Sunday, 12 May 2013

TV Shows - 90's/Past & Today

Hi guys:),

I've been searching for some good old tv shows/series/soaps on youtube and found some classic 90's, which reminds me on my childhood (if it doesn't sounds strange, BUT I've not watched all day long tv just sometimes:))

In this post, I would like to show you my childhood/90's fav' tv soaps/shows/series, which I've watched with my mum, sis' & brother. I'll show you my fav' tv shows when I was a (young) teenager & my current fav' shows!:)

Let's start with the holly 90's:

Who doesn't watched the daily problems & news from the lovely new blended/patchwork fam' , which lives in a Milwaukee-suburb. "Step by Step" I've NOT forget this tv show and it was probably after Full House my fav' one!:)

Full House - San Francisco in the early 90's, where a widowed father (Danny Tanner) raised up with the help of his friend (Joey Gladstone) and brother-in-law (Jesse Katsopolis) after the death of his wife his three daughters (Donna Jo known as D.J., Stephanie Tanner & the little adorable Michelle Tanner). It's a wonderful story about how three men (later Jesse marry his wife Rebecca Donaldson Katsopolis and has twin-sons Nicholas and Alexander Katsopolis) can raise up a teenage girl and two smaller girls without a further help & they have lots of fun, troubles and action! - My fav' childhood "tv-memory"!:)

Here you can watch the three Tanner sis':


The Cosby Show - an typical upper middle-class African-American family, which lives in Brooklyn Heights (NY), starring by Bill Cosby (Heathcliff/Cliff Huxtable), wife Clair Huxtable, they have 5 children - 4 daughters and 1 son (Sondra, Denise, Theodore, Vanessa & the smallest daughter Rudy Huxtable) A funny and normal family, which claimb up my mood so fast, even if I'm in a bad mood. I just love and enjoy to watch it - also now with my 20 years:)

The Nanny - it's a dream of each child (I think so:)) to have such a cool/young and freaky Nanny, but who also knows if you need help:) - as my mum has raised me & my siblings up alone, I was also by a friendly women/a kind of Nanny from the age of 1/2 until I was 3 years old each day - BUT this Nanny (Fran Fine) is JUST the coolest Nanny on earth!:) - I've laught and smiled sooo many times when I was a kid and watched each episode a great memory too:)!

Blossom - I can't really remember this sitcom BUT the intro stays in my head for such a long time and after I've watched it two days ago again on youtube, I can remember it again:) Blossom Russo, a teenage girl living with her father and two brothers. Blossom's mother having left the family to pursue her own life and career; the show concentrated on the family's attempts to adjust.Blossom's father, Nick, a session musician who was frequently between gigs and tours & her oldest brother Anthony is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict who eventually became a paramedic. Joey the other brother, is a fairly stereotypical, known for the drawn-out delivery of his catchphrase, "Whoa!". It's a kind of teenage sitcom and I can remember to watched it at grandma's home (it was also played in the Czech:)!) and at home I've seen it not really often.

Family Matters- Oh another sitcom/tv show, which I can't hardly remember BUT only one person stays in my mind and this person is no one else as Steven "Steve" Urkle the Winslows' nerdy neighbor, who quickly became REALLY its breakout character and eventually a main character! The Winslows are a middle-class African American family living in Chicago/Illinois. It's really just Steve Urkle who stays in my mind until now!:) - Such a crazy boy, when I was a little girl, I though he's not from this planet when I saw this character at the first time:)

Home Improvement - Taylor Family: father Tim (Tim Allen), mother Jill, their three sons: Brad (oldest), Randy (middle) & Mark (the youngest one). They are living in the suburban of Detroit/Michigan and have a neighbor named Wilson (you can't see his face in any season, I think just one time But normaly just his cap/hat and hands or from the other side!:)) A family with a stereotypical American father - who loves power tools and other car tools:)

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - the "cult" tv show/serie/soap of the 90's, each 90's child/teeny or person should have watched each episode & know well about the street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who move in with his aunt and uncle in their wealthy Bel Air mension - where his lifestyle often causes problems and other troubles or clashes with that of his relatives:)

A short line from the whole Wikipedia text about "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air":

"Will Smith was a popular and successful rapper during the late 80's, but 'cause he spent his money uncontrollably and grossly underpaid his income taxes. This almost caused Smith to go bankrupt when, in 1989, he was approached by the television network NBC, who signed him on to a contract and created a sitcom focused on him."

