If you grew up in the United States sometime during the last four decades, you have probably at some point watched Sesame Street. The PBS show began back in 1969 as a production of the Children’s Television Workshop and has now educated nearly three generations of children. The show combines learning the alphabet and how to count with other important lessons, such as manners and how to deal with feelings. And, it has never shied away from real life, addressing both September 11th as well as the death of one of the principal characters, Mr. Hooper.
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It's been a few weeks since the curtain closed on those lovable, albeit slightly snooty, Crawleys and their little house in the country, Downton Abbey. In Downton Abbey's third season, life was a roller coaster for our plucky little group of aristocrats and their livery - some were born, some died, and still others couldn't catch a husband with a fishing net.
I have heard so many of my friends rave about the BBC Series Downton Abbey. I have to admit that I had a really hard time even giving this series a chance. Once I finally did, I’ve been hooked ever since! This series goes between the proper lives of the family that live in the estate called Downton Abbey, and the lives of the service help that live in the lower levels.
My husband and I were a little late getting on the Mad Men bandwagon. I’d heard all of the buzz, but we missed viewing the early episodes. And, it was a little difficult getting interested in the characters when we missed their backstory. After listening to one of my co-workers rave about Mad Men, I decided to give season one a try.
I have been totally addicted to this series! If you haven’t guessed by my blog title, this series takes place in Camelot. It takes the angle of Merlin, and it evolves into his relationship with King Arthur and how they become best of friends through all the adventures that come their way. Merlin just happens to save King Arthur’s life in many adventures without taking any credit for himself.
I have really enjoyed watching the Doctor Who video series produced by BBC television. This series is about a time traveling character called the Doctor. I will be honest, this is a sci-fi series, but it is fun. The Doctor travels back in time and has an encounter with William Shakespeare, and the next episode may take you to some unknown planet in the universe.
When I was in elementary school, the first thing that I would do when I came home was grab a snack and watch The Brady Bunch. It didn’t matter how many times had seen Marcia’s nose get broken or Peter break the vase (Mom always said, "Don’t play ball in the house"), I could never get enough of my favorite family. It was only thanks to reruns that I got the chance to get acquainted with the Brady’s. Unbeknownst to me at the time, The Brady Bunch was actually canceled the very year that I was born. It didn’t matter though.
Many have been watching this PBS series on Sunday evenings and learning about life in the London slums during the 1950s as seen through the eyes of the young nurse-midwives serving families during the post-WW II era. At the age of 21, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in post war London's East End slums.