At the 99 cent store DVDs with three old time television shows, 99 cents. Rounded off, that is three for a dollar. Three George Burns and Gracie Allen shows on one DVD. They were top notch, prime time shows in the 1950s, and here they are, in the bargain basement. (Of course I bought them.)
Not only that, I bought three detective shows, Dick Tracy, Mark Saber, and the Treasure Men. I am not through, bought Flash Gorden and a Peter Sellers black and white movie too. One dollar each (less a penny).
Foolish me, I have three Netflix DVDs waiting to be viewed also. I am going to be busy.
Have viewed so far only one episode of the Burns and Allen show. It was interesting to see what we television fans thought was prime-time funny in those days. They were contrived, broad, banal. So why did they still bring a chuckle? Nostalgia, I guess. What used to make me laugh out loud still makes me chuckle.
I think the detective stories will be interesting, too, if I can tear myself away from the Law and Order reruns on cable TV.
Television shows have become more sophisticated and complex. Some people complain that they are still contrived and banal. It is easier to see when looking back.
That’s a lesson worth three for a dollar.