I guess I’ve been binge-watching this show…

Tiger King. Game of Thrones. Narcos. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Friends. Seinfeld.

Folks are binge-watching all kinds of shows since America has been shut down. For me, with only one streaming service (Hulu), I’m pretty much caught up on shows I want to watch, including current shows with episodes being added each week (Last Man Standing, LegoMasters, Shark Tank, Siren). Recently I came across a show that lasted 8 seasons back in the 80s and 90s. It first aired in 1986 which would make me 7 years old at that time. Perfect timing for a show Stranger than Stranger Things…. yes, I’m talking about Perfect Strangers!

Remember Cousin Larry and Balki? I can’t believe the show is 34 years old. I’m in the middle episodes of season 2 and I’ll admit, I’ve laughed quite a bit. There’s something charming about how the world was so different then, with the obvious differences being the use of land lines instead of cell phones, and no internet. TVs are as big as cars, and cars are as big as houses. I’ve also noticed a handful of jokes and themes based on what or who was popular at this time, so that’s amusing, too, but not for the reasons originally intended.

If you’re searching for something family-friendly, with humor, and a lot of episodes 30 minutes or less, give it a shot! Afterall, do you have anything else going on? Don’t be ridiculous!

-Out of the Wilderness

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