Friday, February 25, 2011

"Geek Alert"

In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, during the Great Depression, the Walton family makes its small income from its saw mill on Walton's Mountain. The story is told through the eyes of John Boy, who wants to be a novelist, go to college, and eventually fulfill his dreams.

I've been watching re-runs of the Walton's lately. My hubby would say: "Geek alert".  But I don't mind, because I just love me some good ole wholesome shows.

I think many of our Children need to watch good wholesome shows.   Are there even any good wholesome shows on TV these days?  I haven't seen any, and I think it's sad!  It seems all the shows are all about killing, violence, vampires...etc... Oh, don't get me wrong, I am a BIG fan of the Vampire shows, and I've read, and seen all the Twilight series.
But shows like The Walton's install good morals and standards, which is something missing in today's society.
Another show (re-run) I like to watch is: Little out house on the Prairie.
Call me old fashion, or a Geek I just don't care!

Have a Great Wholesome Weekend my Friends!


Anonymous said...

I think morals and standards are relative. And having said that, there are some decent shows on today, or at least I think so. "The Middle" and "Modern Family" are two examples. Oh they may not fit the standards of the 70s, but they are good TV. I also like "Parenthood", "Brothers and Sisters" and "Mike and Molly". Ok, Molly's sister talks about getting high all the time, but that's just funny.

Nancy said...

I allow myself to watch shows on TV that I'd never have let my children watch. Nor would I have watched them if there were children in the house. Yes, there is violence but the thing that gets me is the SEX. Almost every show and certainly many of the commercials refer to sex so often I get embarrassed. My brother once called me a prude...if the shoe fits?

Beth said...

The only shows I was allowed to watch were The Cosby Show, Star Trek The Next Generation, and cartoons like My Little Pony and Care Bears.

It was a revolution when I watched My So-Called Life on MTV, as a young teen.

I think the far extreme of "why would you let your kids watch this bs" is Skins (especially the US remake). Talk about gratuitous everything!

Anonymous said...

The wholesomeness of the world came to an end when the Little rascal's and the three Stooges was canceled :-0

Oak Lawn Lady said...

I too love the Walton's re-runs. I was busy raising my own children when the original series was on, so now I get to watch all the old shows I missed back I guess I'm a geek, too.
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