My Favorite Show Was Family Ties Back In The 80’s

When I was a young teen my favorite show was Family Ties in the 80’s. I used to watch that show when it aired on TV every once a week. I always wanted to be like Alex P. Keaton. It was always my dream to be the most popular teen in that time. He was always smart, reads the newspaper, and always gets the girls. His two sisters were pretty funny in that show. The parents were always conservative at what they do every time. It was a decent family who had problems and they resolved them when they had to. I loved Alex’s sisters they were always cheesy at times when they go out on dates all the time. Alex was always trying to get attention from everyone he met. I think this show has five or four seasons. Once it ended it saddened me. I never wanted it to never end. Most of us move on and watch more brand new shows, and try not to stick to nostalgia. This is what we always should do look for something new to watch. But, at that time this show was the most fun to watch. The Keaton family were honest and decent.

6 thoughts on “My Favorite Show Was Family Ties Back In The 80’s

  1. I watched TV with my parents as a kid, but once I left home I rarely had had enough time to do what I wanted to do with my life. I certainly didn’t want to spend it *watching* much of anything. I haven’t owned a TV in decades (with no plans to buy one, thanks to the availability of older series on Hulu, Amazon Prime and Acorn). Thanks to Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s advocacy efforts, I know about this show but I’ve never seen it. I will check it out on your recommendation.

    A colleague who lives nearby has one of those wall sized television screens, so I have seen a few of the newer shows in the past few years. That is how I can say for sure that, where American TV is concerned, I like the older series MUCH better than the ones that are being produced today.

    I’m no prude by any stretch of anybody’s imagination, but talent-less half-naked blondes in their 20s, sex scenes, violence, car chases, stage fights and ridiculous reality shows are more than tedious to me – truly not worth the minutes of my life. American TV execs watch “the numbers” – rather than the shows themselves – sad to me that metrics obsessed business execs without liberal arts educations are in charge of what is now referred to in America as “the entertainment industry.”

    Most of the American shows I thought were truly excellent were cancelled prematurely and early in their run in favor of one of the stupid ones (in my opinion). I tend to watch mostly British and Canadian offerings, with clever plots and dialogue and grown-up actors with a great deal of training and talent. I also prefer them because they are given a chance to develop a following and remain on the air for season after season.

    I wonder how many others think as I do – and you do, judging by the fact that your favorite show is over 30 years old. ::sigh::
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