old people tv

I’d keep watching b99 even if like only two cast members are left because all the others died of old age like I could watch a 88 years old melissa fumero and a 92 years old andy samberg still portraying jake and amy and they just do old people stuff like bingo, cards games, watch some old people tv programs, but they still hold hands and act like they’ve been together for only a month, even if nearly 60 years have passed, and they’re still two dorks in love

Old Shows Tumblr Should Watch

A truly good show can stand the passing of time. Here are some shows whose humor feels fresh, whose topics are relevant, and whose storylines can still surprise you. If you were born after ‘95 you might’ve missed some of these!

  • Homicide: Life on the Streets (1993)
  • Designing Women (1986)
  • The Twilight Zone (1959)
  • Hillstreet Blues (1981)
  • Barney Miller (1974)
  • The X-Files (1993)
  • M.A.S.H. (1972)

plutonicmirror  asked:

wait, i just need to confirm if i actually got what happened with the lost ending: the sideways universe of lost's 6th season was indeed the afterlife but the general audience took it as a hint to explain that everything that happened on the island was just hell and they were "dead all along"?

uhm, i guess so. i gather that many people were confused by the lost finale. it doesn’t help that lost isn’t easy to take in week by week and remember everything, so the audience got easily confused. it’s a better on DVD show. you gotta binge that shit in a short period of time to keep track of what’s going on

nonetheless, christian explains whats going on to jack in the church and i guess a lot of people didn’t get it. lost’s depiction of the afterlife is kinda different than how afterlifes are normally depicted in shows so that doesn’t help. plus lost thrives on non-linear storytelling. so yeah a buncha ppl got the wrong idea

this idea was spread around so much that even people who don’t watch the show sometimes think that lost is the show where they were dead all along

and they weren’t

so basically, this is the only time in LOST where this sentence applies: listen to christian shephard, people, he knows what he’s talking about

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A list of things I constantly remember/get flash backs of and talk about but then I realize that no one else remembers them except for me and I die a little bit inside. But then!!!! I remember again!!!! That as long as I remember them!!!! Then that is all that matters!!!!

what’s so good about old tv shows

people sometimes wonder why I watch so many oldies. I don’t claim they are better than modern tv shows - there are old shows I love and modern ones I love just as much. Of course, each show is different and has its own pros and cons but since you ask, I tried to list some general reasons why I find them so entertaining (I omitted the obvious ones like: “BECAUSE IT’S AMAZING’, ‘I love this actor and I watch all his filmography’ and ‘It reminds me of my childhood’ - although the last one helped me to rediscover some great shows tbh):

- you can watch it whenever you want and as many episodes as you want or even binge-watch the whole thing if you’re crazy enough

- the music

- you get to watch famous film stars when they were young and unknown

- every time someone asks what you are currently watching you sound more hipster than hipsters

- you can feel very young when you realize that the little kid from the show is fifteen years older than you

- it’s easier to avoid real life problems when going back in time

- the music

- the joy when you look at all those haircuts and outfits

- I don’t want to generalize but - scripts. Scripts are usually very good

- you will probably learn more about a given time period than from a textbook:

- great way to observe different social and cultural changes over the years (e.g. speaking of the US history, the rise of feminism and anti-war movements in “The Wonder Years” vs. the rebirth of conservatism in “Family Ties”)

- the show is either very popular and you have a number of books, blogs devoted to it or it’s completely forgotten and you have a unique chance to start a new fandom

- the music

- when you start noticing little nods and references in modern tv shows/pop culture

- you don’t have to worry about spoilers on your dash

- when you quote a joke from a show and nobody knows it and they think you made that up - hilarious

- the music

- less fandom drama, most people are just happy the fandom even exists

- if you like treasure hunting and you’re lucky enough, you may sometimes find some cool stuff like dvds, old posters & magazines in a thrift shop. I once bought an almost new dvd box with 2 series of granada holmes for like 1 pound because the shop assistant had no idea what it was and probably thought it was some cheesy old show

- it may be new for you but the show has been probably mentioned in a number of books, has been discussed and analyzed in press articles or even academic papers and there is no greater joy than discovering and researching all that material

- if it’s popular enough (like, let’s say columbo or m*a*s*h) there is a good chance your parents/aunts/grandparents watched it at some point in their life and you can talk about it with them which is nice

- did I mention the music

- seriously who cares if it’s ‘old’ when it’s good, just give it a go