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I can't help but be amazed at the few individuals who feel compelled to
give negative reviews to this totally entertaining television show.
It's one thing to accurately note that the quality of some specific
episodes weren't up to the normally high standard that had been set by
the vast majority, but it's a different matter completely when someone
who obviously either hasn't watched any episodes, or who is basing
their opinion of the entire series on one or two specific episodes,
takes the time to run the series down. In virtually every case of
someone taking the time to run down "The Waltons", it is obvious from
their comments that either they have never seen it, they haven't seen
enough of it, or they just "don't get it". "The Waltons" is fictional
entertainment based loosely on the Hamner family's experiences during
the thirties and forties (framed mostly against the Great Depression
and WWII). It was almost never overly sentimental or "soppy" and most
who have viewed the series agree that it was generally extremely well
acted, written, and produced. There were very few exceptions. My wife
and I raised three kids in the seventies and eighties, and "The
Waltons" was, and is, universally loved and (still) viewed by all of
us. The characters are almost like members of our family... and the
love, devotion, and family values displayed on that series, became an
integral part of the life lessons we chose to make a high priority in
the raising of our own children.
The standards generally set for kids today is worlds away from those of
just a generation ago, and it's not hard to see why those who were, and
are, being raised without benefit of a strong family ethic might see
"The Waltons" as somewhat "simple" and overly sentimental. Thankfully,
these people are still in the minority. Most people still "get it" and
we are forever grateful to the people who were involved in any way with
the production of this wonderful television show for giving all of us a
standard to which we might aspire even as society in general continues
to degrade and cheapen the concept of a nuclear family at every
To those who haven't tried it... I suggest that you do so while it is
still available. I'm sure that somewhere some group of "new thinkers"
is trying to outlaw shows like "The Waltons" for the very reasons that
it became so monumentally popular in the first place. As a country, our
standards, morals, and sense of family values is being eroded every
day... we parents are very much aware of how hard it is today to
instill a sense of right and wrong in our children. "The Waltons" made
the "medicine" go down in the easiest and most effective way... as an
integral part of an extremely entertaining TV show that everyone in the
family could/can view without a worry that the wrong values might be
represented in a positive light. I've seen the entire series multiple
times (except the "reunion specials) and I've never seen an exception
to that statement. Again,I invite the "snobs" out there to take a
look... or even a second look... the vast majority knows what I know...
that a very pleasant surprise awaits you if you'll just give "The
Waltons" a chance.
("Thumbs-down TVLand" and "Thumbs-up Hallmark Channel"
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