RetroTV, ThisTV, AntennaTV

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    some ofthe benefits of the switch from analog to digital TV in 2009.

    Was pizzed at first.

    Had cable already - basic lineup.

    But for over-the-air - I was forced to buy a digital converter box - and got l of these cool channels I never knew existed.

    Stuff like Here Come the Brides on Antenna TV - as wel as countless movies etc.............

    This TV has classic movies - as wel as stuff like Sea Hunt and Highway
    Patrol.................... what I grew up with

    Retro TV has stuf like I Spy - Hitchcock Presents. Peter Gunn, Adventures of Robin Hood, Cisco Kid etc..........
     
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    The opening themes of Highway Patrol and Sea Hunt: in a word - COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Dan Mathews (Broderick Crawford) handcuffs the bad guys or gals andhaulsthem off)

    not a bunch of b/s feeling the criminals pain.................
     
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    Like originals.

    Couldnt stand the second Darrin in Bewitched. (Dick Sargeant - a f*g)

    Bewitched was on its last legs...............
     
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    something about Dick Sargeant seemed off-kilter..............
     
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    I generally find that I should not watch most of the TV that I so enjoyed as a kid.

    When I do, I realize how banal and trite most of it really is.

    But if I don't watch it as an adult, then I can still enjoy the memory of how much I like it as a kid.

    I don't know if that makes sense to most of you.

    Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol are good examples of that, though.

    I loved those show when I was about 8 years old. (and they were new, incidently)

    It's like a betrayal of that 8 years olds joy to watch those shows, now, because they are really the stuff that that 8 year old editec enjoyed but the 60 year old editec will find somewhat silly and childish.
     
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    I loved Peter Gunn, can't go wrong with that famous theme song. Rediscovering the OLD Hawaii 5-0. Hokey, but still entertaining.
     
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    I'm just sitting here remembering, in retrospect, what a pain in the ass it was to have to go to the TV to change channels back then compared to just pushing a button on a remote today.
     
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    That show and Perry Mason both had terrific theme songs.

     
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    Most of those really old sitcoms and cop shows had wicked bad acting. Fast forward to today's one-hour TV programming, and it puts you right in the mix. I wouldn't trade programs like Justified, Southland or Blue Bloods for The Lone Ranger, Dragnet, or Magnum PI for love or money. The acting is outstanding. (Also, the theme music for Southland gives me shivers...superb!)

    Let's face it folks, better writers, better acting, advanced technology makes for must-see TV all year 'round. Mad Men and Breaking Bad are returning soon!
     
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    Peter Gunn theme song is cool. By Henry Mancini.

    Show is on RetroTV lineup.
     
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