I can watch I Love Lucy, Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke over and over. (Not that I do, but I have seen them all many times.) And sometimes the classic 39 Honeymooners.
But the others, once I've seen an episode, that's it. No Big Bang Theory, no Seinfeld, no MASH or Hot in Cleveland.
Now that Antenna TV and MeTv have brought back some classics, I have watched every Hazel, every Burns and Allen and every Danny Thomas and Jack Benny (or at least what they showed of them.)
But once is enough.
How about you?
I'd love to watch reruns of the Golden Girls, but for some reason the show has never been syndicated, at least not that I'm aware of - I can't find it on any cable channel.
You'll have to go to Kmart and buy the VHS tapes, r1.
R1, it's usually syndicated everywhere. It's on all day where I live. I also watch The Rifleman reruns. It's my new favorite show.
The Andy Griffith Show!
Fraiser, easily one of tv's funniest sitcoms.
I watch an episode of THE SOPRANOS every night on HBO-S. I've seen the whole series at least eight times now, but I keep watching it anyway. There's literally nothing better on, so why not?
I Love Lucy, Bob Newhart Show & Newhart, Andy Griffith, Leave it to Beaver, Golden Girls, Roseanne, Reno 911
Another vote for, 'Frasier'.
I wish someone was re-running The Odd Couple.
My Mother the Car
Watching all 3 seasons of gilligans island right now on metv. Sheer mindless escapism.
I waited decades to see Maude and AIF again and when I saw both the series all the way through on Antenna TV I have no desire to see either again. I thought I'd want to see them over and over. It's the same with Murphy Brown when it had its short lived life on Nik. I remember loving it first run but it just didn't do it for me second time around. Now, Mad About You I'm able to watch a few times over. I have some on tape from back in the day and every now and then I pull a few out and watch. One show, not a comedy, that I can watch many times over is Judging Amy. First I'm a huge Tyne Daly fan but it's not just her. All the acting and the writing and most especially the subject matter was incredible.
My overnight show (The show I keep playing endlessly as I sleep since I can't sleep in silence) is Everybody Loves Raymond. I have no idea why that one helps me sleep by I have a VCR and tapes in my bedroom and that's what I turn on every night as soon as I feel sleepy enough to sleep. Freakin' odd I know.
Only the classics. MTM, I Love Lucy, Andy Griffith, Bob Newhart and some others from the 60's. I can sometimes catch an old Seinfeld and watch it a bit. And I can still watch Will and Grace and double over laughing. But most sitcoms don't age well. I could never suffer through MASH or Home Improvement or Rosanne now. I hated Mad About You during its initial run so, no. Most of the old Fraziers are insufferable, too. All that mugging.
I watch the Golden Girls, late night on the Hallmark channel.
I watch that nerd gravity show but I can never remember the name of it...probably has something to do with watching The Golden Girls.
Roseanne Seasons 1-5. Season 6 has some decent episodes. After that, don't bother.
The Golden Girls. Holds up amazingly well.
The Odd Couple. It's hard to find, but sometimes WPIX in NYC shows an old show or two.
Will & Grace.
Cheers, but only the Shelly Long years ('82-'87). The Kirstie Alley years don't hold up as well.
Sex & The City.
Big Bang Theory
Sex & the City
Reruns of Law and Order, the Mothership, were my sominex. I could fall asleep right in the middle of it. It was like an old, comfy pair of pajamas.
But not L&O SVU or CI.
When Antenna ran Soap I was right there. I'll watch The Twilight Zone anytime.
GSN is running Password Plus twice, at 9am and 11am. But the earlier ones were just shown a few months ago, so I don't watch those.
Since game shows generally aren't repeated, except on GSN, I'm spared the decision.
Seinfeld, 30 Rock, Frasier, Will & Grace, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
when there's nothing else on, sometimes I turn to L & O SVU or House Hunters.
The classic years of the Simpsons. Nothing from the past decade or so.
Laverne and Shirley. Nobody does physical comedy like that anymore. It's one of the few shows from that era that holds up.
