Without a doubt, preserving classic TV is important and we should all want to keep it around. Let’s take a moment to go through some reasons why you should care about it, and why it’s so important to remember the “good old days” and the values it taught us all.
We’re sure you remember some of the classic TV shows like Leave it to Beaver, Father Knows Best, Bewitched, My Favorite Martian and The Dick Van Dyke Show. But do you know what’s made them such beloved classic shows even today?
TV shows of yesterday were far more innocent and the story lines were much simpler and more wholesome. TV shows today are filled with a lot more degradation and cattiness than those of our youth.
Yesterday’s TV shows were far less violent than today’s. Even the police shows such as Dragnet were tame. There was nothing close to the blood and gore that’s presented to the home viewer today.
Morals to the Story
There probably isn’t a show from the early days of television that didn’t have a moral lesson somewhere in the plot. There was always something to be learned from the interaction between the actors.
Back in the day, we didn’t have to worry about the content that was coming on next. Although we had a bed time, it was because it was late, not because the programming was indecent or too risqué for our young eyes and ears.
A Lot Less Sex
It wasn’t that people were having less sex in the past, it just wasn’t so prevelant. Nowadays even some of the commercials shown during family viewing hours are pushing the boundaries between the sales pitch and good taste.
Humor Wasn’t Degrading
In classic TV is was very rare to hear or see someone being degrading to another just to get a laugh. With today’s TV shows, it seems that the writers have forgotten that our children are watching and learning how to interact with the world around them.
Perhaps the next time you’re watching reruns of classic TV, you too will remember the “good old days” when TV was quite a bit more family oriented and wholesome. So, long live classic TV and those that bring it to us via the Internet.