When Television Was Worth Watching...

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    Jan 31, 2016 5:20 AM GMT
    The most famous diamond heart jewelry of the mid-20th century on the neck of the beautiful Armenian-American, the publisher of the first American edition of Joyce's Ulysses, the most talented actor and star of a favorite movie 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, the celebrated columnist of New York, and the incomparable mystery guest..."Get it? Got it! Good!" from The Court Jester:

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    Jan 31, 2016 7:31 AM GMT
    Are you insinuating that the Kardashians aren't worth watching?!   icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 31, 2016 7:58 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidAre you insinuating that the Kardashians aren't worth watching?!   icon_eek.gif


    Who? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 03, 2016 4:00 AM GMT
    As a kid I was fascinated by "classy" game shows, often paneled by Manhattan bon vivants and swells acting as if they were at some soiree, with well behaved live studio audiences dressed to the nines. This was a time when people were presumed to aspire to the upper echelon before they were usurped by game shows catering to the lowest common denominator.

    Not that watching "Match Game" wasn't fun, no?
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    Feb 03, 2016 3:31 PM GMT
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    Feb 03, 2016 6:16 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidAs a kid I was fascinated by "classy" game shows, often paneled by Manhattan bon vivants and swells acting as if they were at some soiree, with well behaved live studio audiences dressed to the nines. This was a time when people were presumed to aspire to the upper echelon before they were usurped by game shows catering to the lowest common denominator.
    Not that watching "Match Game" wasn't fun, no?

    At the low end of the scale, who can forget Let's Make a Deal and Monty Hall?
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    Feb 03, 2016 8:43 PM GMT
    Sulla saidThe most famous diamond heart jewelry of the mid-20th century on the neck of the beautiful Armenian-American, the publisher of the first American edition of Joyce's Ulysses, the most talented actor and star of a favorite movie 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, the celebrated columnist of New York, and the incomparable mystery guest..."Get it? Got it! Good!" from The Court Jester:



    That was kinda fun for me - thanks! I saw this show live weekly. And many like it.

    Seems rather crude TV today, but for a world only used to radio before, this was wonderful home entertainment in its day. It's all a matter of perspective.

    I can remember the old live radio shows, with music, entertainers, comedians, just before TV took them all off the air. Sometimes I'd go to sleep in my parents' big bed, with their radio playing those programs. (Their radio itself was in a lovely Art Deco style)

    When I fell asleep my Father would carry me to my own bedroom. But not before I had heard all this wonderful big-band music, just going out of fashion then, and radio comedians like Bob Hope, and Jack Benny. And I tried to figure out what their jokes were all about, why everyone was laughing.

    So yeah, "What's My Line" was a great TV entertainment back then. Thanks again for sharing that nostalgic memory. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 03, 2016 9:13 PM GMT
    This is the golden age of television right now. TV is driving more serious discussion and art than cinema is-- it's remarkable.
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    Feb 12, 2016 8:14 PM GMT
    javelin7 saidThis is the golden age of television right now. TV is driving more serious discussion and art than cinema is-- it's remarkable.


    I agree entirely. There is so much more representation, diversity and creativity. Also more documentaries and edutainment.
    Yes there is crap but you can filter that out.

    And there are also some good web tv shows.

    I could probably watch tv for hours if I was so inclined.