TV can be nostalgic and nostalgia can help people feel good and calm. I recently saw a Shirley Temple DVD commercial that put me in a great mood. I remember watching it all the time when I was a kid and I used to sing along just as I did when I saw it again.
Most of the time I watch old tv shows. Before the huge controvesary, The Cosby Show was one of my favorites. I loved that family and they still hold a dear place in my heart. The show would come on at Nick @ Nite and they would play a few episodes. I would watch it when I couldn’t sleep at night. The show made me happy.
TV should make you feel good. To me, if TV makes you feel depressed, don’t watch it. Shows that make me feel upset or scared I avoid. Now you can watch what you want, but I avoid 13 Reasons Why for a reason.
I like to watch funny stuff, like Futurama and American Dad. They are comedies and comedies are supposed to make you feel good. When you get a real laugh or a real smile, TV has done something right.
That’s why The Golden Girls is so great. It really puts a smile on my face.