Thursday, January 14, 2016

Throwback Thursday - '70's TV

Let's talk about 1970's television.  The '70's were childhood and teen years for me, so of course I enjoyed TV!

My favorite childhood shows were from the 1970's -- The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family.   I loved the more everyday adventures of the suburban Brady family, while I adored the groovy tunes on The Partridge Family.  (Plus, of course, David Cassidy.)



My parents were big fans of the MTM shows -- The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, and Rhoda.  We watched those together as a family.   My Mom loved The Mary Tyler Moore Show best, with Mary's great wardrobe and tv station camaraderie.  My Dad liked the wry wit of The Bob Newhart Show.  Me?  I liked Rhoda because she had a cool job (designing NYC department store windows) and a handsome boyfriend (later, husband).  As an adult, I still adore all three of these shows.  When they are in the Me-TV rotation, I will make time to watch them.




I recently discovered a pretty amazing website.  It's called My '70's TV.  You can tune into all types of 1970's programming -- comedies, dramas, soap operas, music videos, commercials, and much more.   I watched for just a few minutes and saw a commercial for Wilson tennis balls, a few minutes of Eight Is Enough, and part of a Roger Thorpe episode of Guiding Light.  Fun!  And free.   I think you would enjoy this site too:  My '70's TV.

What are YOUR favorite 1970's tv programs?   I would love to hear from you in the comments, below.

4 comments:

Leslie Wilkie (PeachyKeen32) said...

this is incredible! I'm an 80's baby but I love the 70's shows! Mary Tyler Moore Show is awesome! I'm so happy to know there's a station where I can watch these shows!

Shann Soiney said...

I was too young to watch it at the time, but I love watching Rhoda in reruns. My Dad always watched Bob Newhart, and I couldn't stand it.

Terri Beavers said...

I loved The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family. I also loved other shows from that time period that would be fun to watch again. I'm going to check them out and see if they have petticoat junction, I was thinking about that show this am.

Birdhouse Books said...

Hi all! Thanks for your comments. Hope you enjoy the fun '70's TV website, too.