CBS streams vintage shows online
by Debra McDuffee, posted Feb 10th 2009 7:11PM
CBS is connected to the pulse of America, people. They're at the top of the ratings race, The Mentalist is the hot new procedural this season and life is looking good for TPTB over at CBS.
I'm also wondering if CBS realizes how sick and tired most viewers are getting of the same old types of shows. With the lack of originality in new programming, I know I'm not the only one turning to my old favorites on DVD. I love reliving Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I'm now discovering Supernatural for the first time.
I swear I didn't tell CBS about my longing for all things retro, but they have bugged my house or tapped into my TV set or something, because their latest venture is streaming vintage TV shows on their site -- CBS's "TV Classics" player.
It's freaky, I tell you, because somehow they knew I'd watch MacGyver, Family Ties, and Melrose Place, not to mention Beauty and the Beast, Beverly Hills 90210, Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone and Twin Peaks. There are other shows too, like Dynasty, Star Trek, Hawaii Five-O and The Love Boat.
So, is CBS watching your house, too? Pretty smart thinking on CBS's part....