Did you know that a healthy dose of nostalgia can counteract depression and loneliness? While modern streaming services are full of great, new content, everyone loves a golden oldie. If you need a pick me up, you need to know the benefits of nostalgic television.
Everyone has their favorite must-see classic. Read on as we pick out our five best TV shows.
Happy Days was loved across the world. It took a retrospective look back at the late fifties and early sixties era. Richie Cunnigham, played by Ron Howard, was an average teenage boy growing up in his hometown. The adventures followed him and his best friend, Warren “Potsie” Weber, played by Anson Williams.
Of course, the star of the show was Fonzie. Played by Henry Winkler, he was a cool, older biker who looked out for the younger boys.
After the show, Ron Howard took up some sporadic acting and voiceover parts. However, his career since has mainly been as a critically acclaimed director. He created movies such as Apollo 13 and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Henry Winkler has had a fruitful career. He has starred in numerous television and Hollywood productions, most notably winning a Golden Globe nomination.
Bewitched is one of the best Tv shows of all time. It was the tale of a witch named Samantha who married a normal, suburban man. The comedy tale focused on Samantha trying to keep her witch powers a secret from everyone but her husband.
The lead role was played by Elizabeth Montgomery who continued her work after the show in a number of television roles. She also devoted a lot of her time to charitable work and political activism.
Adapted from the British series of the same name, The Office was a sitcom played out in a documentary format. It followed the antics of Michael Scott, played by Steve Carrell. A manager of a local paper distribution firm, he was every clueless boss you have ever worked for rolled into one.
The show was a real break for Carrell. After this, he gained a number of high-profile acting roles in movies such as Foxcatcher and Little Miss Sunshine.
Cheers was both the name of the show and the name of the bar in which it was set. It followed the trials and tribulations of the bar owner, Sam Malone, played by Ted Danson, and the people who frequented it. The cast itself read like a who’s who of Hollywood, including Woody Harrelson and Kelsey Grammar.
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie harked back to the days of the American West. The stories were about a family who lived on a farm, and the problems they encountered. It was based on a series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Back in the day, the show had a huge cast of people who would come in and out of the show. It ran for a total of 204 episodes making it one of the longest ran best TV shows.
Classic TV Shows
With the growth of streaming services, these classic TV shows are now easier than ever to watch. Check your service and see what oldies are in store. Then settle down with your favorite treats and get a retro TV fix.
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