TV Dinner Entertainment!

It was 1982, my family and I would sit around the television set with our tv dinners. We would have our family time right in front of that screen. It was hit or miss whether the food would be good or how the entertainment was going to be for the evening. One thing was for sure, we were going to enjoy ourselves no matter what. Here are some of the top shows of the 1982-1983 season…

60 Minutes — CBS- Yes, we watched this on a regular basis. As a kid, I didn’t always enjoy this part…

Dallas — CBS- This was one very dysfunctional family, but they sure had my attention every week!

M*A*S*H — CBS- (Mobile*Army*Surgical*Hospital) My dad loved this show. We used to tease mom that she looked like Loretta Swit! She had her attitude too… =D

Magnum, P.I. — CBS- I loved this show! I may have loved me some Tom Selleck too! =D

Dynasty — ABC- I remember watching this show with my grandma. Lots of BIG HAIR in this soap. Helped make that trend pretty popular.

Three’s Company — ABC- This was a favorite for my family. How can a show go wrong with Janet, Chrissy, Jack, Mr. and Mrs. Roper around? It was pure fun to watch!

Simon & Simon — CBS- Yes, indeed! I enjoyed this show too! =D

Falcon Crest — CBS- Here is another soap I watched with grandma. That Angela Channing (Jane Wyman) used to scare me. Not just her character, but that hair!

The Love Boat — ABC- Captain Stubing, Doc, Gopher, Isaac and Julie made up a loveable cast that we enjoyed watching regularly.

The A Team — NBC- I pity the fool who missed this action adventure joy ride!

NFL Monday Night Football — ABC- Some things never change… lol

The Jeffersons — CBS – George and Louise Jefferson are great, but Florence stole the show. Her chemistry with George made this a riot to watch each week. =D

I hope you have enjoyed this look inside some of the great television programming of the 80s. If you haven’t seen these shows, grab a tv dinner and watch away. You won’t regret it! There is a reason they keep trying to bring these shows back. You can’t beat the originals. Don’t believe me? Try it and you will see!

Like Totally Yours,

Sophie Grumble


To Whom It May Concern!! =/

I am writing this to inform the executives at the TV Networks that my frustration level is HIGH!!

First, I do not know why there are GINORMOUS breaks for shows like Falling Skies
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The Big Bang Theory
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White Collar
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This is just a few of the many shows that are taking LOOOOOOONG breaks. You get about 6 episodes and a wait period of several months to a FULL YEAR!! I like the way things used to be!! If making us wait is about money or ratings, you have lost what is truly important and the only accomplishment you have done is to ANNOY us!! =/

Here are some shows that didn’t need extended breaks…
The Cosby Show
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Family Ties
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The A-Team
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Charlie’s Angels
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All was good in the TV world then.

All I ask is that you return programming to the way it was! It is hard for me to remember details when there are extended gaps between episodes. I do not enjoy recaps either. That could be spent with the SHOW!! I want QUANTITY with the quality!

Second, you cancelled some of my FAVORITE shows! They may not have billions of viewers, but they did have their fair share of fans. Here are a few that I am irritated about:

No Ordinary Family
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Friday Night Lights
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Lie To Me
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Ratings, money and power may be your motivation, but I hope you will listen to reason. If you frustrate your viewers, you may lose them. You are always asking for our input, here it is. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely yours,

Sophie Grumble