Now move to my teenager fav' TV-shows:

Felicity was one of the tv series/soaps, which I've watched from the age of 9 to almost 13! I know, that maybe not each one of you would find this soap/show interesting BUT I find it brilliant at this age, as I've got the feeling to understand each adult stuff - If you know what I mean:) while I was watching this tv-show. I don't know it just seems to be boring, but after a while I would surely watch it again fully!:)

The series revolves around the fictional college experiences of the title character, Felicity Porter (Keri Russell), as she attends the "University of New York," based on New York University, across the country from her home in Palo Alto, California. It's about school/college, work & love & the real moments in life!:)

The O.C./O.C. California - from the beginning in 2003 (when I was 10 years old - young pre-teeny:)!)  I've fall in love with this tv show - I WAS A HUGE FAN of the whole O.C. world & story!:) I have watched each episode more than 15 times and all 4 Seasons I've mainly watched over 3 or 4 times! I just loved to watched what's with Seth Cohen, Ryan Atwood, Marissa Cooper or Summer Roberts and which problems and fake friends the beautiful world of O.C. contains!:) - I've listen to their O.C. soundtracks and owned one of them too!:) (I think it was the Soundtrack Nr. 1)

Gilmore Girls - I've seen the ficitional town of Stars Hollow in Connecticut with Lorelai Gilmore & Rory Gilmore from 10 to almost 15! - I also join to read the books about the two Gilmore Power Girls:) And always loved to have such a comfy and cozy house to one day:) Even if they where not a glamorous/luxury girls but keep their money for the needed things, Lorelai creates the best world for her daughter Rory, which makes me always smile - who women could be strong in such situations!:) No, what I would say, is that the two Gilmore's where sooo creativity, but we don't need to forget, that she gets help from their grandparents too, which have enough of all:)

Ugly Betty - as a teenager with little self-consciousness I've enjoyed to watch this soap at the age of 13-15 too!:) Betty is a crazy, powerful and also a bit without self-consciousness at the beginning of the tv-show. But she grow in her mind and become stronger in the further seasons. A great show for all young girls to know, each one has their own strengthness and beauty inside and outside!:)

Here the last scene of Ugly Betty:


Freaks and Geeks where one of my fav' teenager tv shows/soaps/series after The O.C.! I loved to watch what's new at the "freaks" gang:) The show centers on teenage Lindsay Weir and her younger brother Sam, who both attend William McKinley during the 1980-81 school year in the town of Chippewa/Michigan (another fictional suburb of Detroit)

Lindsay's friends constitute the "freaks" — Daniel Desario (James Franco), Ken Miller (Seth Rogen), Nick Andopolis (Jason Segel), Kim Kelly (Busy Philipps) — and Sam's friends constitute the "geeks" — Neal Schweiber and Bill Haverchuck.  The Weirs' parents, Harold and Jean, are featured in every episode.

The show's starting point is Lindsay's transition from her life as an academically proficient student, star "mathlete", and proper young girl to an Army-jacket-wearing teenager who hangs out with troubled slackers. Her relationships with her new friends, and the friction they cause with her parents and with her own self-image, form one central strand of the show; the other follows Sam and his group of geeky friends as they navigate a different part of the social universe, and try to fit in.

I loved to watch each episode and just enjoy to see the crazy school times in the early 80's (Oh how much I love the 80's - I must be a bit crazy:)?!)


8 Simple Rules:

1. Use your hands on my daughter and you'll lose them after.
2. You make her cry, I make you cry.
3. Safe sex is a myth. Anything you try will be hazardous to your health.
4. Bring her home late, there's no next date.
5. If you pull into my driveway and honk, you better be dropping off a package because you're sure not picking anything up (Alternative rule #5: Only delivery men honk. Dates ring the doorbell. Once.)
6. No complaining while you're waiting for her. If you're bored, change my oil.
7. If your pants hang off your hips, I'll gladly secure them with my staple gun.
8. Dates must be in crowded public places. You want romance? Read a book.

