The best T.V enjoyed by all

This is a post to reminisce.

The by-gone days of awesome television shows. The simple ones almost every, single person I know has seen. They were such an important part of my childhood as it was a love shared by my whole family. TV time was important and it’s these memories that make ‘Old T.V’ something I dearly miss. I’m not here to bash up the new shows. I just want to remember the old ones which, when you are sitting in a group, always becomes a topic for conversation that can go on for hours. I love that the family I made in college shared the same love for old tv. To me, it seemed that old tv had found a way to make sure I never forgot how awesome it was.

When I was a kid watching these shows was a ritual. I would scramble into the living room and my parents would promptly change channels so we could watch (not according to order) shows like The Crystal Maze, Small Wonder, Batman and Hum Paanch( both family favourites), I Dream of Jeanie, Black Beauty and so many others . And I’m not even counting off the cartoon shows- the days of Hanna-Barbera excellence. For me that would require a completely new post. I even remember this obscure T.V show which, because I was so small, scared the living daylights out of me. It was called Manimal. Does anyone remember that? It followed the exploits of Dr. Jonathan Chase who could transform into any animal at will and this would aide him in solving crimes. So you can imagine that this required some heavy-duty special effects. True, they were totally crappy, even for its time and now I can remember only bits and pieces of the show but, the one thing that stuck with me through all these years is the memory of it being really scary, ha! ha!

God! Just the thought of these shows always brings a smile to my face. It makes me wish for a box DVD set to be created which has all this awesome entertainment in one place for me to enjoy over and over again. These shows are always entertaining. I recently acquired the black and white version of the show ‘The Addams Family’ and while watching it I realized I thoroughly enjoyed it. Even today.

As mentioned before, there are so many TV shows out there which all of us have cherished in our hearts and we at Design/6 would not be able to do justice to them ourselves simply in a post. So, care to reminisce? Tell us, ‘What were your favorite shows as a kid?’


7 thoughts on “The best T.V enjoyed by all

  1. I loved that informative show on DD, it was full of new science discoveries and technology ( was it called heartline or something?)
    and I enjoyed watching ‘legends of the hidden temple’ on POGO, Surabhi , again on DD and so any others which you have also mentioned in your post…old tv was awesome 🙂

    1. Thanks for sharing Manya! 😀
      Oh yes, DD is an awesome example of simple yet entertaining television shows. Legends of the Hidden Temple also reminds me of a pet show that used to come on Animal Planet LONG ago. For the life of me I cannot remember the name of the show!

  2. Hi Jemma,

    As a kid growing up in the UK I loved watching the American import ‘Banana Splitz’

    It was mad, almost psychedelic and very Austin Powers!

    Also the animation ‘Wacky Races’ – totally bonkers! LOL!

    Needless to say ‘I Dream of Jeanie’, ‘Batman’ and ‘Black Beauty’ get my vote too 🙂


  3. Full house. Sabrina. Small Wonder. Brady Bunch. Swat Cats. Captain Planet. The Little Lulu Show. Hum Paanch. Hip Hip Hurray. The Wild Thornberries. Hey Arnold. I Dream of Jeanie. Sighhhh. I wish kids today could watch these. No matter how much I love Gossip Girl, Grey’s Anatomy, etc etc, they don’t even come close.

    1. HA HA! Thanks so much for sharing Reishabh 😀 The NIckelodeon favourites are not to be left out.
      What you said is so true! There are a few good shows nowadays but the old ones will always remain the most cherished 🙂

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