16 September 2016

September 19-Somethin' Challenge: Day 16

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16. Who was your favorite TV character? What did you like about them? Who did you like the least?

I *loved* Ben Cartwright from Bonanza.  I thought that he was a beautiful man.  I loved his silvery hair and his voice and the fact that he was a real man. He didn't shy away from what needed to be done, even the hard stuff.  The fact that he had a huge ranch out in the middle of nowhere was a big plus, too.

The character that I liked the least…I can think of two: Nellie and Nancy Olsen from Little House on the Prairie.  They were real brats! But, one that I absolutely, totally loathed was the man that attacked Sylvia on one of the Little House episodes.  Unfortunately, I hold that character against the actor himself and can't stand watching him in anything since that Little House episode.

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  1. I remember that episode, but not the actor. I loved Little House.

    1. Cool! It was one of my favorite shows. I rearranged parts of my life so that I wouldn't miss it. I had been a part of the Junior Achievement program, but ended up quitting because the meetings were on the same night as Little House. I had my priorities. :)

      That was an awfully upsetting episode. As I recall, it was a two-parter. I understand that Sylvia's daddy didn't know how to handle her maturing, but I don't understand the way he treated her. Oftentimes the girls are blamed for this happening, even when they've done nothing wrong, the man is just a creep.

      The character's name was Irv Hartwig and I think he was a blacksmith. The actor's name is Richard Jaeckel. According to imdb.com, he was one of Hollywood's most prolific supporting stars. He gives me the creeps.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great weekend!

  2. Mom always liked Adam on Bonanza. She also feels the same way about the actor Danny Glover - not liking him - she hated the way his character treated Whoppi Goldberg's character in The Color Purple and has never been able to watch another movie with him in it!

    1. I thought Adam was bossy, but cute. :) I haven't seen The Color Purple, at least not that I can remember. What did Danny Glover do to Whoopi in the movie?

      Sometimes it is very difficult to separate the actor from the character they are portraying. We end up disliking them because their character was unsavory or we think they're the greatest thing since sliced bread, but in real life they turn out to be a sleaze. Very rarely are they what we make of them.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great weekend!


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