|Robert Stack is Second Only to Mr. Walsh.
||[Jul. 22nd, 2005|11:33 pm]
When I was a kid, I loved a few TV shows.
After "The A-Team" and "The Cosby Show" left the air with "Miami Vice," I started to get older. In my teen years, I watched a lot of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," and for my late evening tendencies, I had a powerful lust for Letterman, Carson, and "Saturday Night Live."
One show, however, faithfully got me to think on a weekly basis and was there before the advent of Court TV, Discovery Channel, and TLC.
"Unsolved Mysteries" was one of my favorite TV shows. When I was a kid, I loved science fiction and mystery to a lesser extent. If it was mystery, it had to be really weird or scary, which often made it cross over to suspense/drama or horror.
Nothing got me going better than the "Unsolved Mysteries" theme song. I'm sitting here in front of the TV, and the menu screen of the DVD is going in the background, and it's giving me the creepy feelings like it did when I was a kid.
I loved weird shit. I read a lot of Weekly World News. I read the Arthur C. Clark 200X series, and I read Stephen King's The Stand. If it involved aliens, murders, conspiracies, urban legends, mysterious animals, and space exploration, then I was all over it. Robert Stack's weekly show covered a lot of bases for me.
I was thinking about passing on the Unsolved Mysteries rentals until I noticed on the back of the DVDs that they had updates included in the collection. So, it got me to think that some of these mysteries are technically unsolved.
I stayed away from the paranormal and psychic stuff and went for the bizarre murders collection. I got all four discs. I can't possibly watch all 360 minutes of it in one session, but I'm going to have a fun time watching these at night.