FX has been rerunning Ellen in the morning, so I wanted to check it out again. I forgot what a good comedic actress she was. In retrospect, the show's biggest problem was it's uninteresting supporting cast. And the writing is pretty mediocre. I think they're coming up to the coming out episode next week.
I can watch reruns of the original Star Trek over and over for some reason. Less so the newer Trek shows.
I can watch reruns of Family Guy and The Simpsons and Futurama over and over. Less so American Dad (even though I like that show better than the other two).
I can watch reruns of Firefly over and over. Ditto Buffy, and Angel. Less so DollHouse.
Keeping Up Appearances.
Malcolm in The Middle.
Law and Order (never SVI; CI only if it's not the regular guy), ST:TNG for dramas; Seinfeld, 30 Rock for comedy.
I could watch the B&W sitcoms forever: Dick Van Dyke of course but also Leave It to Beaver, Donna Reed, Ozzie and Harriet.
I was surprised how M*A*S*H has not held up. I loved that show originally but now it is like nails on a chalkboard.
Will & Grace. I was in college during it's heyday and never watched it. I find it hilarious.
Frasier and Roseanne from time to time.
I still like the Nanny even though I've seen most of them more than once.
The timing, the delivery, the lines...
And it's a treat to see Renee Taylor and Ann Morgan Guilbert chewing the scenery. (Millie Helper was often my favorite character on Dick Van Dyke.)
Remington Steele, New Adventures of Old Christine, Mary Tyler Moore, You Are There, Friends, Murphy Brown, Crossing Jordan, The Big Valley, Due South, Scarecrow and Mrs. King.
L&O - Mother ship
L&O - CI
I wish DirecTV had AntennaTV. Frasier, but I watch episodes on Youtube. L&Os. Occasionally: Seinfeld, Criminal Minds, Psych and Monk.
Golden Girls can be seen on LOGO, at least where I live it can.
New Adventures of Old Christine
Everybody Loves Raymond
The Beverly Hillbillies
I TiVo two Perry Mason episodes a day from MeTv. I don't always watch them since I have seen them all more than once. I now pay attention to the regular extras they have. My favorite is "The Little Old Lady in the Hat" (see Google) who is always in the courtroom. No none seems to know her name but her big scene was when she was on the jury and they passed a gun among the jurors and she got all fluttery and passed it along quickly. She doesn't seem to have ever had any dialogue.
Brady bunch, I love Lucy, the mother in laws, emergency,
"No one seems…" not "No none seems…"
The New Adventures of Old Christine.
Crusader Rabbit and Diver Dan.
The original L&O.
King of Queens.
The original Hawaii 5-O.
Love BBT currently, but old Perry Mason shows are great and Burns and Allen are killer. I haven't seen any Burns and Allen in quite awhile, though. I need to track some episodes down.
R29, I've been catching the eps this week too. It's so hard to imagine Ellen as straight though. Even with my horrible gaydar she was obviously gay. As far as reruns, I like the Andy Griffith Show, Roseanne, My Name is Earl and still love Laverne and Shirley. I'll catch Happy Days if it's one of the early ones.
The porn I made before I got fat, old and gray and ugly.
Two episodes of Burns and Allen are on late night Antenna TV weeknites, R47.
Charlie's Angels, even the Tiffany Welles 4th season!
Kath and Kim
Summer Heights High
The Ellen Show
I still enjoy AbFab reruns.
Growing up I watched endless cycles of the Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Island and The Munsters.
Now, not so much.
Is R1 posting from another dimension??? The Golden Girls probably play 24/7 on various channels on my cable system. Lifetime starting running them back in the 90s.
Seriously, how can someone claim they're not syndicated? Are you sure your set is on, hon? Buzz the nurse and ask her to check for you.
Frasier, Third Rock from the Sun.
The fall guy. Colt a real hotty
Supernatural. I love that show. Also X-files when it's on.
The Big Valley. Love it
I wish they would show the Patty Duke show on TV
Munsters. Bewitched. Green Acres. Seen them countless times but will still watch. Never saw Burns And Allen before so they're all new to me and I like them.
"I Love Lucy" is legit funny.
