Saturday, July 30, 2016

Bates' Favorite TV Shows


Are you looking for an entertaining TV series that is appropriate for the whole family? The Bates have several suggestions for you. Their favorites are mysteries and old westerns.

If you have any family-friendly TV shows (or movies) to add to the list, go ahead and post them as a comment.

Daniel Boone
Perry Mason
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Roy Rogers
Alias Smith and Jones
Annie Oakley 

These TV series were made in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. They are all available on Amazon, and The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Andy Griffith Show can also be found on Netflix.

Photo courtesy of UP

68 comments:

  1. Family friendly TV shows: most of the old ones like
    Donna Reed
    Leave it to Beaver
    My Three Sons
    Patty Duke Show
    Gilligans Island

    Many of the above are show on ME TV channel (Memory TV)

    Movies
    Most of the Disney animated shows
    Funny Farm
    Money Pit
    Sound of Music

    There is a lot out there, but most of them are old. Not too many new ones other that some animated movies recently done

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  2. War room, Flywheel and Facing the Giants are my favorites

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  3. I was going to suggest Bringing Up Bates, as well as Counting On; but.....

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  4. Little People, Big World and The Little Couple are both terrific family shows on TLC...as well as shows like 60 Minutes,and 60 Minutes Sports, Disney movies, sports events and the Rio Olympics starting August 5th! Nothing wrong with modern day TV, if you choose wisely.

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  5. My favorite is Little House on the Prairie!

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  6. Little House on the Prairie is our all time favorite!

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  7. Family-Friendly TV Shows: Bringing up Bates (of course) & United Bates of America, 19 Kids and Counting & Counting On, The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, The Cosby Show, Last Man Standing, Jeopardy (game show).

    Family-Friendly Movies - The Sound of Music, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Amazing Grace, The Music Man, Fireproof, Pixar films, pretty much anything Disney-related.

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    1. I agree with most of what you said... But sadly a lot of Disney movies and shows are not appropriate.

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    2. Why would Disney not be appropriate?

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    3. What is wrong with Disney? It seems these circles would love Disney as they are always showing a young girl who is kind waiting for her Prince Charming to live happily ever after. That's all they seem to strive for.

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    4. Let's try to remember to be respectful of others even when we don't agree with their choices:)

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    5. A lot of Disney movies are full of seemingly "innocent" magic and witchcraft. Its called desensitization. Read what God's Word says about witchcraft. Also, read Walt Disney's background. Everything that looks good ain't.

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    6. Disney shows a lot of magical themes, and they're organization is involved in the occult. They make involvement within magic and satanic activities as such by portraying magic in a positive light in various movies in contrast with a type of negative magic. Except there is no good magic. I don't care how you embellish it, magic (I'm talking real magic) is in no way shape or form honouring to God or good for a bible believing christian. You can research the different forms of magic Disney uses, you'll be surprised!

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    7. Disney movies are very appropriate for kids. My niece and Nephew watch Disney movies and they at 12-10 years old.

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    8. Oh for Petes Sake!! It's Disney people. A place to celebrate families and love and friendships. So sad you are trying to make it evil.

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    9. Disagree. Not all magic is bad.

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  8. Brady bunch,I Love Lucy,Long Long Trailer, Love Come Softly, etc.....

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  9. Brady bunch,I Love Lucy,Long Long Trailer, Love Come Softly, etc.....

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  10. Little house on the prairie is a altime great family tv show!

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    1. The Waltons was good. I Have every season of the Waltons

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  12. Any of the Anne of Green Gables series, or the spinoff series Avonlea (also called Road to Avonlea) are some of my all-time favorites, and appropriate for all ages!

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  13. My least favorite TV show is 19 Kids in counting. LOL

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  14. Bonanza. Bonanza. Bonanza.

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  15. I suggest the Anne of Green Gables movie and its sequel as well as The series "Road to Avonlea." Also, the "Wind At My Back" series is one of my favorite!!! They are so sweet and good stories for both young and old. All will be entertained.

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    1. Yes!! Anything Anne of Green Gables related!

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    2. I loved Wind at my Back. Avonlea, Saddle Club,

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  16. Anne of Green Gables (shown on PBS), Wishbone - great children's show about a dog that loves books and teaches about classic literature (can buy DVDs on Amazon and older VHS videos), and The Wild Thornberrys has good family values while teaching about nature.

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  17. Movies:
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945 version)
    Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
    Tuck Everlasting (2002)
    Incredible Journey (1963)
    Ransom! (1956, with Glenn Ford)

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  18. I love lucy show

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  19. Little House on the Prairie! "Dr. Quinn, medicine woman" is also a great show.

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  20. Finding Nemo
    Miracles from Heaven
    Facing the Giants
    Pride and predjeduce (All time vest movie EVER!)

    There are so many!!!

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  21. Wives and Daughters, "Love Comes Softly" series, 1939 Nancy Drew Series, Charlie Brown cartoon specials, Walt Disney movie: Follow Me, Boys! and Pollyanna, Sound of Music, Saving Mr. Banks.

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  22. Anything with Doris Day or Jimmy Stewart!

