Television, from the days of Black and white and rabbit ears, to color cable and satellite to streaming the TV has been there to entertain and sometime bore us.  Great TV vs Bad TV.

There has always been good and bad on TV.  I grew up watching so many classic shows.  So many great shows and some not so great.

Here are some of my favorite kid’s shows while growing up.  Captain Kangaroo as just a little guy, this was before the days of Sesame Street Ol Roo as I called him was always a favorite.

Of course the Saturday morning cartoons were always great.  Super hero shows were the best The Adventures of Superman (not a cartoon, but played on Saturday mornings)  anything that had Batman like the Super friends even funny hero’s like Captain Cave Man and Hong Kong Fuey were on my TV.

Shows like the Ed Sullivan show, Carole Burnett, The Smothers Brothers, Laugh In and Hee Haw were also staples at the Denton household.

Dramas were not shows that I watched a lot but Manix, Mission Impossible, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Quincy kept my attention.

But for me it was Sit Coms and game shows that I wanted to watch.   My Three Sons, Leave it to Beaver, The Andy Griffith Show (which I watched on Thanksgiving Day) were early favorites.  Then it was Happy days, Mork and Mindy, The Odd Couple and one of my all-time favorites Lavern and Shirley.   I loved that show and when there version of a band came on I turned it up the name of the group was Lenny and the Squigtones.

Last year at Christmas some friends even gave me a Lenny and the Squigtones T-shirt and one of my prized possessions is the only album they did.   It is framed and hanging on a wall in my house today.

 I still enjoy watching TV but it’s mostly Shows like Gotham, Green Arrow and the Flash.  I also love shows about History and must admit Cop shows, real life cop shows.

During my lifetime there have been shows that are bad like My Mother the car, Viva Laughlin and The Inhumans.

There have even been shows that a people just love but I just don’t get.  The best example I can think of in the past few years is the sitcom Two and a Half Men, I tried to watch it several times but I just did not like that show.   Now that I have offended those that love the show let me quote a friend of mine who said “If we all had the same taste, this would be a boring world”

What started this is an article from Entertainment weekly and there list of the 5 best and worst shows of 2017.

The 5 best

  1. “Glow”, Netflix
  2. “Twin Peaks: The Return”, Showtime
  3. “Big Little Lies”, HBO
  4. “The Good Place”, NBC
  5. “Rick and Morty”, Adult Swim

And here are their ‘Five Worst’ . . .

  1. “APB”, Fox . . . It’s already been canceled after just one season.
  2. “Taboo”, BBC One / FX . . . It was renewed for a second season.
  3. “Snatch”, Crackle . . . It was renewed for a second season.
  4. “Megyn Kelly Today” . . . As far as we know, NBC is committed to keeping it.
  5. “Marvel’s Inhumans” . . . Its future is unclear, but the shows’ ratings and reviews have both been bad.

 

So when you sit in front of the TV you should be able to find something to watch……maybe as Bruce Springsteen say “57 channels and nothing on “

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