I've been watching Little House on the Prairie two hours a day, almost everyday, for the past 3 months. When my sisters and I were little, we were only allowed to watch one hour of TV a week. Usually our program of choice was Little House. Can you imagine my joy when I found out that Hallmark Channel shows two episodes a day???
But, I had no idea how messed up this show really was. It's like a train wreck. I can't stop watching. It's such a bad show and the topics are so disturbing I can't believe my parents let us watch. The episodes I clearly remember watching as a child are Ma cutting her leg off, Laura gets kidnapped by the crazy woman who lost a daughter, Mary loses her baby in a fire, and the infamous Sylvia getting raped by the mime. A mime? Read this for a description of the episode. With screenshots! Watching them now I alternate between cringing and laughing my butt off. (It's the perfect knitting show - don't need to pay too much attention but still entertaining.)
I finally got to see an episode yesterday that I wasn't allowed to watch as a child. Home Again, or, as the Television Without Pity posters like to call it, "Albert Barfs Drugs". Yes, Albert does barf drugs in this episode. I had to cover my eyes while the scene was on.
I think I finally have closure with my Little House viewing experience.