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TV shows that ddin't age well

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by blindfire, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. whatluck

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    I love MWC. Ed Oneil is a BJJ black belt. In alot of the episodes he's all banged up, bandages on his face and wrapped fingers, walking with a limp, and they'd just write it into the episode.
     
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    Off topic, but the helicopter used in Airwolf (Bell 222) had all the TV props stripped off it and was sold, ending up as a Med Flight aircraft in Germany, sadly there was a loss of hull accident with 3 souls lost.
     
  3. jek

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    The thing that sold the show when it aired is the way it integrated music of that time into the show, the Miami South Beach area, and the glamorous side of crime. That wasn't really done at all until then. There are definitely some episodes worth watching today. I remember being awed by how fast Jim Zubiena drew on one of the episodes as an assassin.
     
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    It's like watching the old Battlestar Galactica and then watching the most recent rendition. It's like night and day and to the point the original is almost not worth watching. Of course the hot chicks in the new one doesn't hurt.
     
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  5. Shotgun Scully

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    yes it is... one of my faves.
     
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    The news .. once it became propaganda instead of news
     
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    Wow, had no idea.
     
  8. Pete85

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    What are you talking about? That show is still relevant today. They've even got a new guy playing the main character in real life....Colin...something....
     
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    Anything with special effects. Its like movies.
     
  10. new guy

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    The Cosby Show.
     
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    My wife had never seen the Terminator movies so I pulled up the first one last night and we started watching it. It looked old as hell.

     
  12. Wrench75

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    I tried to do a re-watch a few yrs. ago and couldn't get through the first episode.
     
  13. Shark_Cage

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    Agree on the original, loved it as a kid. The first season of the remake was great but as the season’s went on it just got stupid.
     
  14. Wickedcoolname

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    What? It's even better watching it now than it was when it aired!
    Archie's views on gun control, race, women, politics, etc....Classic stuff that no one would have the balls to air today.
     
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    Battlestar Gallactica and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
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    Good thing the 3 Stooges is timeless. Black and white and it's still awesome...
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    I grew up in the late 1950s and 1960s.

    It was so different from today it would be hard to describe.

    The TV shows reflected the norms of the day.

    The other night, I watched Alfred Hitchcock's' "North by Northwest. Great spy movie filmed in 1959.

    When you watch it, it seems like another planet.....and it was.
     
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    How could anyone think that HeeHaw is irreverent today?
    I watched it and will continue to watch it for the same reason I watch the Dukes of Hazard.

    If you don’t understand you need to get a brain transplant.
     
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    what's a HeeHaw?
     
  20. Coyote33

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    Yup. Buck Rogers was horrible even when new. Just saw American Gangster, and the parts where they are using the phone booth hit a note.

    Anything with pay phones seems old. Even older are things like the cruisers in the Andy Griffith Show, or any other ones where the police cars were not really performance oriented.

    Anything from the 80's with "big hair" was kind of funny also. Or shows like Breakfast Club or that age, where suspenders and 2-tone shirts/collars were in style.
     
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    I'm not saying it was a lousy show, I'm saying it "Didn't age well" -- the later shows were weak and the spin-off "Archie's Place" was piss-poor. The show was a grand "psyop" as it pitted the generations at that time against one another to further divide our country -- divide and conquer is the oldest trick in the book.
     
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    In Buck Rogers, Erin Grey was always pleasant to look at.
     
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    aitf shows were discussed in social studies classes each week in many high schools and universities. i was a young adult when it was on, i don't remember it dividing the country, quite the opposite. it got that dialog going everyone is so fond of today and people talked about it weekly much like they did when the sopranos was on. when it came on in, i think, 1971, we were in a war. if you lived through that...you know that divided the country.
     
  24. GiveMeLiberty

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    tl;dr
     
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    Greatest American Hero
     
  26. Gidge

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    While I was alive when A.I.T.F. first aired in 1971, I was too young to know what was going on ... I defer to your experiential knowledge.
     
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    I thought the first 3 seasons were the best ones.
     
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    You’ve all just listed all of my favorite shows
     
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    imho, yes.... it's timeless
     
  30. EddieCoyle

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    Hogan's Heroes

    /list
     
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