The hot steamy weather that blasted it's way through town two weeks ago combined with my recent 'fall' have conspired, or maybe cursed me, to watch late-night television. Seriously late night television. Way past anyone elses bedtime. After several 'Golden Girls' marathons on the Hallmark channel I feel I am ready to join the girls. Although I didn't watch the show when it originally aired I picture myself as a younger, hipper (not hippier) Dorothy. I really like Sophia the best but I'm not, nor ever could I be, in her league. And Rose...too Norwegian (I married one) and Blanche...well enough said. But Dorothy, tall, independent, strong, practical, some of my best qualities. Looking back I can't believe how much sexual innuendo was allowed for the t.v. show and the times! Wow, shocking to think it was my Mother's favorite show.
As I said, I didn't watch the GG when it originally aired. I was too young and it didn't really interest me nor did I find it funny, but give me 'Murphy Brown' or 'Designing Women' and I was there (as much as possible). When I see those shows today I still remember watching them...doing my chart notes in a patient room so I could catch a glimpse of Candace Bergen (I would trade my Dorothy shoes in a second to be Murphy Brown) or 'Thirty Something.' OMG, I loved that show but I was never off work to watch it and if I was off I never could stay up that late. Being a swing-shifter in a hospital did not coincide with my career as a television critic.
Obviously the late 80's early 90's had a great effect on me and there are several shows that I wish were still around, OK maybe not. but what we have now is pretty bad. So, what was your favorite show, not childhood or today but 'yesterday???'
p.s. Happy Birthday to my favorite 'peanut' and Niece #3...MTH