08 September 2011
Turn on, Tune in, Drop by: From Guilty Pleasures to Classic Genre Television
“Classic” television is our topic du jour. I ought to talk about what makes television great. But I’m not. I’m going to talk about what television I loved when I watched television, back in the days when you actually had to get up off your arse, walk across the room, and change the channel manually. Man, was I excited when we got a snazzy push-button television! No, that’s not my television. Funny thing, when those tv’s were the top of the line, people used film cameras. And somehow, I didn’t want to spend precious film on my television. Go figure. Anyway, as I was saying. In my post last month, I talked about watching Star Trek. No, not the movie with Chris Pine. Star Trek, the Original. Stephen J. Cannell (who, sadly, passed away last year) was amazing! I loved his shows. And that brings us to 21 Jump Street!