Little House on the Prairie

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by jason88cubs, May 18, 2018.

  1. Morton LaBongo

    Morton LaBongo Forum Resident

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    Manchester NH
    This is the favorite show of an elderly relative I take care of, so we watch a couple episodes every day. There is a big block of these shows daily on one of the Christian channels. I loved it as a kid when it was a weekly show and I am surprised at how well it still stands up, the storytelling, acting and music are all very good.
     
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  2. Gill-man

    Gill-man Forum Resident

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    Right? And Mary, Caroline and Laura with the loss of newborns, the fire, blindness, etc. What about
    Albert’s diagnosis or leukemia and presumed Death
    ? Definitely not ending all nice and fluffy. I have to wonder if some of the people criticizing the show for these reasons even watched it...
     
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  3. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yes it was Prairie Drama at it's best! : ) It's just cool to put down the show or those who do watch it are afraid to admit it as they will get immediately tossed off the bandwagon...ahaha!
     
  4. pocofan

    pocofan Forum Resident

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    My wife loved the show. Me, not do much. I call it Little House So Dreary
     
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  5. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

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    When I saw this on the front page I was expecting news of a reboot. :shh:
     
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  6. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    LOL...so common theses days...but no one can ever replace Michael Landon...
     
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  7. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

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    I thought the miniseries was so much better.
     
  8. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member

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    USA
    I've heard that it was more faithful to the books (?).
     
  9. Brian Mc

    Brian Mc Forum Resident

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    Denver, CO
    The early series sometimes copied the books directly, using the exact same dialog and everything, but as Landon said, you have to invent stories for the number of episodes.
     
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  10. S. P. Honeybunch

    S. P. Honeybunch Presidente de Kokomo, The Door Into Mike Love

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    California, USA
    So, the baby survived the glass impact, right?
     
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  11. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  12. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    and that's TV! : )
     
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  13. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

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    The last episode is very sad...... But at least they got even!!!
     
  14. milankey

    milankey Forum Resident

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    Kent, Ohio, USA
    I would like to see more shows for the elderly. I am embarrassed for our society when I go in a nursing home and see some of the crap being shown on the community room daytime tv. Elderly people shouldn't have to sit and watch shows with DNA tests to determine who the baby daddy is. :thumbsdow
     
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  15. j_rocker

    j_rocker Forum Resident

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    WI
    How about Highway to Heaven?
     
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  16. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member

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    That's another quality show that families can watch together. I always watch it if I happen to catch it on TV.
     
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  17. snowman872

    snowman872 Forum Resident

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    I never watched Highway to Heaven. Do you recommend it?
     
  18. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Member

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    Dallas, TX, USA
    I saw a couple of episodes. Very corny and somewhat preachy.
     
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  19. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

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    Watch your tongue! Nellie is my wife! :)
     
  20. S. P. Honeybunch

    S. P. Honeybunch Presidente de Kokomo, The Door Into Mike Love

    Location:
    California, USA
  21. Jason Pumphrey

    Jason Pumphrey Forum Resident

    Charles Ingalls was a REAL DAD, would take on ANY JOB to provide for his family.
    We need more like him today.
     
  22. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

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    Victoria, Canada
    I like the original books better, but loved the show when it was new and I was younger. I like it much more than the Waltons as my great grandmother on my Mom's side who I knew and talked to had similar prairie stories and started out in the same part of the U.S. before she moved north as a young adult. It got into a bit of a formula rut eventually like any tv series, and had those comic relief characters Nellie Olsen and her mother sometimes too much for me. I tried to watch a later version based on the books but it was a bit lackluster.
     
  23. Silken

    Silken Forum Resident

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    Argentina
    I absolutely loved it!! I still watch it whenever there's an episode on TV.

    I had FOR YEARS the fear of going blind overnight, especially when I started wearing glasses at age 12.

    The one in which she falls into a hole?
     
  24. Morton LaBongo

    Morton LaBongo Forum Resident

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    Manchester NH
    Yesterday they had that dream episode where Laura and Albert got kidnapped by Indians. I remember this being a big deal when it was first shown, it had a special section in the TV Guide with a couple paragraphs dedicated to it.
     
  25. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Location:
    Victoria, Canada
    I remember a strange episode with Carrie and an imaginary world of some kind... would like to see that particular one again. It was artistic and different from the usual drama episodes. Mary going blind was really quite gripping and scary in the show for awhile. There were some really high quality single episodes that were also informative or made you think/feel empathy.
     

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