Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Listmania!


Well, we've made another addition to our dvd library and to our Amazon Listmania list and I wanted to tell you about it. Do you like old TV programs as much as we do? If so, then I HEARTILY recommend getting "The Donna Reed Show" season one set. Believe me, it's a worthwhile investment for your family. This show premiered on September 24, 1958 on ABC and was a favorite family sitcom for a long time. I think many of us can identify with Donna as she encounters all sorts of situations and family issues. It's a lot of fun; for me it's very relaxing to watch in the midst of all the tensions of the day and time we find ourselves. I am so thankful for the technology of today which allows us to "go back" and capture the kinds of shows that were on in days gone by. It's so refreshing to sit and watch with my daughter and chuckle together over what some would call "dumb stuff," but we thoroughly enjoy the antics of the Stone family in their little fictional town.

The season one package which we have has 37 episodes. Now, that's a lot! We're still watching them on evenings when we want something to help us unwind. And the best thing: No commercials!

We got it for Christmas at Amazon; if you click on the picture it will take you there. Why not treat your family to this DVD. You can watch an episode each Friday evening for your movie night, as a prelude to whatever is your main attraction. Goes well with popcorn and potato chips.

There were quite a few favorite prime time family type sitcoms "back in the day" when we could safely sit there with all ages present and enjoy without worrying what might come out of someone's mouth! I had so many that I enjoyed. Was there any one that was a favorite of yours?

7 comments:

Patti said...

As you know, our family LOVES the oldie goldies. Mostly, we watch classic movies (mid 30's through late 50'). But we have also been able to enjoy some of those old sitcoms---courtesy of our library which has many seasons of many different shows. The latest one I saw at the library (which I haven't checked out yet) is Father Knows Best. Thanks for the recommendation of this show. I like Donna Reed in It's a Wonderful Life, so I'm sure she's just as sweet and likeable in this series. I'll have to see if my library has it.

Blessings,
Patti

Patti said...

I forgot to say...I changed my blog name. Instead of Fill Me with Beauty, I'm now Celebrating Our Days.

Brenda said...

I loved all those older shows, good clean fun!

Linda said...

I loved watching the Donna Reed Show. I never missed an episode. I'm sure you're going to watch those DVDs over and over again.

Susan said...

Thanks for the tip. Mickey & I are not much movie watchers but I can see where this would be great for a family night when you still have children at home. We are more readers.
Susan

MeMaw said...

That was one of my favorite shows as a kid! Did not know you could buy that collection! How neat!

Sara said...

I didn't know Donna Reed had her own show! Now I have to go buy the DVD set...