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    1. I second that...love, love, love Doris Day and Jimmy Stewart. Also anything with John Wayne. He is still my personal hero๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. That's a wonderful movie

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  24. BBC's Call the Midwife. It's fantastic!!

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    1. They would NEVER be allowed to watch that!

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  25. Growing up McGee six little mcgees

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  26. does lawson have a gf named mariah or is it just rumors????

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  27. How about the two series that have tons of sign language in them, which are Sue Thomas F.B.Eye and Switch at Birth

    one of the old Disney tv show I love is Kids Incorporated, I wish would do a Spin-off 30 plus years later and called it Kids Incorpated: the next Generation.

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    1. I loved Kids Incorporated. I Have every episode but 4 from season 1.
      I used to write to Stacy Ferguson (Fergie). I have 3 small photo album with Stacy pictures in them.

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  28. The Great British Baking Show is wonderful! It's on PBS, and there is one season available on Netflix. Each episode, contestants do a series of baking challenges, and then one person is eliminated. Unlike a lot of American reality tv, the contestants are all kind and supportive of one another, and the judges offer smart and useful critiques. It's a wonderful show!

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    1. My family love the Great British Bake Off & a similar format is done for sewing - Great British Sewing Bee my daughter & I enjoy together. The few programmes we watch here in the UK.

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    2. I definitely agree on that! I got some awesome recipes from this show. Just check out their website, they show their best dishes on there.
      I rather watch shows from the UK than from the US. In the US, they seem to think a concept only works when a lot of rude language is involved. However, in other countries like the UK, they luckily don't have that view. And of course, British humor is awesome!

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    3. I love that show. It's so relaxing and the food is ridiculous so it's funny without meaning to be.

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  29. I love the top four show! I haven't seen Roy Rogers since I was a little kid :)

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  30. I Love Lucy is my favorite! Some more are, Father Knows Best, The Donna Reed Show, and Studio C :D

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  31. Some movies would be: The Sound of Music, The Quiet Man, Little Women 1949, The Great Escape (a little violent, but a great movie), Steamboat Bill Jr. 1928, It's a Wonderful Life, The Wizard of Oz, Friendly Persuasion 1956, and Father of the Bride 1950.

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  32. Family Affair, The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, The Brady Bunch. Why can't we have shows like these?!

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  33. Mr Ed, the Monkees, gidget, story trek

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  34. Beverly Hillbillies, Gomer Pyle, Ozzie and Harriett
    movies: all Unusual Films productions, such as Milltown Pride, Beyond the Night, Flame in the Wind, the Printing, etc. They also have some kids' movies! Appalachian Trial, the Golden Rom, etc. These are great Christian movies.
    Also Mary Poppins, Silent Night with Linda Hamilton, the Inheritance, the Book Thief (although it's really sad), Sophie Scholl, Courageous, the Ultimate Gift... there's a lot!

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    1. Btw, as a reply to my own post, Silent Night, the Book Thief, and Sophie Scholl are all historical wartime movies and are not for little kids. They are great movies but they contain violence and/or death, as well as a bit of cursing in atleast the first two. Otherwise they are great movies that I would encourage anyone older to watch.

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  35. Super Nanny to inspire you to get your kids in shape, Hoarding: Buried Alive to inspire you to get your house in shape. :-D

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  36. Anne of green gables, little house, old western movies pre 1950 (Alan lad ones), BBC Austen adaptations (Dickens ones good for more mature audiences), the original cheaper by the dozen, original 'yours, mine and ours', original 'father of the bride' .... For really little kids kipper the dog, Thomas the tank (oldies) and the Beatrix potter 'Peter rabbit' cartoons (the originals not these new things that are out ... by the way I love too at age 25 lol) I really like 'the magic of ordinary days'

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  37. As far as tv shows, I would add The Walton's, Little House on the Prairie and Full House (while i personally like Fuller House as well, it might cross the line for some). Dinosaurs was a good show (although it's a dysfunctional family show). Mary Tyler More is a good one, as is I Love Lucy and The Lucy Show.

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  38. Movies: Yours, Mines & Ours with Lucille Ball & Henry Fonda: Please Don't Eat the Daisies with Doris Day: Jonathan Sperry with Gavin McCleod: Something the Lord Made with Alan Rickman:

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  39. The Waltons
    Father Knows Best
    Eight is Enough
    Just watched this one...The Ghost and Mr Chicken
    My Three Sons
    Touched by An Angel
    Highway to Heaven
    Little House on the Pairie

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  40. I am Canadian. So you might not recognise these titles. Littlest Hobo, The Beachcombers, Danger bay, Circle Square ranch, Mr. Dressup, The Friendly Giant, Degrassi Street, Degrassi Junior High,Degrassi High, Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea,etc. There are some regional Canadian shows too that I would recommend too. We have great programming that crosses a large spectrum that is entertaining and wholesome.

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  41. LAST MAN STANDING IS THE BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY YET FUNNY SHOW EVER!

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    1. You are so right! I literally LOL watching every episode ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  42. old tv series Little Men , and Christy series

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