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Soothing TV programs

For me it’s watching Match Game repeats from the 70s on GSN everyday at noon.

by Anonymousreply 17711 hours ago

All manner of cozy mysteries: "Rosemary & Thyme", "Murder She Wrote", anything on "Mystery!". I also watch 1970s sitcoms for that purpose: "Alice", and lately, "Rhoda".

by Anonymousreply 107/22/2020

Love it or list it.

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by Anonymousreply 207/22/2020

R1 Here: I also find "Two Fat Ladies" incredibly soothing, humorous, & educational.

by Anonymousreply 307/22/2020

My husband (only 28) has been watching old episodes of supermarket sweep. I love 90’s design and corporate sanctioned cheese but I have no idea why it’s so comforting for him

by Anonymousreply 407/22/2020

Barefoot Contessa

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Great British Bake Off, The Repair Shop, Call the Midwife are three examples.

All shows that have kindness and civility in common. In the US we have competitions to see who can be the most evil person - a generalization, but not far off.

by Anonymousreply 607/22/2020

I’m watching gilmore girls. Never watched it back then. Thought it was a teen show. It is but i love the rich gilmore mother. So far i don’t really get what was so bad that the daughter left her home at 16. The soothing part is i really don’t care. It’s easy to watch. I also like the character of paris .

by Anonymousreply 707/22/2020

Alice & Golden Girls

by Anonymousreply 807/22/2020

I find the shopping channels good for my digestion. Everything is pretty and new and must-have, all presented with ebullience.

by Anonymousreply 907/22/2020

Stay Here on Netflix. Basically an Airbnb fixer upper show, but it’s well done and very soothing for me.

by Anonymousreply 1007/22/2020

Law and Order before "Lenny" dies. I don't like the later ones or SVU. L&I Criminal Intent is pretty good as well.

by Anonymousreply 1107/22/2020

Hart to Hart reruns on Cozi TV.

by Anonymousreply 1207/22/2020

I have said it here before, and even though it is shit television, the old 70s show “Family” is oddly like taking Klonopin. I mean that. It physically sedates you. The low lighting. The mom’s organized kitchen activities. The low volume dialogue. It’s weird. It’s a sedative. You can find old reruns on youtube.

by Anonymousreply 1307/22/2020

Murder She Wrote & Matlock. Throw in In The Heat of the Night and I’m sleeping like a log.

by Anonymousreply 1407/22/2020

Cheers, Wings, Frasier

by Anonymousreply 1507/22/2020

Alfred Hitchcock - the 10,000 episodes are on Peacock.

by Anonymousreply 1607/22/2020

Anything with Martha Stewart cooking or doing crafts

by Anonymousreply 1707/22/2020

Any of those auto restoration shows like Overhaulin’, Wheeler Dealers, Jay Leno’s Garage, etc.

by Anonymousreply 1807/22/2020

I started watching a Japanese show on Netflix, "Midnight Diner," about a Tokyo chef open for business from midnight to 7:00 a.m. and the various kooky personalities who eat there. Strangely comforting.

by Anonymousreply 1907/22/2020

This is a YouTube cleaning/organizing channel. It’s soothing to watch people clean, make things look nice.

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by Anonymousreply 2007/22/2020

Midsomer Murders. They’re about an hour and 40 minutes long so each episode is a nice, long escape.

by Anonymousreply 2107/22/2020

R17 do you like Martha more than Ina?

by Anonymousreply 2207/22/2020

[quote]All shows that have kindness and civility in common. In the US we have competitions to see who can be the most evil person - a generalization, but not far off.

And then we elect the hosts to political office.

by Anonymousreply 2307/22/2020

Definitely Murder She Wrote.

by Anonymousreply 2407/22/2020

Star Trek: The Next Generation

The ship’s crew all get along.

Then they solve the family-friendly space mystery.

