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Old 10-27-2007, 12:10 AM   #1
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Default Can anyone recommend a show to me? Something set in the past?

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I'm trying to find a show or two to add to the rotation of stuff that I'm currently watching. I was hoping someone here would be able to recommend something to me.

In particular, I'd like something set in the past, and fairly clean. Something comparable to "Christy" would be great. I already know about "Five Mile Creek", "The Waltons", "Young Riders", "Dr. Quinn", and "Wind At My Back". Those are all good, so I'm looking for anything similar.

I also already know about "Little House On The Prairie" and "Father Murphy".... while those two are ok, they're not my favorites. I've seen "American Dreams", and I liked that, especially the first season. Also, I know about "Emily of New Moon", but I've only seen two episodes of it, so I'm not sure of my opinion of that one yet.

Hopefully what I've written above will help someone give me a recommendation! If you think you know of a show that I might like, please tell me the name, even if it isn't on DVD. Then I'll at least be able to vote for it at tvshowsondvd.com!

Thanks so much for any and all help!

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The life and times of Grizzly Addams.....it was a great little show but didn't last that long. I don't think it's on DVD though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grizzly_Adams
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:02 AM   #3
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Some that I think are pretty good:

"CHiPs"
"Hawaii Five-O"
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"Hardcastle and McCormick"
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:26 AM   #4
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DANIEL BOONE was a good show for the whole family. It ran for six seasons
on NBC (1964-1970). Fess Parker (who had earlier played Davy Crockett on
Walt Disney's DISNEYLAND program in several very popular episodes) was
ideally cast as Daniel. It wasn't necessarily always historically accurate (e.g.,
the real Dan'l never wore a coonskin cap), but it was consistently entertaining and must have drawn good ratings. It also had some great guest
stars, incl. Jimmy Dean, Burl Ives, Roger Miller, Shelley Fabares, John Davidson, Ronny Howard, and others.
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:26 AM   #5
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Try Bewitched - the first five seasons are out on DVD. If you like romance, fantasy and comedy - it's all there! Give it a whirl!

By the way, it's AWESOME to have another person on this board who knows & loves Christy. Do you enjoy the book, too?
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You'd probably like "The Wonder Years" (but it's not out yet on DVD).
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:43 AM   #7
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You'd probably like "The Wonder Years" (but it's not out yet on DVD).
I doubt it will ever see the light of day on DVD due to the music and licensing issues.
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:00 AM   #8
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the hooney mooners.
i love lucy
perfect strangers
boy meets world if you like the wonder years then you will like boy meets world.
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Kung fu- it takes place in the past. its sorta western .
if you like western check out Bonanza. its really good show. it comes on tv land a lot. you might check out gunsmoke. it another good western show.
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Well it's not a tv series, but it's almost as many hours as one Anyway, you sound like you would like all those Love Comes Softly movies. Have you heard of those or seen them? There's several of them...I'm not sure how many, but maybe 4 or 5, and I think they're still producing them. They show every so often on the Hallmark channel and they are available on dvd too. They are also in print as books by Janette Oke. In fact, there's several things on the Hallmark channel you'd probably like, in terms of tv shows and movies too. Hope you find what you're looking for!
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I would recommend Happy Days great show!! Took place in the 50's/60's
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There's a Canadian show that I blind bought the first season on DVD of and really enjoyed it. It's "Pit Pony". I think there's a 2nd season but it's not on DVD and don't know if it ever will be. I'd love to see it. You could probably buy the first season really cheap on DVD on ebay like I did.

Also there's Dr Quinn Medicine Woman which is set in the past. I've never seen it and the DVDs by A & E are outrageously expensive.

Little House on the Prairie and Father Murphy are two of my all time favorite shows. I guess they're not for everyone though.
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Wow, thanks for all the replies! I didn't expect so many so fast! I'll try to address some of the questions and comments...

I guess I forgot to mention it in my first post, (I have now edited it to reflect this), that I've already seen Dr. Quinn, and like it. I've also seen all of the Love Comes Softly movies, they are good too, (but I think they'd be better if I hadn't read the books, as the movies are really starting to stray from the books. But, that is a topic for another time. )

catlover79: I do already have the 1st season of Bewitched. Most of the time I forget that I have it though, and so I forget to watch it! I'll have to work on trying to remember it! As far as Christy goes, I think the series is GREAT, I just wish it had gone longer. I just finished the series, and I've seen the first movie, "Return to Cutter Gap", but it's just not the same without all of the original actors. I'm still waiting for Netflix to send me the last two movies. I did enjoy the book, although it got a bit slow once or twice, but overall I did enjoy it.

TV_fan: Thanks for the suggestion of Pit Pony. I think I might try that, it's cheap enough on ebay so that it's worth a shot! If it's not exactly my cup of tea, I'll just give it to my 9 year old cousin, I'm betting she'd like it!

Thanks again to everyone for the suggestions. If anyone thinks of anything not already mentioned, please post! It's so hard to find decent shows, so I welome any suggestions!

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Try the Canadian Comedy Corner Gas, its not set in the past but, its often compared to the Andy Griffith show
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OK gilmoregirlz: Are you a David fan or a Neil fan when it comes to Christy?? (I'm a Neil fan all the way!!!)

Here's a miniseries - the BBC version of Pride & Prejudice, starring Colin Firth. It's about 6 hours long and worth every minute!
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some family friendly shows I like
Early Edition
7th Heaven
I Dream of Jeannie
Bewitched
Family Ties
The Wonder Years
Benson
Gilligan's Island
Family Affair
I Love Lucy
Happy Days
Growing Pains
Touched by an Angel
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