Well hello folks! How is everyone? Good I hope. 🙂
I feel I’ve been AWOL for a while and I apologise. But now I’m back (at least for a little while) as I have been inspired!
What by? Well, this A-Z challenge malarkey – post everyday in April (except Sundays), thus giving a day for each letter of the alphabet. I’m doing it. And I’m late – I only decided yesterday afternoon. And I was probably supposed to sign up, ask someone who started the hashtag, join a support group and send out social media alerts. But I didn’t. Oh well…
To be truthful, the inspiration came from James (of the Proclaims variety), who is himself indulging in the challenge with a fab trip down memory lane to cartoons of his (and my own) youth. I already have two theme tunes stuck in my head… go check out his posts!
Couple this with having just finished reading Ready, Player One (I may review this at some point, still want to see film, despite bad feedback) and I’m on a complete nostalgia trip. I’ve already written several nostalgic posts in the past (I have a dedicated section on my site, under Entertainment), but so far haven’t covered shows aimed at teens, adults and families. So that’s what I’m doing…
The A-Z of 80s / 90s TV shows (with maybe the odd film thrown in) that I loved as a child. Yes…I was a child (mostly) when I watched them, and after spending a day reminiscing with my mum, we realised:
– We watched A LOT of crime dramas,
– Some probably weren’t suitable for an 8 year old,
– It hasn’t done me any harm!
As it’s day four, you’re going to get bombarded with a mini glut of posts to bring me back in line (sorry). Then daily until the end of the month or when I get fed up, whichever comes first! Better get started, hadn’t I?
A IS FOR…
The easy answer would be A-Team…and I did love the show. But my favourite was AIRWOLF.
I’m don’t remember specific plot details but it seemed to involve tracking down bad guys, with a state-of-the-art helicopter, piloted by the dashing Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent), having a bit of a shoot out, that ended when Airwolf flew in from behind a mountain and won!
It also seems to be one of those shows that people often ask whether you can remember the theme tune (like it’s obscure or something). Well, yes I can and I’ll sing it for you right now…
“Dah, da-da, da-dah, da-da, da-dah, dah, dah-di-dah, dah…”
Erm, totally nailed it… 😉
Airwolf was a ‘me’ show, a teatime / weekend watch. But A’s enjoyed with my mum and grandparents included comedies Are You Being Served? set in a department store…
…and of course, another British classic, ‘Allo,’Allo.
Set in France during WW2, we watched the bungling antics of Rene, trying to appease both the Gestapo and the Resistance, as he ran his cafe and got seduced by his waitresses!
Both shows included well known catchphrases (I’m free!), with me still finding it impossible to say any sentence that includes the words, ‘listen very carefully‘, without finishing with ‘I shall say zis ony once‘, complete with French accent!
Giving instructions to the kids at school is always a pleasure… 😉
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