Fin.

by Anonymousreply 2507/22/2020

Bob Ross and QVC

by Anonymousreply 2607/22/2020

Simpsons on Disney+

by Anonymousreply 2707/22/2020

Wtf watched Disney +?

by Anonymousreply 2807/22/2020

ME TV: Barnaby Jones, The Beverly Hillbillies, Cannon, The Powers of Matthew Star, Star Trek, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

by Anonymousreply 2907/22/2020

Bob Ross and Lidia

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by Anonymousreply 3007/22/2020

Little House on the Prairie, the pre-Albert years

Bewitched, the Dick York years

Match Game, the early years before Richard Dawson turned into a sour puss

Downton Abbey, the Matthew years

Frasier, prior to Niles and Daphne getting together

by Anonymousreply 3107/22/2020

The Saint b&w series with young Roger Moore

Elvis movies like Blue Hawaii

Twilight Zone (originsa)

by Anonymousreply 3207/22/2020

Any Martha Stewart show except the series in which she had a studio audience.

by Anonymousreply 3307/22/2020

The Andy Griffith Show, only the black and white episodes though, when Barney was still the deputy.

by Anonymousreply 3407/22/2020

Cooking and baking videos on YouTube. I follow and enjoy many channels, but the ones like this from Asia are particularly soothing.

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by Anonymousreply 3507/22/2020

troof R33

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by Anonymousreply 3607/22/2020

Patti

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by Anonymousreply 3707/22/2020

Coronation Street

by Anonymousreply 3807/22/2020

I like a wide range of cooking shows, but only ones without a studio audience. There used to be several gardening shows I enjoyed, but now I usually go to Youtube for gardening help. I really like watching amateur aquarists put together planted tanks on Youtube.

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by Anonymousreply 3907/22/2020

none of you cunts thought to mention us?

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by Anonymousreply 4007/22/2020

On YT I like "A Day in the life..." of anyone living in Japan or S. Korea.

Also enjoy watching tea ceremonies from Japan.

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by Anonymousreply 4207/22/2020

Antenna TV: That Girl, Three's Company

by Anonymousreply 4307/22/2020

The Sopranos, oddly

by Anonymousreply 4407/22/2020

A third vote for 1970s "Match Game" -- we're on Episode 115. I keep meaning to write Dick De Bartolo a fan letter.

Sometimes I go down a rabbit hole and watch things like a 1972 "I've Got a Secret" where Nanette Fabray, Richard Dawson, and Gene Rayburn discover Charles Nelson Reilly is painting on "The Price is Right" model Janice Pennington.

by Anonymousreply 4507/22/2020

IMDB TV (free): (old) Dallas, Dark Shadows, St. Elsewhere

by Anonymousreply 4607/22/2020

puppy bowl

by Anonymousreply 4707/22/2020

One watches when one can.

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by Anonymousreply 4907/22/2020

Colombo, the 1970’s episodes.

by Anonymousreply 5007/22/2020

^ “Colombo”, dang it.

by Anonymousreply 5107/22/2020

I give up. Damn autocorrect.

by Anonymousreply 5207/22/2020

lol!

by Anonymousreply 5307/22/2020

Colombo, Sri Lanka.

by Anonymousreply 5407/22/2020

Currently, Match Game, Jeopardy, and Roseanne. Once when things were pretty bad about six years ago, it was the Brady Bunch.

by Anonymousreply 5507/22/2020

Columbo for me, too.

by Anonymousreply 5607/22/2020

The Nanny never fails me.

by Anonymousreply 5707/22/2020

Anything narrated by Richard Attenborough.

by Anonymousreply 5807/22/2020

I Love Lucy. They just reran the Van Johnson episode. Lucy was so elegant, charming and sophisticated. Yet she was still Lucy Ricardo, still lovable.

And they also reran the Don Loper episode with Mrs Bow Wow Richard Carlson

by Anonymousreply 5907/22/2020

Each weekday morning on BUZZR, I enjoy watching "To Tell the Truth" and "What's My Line?" from the 1970s.

by Anonymousreply 6007/22/2020

r37 Pati, not Patti.

by Anonymousreply 6107/22/2020

R41 I love watching tea ceremonies, too! Are you into ASMR?

by Anonymousreply 6207/22/2020

^ I like a lot of the ASMR ambience videos on YouTube

by Anonymousreply 6307/22/2020

Shark Tank Family Feud

I used to love “Just Shoot Me”, but it’s never on anymore.

by Anonymousreply 6407/22/2020

“How It’s Made” is soothing to me, but they changed the voiceover narrator and it’s not the same.

