Well, I had a lot of favorites. I loved the Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family and The Monkees, and The Donny and Marie Show! I was definitely a TV girl.
But the show that would capture my complete and total attention for a whole hour and launch me back in time to the 1800s was LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE. Melissa Gilbert made me want to wear calico dresses, call my parents Ma and Pa, and punch Nellie Oleson in the face. I remember being really little and watching this every Wednesday night. I dressed up as Laura Ingalls for Halloween one year. And I devoured the entire series of Little House books one summer...which I still own and which my children have since devoured.
We found the whole series on DVD at the library, so we decided to check out each season one at a time and spend our lazy summer days watching ALL of them! Today we watched Disc 1, Season 1.
And you know what! I actually think I love this family more now than I did in 1974. I cried during episode 2 when Ma made TWO blue dresses for Mary and Laura out of her beautiful fabric. (...sniff)
And even after almost 40 years, I still kinda wanted to punch Nellie Oleson in the face.