Movie Monday: The Mary Tyle Moore Show 1970-1977
Yeah, yeah… I know! Movie Mondays are usually reserved for, well…. movies! This I know. However, I recently discovered one can watch (for free!) seasons 1-3 of The Mary Tyler Moore show online! So you can probably guess what I've been doing with my down time.
I seriously cannot underestimate the influence 1970s television shows had one my personal style as a kiddo. These are the sitcoms I grew up watching on Nick and Nite and TV Land with my family. Makes it a little strange to think about this show being as old then as Full House is now…. Oh my. Will my future children be influenced by the primary colored room of the Tanner girls, as well as their asymettrical pony-tails? Here's hoping they'll be just as interested in the wholesome humor of 1970's Mary Tyler Moore.
Rewatching this favorite show not only brought a gush of gooey nostalgia, but also made me wonder if I underestimate the influence of Mary Richards's apartment on my own decor decisions. I mean, remove the shag carpet, change the "M" on the wall to an "A," switch up the fabric colors a little, and holy moly, it's a dream studio apartment! Alright, so I'd probably make a few more changes. But seriously, kids, it's a cool pad, am I right?
There's really just too much to say about this show. I love all of the characters, Mary's fun dreses and kooky belts, the dynamics at her office, the relatability of Mary's character, the step back in time to kitschy decor and polyester suits… What's there not to love?
I'm sure most of you remember this show fondly, and for those of you who have never seen it- well, what are you waiting for? I think you'll enjoy this mother-of-30-Rock sit com just as much as me. Now go forth, and watch!