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TV Thursdays and Sentimental Saturdays: The Shows of Our Childhood

I’ve been reflecting lately about the TV shows I watch, both now and in years gone before, and how that has affected who I am today. Not that I truly believe that what I watch really has an impact on who I am as a person, but I’ve often pondered, mostly on a Saturday when things are quiet, about my TV watching habits. And how often my favourite TV shows, if you’d rank them from 1-20, are mostly of TV shows that have ended rather than still currently running. Not that I enjoy most of the shows that I currently watch, it’s just that unfortunately (or fortunately whichever way you look at it), most of my favourite shows are currently not on TV anymore. So let’s just give this a stab, shall we? Without further ado, my top 20 TV shows (of all time), and how that further relates to this blog post about being sentimental when it comes to reflecting about our childhood and how our TV watching habits may indeed shape our worldview much more than we may think.

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Sentimental Saturdays and Message Mondays (Fight Song)

What has been your earliest memory of your life? It may be of when you were a baby, or maybe a bit older. Maybe you were playing with your siblings, or maybe it was of a traumatic event. Whatever your earliest memory is, what is important about memories and the necessity of us all having and keeping them is in fact that at the end of our lives, our experiences will be just that- memories. We cannot contain our experiences in a box, and relive them again and again if we want to feel a happy moment. Nor can we erase the memories we long to forget. What we remember is placed there, and whether it is good or bad, hurting or healing, whatever our memories about our childhood and adulthood is at this moment, one thing is true of our memories- that what we experience, or rather, what we remember about the events we live through, will deeply shape how we are today, and shape the relationships we have, with our friends, family and even God Himself. Whether our memories of events are way different than the events themselves, memory is a powerful thing. Here in this combined Sentimental Saturdays/Message Mondays post, we’ll delve into memory, and how it is always important to affirm that whatever memory and belief we have, about our past, ought not to hold us back in our future journey and discoveries we embark upon.

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Food Fridays And Sentimental Saturdays: My Favourite Dish Of All (Steamed Mince Egg)!


What is your favourite all time food? The type of dish that you would travel half way around the world to eat? The type that, if you’re in another city, and your parents ring up, and say ‘___, we’re having this food, be home by this day’ you immediately rush back home?

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Sentimental Saturdays (Disney Movies)

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What was your favourite Disney movie growing up? No seriously, close your eyes and think about it. Everyone is a fan of Disney and their movies, whether they admit it or not. Everyone has their special movie that they grew up with, or recent movie that they thoroughly enjoyed even if they were the ones themselves that were reluctant to see the movie in the first place. Not to take away anything from other animation companies (namely Dreamworks), I reckon that Disney and their animation stories and movies have been some of the most influential cartoons and some of the most inspiring, heartfelt and enjoyable movies for children and teenagers in the modern movie and television era.

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Sentimental Saturdays (Newsboys)

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I wonder where you all were when Peter Furler, longtime member of possibly one of Christian music’s most famous bands ever, announced that he was stepping away from being the front-man of the Newsboys. I know where I was- in front of my computer, staring at the words, as if, at the time, everything else didn’t matter except for the news that was right in front of me. There was a moment where I thought I would never buy a Newsboys album again. Not because I knew that Michael Tait wasn’t a worthy replacement, but rather it was because the Newsboys that was going to be; may not have been the Newsboys I had grown to love when Peter was front man.

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Sentimental Saturdays (Hook)


This week has been very momentous in the realms of media. In fact, if you were to pick out one news that trumps all the rest, it’ll be this- the passing of Robin Williams, one of Hollywood’s funniest, down-to-earth, heartfelt, comic, versatile and hardworking actors. With our site devoting both Message Mondays and TV Thursdays to all things Robin in honour of his memory, I’ve decided to make this new Sentimental Saturdays post about Robin Williams- or rather, one of his films, namely the 1991 movie Hook.

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Sentimental Saturdays: Carman


Who was your favourite music artist growing up? The music that you’d listen to for hours and hours because you could? The songs that you would know back to front, and the lyrics you could recite in a heartbeat without any wrong words, even if you have last heard the song a while ago? Has any music artist that you listened to while growing up had an influence in who you are today?

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