Why Did I Like These? Top 8 Shows From My Childhood That Haven't Held Up
I was an even-tempered kid (most of the time), but you could be guaranteed a tantrum if you got in the way of my Little House obsession. I watched that show as religiously as Survivor fanatics watched the first couple of seasons. I was sure it was the Greatest Show Ever. Until a few years ago, I still remembered it with fondness...until I stumbled across an episode on cable. Yikes. What tripe! It's good for snark-fodder and nothing else. In fact, a stunning majority of the shows I watched in my grade school years are pretty cringe-worthy.
1.) Little House on the Prairie
2.) CHiPs (man, did I have a crush on Ponch!)
3.) Dukes of Hazzard (Bo is still kinda hot, though)
4.) Bionic Woman/The 6 Million Dollar Man (let's face it, they're the same show, they just changed the names on the scripts)
5.) Knight Rider
6.) Greatest American Hero
7.) Buck Rogers
8.) Facts of Life (you take the good, you take the bad...you misplace the good and you're left with this show)
You'll notice that Star Trek is not on this list. That's not because I think it held up well, it's because it doesn't fit the criteria for this list. To make this list, I had to have actually liked the show once upon a time. I always loathed that Star Trek drek, and I'll always hold a grudge against my mom for forcing me to watch it every Saturday while I folded the laundry. I enjoyed folding the laundry more than I enjoyed watching Star Trek, and I was just as lazy as a kid as I am now! That's sayin' something!