Burns and Allen is wonderful. Their humor is timeless, it still holds up well 60 years later.
I love Lucy
All in the Family
The Lucy Show
Mr. Ed ( it's on antenna and it's stupid as fuck but for some reason I watch it all the time )
Mary Tyler Moore
Family Affair. This kids are vomit worthy cute and the show is so dated it could send a diabetic into a coma but it reminds me of when I was about 4 and my parents and brother were still alive and we'd watch it. So it's more of an emotional thing with me.
Ones I want to never see again in my life time..
Cosby. The mother is a royal bitch. I hate that show.
Fresh Prince. Ok that fat gay cousin Carlton was funny and calling the fat uncle "Hey cool-aide" was funny but that show was boring as fuck.
Frashier. Put two boring snobs and some english ho and a smart ass crippled dad together and it's 30 minutes of BORING! The dog was funny
Seinfield. What the hell is the big deal about that show? and does Julia Louie whatever the fuck her name is ever play any other character than elaine?
I prefer to watch the I Love Lucy episodes only from Season 3 onward.
The Hollywood episodes were the best.
r1 is being facetious.
Roseanne never gets old.
Mission Impossible is one of my favorites, I love how things and people looked from the late 60s and early 70s. I was a kid in the 70's, so things just look familiar to me from then, and things are so different now in contrast.
I Love Lucy.
Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Golden Girls (although most sitcoms from the '80's do not hold up well).
Law and Order (original).
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.
Frasier and Seinfeld but I'm getting tired of them.
Maybe I'll check out Modern Family reruns, because I've never watched that show.
I DVR Will and Grace reruns to watch when there isn't much else on.
I wish they were still showing reruns of Wings. Funny, and I could never get enough of Tim Daly.
Golden Girls and Rosanne always seem to be running a marathon and I can watch maybe 2 eps before I've had my fix.
I still haven't figured out the appeal but my week just isn't complete unless I get to see my two episodes of 'Benson' every Sunday evening. I'm also a big fan of Burns and Allen - especially of the cute son.
That Ronnie Burns was so sweet and so adorably sexy.
These are the shows I know I will never, ever stop watching because I love them more than words can say (in no particular order):
I LOVE LUCY (the beginning right up until they get to the Hollywood episodes, which is where I start to lose interest; granted, I've seen almost every episode 5 zillion times, it's just that the minute they get the call to go west, it's like the series just became a travelogue from that point forward -- they were always on the road going somewhere)
BEWITCHED (loved all eight seasons)
MARY TYLER MOORE (loved all seven seasons)
TWILIGHT ZONE (beginning to end, just amazing)
THE OUTER LIMITS (original B&W series only, not the Showtime remake)
THE RIFLEMAN (loved just about every episode)
THE HONEYMOONERS (loved 38 of the classic 39)
ADAM-12 (loved just about every episode)
LOST IN SPACE (this despite the fact the show was horribly sexist, plus Dr. Smith was annoying beyond words)
LAVERNE & SHIRLEY (right up until Cindy Williams left the show, after which it became completely unwatchable)
THREE'S COMPANY (only the Suzanne Somers years)
GILLIGAN'S ISLAND (brainless but a joy nonetheless)
ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS (loved just about every episode)
THE GOLDEN GIRLS (first 5 seasons brilliant, last 2 merely good)
SEINFELD (first 6 years only, last 3 were largely disposable save for 1 or 2 classic episodes like "The Soup Nazi")
FAME (loved all 6 seasons, though season 5 was the weakest)
Have been watching THE BIONIC WOMAN all year on Cozi TV and enjoying it immensely. Haven't seen these episodes in literally 30+ years but they still hold up well, plus I'm reminded why I was madly in love with Lindsay Wagner as a 12-year-old gay boy.
Also love THE AVENGERS and actually get mad that this title now belongs solely to those silly Marvel movies. For me, however, it will forever and always be a reminder of John Steed and Emma Peel.
Which one episode of the Honeymooners don't you like, r78?
The Love Boat always draws me in, dammit. No continuing stories, easy to pick up halfway through an ep and there's usually an Old Hollywood guest star or two. Fantasy Island is the same formula, but it just doesn't have the same appeal. Must be the boat.