And a long time ago, “The Triplets of Belleville” was on my DVR and I’d watch it to fall asleep.

by Anonymousreply 6507/22/2020

PBS: EastEnders, Grantchester (hot vicar!)

by Anonymousreply 6607/22/2020

I only watch Match Game reruns when Fannie Flagg is a panelist.

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by Anonymousreply 6707/22/2020

R64 David Spade was a laugh a minute on JUST SHOOT ME. As was the fabulous Wendie Malick.

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McMillan and Wife.

It's a pity that none of the constituent series of the NBC Mystery Movie Theater (Columbo, McCloud, McMillan and Wife, The Snoop Sisters, etc) are aired or released with that famous Henry Mancini opening. One has to put it back one's self.

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by Anonymousreply 6907/22/2020

R66 where is America up to with the EastEnders timeline, now? Last I heard you were around ten years behind.

Contempo EE is utterly unwatchable shite and you’re missing nothing by not seeing it, jsyk. I watched EE all through the mid-late nineties and naughties and on, til around 2013-2014 when even I was forced to admit defeat and switch off. I don’t miss it, at all, and actually regret sticking with it so long knowing how awful it has become.

Now I just rewatch old nineties episodes of Brookside alongside naughties Hollyoaks, far superior soaps to begin with. The siblingcest Brookie storyline of ‘96 is my favourite, and still holds up today.

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by Anonymousreply 7007/22/2020

Father Brown

by Anonymousreply 7107/22/2020

Ditto what r44 said. The Sopranos, weirdly enough, keeps me calm. Maybe because I’ve watched the whole series so many times, I can practically recite every episode word for word.

Also, Food Network is like a warm bath. Odd, because I can’t really cook and have very little interest in cooking. I especially like Guy's Grocery Games (which makes no sense because I can’t stand Guy Fieri).

by Anonymousreply 7207/22/2020

EastEnders: Here in Washington, DC, we can watch two episodes on Saturday morning. Right now the episodes are from the summer of 2008. Roxy is pregnant with Jack's baby (but Sean thinks he's the father), Tanya and Max are divorcing (and she's now living with Jack), and Bradley and Stacey are back together (after she had an affair with his father, Max, which everyone discovered on Christmas Day 2007).

by Anonymousreply 7307/22/2020

Apparently I've turned into my grandmother -- Antiques Roadshow, which I've turned my nose up at forEVER, is currently TV comfort food for me. I like the UK version the best because they film episodes at stately manors, etc., while the US version always looks like it's filmed in a couple of side rooms at the Phoenix Convention Center. Plus, the UK one (usually) has better/more interesting antiques from around the world when it was a colonial power. I'll watch a US one in a pinch, though. (On the US ones where they update the auction prices from older shows I guess right about 40% of the time.) I am always shocked -- shocked, I tell you! -- at how much military medals go for.

by Anonymousreply 7407/22/2020

The Zoo in all its iterations: New York, Columbus, Tampa, and San Diego. Seeing how much the keepers and the animals love one another is very comforting.

by Anonymousreply 7507/22/2020

Wings and Night Court.

by Anonymousreply 7607/22/2020

R73 you’re 12 years behind? Goodness me. And the lag is only going to get worse from now, as well, given that current EE has had a hiatus of many months and a culled schedule thanks to COVID.

From what I recall 2008-10 era was a mixed bag, some gems of stories & moments and some decent fresh characters in amongst an unfortunate amount of shit. It was still far better than 2011-present, but not nearly as good as early-mid naughties. ‘Mediocre/passable/just ok’ is a fair assessment. If you aren’t a superfan or totally invested I’d think about slowly phasing out of watching it in the next year or two, just to save your sanity and preserve your appreciation for the show (maybe going back to rewatch the O.G. eighties run, or switching soaps to Emmerdale or Corrie or Oaks instead). Seriously, don’t bother with mid 2010s-era EE; it will only depress and frustrate you.

SPOILER ALERT⬇️

Would it shock you to know that in the current continuity, half of the characters you mentioned in your post are now dead?

by Anonymousreply 7707/22/2020

I know, I've been watching the current episodes on various sites since September 2014 (when Sharon and Phil married, and the murder of Lucy Beale was still unsolved). LOVE!

by Anonymousreply 7807/22/2020

^^forgot to add; watching EastEnders in the mornings and on a Saturday is such a strange idea to my Brit ears! Just weird. To me it’s weekday dinner-time telly, and that’s that.

