When I was growing up (I shouldn’t admit to this) but we had two TVs in our house a big color TV in the living room and a little black and white TV in our kitchen that had to be “warmed up” before the picture could be seen clearly. My mom was really strict about how much TV we could watch and what type of stuff we watched. We didn’t see many cartoons and my parents made all of the TV choices in our house.
After school my mom would allow one 30 minute show on the little black and white TV and usually it was The Brady Bunch. Then the TV was off and it was homework or playing outside time. My mom was also a huge fan of sending us outside to play, which I’m grateful for because she forced my sisters and I to make stuff up. I think that’s why I like writing and telling stories.
Then after dinner we’d all grab our pillows and my sisters and I would lay on the floor in front of the TV in age order. I’m still not sure why we did that but we’d line up oldest to youngest and dad would turn on the big color TV and we’d watch our show for the night.
I grew up with Family Ties and Growing Pains and The Cosby show. So I’m really looking forward to catching The Michael J. Fox Show and The Crazy Ones.
We also watched the A-Team, which we loved. My sisters and I sometimes played that we were the S-Team in our backyard. Our last name was Smith… This season I’m looking forward to a couple of action packed shows Sleepy Hollow (It’s not in the UK yet!) and The Blacklist. I have had a major crush on James Spader, well since I was watching TV at my parents’ home on the living room floor.
Because I love fairytales and am addicted to Once Upon A Time I’m also really excited about it’s return and the spin-off Once Upon A Time: Wonderland. There is a show staring in the UK called Atlantis that also looks really good.
Okay, I seem to have a full calendar of TV watching ahead of me. What are you looking forward to?