might as well start this on this new forum! I was lucky as a kid in that, while there were only five channels on tv, one of them was the CBC, Canadian Broadcasting Company! Hockey Night in Canada, and all those loverly BBC cast offs! And of course Hogans Heros, F Troop, Get Smart, Batman, Green Hornet, Flipper. . .
Really, that is a quit bit farther back than me, I think (I am only 25). For me it was Mighty Max, Inspector Gadget, power rangers, Digimon, NASCAR racers (the cartoon), Starship Troopers, Monster Rancher... Heck I never really stopped watching the cartoons, I just see them on netflexs now.
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Three channels on the TV, and one was PBS. Supposedly we got CBS to but the reception was so bad it wasn't worth the effort. Some days the best thing on TV was "sewing with Nancy" Spent a lot of time outside, gaming and reading books as a result.
I know how you feel, for a while all I had for good evening TV were the educational channels foreign language channels. One of the funniest things that has happen to me was my introduction to Korean history dramas. we (my family) were channel surfing and we came across a show in Korean with subtitles and really good acting. We got sucked into it in a matter of minutes. The name of the show was "Di Joe Young", it was about this almost legendary Korean King Aruthor like figure.
Mac......We had one channel with our first TV (I was born in 1944). Paved streets AND in door plumbing too!
Our local TV networks/stations had thrilling black and white on their programs, screens. Davey Crocket, Gunsmoke, Milton Burrel (spelling?), all kinds of long gone programs (performers long gone to). Yes, that included I Love Lucy.
We had three channels out on the prairies. Wonderful World of Disney and The Mickey Mouse Club are probably the earliest shows I can remember. Then there was the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour with all the violence included as nature intended. Captain Scarlett, Thunderbirds, Space Ghost before he was reinvented, Joe Ninety, Spider-Man, The Hulk, Kimba the White Lion, Marine Boy, Johnny Quest. Saturday mornings were a great time.
Batman, Star Trek, and Hockey were all watched in black and white. I remember the first time I saw them in colour at a friends house.
Young little mind = Blown!
Someone mentioned Space1999 so I have to mention U.F.O. Those SHADO interceptors were the coolest thing. (I still have mine from Dinky Toys.)
Geeze there are a ton of tv shows I haven't seen in years.