Wednesday, January 20, 2010

On A Bewitching Hulu Time:

I was over at Hulu where I watch free TV and movies. (It has limited commercials.) I was in the mood for some ‘Rocky and Bullwinkle’ cartoons from back in the 60’s. I am old enough to still get all the references, famous and political. (I even named a pet Nell after Nell Fenwick from Dudley Dowright on the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.)

I also watched a few of the old ‘Bewitched‘ sitcoms while I was there.

I didn’t watch Bewitched as a kid in my parents house because it wasn’t allowed. Witches were taboo, which of course made them extra magical, despite being told that witches were evil and magic made you lazy.

I started to watch today just to hear the theme song. That was all we got back then before a grownup came rushing in and changed the channel.

The show was quite good for back then. At least the first few that I saw were at any rate. Magic didn’t fix everything and often caused more troubles then it fixed. People misunderstood it and the world of magic wasn’t perfect.

I don’t know if watching Bewitched as a kid would have changed me in any way. But I’m sorry it took until now to finally watch it. Where did all the good non demeaning sitcoms go? Once you could laugh at a situation instead of how dumb the people were in it.

I long for better TV these days. But I think I found some of it in old reruns.

2 comments:

Sooticas Dream said...

I used to LOVE watching the reruns of old sitcoms as a kid. Bewitched, The Munsters (my fave), The Addams Family, Land of the Giants, Lost In Space, The Beverley Hillbillies, I Dream Of Genie, Batman.....you name it I probably was addicted to it!

but no matter how much I try I still can't wiggle my nose like Samantha :(

FUZZARELLY said...

Hulu is great! I use it to watch 30 Rock, the only current bit of TV that I watch.

I loved Rocky and Bullwinkle, with Mr. Peabody and his boy, Sherman, and Fractured Fairy Tales.