We did used to have an omnibus recap on Sunday lunchtimes, back when there were five episodes a week, but that stopped long ago and no-one really watched it anyway.

by Anonymousreply 7907/22/2020

West Wing.

It was SO idealistic and preachy when it was on, but now it's comforting.

I think I've watched the whole run three times since 2017.

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by Anonymousreply 8007/22/2020

Jeopardy

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Scrubs

MST3K

America's Test Kitchen

(and a recent one for me) The Durrells in Corfu

by Anonymousreply 8107/22/2020

I don't get why but the TV show Mom with Anna Faris and Allison Janney just makes me feel better about things, I find it soothing even though much of it is arguing which is something I normally can't tolerate. I am a gay man and normally prefer to watch shows with hot men, but my day always seems better if I can watch a rerun of Mom.

by Anonymousreply 8207/22/2020

Rupert Murdoch is an enormous thundercunt who needs to burn, but to my chagrin I can’t pretend Sky Sports Football (soccer, to most of you) hasn’t been a massively helpful distraction from mental weirdness of late.

Course I refuse to pay outright for their evildoing, but I confess that I do give them hits going to their YouTube channel. When I feel down or panicked about global circumstances, I pick any random 1-1 interview or roundtable discussion or match hilights reel and just dive in.

As Mitchell & Webb once sagely pointed out: “the football never ends, and no-one ever wins”. The continuity and the triviality in the face of Apocalypse is comforting.

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by Anonymousreply 8307/22/2020

R79, even stranger is that EE is on "public" television here in the U.S., which is renowned for showing educational/classy/high brow programs. EE is crazy and somewhat trashy. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 8407/22/2020

I'd only ever heard of Barnaby Jones as a joke but I found it in the wee hours on MEtv and it's actually kind of fun. Buddy Ebsen is such an old coot but he gets his man every time. I hated Andy Griffith repeats when I was kid. Couldn't figure out why anyone would ever watch black and white tv. And now I'll watch only the b&w episodes. I've been enjoying some British mysteries that I have on the DVR but never got around to watching like Endeavour and repeats of Sherlock. And for more recent American tv shows i've been enjoying repeats of Elementary and Person of Interest. Jim Caviezel might be a pill in real life but he so easy on the eyes.

by Anonymousreply 8507/22/2020

I'm mostly ignorant about London geography -- but is "East Enders" set in the same part of town that "Call the Midwife" was (several decades before)?

by Anonymousreply 8607/22/2020

Escape to the country (YouTube) is my xanax

by Anonymousreply 8707/22/2020

The Great British Baking Show. I've rewatched all eight seasons on Netflix. Quirky, lovable bakers. Funny hosts. Brutally honest judges. Only in Britain.

by Anonymousreply 8807/22/2020

Nigella Lawson. The first show she did, the one called "Nigella Eats."

Her voice is soothing as is her cooking.

by Anonymousreply 8907/22/2020

R86, the EE set is in Borehamwood (north London). I don't know where Call the Midwife (which is still on, and airs in the U.S. on Sunday evenings every spring) is filmed, but I'm sure the answer is googlable.

by Anonymousreply 9007/22/2020

R86, Call the Midwife is set in Poplar (a real neighborhood of East London). EE is set in Walford (a fake neighborhood of East London). Near Poplar is Whitechapel, Jack the Ripper's hood.

by Anonymousreply 9107/22/2020

Little House on the Prairie. Streaming all 9 problematic seasons on imdb!

by Anonymousreply 9207/22/2020

R11, Agreed, especially the first couple seasons before even Lenny appears. There's something about the NY realism and the twist weren't done for shock value but were really fleshed out and fit the story arc. I also think the court room scenes and the legal mumbo jumbo were better written.

by Anonymousreply 9307/22/2020

Girls

by Anonymousreply 9407/22/2020

Sitcoms from the 1960s & 1970s

I agree with the OP about The Match Game; the show is still hilarious almost 50 years later.

by Anonymousreply 9507/22/2020

Kate and Allie, every season on YouTube, thanks to the DL thread about that show! Currently on season 3.

by Anonymousreply 9607/22/2020

Shu & Tree on YouTube

by Anonymousreply 9707/22/2020

Anything on MeTV. Particularly The Twilight Zone and Perry Mason.

by Anonymousreply 9807/22/2020

Well, i'm going to go WAY off the chart and say i've been watching "Forensic Files" to go to sleep for over 15 years. it's Peter Thomas' soothing, calm voice discussing interesting scientific stuff. Puts me right asleep.

