We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.
Dish network brings me hundreds of stations to choose from. I’m sure Direct TV and the cable companies offer a similar breadth of options.
Out of all those stations, you’d think reruns of practically every program ever made could be found. Do the execs of all the networks and syndications really think everyone is under thirty? Or under forty? Don’t they realize that us old geezers make up the fastest growing demographic group in our country as people continue to live longer and longer?
Apparently a lot of people enjoy watching other people stranded on desert islands and forced to eat raw alligators or some such things. A lot of others like to watch every new show that comes out—until another newer show comes out.
Okay, but does that mean we seniors can’t enjoy reruns of our favorite shows. Let me give you a few examples.
Don Johnson and Cheech Marin got together for a fantastic police drama that ran for six years or so starting in 1996, called Nash Bridges. How many police shows have you seen with headquarters on an immobilized ferry? And what two stars have ever played off each other better than Johnson and Marin as Nash and Joe? I’d love to have reruns of this show stay on TV from now on, but there are none to be found.
Before Nash and Joe, there were Rick and Dee Dee on Hunter. This may be the best cop show ever, and it ran for seven seasons starting in 1984. Stepfanie Kramer’s beauty and the brashness of Fred Dryer’s character, along with their interplay, made this show a blockbuster, but I haven’t been able to find a rerun of it in years.
Too long ago? I don’t think so. You can still find episodes of the original Hawaii Five-O (and why would they try to remake such a great show, BTW?) regularly, and it’s much older than either Hunter or Nash Bridges.
How about something newer? Corner Gas ran for six seasons starting in 2004. It’s only been off for a little over three years, but the reruns are nowhere to be found. This hilarious comedy based in Dog River, Saskatchewan, was one of the funniest shows ever made, and it didn’t have to revert to gutter language or bedroom humor like Two Broke Girls and other modern sit-coms.
What shows do you miss and wish they would rerun? Have you watched those I mentioned? What did you think of them?
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