I've loved to watch this funny and mostly confusing Hennessy family contains of: Paul H. (father), Cate S. H. (mother), Bridget Erin "Beach" H. (stereotypical blonde young teen girl), Kerry "Care Bear" H. (middle child - not happy about it), Rory Joseph H. (son & youngest child). And must say, that I was really sad after Ritter past away! It was an ultimative great ficitional father and in reality too young to die!

The third season (after Ritter's death) took a creative turn, revolving more around cousin C.J., and grandfather Jim, than the immediate Hennessy family, more specifically not revolving around the raising of the Hennessy girls.

As I've loved the original movie "Clueless" with Alicia Silverstone - I've watched and enjoyed the tv show "Clueless" with the main character Cher (by Rachel Blanchard) too! It's a typical 90's girly sitcom & reminds me on both: childhood & teeny time!:)

Sabrina The Teenage Witch - there was a tv show/serie/soap official magazine too, which I've got from my mum each week/month too, 'cause I loved the magic/witch soap sooo much:)! I played some short scenes from the tv show too at home with my friends at the age of 10 and watched it until I was maybe 14 (13 or 14).

H2O Just Add Water - O.K. I don't believe in mermaids or such magical things in real BUT this tv show/teenage soap it was too magical and a sweet 16 lovestory too:) And if you're 13 or 14 years old - it's not too awkward to watch such shows:)

Everwood- the series begins with the arrival of Dr. Andrew "Andy" Brown, a widower who leaves his successful job as a top Manhattan neurosurgeon to live in a small Colorado town, bringing his 9-year-old daughter Delia and 15-year-old son Ephram with him.

He chooses the town of Everwood because his late wife had told him of her emotional attachment to the town. Many of the story lines revolve around settling into a new town, dealing with the death of Julia (the mother and wife of the family) and the growing relationship between Andy and his son, who did not interact much in New York, due to the demands of Andy's job. Andy at first finds some conflict with Dr. Harold Abbott, with whom his professional opinions differ. However, Harold's cranky demeanor and Andy's passive, cheerful attitude prove to mesh well and the two begin a friendly rivalry. Ephram continually struggles with his emerging adolescence, his studies as a classical pianist, and his crush on Amy, Harold's daughter.

It's a typical country-/traditional american tv show, and it plays in a small village a kind of Gilmore Girls too, with a difference - 'cause Everwood's "downtown clinic" really exists just in Ogden Utah. 

Oh So Little Time, is a typical girly teeny tv sitcom, which I've also watched between the age of 9 and 13 years!:)

And last but not least 7th heaven, family Camden is the best ficitional fam' after family Tanner (Full House) & Step by Step patchwork fam' - I'm not really religious BUT I love the harmony in this fam' and I believe that such fam' really live Glen Oak, California! The first episode I've saw with 8 or 7 years and watched it until now! - It's a great tv show for children, teenagers and adults too - just a perfect fam' fav' tv show!

My current fav' TV shows:

I'm now not really much watching TV especially TV shows, 'cause the older one I've had as fav's I knew and the latest ones aren't sooo much interesting for myself. BUT I've two TV shows, which I'm watching weekly:)

The Big Bang Theory - Oh my gosh, such a great and crazy (in a high level:)) and awesome sitcom


Vypravej - It's a czech tv show/serie/soap/sitcom, which shows a whole typical czech fam' from the early 60's until the 21th century (2005) it's full with czech history (so you learn a lot about your country - even if you're a native czech as I:)) and you also see things you've seen in museums or at your grandma's/pa's house or just in your childhood like for example the packaging of a yogurt in the 90's - a great mixture of sitcom and history and it also earned a nomination!:)

The intro of the 1 episode, 2. episode, 3. episode etc.

I hope you've enjoyed maybe the LONGEST post ever on my blog (YES it's the longest - and maybe the longest of all blogs worldwide:)) And I would be sooo interested in which one tv shows you've watched as a child with your family or as a teeny and now?

Wish you a lovely sunday afternoon!

Bye,
NIKA
 

1 comment:

  1. Freaks and Geeks is the best! I only heard about it in the last few years but it is so funny and young James Franco...!!

    Em x

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