And Bob Ross has always been a nap inducer. Some AMSR stuff, but i become interested sometimes and it doesn't work as a sleep inducer. GentleWhispersingASMR is great.

by Anonymousreply 9907/22/2020

R99, Forensic Files is very addicting. I used to put it on when I was in a hotel in Vegas because I knew it would put me to sleep.

by Anonymousreply 10007/22/2020

A Football Life in NFL TV.

by Anonymousreply 10107/22/2020

ATWT circa 1986

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The Office (US)

by Anonymousreply 10307/22/2020

Any murder mystery or show like Columbo. Even L&O

by Anonymousreply 10407/23/2020

Doc Martin

I would love to find All Creatures Great and Small

Beautiful English countryside and good stories.

by Anonymousreply 10507/23/2020

Any of the Burns documentaries. Something about Peter Coyote's voice. Just finished his Country Music documentary. I never liked country music - and still don't - but I now appreciate it. Plus Marty Stuart is a doll!

by Anonymousreply 10607/23/2020

R6 The Repair Shop is so soothing!! I’ve had to slow down on my viewing because I’m running out of episodes.

by Anonymousreply 10707/23/2020

R88

I watched the entire series at the beginning of Covid. My favorite Nadiya has her own show!

by Anonymousreply 10807/23/2020

White House on the Hill

It's a Youtube series of a real family who are running a homestead.

Cool animals and a hot husband.

by Anonymousreply 10907/23/2020

R105, I loved All Creatures Great and Small! I remember watching it on Saturday mornings. There was another British show on PBS that was shown on Saturday or Sunday mornings. It was about 2 sisters who were/wanted to clothing designers. Does anyone remember it? I was going to buy the box set for my sister one year but the cost was way out of my league at the time.

by Anonymousreply 11007/23/2020

Trisha Yearwood Southern Kitchen. Some of her recipes are dumb, but I like the people she hangs out with and seems like she'd be fun after a couple of drinks.

by Anonymousreply 11107/23/2020

Murder She Wrote and Columbo!!!!

by Anonymousreply 11207/23/2020

My sister is staying with me and she watches old episodes of Forensic Files before she goes to bed because she finds it "soothing." I don't understand it; shows like that just make me anxious.

by Anonymousreply 11307/23/2020

R107

Yes, unfortunately Netflix only has two seasons. I zipped through them before I realized Netflix didn't have all six seasons. I've tried to investigate but have not found any information about when or where or if we will see more seasons. (Plus I developed a thing for all the quirky or hot, or quirky AND hot men on the show. For some reason I have a serious thing for Steve, the watchmaker. No logical explanation. Just do.)

Thanks to the poster that mentioned 'Doc Martin'; another kind and civil show. There's some word that one more series will be filmed. It's one of those shows that I wish I had never seen so that I could watch it for the first time, again, if that makes any sense.

Also another British show - although it's about crime, we oddly find 'Vera' great soothing TV. So much so that it's very easy to fall asleep watching it. Or specifically using it as a sleep aid.

I think the British have it all over us in the USA for this type of viewing experience.

by Anonymousreply 11407/23/2020

R114 I just discovered Doc Martin and agree that it is "a kind and civil show." Very soothing. I love the scenery of their village and countryside. Most of the actors - male and female- aren't very attractive but as you get into the show, they become more and more attractive because of their humanity and relatability. I'm so glad I stumbled on this series and that I have many seasons to look forward to. I'm not sorry to hear it is ending; I like discovering series that have a definite ending. Some shows just drag on too long.

by Anonymousreply 11507/23/2020

I can second Doc Martin is a really good show. I've seen the entire series and I have the two movies made prior to the show on DVD, and someday I hope to see them

Speaking of British shows, two more I love are Mum and Upstart Crow.

And one not a lot of people know about: The Cafe

by Anonymousreply 11607/23/2020

More ideas/answers at the linked thread (which began at the start of the pandemic). :-)

I'll add "Portrait Artist of the Year," which is like "The Great British Baking Show" in tone, and just as soothing.

