On Wishing for a Wormhole Friday, we’re taking a trip back to 1962, well, at least Granite Flats will take you there, if you climb on board for the ride. It airs on BYUTv, but you can watch it online if you click here.

What snagged my attention wasn’t just the time frame (though I was an, er, kid back then. ahem, cough), but the Roswellian hint of a possible alien crash, a military conspiracy, or least mysteries to be solved. I had to set my DVR so I wouldn’t miss it.
Now that I’ve seen it, it kind of reminds me of:

  • How TV used to be, back when I was a kid (though in color).
  • The Wonderful World of Disney shows, the ones with kids solving mysteries. I used to love those the best. And I totally had a crush on the Scarecrow. [Insert freaky cackle of laughter here] It’s possible Walt Disney is responsible for my love of action, romance and suspense. Every Sunday evening, we’d line up in front of the big box, B&W TV to watch. I’m not sure when the graphics turned to color, because I was there for the stories.

I’m always there for the stories. So far, Granite Flats has got me hooked. And if you’ve got kids, this is totally safe TV. Family friendly to its toenails. If a TV show can have toenails. And it gives one a wormhole view into a past that was flawed, but still interesting. And I want to know what’s going on! 🙂

Did you see Granite Falls? Do you remember watching The Wonderful World of Disney? Did you long to be in his band, or did you crush on Dr. Syn/The Scarecrow? When you close your eyes and remember a childhood show that you loved, what do you see/remember?

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Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, Project Enterprise

Perilously yours,

Pauline

P.S. Want to wish the hubs a very happy anniversary! It’s been a rocking 38 years with you! Lots of adventures. 🙂

Pauline still loves the science fiction, even she swerved back into romantic suspense for her latest release, Relatively Risky. It’s digital only at the moment, but should release in print in May. If you like romantic suspense, New Orleans, a little humor and a lot of fun, I hope you’ll check it out at paulinebjones.com or from these bookstores:

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Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, action adventure
New Orleans. A girl. A guy. Bullets and bad guys. A normal day in the Big UNeasy. Well, what passes for normal…
Granite Falls? A Mystery? A Blast From the Past? You Decide.

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  • April 19, 2013 at 9:03 am
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    I haven’t watched Granite Flats yet, but it’s on my list to track down. (Our tv is Netflix right now.)

    My favorite tv show as a kid was I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched. It had something to do with the magic. Or maybe it was just Jeannie’s outfit. I wanted to be a Genie so bad and live in a cool bottle and have fancy harem pants.

    Happy anniversary to you and your hubs! Congrats!

    • April 19, 2013 at 9:30 am
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      What’s nice is you can watch it all online after it airs, if that helps. 🙂 I’ve got my fingers crossed for an alien crash storyline. LOL

      Loved Jeannie and Samantha, too! Fun shows. I watched Bewitched not long ago and wow, it did not have the longevity of say, The first Dick Van Dyke show. Darin was SO bossy! LOL

      Thank you! 😀

      • April 19, 2013 at 11:53 am
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        Darin always drove me batty. He was such a jerk. I wanted to write my own version where Sam’s husband loved her being a witch and respected her powers instead of wanting her to give up who she was to make his boss happy.

        Jeannie had a lot of the same problems. I tried watching those shows recently and couldn’t believe how bad they were. Some things just don’t age well.

        • April 20, 2013 at 10:24 am
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          What is amazing to me now was how we accepted that as the norm back then. Now it did add lots of comedy, but it really grates now. watching Granite Flats kind of brings that back. Because it was a tough time for women, no question. Lots of good things, but….

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