Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What tv show(s) do you appreciate a lot more as an adult than you did as a kid?

14 comments:

Martin Andres Austermuhle said...

Thirtysomething.

Though, to be honest, you can't get it on DVD, so it's pretty impossible to find and watch!

The Simpsons.

Seriously, the older episodes (when Conan O'Brien was a writer) get better with age. There's some brilliance there.

Dan said...

Family Ties. When I was a kid Alex P. Keaton was just a nerd. Now he is a big Republican nerd.

Beth D. said...

The Golden Girls.

Beth R. said...

Roseanne.

John said...

When I see the shows I watched as a kid, most are so so bad. I almost want to apologize to my parents because I'm sure they thought "Oh this kid is fucked."

Good call on the Simpsons. Also will put SNL up there. Really took those casts for granted...both the Farley/Sandler/Myers cast and the Will Ferrell reboot. Hell, even Norm MacDonald was under appreciated.

Sarah said...

The Cosby Show. I watched it back then, but now i can't get enough of it...TV Land has marathons. it is hilarious...

erin said...

Designing Women, Xfiles,

Karen said...

very tough question and a lot of good responses already, most of which i would agree with (except that norm macdonald was under appreciated).

i'd have to say Murphy Brown.

but yeah, thinking back to stuff like the TGIF line up, i wonder how i still have enough brain cells left to function. although i do miss Perfect Strangers, with Balki and Cousin Larry and the dance of joy. ah, memories...

Cate said...

Golden Girls and Cheers

Also, I saw Big many, many times as a wee lass. I saw part of it as an adult recently and it was so weird to relate to the lady instead of Tom Hanks as a kid/grown-up.

John said...

SUB QOTD (for those still reading this:

Norm MacDonald...funny or not? I'm really interested to see what the comedy snobs think of this.

beenu said...

GOLDEN GIRLS

and simpsons and roseanne. but i wasn't allowed to watch either show as a child.

Mike said...

Definitely not Price is Right! That show is awesome.

I agree with the Simpsons. I have gotten kind of jaded as the seasons have gone on and the plots have gotten more convoluted. But the early seasons were hilarious. It is equally funny to think this show was one thought of as risque.

Re SNL: The early nineties cast, when they still had the older folks from the 80s (Carvey, Hartman, Myers, etc.) and the young folks (Sandler, Farley, Spade, Rock) was probably the best. I think the current cast and the original cast come the closest to matching up.

Re Norm: Hilarious.

John W. said...

Who's The Boss.

Huge crush on 1980's Alyssa Milano.

RyMecz said...

The Wonder Years. When I was younger I was mostly interested in Kevin's love life and Winnie Cooper. Watching it now, I love seeing the dynamic interactions going on within the family.