i am beginning to see something that i am not sure was evident to me, before. and i do not know what percentage of people fall into my boat ?
but i hear comments like nostalgia and entertainment value.
to me, tv has a much deeper meaning to me.
i do not think of tv as entertainment, per se.
there were some shows that i enjoyed as a kid, that i would regard as entertainment. like hogans heroes, my favorite martian, mr. ed, get smart, and a host of others.
but if i were to put down the 50 tv shows that i liked the best, i suspect that every single one of them would fall into one category - "shows that had a big influence on my development as a person".
shows like the fugitive, bonanza, little house, waltons, highway to heaven, 7th heaven, beaver, father knows best, all the star treks, etc.
they all had characters that developed, behaviors that were stressed, etc.
they emulated the attitudes and thoughts of the day.
that is why i do not want to see ozzie selling folgers at the same time i view the episode.
i want just the full impact of the show, when i watch the show.
as a purely entertainment value, i can enjoy watching old commercials. i love the hamms bear. the thriftimart jingle. literally dozens of them would be great to see.
such that i am more apt to want to watch just a bunch of fun commercials, if i am in just a mode to be entertained.
for all i know, i may be in a very small boat, regarding why i like my favorite shows.
You have great taste in tv, imo