Remember when some television truly was 'must watch'?
amc channel showed 'Lonesome Dove' yesterday in it's entirety and it brought back memories of when I was about 20 years old and it came on for the first time. I remember how this boiler plant I was working in was so completely energized over this television program, discussing every single detail and bits of dialog. It was truly a world-changing event for some of us, if anything on television can be called something like that. And I remember how 'Roots' had the same effect on so many people. And finally, I remember a class I had in college getting up en masse and walking out because our professor was droning on about something and the final episode of M*A*S*H coming on in a few minutes.
Was there anything from the entertainment industry from your generation that had that sort of effect on you or your friends? Of course, all of us have memories of music, books, and movies, but it just struck me yesterday how the way we view television has changed, with so many channels and so much programming, yes, but I think it takes a lot more to impress us these days, and and are conditioned now to expect to be amazed.
I don't know. I was just thinking about and thought I'd ask.
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