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R116

YES! I love 'The Cafe'! That's a sadly unsung show. I was very sorry it was cancelled. I repeat myself, but kind and civil. What we need for these times. (Also fun to see Ellie Haddington play a ditz, rather than the angry, officious characters she normally plays, such as in 'Foyle's War'. Also an early Phoebe Waller-Bridge .)

And, 'Mum"! Wonderfully low key. And though it is primarily about death (and lost love) it too, is soothing.

by Anonymousreply 11807/23/2020

Sorry, but I loathe the young couple on Mum.

by Anonymousreply 11907/23/2020

R119

Well, yes, they're idiots, but they aren't MEAN or EVIL idiots. They're harmless. And the brother and bitchy sister-in-law - their characters highlight the leads and their mundane but loving lives. I just think it all works together. They all play off and highlight each other.

by Anonymousreply 12007/23/2020

All creatures great and small -- the original, and more recent All Creatures come and go on Britbox

The Yorkshire Vet -- spinoff on Acorn

by Anonymousreply 12107/23/2020

Just a side note: If you're wondering where shows you want to see are streaming, JustWatch.com is your friend.

by Anonymousreply 12207/23/2020

The joy of painting with Bob Ross

by Anonymousreply 12307/23/2020

Cannon...starring William Conrad...large and in charge!

by Anonymousreply 12407/23/2020

R4, I caught an episode of Supermarket Sweep on Youtube and found it comforting -- it was the show to watch after school for me, lol.

by Anonymousreply 12507/23/2020

R112, I’m watching a Columbo right now and what??? That’s RHODA playing a high class hooker!

by Anonymousreply 12607/24/2020

[quote] I’m watching a Columbo right now and what??? That’s RHODA playing a high class hooker!

RHODA wouldn't be a "high class" anything.

by Anonymousreply 12707/24/2020

Even Phyllis’ gay brother Ben couldn’t class Rhoda up.

by Anonymousreply 12807/24/2020

The Invaders (1967-1968)

by Anonymousreply 12907/24/2020

Fuckin ID channel. Murder shows are soothing.

by Anonymousreply 13007/24/2020

Old reruns of Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show. YouTube has a bunch of them. Puts me right to bed.

by Anonymousreply 13107/24/2020

Teletubbies. Seriously. It mezmerises me and calms me.

by Anonymousreply 13207/24/2020

Oh yes - Johnny Carson (on Antenna TV available over the air)

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The middle

by Anonymousreply 13407/24/2020

The Dick Cavett Show weeknights at 9pm on Cozi TV (where you can also see Little House on the Prairie, Murder She Wrote, and Hart to Hart mentioned above)

by Anonymousreply 13507/24/2020

Amy Sedaris show on TRUtv.

by Anonymousreply 13607/24/2020

Let's Make a Deal on BUZZR channel.

by Anonymousreply 13707/24/2020

r136, I love that show

by Anonymousreply 13807/24/2020

R114 it looks like YouTube has 91 episodes of The Repair Shop.

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My mistake R114. It looks like they’re only clips of the show. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 14007/24/2020

Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast on Netflix

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R140

Thanks, anyway!

by Anonymousreply 14207/24/2020

Old spy shows which they used to rerun on our PBS station now seem comforting. "The Champions" was a British espionage series starring three sexy actors whose characters were given superpowers by mysterious mountain people when their plane crashed in Tibet. Lots of spy thriller, sci-fi/occult and hot three-way chemistry...

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by Anonymousreply 14307/24/2020

HGTV shows and My Hero Academia

by Anonymousreply 14407/25/2020

r135 Dick Cavett is on DECADES.

by Anonymousreply 14507/25/2020

The YouTube abridging (dubbed over clips) series NEV DROPS, by Alrightfans channel.

Seems contradictory, listening to loud obnoxious vulgar arguments between people doing impressions in horrible accents. The laughs it gives me chill me right out, though, and make me forget how everything’s going so epically to shit.

They won’t make sense or be that funny to anyone who isn’t a Brit and doesn’t know football, though.

