Sunday, March 30, 2008

Carbon Dating

Netflix enabled me to take a very nostalgic trip down memory lane this weekend. It was the perfect antidote for what ailed me. We lost a very dear friend of the family this week and I needed some sort of distraction.

I just finished a semi marathon viewing of one of my favorite police dramas. The show was The Mod Squad and “Pete Cochran” was my first ever TV crush. Comparing today’s police dramas to the Squad is very painful. Primitive police work of the late sixties, early seventies; forensics weren’t even invented.

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If you have some time to waste, find one of your old favorites and watch them. Try to remember what endeared you to the show in the first place. Good ole Pete with his ascots and bell bottoms was the right dose of quirk I needed.

Do you remember your first TV crush? I’d love to hear all about it.

10 comments:

sophie said...

I was a very weird kid. In my preteens, I remember having a crush on Jack Klugman from Quincy. Later on I joined the pack and professed to like Shaun Cassidy along with everyone else. I also was madly in love with Richard Dreyfuss after "The Goodbye Girl" came out.

I'm so sorry about your loss.

The CEO said...

Does wanting to be Albert Switzer and Albert Einstein all rolled into one. I didn't know that meant having white hair, playing the piano, or living in Africa.

I am also sorry for your loss.

mutlupb said...

I feel your pain. He was one of the nicest people around.

I had one of the all-time strangest crushes. Speed Racer. Could I at least have picked a real human being? At least he was drawn to be the right species....

Frances said...

I loved Mod Squad!
Your post just took me back to some good ole days :)

Karina said...

Sorry about your loss. Glad you found some comfort in a bit of nostalgia. I don't know about my first tv crush, but my first music crush is actually up on my blog today, and I totally get that "feeling" you are talking about. ;-)

cube said...

Captain Kirk until I realized he was not going to be faithful, so I switched to Spock.

t2ed said...

Mary Anne from Gilligan's Island.

You totally know the Skipper was hitting that.

Christine said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend!

Crazy Lady said...

Bo Duke from the Dukes of Hazzard!

Wicked H said...

Thanks for the well wishes, it's a process.

Reading about all of your crushes helped. Well done!