I'd love to see Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210 in syndication, but they haven't played on Aussie tv in donkey's years. Ditto Picket Fences and Dawson's Creek. *hangs head in shame*
Beverly Hillbillies is incredibly witty and timeless. I can watch "A Plot for Granny" over and over:
House Hunters reruns.
Especially when I'm very stressed, there's something about HH that totally relaxes me. (I read that Hillary Clinton watched "Love It or List It" for relaxation while she was Sec of State.)
Funny you ask, R80, because they just showed it last night (and I changed the channel). It was the episode in which Ralph tapes an apology to Alice about the fight he'd had with her mother. I hated it because Alice did not deserve an apology; her mother was wrong to have done what she did to Ralph (purposely revealing the ending of a play for which he'd just bought tickets) and instead of standing up to her, Alice got mad at Ralph instead. It was the one and only time in which I felt Alice was completely wrong and Ralph was completely right, but yet he was the one made to apologize.
Hated that episode.
r71 I'm an MI fan as well. Loved 'em as a kid, even though I knew they were cheesy. Even moreso now, but I still watch. Have a few seasons on DVD. One of my favorite episodes is that really horrible one where Barbara Bain plays a "Cabaret"-type chanteuse. OMG she's terrible, but I can't not watch. The 90's remakes were pathetic, except that Australian guy had me glued to the set. Cowabunga!
For those who are W&G watchers, both WEtv and LOGO are showing episodes now.
WE shows them from 5 -7 PM weeknights. LOGO is showing them from 5-7 PM, 11 PM and again around 1 AM.
FYI - it appears that WE is showing them in episode order; LOGO skips around.
Watched the episode where they go to Karen's ski lodge to distract Will from his anniversary with Michael. When Karen cooks that beef roast, its hysterical!
r72, What channel?! "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom."
Same question to r79 about "The Avengers"!
The Rockford Files
Law and Order - Criminal Intent (D'Onofrio episodes)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (forever and always)
Designing Women (one of the best shows ever)
Filthy Rich (Ann Wedgeworth is hilarious.)
The Powers That Be (Holland Taylor: People. Don't get me started on people.)
R81 I've been watching The Love Boat and Fantasy Island recently. So cheesy and yet I'm drawn in with the 70's C-List guest stars.
The X-Files, Wonder Woman.
The Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Fantasy Island, Melrose Place. Aaron Spelling did create some fantastic escapist tv.
Charlie's Angels. The show was more detective the first season. By the Tanya Robert time the show became a parody. Jumped the shark with Shelly Hack
Emergency! (I've had a thing for Johnny for almost 40 years now)
I've watched HBO's "Rome" several times. There's just something oddly comfy about it, despite the occasional gore.
I love to watch SCTV on youtube. I'll always love John Candy and the Schmenge Brothers, Yosh and Stan.
If I feel like watching tv and the only decent thing on is Seinfeld, I will watch i. But I don't seek it out.
My husband finally got his China Beach. He's been waiting for the DVDs to come out for years. I don't watch it, but he has an obsession with that show and with the old David Carradine show Kung Fu.
I like to watch old tv marathons for a few hours around the holidays. Twilight Zone, Honeymooners. My sister had a fat friend who was obsessed with the Honeymooners and did Ralph Kramden impressions line by line. It reminds me of a fun time when I was younger and would laugh at him doing Ralph while we were all stoned.
MARY! Tyler Moore
Murder She Wrote
The X Files
I never get tired of James Garner and the Rockford Files. I sure wish Southern California still looked like that. The good old days.
[quote]Emergency! (I've had a thing for Johnny for almost 40 years now)
Randolph Mantooth still looks good! I also like to watch Emergency! as well as Adam-12.
Wow. It took nearly 100 replies to get a "Murder, She Wrote."
I can watch it over and over. Never gets old.
Shows I watch repeatedly (besides MSW) include the original L&O, The Simpsons, X Files and Malcolm in the Middle. Older ones I love would be Charlie's Angels, MTM, Dick Van Dyke and Twilight Zone.
