What's on the Telly?
The “telly”? That's what the British call television. Right? In America it's television, TV, or some old folks used to call it the “ boob tube ”. Why are old people so resistant to technological advance ? No sooner than television was invented, there was an army of senior citizens insisting that this contraption is going to warp the child's brains and make them stupid!
My personality was molded and my childhood was shaped by what was on television. Am I warped or stupid? Some might think so. Many of my family members think there are a few loose screws in my head. :)
At any rate, my mom always kept the TV set on, so when I came home after school there were certain sounds – themesongs or dialogue – of shows that are sort of now woven into the soundtrack of my life; although the actual programs didn't interest me at all. Never watched them.
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Dark Shadows (1966 – 1971) Uuuhh … this is horror? It looked like horror . The main character was a vampire . Supposed to be scary. Why is it on in the afternoon? In broad daylight! Nothing is ever scary during the daytime hours!! Anyway TimBurton did a comedy remake (2012) starring JohnnyDepp .
( Movie trailer .)
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Dr. Who (1963 – 1989 and then it was regenerated !) Never watched what is now referred to as “ vintage Dr. Who”. Some guy with dark curly hair and weird stuff always happening; and what's with the blue box spinning in space that looks like a telephone booth? Later on, as an adult, a genius who was in charge of casting picked David Tennant to play the Time Lord and for those episodes - I became a Dr. Who junkie. David Tennant has some kind of magnetism that really draws you to him. Je ne sais quoi!
Anyway it just so happens today is cause for celebration.
Hope you enjoyed reading this post! Had fun writing it.
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