Although I haven’t watched live television in many years, I do enjoy a good series on DVD, and am blessed with an awesome public library that offers many shows in their entirety.
Recently I stumbled onto a lovely British television series that my husband and I really like. “As Time Goes By” features a couple who were once young and madly in love, but separated by a war and then a lost letter. Years later, after she has been married and widowed, and he’s been married and divorced, they run into each other again.
The humor is often subtle, and the relationships among the characters quite realistic. Unlike many American comedies, the humor doesn’t hit you over the head. You have to pay attention. I also appreciate that each episode doesn’t end up neatly tied with a bow.
If you’re looking for something light and fun to watch, give it a try!
How do you feel about letting your children watch television?
I have to admit, my feelings have changed over the years. When I was a young parent, I only let my kids watch “Sesame Street” and “Mr. Rogers.” The rest of the time they played: in their rooms, in the living room, in the yard and at the park. VCRs were still new and expensive; we rented one once in a while so that we could watch a movie, and we often rented an old Disney movie for the kids. But that was the limit of our children’s television viewing. We didn’t even buy a color television until 1989; even then we bought a tiny one, hoping its size would keep the kids from becoming addicted.
Then we had more kids. I found that homeschooling the older kids was a lot easier if the little ones had a video to watch. Yes, it was on the tiny television, but it kept them glued in one spot for a while so that I didn’t have to worry too much about someone climbing up the kitchen blinds while we worked on long division in the living room. The rest of the time, however, I limited how much television the kids could watch.