Shows I am discovering thanks to some cable stations/Netflix are Marcus Welby, Rockford Files, Starsky & Hutch and Kolchak: The Night Stalker (my current obsession).
Shows I want to check out include Mary Hartman, The Bob Newhart Show, and now, thanks to this thread, Burns & Allen and Perry Mason.
And I really wish they would put WKRP on TV again!!!
Andy Griffith Show (first 5 seasons)
Bob Newhart Show
Rocky & Bullwinkle Show
King of the Hill
Bewitched (first Darrin seasons)
Freaks and Geeks
Ab Fab (first 3 seasons)
I Dream of Jeannie
Donna Reed Show
I Love Lucy, some early MTM shows, Hazel, Will and Grace, some Designing Women; I have seen the Golden Girls so many times over and over that I can't watch them anymore. The Norman Lear sitcoms do not wear well. Seinfeld seems very dated and annoying now. I never liked Cheers or Raymond. I like some of the Frasier episodes, but not all of them. If they would ever show them (don't laugh,) I would watch Mama's Family.
I never saw Sex and the City, so I generally enjoy those now, although I don't like the girl who married the bald guy.
R103, are you serious?! For honest and for true?!?!
If so, I am SO buying it!!!
Oh, I forgot Night Gallery and Twilight Zone as well as a new one I just discovered on ME..."Thriller" hosted by Boris Karloff. It's been quite good and with top quality acting.
Are You Being Served?
I tell my regular contacts (friends, neighbors, relatives) not to disturb me during my "SPMT", that is, my "Sacred Perry Mason Time."
Rocky and Bullwinkle--will be hilarious 100 years from now. WHY don't they put this back on?
The Nanny. One of the all time funniest series ever. Who couldn't love Ma and Grandma Yetta, plus Niles and CC baiting each other? Fran--truly the successor to Lucy (sorry Grace, it isn't you.)
Some of the very old Beverly Hillbillies still crack me up--and another vote for the first season of Lost in Space.
No love for Barney Miller? I bought the DVD's on Amazon and watch them whenever I need to laugh.
Ages would be helpful in this thread. I am turning 40 at the end of May.
Sanford and Son
All in the Family
Mary Tyler Moore
Barnaby Jones (nostalgia; watching re-runs with my gran)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Original 39 eps of the Honeymooners
I Love Lucy when I can find it
Shows I Own:
The Odd Couple
The Larry Sanders Show
I've recently discovered MeTV and I'm addicted. WKRP, Taxi, Sanford and Son, Threes Company are all I watch. I was going to give Emergency a try as well.
I like Barney Miller, R113
I agree, R115. MeTV is the greatest thing ever.
R102, WKRP currently comes on Sunday nights I think on MeTV.
Love that genre called the 1970s detective series, in particular:
Streets of San Francisco
The Middle on the Hallmark Channel
What happened to Frasier though? It seems to be off the Hallmark Channel now.
The twilight Zone.
Bewitched-the first four years only, before they changed Dicks.
Funny you mention that, R119. I just noticed last night that Hallmark switched the time slots for Cheers and Frasier. It's now Frasier first, followed by Cheers, then I Love Lucy.
By the way, for those who may not have heard, MeTV is about to start showing BOSOM BUDDIES starting next week (I think on Thursday nights in place of RHODA, which is going on summer rest).
I love Columbo reruns.
I'm also easily pulled into reruns of Roseanne, The Incredible Hulk, Friday the 13th: The Series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, Sex and the City, Malcolm in the Middle and Arrested Development.
Netflix has Melrose Place streaming and I've been into that recently. I found a Youtube channel with every Tales from the Crypt episode. I've streamed them through Plex and watch them in bed sometimes.
I forgot to add Intervention. I re-watched lots of them on Amazon Prime. Now Lifetime is airing them at odd times during the morning.
Thanks for the info, R122. I've never found Tom Hanks more likeable than he was in Bosom Buddies. And Peter Scolari was one of my first TV boyfriends when I was little.
Streets of San Francisco pretty amazing for a network pre-cable show. Character driven and the city itself is photographed in such a way that it is a character.
