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If I could find Golden Girls, that would be big on my list. Since it's not on antenna TV around my place, I watch Perry Mason, and old Johnny Carson Tonight show reruns. I'd like to find some of the old Mission Impossible shows too.

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"...Classic MacGyver had better storylines, and involved a lot more creativity in problem solving, even when he used the latest technology of the time. In one episode, MacGyver builds his own robot. It's hard to beat a classic.....".
That's my impression of a number of series. Older series relied on the story and characters more than special effects. That's a prime reason DW and I switched to almost all Brit TV shows. 

 


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@MaVolta, Loved the old MacGyver; love the new one, too. The characters are so cool in the new one. I love the fact that the new one has a girl "geek" character, Riley, who is so darn cute and smart at the same time.

The old MacGyver was such a unique series at the time and widely recognized. Remember the SNL spoof, MacGruber? Cat LOL N

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After the new MacGyver series aired, we decided to watch classic MacGyver that was airing on METV, to compare and contrast. The new series is fast-paced, and incorporates all the new technology, including an on-team hacker. (Every new series seems to have one). They picked up a few details from classic, like the leather bomber jacket, a weird friend named Jack, and for openers, a boss named Thornton, who is now gone. But that's about as close as it gets.

 

Classic MacGyver had better storylines, and involved a lot more creativity in problem solving, even when he used the latest technology of the time. In one episode, MacGyver builds his own robot. It's hard to beat a classic. But I doubt many millennials have ever seen or remember classic MacGyver.

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Can't go to sleep at night without Friends on the TV. Golden Girls and Roseanne keep me company all day on the weekends. Cat Happy N.

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...I could see re-watching Rumpole of the Bailey and Upstairs Downstairs...".

 

It's been awhile, but I think we viewed every episode of Rumpole at least 3 times. We were debating Upstairs/Downstairs. We saw that early on and we might find it too dated or simply not as good as we've now seen 75+ Brit series since that one.  On the other hand, we're going to view 'To Serve Them All My Days' again, which is pretty dated and syrupy. 


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@retiredtraveler wrote:

DW and I have started going through Netflix offerings and are looking to watch older series we liked. We just started West Wing, for example. I think we'll put ER into the queue. 

   Do you guys like re-watching old series, or not as interesting to you second time around? 


Good topic!

 

With Netflix and a couple of the standard TV channels, you can go back in time and watch those shows you loved and some you missed.

 

I have done a re-watch of Sex in the City, one of my favorites.  I also love Netflix because I can watch the series that were on channels that I did not have including American Horror and it will great for when I retire and can watch more of these series.   I could see re-watching Rumpole of the Bailey and Upstairs Downstairs as well as Absolutely Fabulous and Two Fat Ladies (the cooking show).

 

 

 

 

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I enjoy watching ME TV.

"Chips", MacGiver, Bonanza, etc.

 

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I absolutely will not miss AMC rebroadcasts of "The Rifleman" and SyFy rebroadcasts of "The Twilight Zone" every Saturday morning!

 

Love both (actually still watching "The Rifleman" as I type).

 

Heard something about a few episodes of "Roseanne" being i the works; will definitely binge then watch the "grown up" version, if that happens.

 

Great topic! Thanks for posting this!


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DW and I have started going through Netflix offerings and are looking to watch older series we liked. We just started West Wing, for example. I think we'll put ER into the queue. 

   Do you guys like re-watching old series, or not as interesting to you second time around? 


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