put under a current millennial lens. Something about the show just makes me feel a bit... idk, warm? wholesome? comfortable? I recently bought the whole thing on DVD and I'm doing a full viewing and I'm frankly loving it. I'm thinking of trying some other older shows and seeing if they also have staying power. 

Are there any 70s and 80s shows that stuck with you? 

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All In The Family

Brady Bunch

The Honeymooners 

Benny Hill

Andy Griffith Show 

Twilight Zone

Get Smart

The Munsters

Growing Pains

Only Fools and Horses

The Young Ones

There are more but I can't remember them ...

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Dick Van Dyke Show and My Three Sons both already seemed ancient to me growing up and I watched them anyway. Still enjoy to this day

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1 hour ago, Margie Whipple's Rage said:

All In The Family

Brady Bunch

The Honeymooners 

Benny Hill

Andy Griffith Show 

Twilight Zone

Get Smart

The Munsters

Growing Pains

Only Fools and Horses

The Young Ones

There are more but I can't remember them ...

I freakin' loved The Munsters. are you talking about the British The Young Ones? because that's aged horribly but I still have a soft spot for it. I detest Only Fools and Horses, always have. 

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2 minutes ago, Kay said:

I freakin' loved The Munsters. are you talking about the British The Young Ones? because that's aged horribly but I still have a soft spot for it. I detest Only Fools and Horses, always have. 

British yeah! OF&H life 4 life! 

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22 minutes ago, Patient #48273 said:

All in the Family is the only older show I really love. I haven't watched whole lot of others though.

Back when racism and bigotry was charming, those were the days!

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1 minute ago, Margie Whipple's Rage said:

It's also from 1993!

Growing Pains was on in 1992.

So this is specifically our parent's shit?

 

hm. Taxi is pretty good.

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1 minute ago, _Kyle_ said:

Growing Pains was on in 1992.

So this is specifically our parent's shit?

 

hm. Taxi is pretty good.

yeah I was thinking 70s and 80s. I love Fraiser but wouldn't remotely consider it that old lol

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Just now, Kay said:

yeah I was thinking 70s and 80s. I love Fraiser but wouldn't remotely consider it that old lol

yeah, you're right. it's only 25 years oldohmygoooooooddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

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Yeah, I'd consider anything 20-25 years old as being 'old' as that's enough time for a generation to pass. 

Pretty much any 90s cartoon was gold. Simpsons being the obvious one, but Nickelodeon stuff like Rocko's Modern Life was great too.  Batman was well. 

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On 3/12/2019 at 12:02 PM, Kay said:

Are there any 70s and 80s shows that stuck with you? 

Just to reiterate for the illiterate. 

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7 hours ago, Clar-ke has herpes said:

Ok so shows from the 70s or 80s that 99% of us didn’t watch until the 90s-2000s that are still good today?

Yes - specifically stuff that is over our generations age so that we weren't able to watch it when it first aired. To see what holds up and what doesn't, because there's some stuff from the 70s and some of the 80s that is cringely awful now but some that surprisingly stand the test of time. 

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