The Fugitive with David Janssen is really good too. His rarely seen sister is an excellent actress. I would think she may still be alive.
The very early Bewitched seem more adult in nature than the show became. What a great cast--Agnes Moorehead and Marion Lorne and Alice Pearce. Was George Tobias gay? In dozens of old films.
R115 R117 I'm a faithful MeTV watcher, but my stupid cable provide (Charter) refuses to add the local station that carries it. They even just did a major digital changeover and added a lot of new stuff, but still no MeTV. I have to watch it over the air with my rabbit ears.
If you like old movies, there are two newish channels that show a lot of them: GetTV and Movies!
Count your blessings, R126, at least you can get MeTV locally. My crappy TV market only has Antenna TV and Bounce TV, neither of which compare. The only way I can watch MeTV is on Filmon.com :(
I bought one of those digital boxes for my bedroom TV that doesn't have cable. Here in Houston with the digital box we get WeTv, Cube, and a movie channel called This. I'm currently watching Raging Bull for the first time on there. The box also comes with a ton of foreign language channels. The African soap operas are a riot, so are the Vietnamese variety shows. If it weren't for Game of Thrones I'd cancel my cable all together since I rarely watch it now.
"That 70s Show" is always watchable. Even the weaker seasons. The pilot was perfect. Comfort food that now works on 2 levels: the Seventies, and the Nineties.
"Freaks & Geeks" always reveals something, even after repeat viewings.
"Happy Days" which ran on The Hub for awhile. The Richie seasons, more comfort food.
"The Gilmore Girls"- the Chilton years, maybe the first college year, with Digger. Before they lobotomized Dean and hooked up Lorelai and Dean.
"Batman", the 66 series. Also ran on The Hub, now said to be getting a DVD, Blu Ray release. Because. Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt and Yvonne Craig.
"Dobie Gillis" Had a crush on Dobie when this ran on the Superstation in the 70s. Still funnier, smarter than most things on TV. Plus, inspired "Scooby Doo" (Dobie/Fred, Maynard/Shaggy, Thalia/Daphne, Zelda/Velma)
"Scooby Doo Where Are You?", the original series, and "The Flintstones", once ubiquitous, now unseen
MeTV airs "Petticoat Junction" early every weekday morning in Boston. My God, what an awful show. Who was their target audience back in the 1960s? Were the daughters the attraction? The only good thing about the series was Mike Minor, who was sexy as hell.
Night Stalker, Night Gallery, Twilight Zone, Bewitched, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Avengers, Family Affair
Why "The Donna Reed Show" was once so popular escapes me.
Another vote for Night Gallery. Law & Order, Twillight Zone, Big Bang.
Xena, Buffy, Wonderfalls, Lost, Ugly Betty, 30 Rock and Community.
The Golden Girls
Law & Order (original, especially episodes from the Lenny years)
Gilmore Girls (pre-Yale)
Cold Case. I've seen each episode at least twice, but if I happen to land on the ION channel when it's on, I'll probably watch it to the end, depending on the storyline and the music.
And the gay episodes: the one with the gay cops? The one with the gay baseball player? I've probably seen those ones five times. "To every thing, turn, turn, turn, there is a season, turn, turn, turn..."
For my daily dose of both laughter and irritation, I choose Everybody Loves Raymond and King Of Queens.
XFiles....because the truth IS out there.....somewhere
Mainly Star Trek (original series), Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Thriller ... comedy doesn't age very well IMO.
I watch the show that shall not be named, that gave us the bitchiness of Frida Claxton, the haughtiness of Barbara Thorndyke, the efficiency of Nurse Defarge, the mystery of Cindy Lou Peeples, the impotence of Ted Zbornak, the stature of Dr. Jonathan Newman, the bluntness of Mamie Watkins, the fierceness of Rex Huntington, the voo-doo of Marguerite Brown, the boldness of Trudy McMann, the sluttiness of Posey MacGlinn, the spiciness of Enrique Mas, and the raw talent of Phyllis Hammerow.
I will watch reruns of the early seasons of Roseanne.