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user-inactivated  ·  868 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what's your favourite TV show that is more than 20 years old?

We were not allowed to have a TV in the house until I was in high school. We got a TV in the house just about the time that my mom went back to work after raising us (there is a shocker). I just never had an interest. Why watch TV when I could go outside, or read, or hang out with the other weird kids from school? But looking at the answers here, I've seen Twilight Zone, both series and the movie. I've watched Babylon 5. Hell we went to a bar and watched it when it first aired. I think I watched some of Star Trek: TNG and did not really like it. Hard to say as there is so damn much Star Trek in nerd circles I've probably absorbed the whole series but maybe watched 3-4 episodes, tops (TNG is 30 years old now). Animaniacs, I watched on accident and got hooked. Freakazoid is exactly 20 years old and I have bootleg tapes and the DVD's.

Never saw, but mentioned in the thread?

Quantum Leap.

Deep Space 9.

Northern Exposure.


Just about everything in @rd965@'s list. (is Samurai Jack any good?)




Any Sitcom, really.

Yes, I'm weird.

JonG97  ·  868 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Never saw, but mentioned in the thread?

    Quantum Leap.

Definitely recommend it, if you can get your hands on a DVD of the series. Depends if you're into sci-fi/time travel (but it's more dramatic than sci-fi).

user-inactivated  ·  868 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The problem I have with TV and movies is that video games have corrupted me. I just cannot sit there passively and absorb. I have to do something to interact, move the camera, do SOMETHING. A 90 minute movie is about all I can take. Watching a series, 22 hours a season, I'd have to have it on in the background and at that point I'd rather do podcasts while gaming.

If I was going to force myself to watch something it would probably be Deep Space 9. I'm told it is good, and it was the competition to Babylon 5, which I liked (granted the people I watched it with made it better). I don't have a streaming service other than my untouched Amazon Prime Video (seriously they flood me with movie suggestions daily now reminding me that I have never watched anything).

I just have too much going on right now to justify the time sink that I could rather spend reading with some Baroque era Classical on in the background.