The new television season is upon us and this compilation of new shows for the 1986 U.S. TV season seemed appropriate. You will find some familiar faces in these promos which makes it even more fun. Enjoy!
So a local celebrity came to church today. David Carroll is a local news anchor for WRCB-TV3 (NBC) here in Chattanooga. He’s a wonderful storyteller and historian. David is a great asset to our community. It was good to meet him in person after being connected via social feeds and the like.
This was more than just a TV it was part of the furniture of a family room. This set was a complete entertainment center with a phonograph and radio built in. So it was Netflix and Spotify before there was such a thing.
In high school (and Junior High), I was a lot like Screech Powers from TV’s “Saved By The Bell”. I was a nerdy free spirit who was just trying to get along with others. The thing about people like Screech they just want to be accepted for who they are without having to be someone they are not. Wearing your heart on your sleeve does come with a price, unfortunately. Screech was a role model if you think about it. Dustin Diamond who played Screech Powers passed away today from lung cancer at the age of 44. Way too young. See you on the other side Screech. It’s alright because we are all Saved By The Bell. Rest in power, Dustin.
I really need to get away from cable news. The election is over and perhaps more fiction and news from regular people would do me some good.
Right now I am doing some pretty heavy reading for my religious studies class so I don’t have it in me for more reading. Blogs are an exception to that rule though.
However, I am binging some sci-fi, fantasy and a little juicy romance on some streaming services so there is some balance there. I also watch stuff on regular TV. I guess anything you can do to provide a diversion in the days we live in at the moment.
My favorite professional wrestling show celebrates one year on television tonight. AEW or All Elite Wrestling has done a lot of important things in the world of pro wrestling. I have been a pro wrestling fan off and on throughout my life and AEW re-sparked my interest in the sport. I am looking forward to every champion putting their titles on the line tonight in what will be a historic evening in TV.
Our missiles have always been shinier than our schools.Bradley Whitford, Actor from “The West Wing”
Music and Television when put in the right mix can bring forth emotions that are hard to come out otherwise. A TV show I was watching tonight did that to me and I needed it. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has dealt with the impending death of the lead character’s father.
The season finale Zoey’s dad passed away and it brought back a lot of memories and feelings to when my own dad passed away in August 2019. The same struggle at the end and all the things that went along with his final days were portrayed very poignantly here.
I hadn’t cried a lot since then and it was a little healing and cathartic when I wept tonight. Grief is a weird thing and it can be on you at any time. I am glad to have been able to have a little release. I didn’t know it was needed. There will be more times when that will happen again.