Bye Bye TV Land, Hello MeTV!
by, 09-19-2012 at 05:58 AM (1587 Views)
When the cable revolution first broke out, my city was behind the times. It took forever before we finally had a company in town. When we finally did, I rejoiced at having Nickleodeon which was still carrying some awesome TV shows like The Dick Van Dyke Show and My Three Sons. It was not long, though, before they transitioned their classic TV offerings to what was then the new TV Land.
Again, it took my city ages to get on the bandwagon and get TV Land in our system. When we finally did, though, it was still delightful. It was my kind of TV and the odds were that my TV was poised on that channel most of the day. Then TV Land switched gears. Their version of classic TV became comedies from the 90s and later, shows that I just don't care about.
Worse, all of the other classic TV channels I'd heard about, like Retro and Sleuth, have never been brought here. Then MeTV began hitting the rounds, but not here of course, at least not until this month.
MeTV is a joy. It is truly classic TV. There are shows airing that originally ran in the 1950s. For the first time in years, my TV rest spot is often on one channel -- MeTV. Route 66, Make Room for Daddy, Petticoat Junction, Perry Mason, The Fugitive, Combat, Hogan's Heroes, Lost in Space, Mission Impossible, Emergency! and so many more grace this channel's lineup. What a pleasure it is to turn on the TV again.
AntennaTV offers good television as well, but they don't go back far enough and they air a lot of movies as well. I still like them, but it's MeTV that is the current cream of the vintage TV crop. Thank goodness for sub-channels, on which MeTV is airing on one here.