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Yes, Johnny Carson and esp. when he had Rodney Dangerfield on.

by Anonymousreply 14707/27/2020

The Waltons

by Anonymousreply 14807/27/2020

Hoarders on A&E is soothing to me. It makes me feel not-so-bad about my own life.

by Anonymousreply 14907/27/2020

Pizza boy...he delivers

by Anonymousreply 15007/28/2020

China Beach (on DVD).

by Anonymousreply 15107/28/2020

I love watching MeTV and Antenna TV...shows like Leave it to Beaver, Father Knows Best, Dennis the Menace, and Hazel just put me in a relaxing calm mood.

by Anonymousreply 15207/28/2020

Are you being served. I'm Free!

by Anonymousreply 15307/28/2020

Leave It To Beaver, Family Affair

by Anonymousreply 15407/28/2020

House MD reruns

by Anonymousreply 15507/28/2020

i watch those aliens shows that try to be "scientific" and sceptical.

they're mildly funny and put you right to sleep with their nonsense in no time. it won't do to watch anything too serious, or that needs paying attention to, before bed.

one has an announcer that seriously makes the show border on hypnosis tapes i had back in the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 15607/28/2020

told y'all bitches

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by Anonymousreply 15707/29/2020

So I was watching my soothing tv, an episode of Barnaby Jones, which is ridiculous with the old coot Buddy Ebsen chasing bad guys and shooting up places. Of course every single time the bad guy fires first, misses Barnaby, then Barnaby gets them in one shot. Whatever. This episode's credits said "with guest stars Julie Sommars, Jim McMullan, John McLiam.....special guest star Andrew Prine" and I was like, fuck yeah he's a special guest star. It's so crazy to try and glimpse some bulge from the huge dick he's packing.

by Anonymousreply 15808/01/2020

"Mister Rogers Neighborhood" was very soothing.

by Anonymousreply 15908/01/2020

R158, I'm watching that, too. Love the guest stars! Joan Fontaine and Richard Hatch were on today's episode.

by Anonymousreply 16008/01/2020

2 in my asshole

by Anonymousreply 16108/01/2020

30Rock

by Anonymousreply 16208/02/2020

I just watched an episode of Leave it to Beaver. It was surprisingly funny and genuine, without any of the tired clichés and saccharine corniness of typical sitcoms. Proves quality writing and acting is timeless.

by Anonymousreply 16308/02/2020

The Waltons. Now on ME-TV. Just watched the episode in which the family deals with Grandpa's death. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 16408/02/2020

R164 I happened on the Waltons the other day and heard just the theme song.

And I wept. Not tears. I **wept** at hearing that song.

by Anonymousreply 16508/02/2020

It's definitely a lovely and evocative theme.

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by Anonymousreply 16608/02/2020

Mary Tyler Moore Show., Dick Van Dyke Show

by Anonymousreply 16708/03/2020

Andy Griffith. Please he was kind of hot in his sheriff's uniform.

by Anonymousreply 16808/03/2020

I recently watched the entire run of The Waltons. It's amazing how U. S. history and how the children grew up as central themes of the show. Brought back a lot of memories of my youth in the 70s and 80s. Cutting my grandparents' grass after dinner on Thursdays and then watching the show while cooling down.

by Anonymousreply 16908/03/2020

Judge Judy. I DVR so I can watch during my breaks from remote work. Something about Judy taking down one idiot after another restores my faith in humanity.

by Anonymousreply 17008/03/2020

[quote] Andy Griffith. Please he was kind of hot in his sheriff's uniform.

Gurl!

by Anonymousreply 17108/03/2020

Andy Taylor seems like a nice guy to sit on a porch swing with of a hot summer evening. He'd play guitar and sing olde timey country songs.

by Anonymousreply 17208/04/2020

How on earth did Gomer Pyle become a marine??!!

by Anonymousreply 17308/04/2020

r173 Don't ask, don't tell.

by Anonymousreply 17408/04/2020

I was watching an episode of Barnaby Jones earlier on the DVR and holy cow was Robert Pine hot back in the day! All I pretty much remember him from is reruns of CHIPs and he didn't really strike me as anything special. But from 1974's Barnaby Jones episode I had to look at some pics back from when he was younger. Now I see where Chris gets his looks.

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by Anonymousreply 17513 hours ago

Columbo. The 1970's seasons, and the 1990's T.V. movies.

by Anonymousreply 17613 hours ago

Judge Judy

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