The Waltons

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  1. Chrissy Cross

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    Just started watching the show on Amazon Prime.

    I watched it when it was on TV but really don't remember too much, especially the first season.

    There's a lot of seasons and a lot of episodes per season so it's a good distraction. Don't have to concentrate too hard and just enjoy that simpler time period...although my life was never like theirs.

    Will see how far I get before I get bored, but for now it's good.
     
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    That's one of the ones that I can watch repeatedly, for many of the same reasons. It's interesting but doesn't demand my full concentration. I kind of lost interest in the last couple of seasons, when the grandparents were gone, the mother on the show was gone, they had replaced John Boy with someone else, and the kids were grown up, but the early seasons are very good. Along with Little House, I have them on DVD.
     
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    Little House is another one I liked way back when...will see how far I get with The Waltons and then might check that out.

    Yes, I don't even remember the first episode....a deaf girl is dropped off at the Waltons by her mom I thing...haven't gotten very far.

    The Waltons took her to Doc to be checked out and he's the one that said she was deaf from birth.

    He also wouldn't accept the $2 for the visit from them. :)

    These two shows were my daughter's favorites growing up.
     
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    Incredible...I still watch the Waltons re-runs for exactly the same reason.. it also calms me when I'm stressed or in pain..it's just so easy to watch, no need to think about anything, no foul language no sex... just a gentle family show.

    Some of the storylines are a stretch but who cares..it's just nice...

    I watched Little house on the prairie many years ago... and having watched a rerun recently , I find it all to schmaltzy now.. too sickly sweet for me!!
     
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    I always enjoyed that program.

    I have a few episodes on DVD that I drag out during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays.

    Sometimes I think about how much money it would cost today in order to live like the Walton's, LOL!!!
     
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    The Walton episodes took place during the Great Depression.

    I remember when John Boy was excited to get a writing tablet for Christmas.

    Values were different when times were lean.

    Hal (Born in a latter year of the Great Depression, 1936)
     
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    The Waltons and the Prairie - two favourites
    Michael Landon was a particular favourite too :)
     
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    The cast of the Waltons reunion 2017

     
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    They pretty much look like they did when younger ...just older! :)
     
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    Michael Learned has had a lot of work done to her face, so she looks younger than she would by now... but I agree the rest of them look pretty much the same but older... but I suppose we all kinda look like that...in a way!!
     
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    Yes, she has...it's not as bad as some stars though.
     
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    I liked the Waltons better when everybody still lived at home too. The last few seasons when everyone started going out on their own, etc. made me lose interest quickly. Because my family was large and we didn't have much but each other at times I could identify with the Walton family and I wanted to grow up and have a family just like that. :)

    Though I don't have a Walton family I am glad that I have a family that all does their best to find ways to stay close to each other no matter how far away we live from each other. And I'm very thankful that I live in the same City that all of my children and grandchildren live in too. That's close enough to a Walton kind of family for me.
     
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    I am rewatching the Waltons again. Although it lasted quite a while, it doesn't seem like they planned on it lasting very long. Told through the eyes of John-Boy, the nevertheless began the series with him about to start college. Indeed, he left the show long before it ended, having only an occasional spot. Then they tried bringing him back but with another character, because Richard Thomas wasn't available, and that didn't work out so well. They tried following the kids as they married and introducing some new kids, but that seldom works and didn't work well for the Waltons either. Family shows rarely do well once the kids grow up. Had they started the show with kids who were a few years younger, it would have probably lasted longer.
     
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    I agree that the show did eventually run out of steam.

    The one thing that I did like was the way they continued to include Ellen Corby after she had a massive stroke.
     
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    Yes, Ive watched them all now and agree...

    It kind of went downhill for me after John Boy left...
     
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