Television is a great escape from your own reality. Or a way to keep a perspective on life and a reminder to appreciate what each individual has. This article is a list of settings in Chicago people would like to live in during their television time.
When I was in high school ER was one of my favorte television shows. I couldn’t wait until Thursday nights. I think it was the excitement of the trauma that drew people into this show. The doctors and nurses seemed so real.
When I was in my mid twenties, I had a horrific wreck and experienced in real life what a trauma unit does. The television show was very close to what really happens. It still is one of my favorite shows.
Married ….With Children
Although Married With Children goes against many values, it is a favorite to many. It has been put on this list as one that will hopefully remind people how lucky they are to have good families. On the other hand, Married With Children is a good escape from reality.
According To Jim
This is a good show that brings in an image of the blue collar family. Jim is a hard working husband who brings humor to hard issues in life.
If the reader hasn’t noticed, family values is important to this AC contributor. Family Matters is a good family friendly show with a warm household and an off the wall character….Erkle.
This was another good family series with a cute little character named Webster. To this AC contributor it was a preview of Prince of Bellaire. Prince of Bellaire was a different state and city, but similiar in themes and once again definitely a family friendly show.
Now that I’m older I hate to admit this, but I used to look forward to watching Punky Brewster when I was a kid. Punky had spirit.
This was also a popular show that had a setting in Chicago. This show was aired the years 2007 through 2009.
The Bob Newhart Show (1972-1978
The Bob Newhart Show was a classic that has been known to show up on TVLand on occasion. It had a Chicago setting.
Although this was supposed to be a list of television shows, I’m going to end this list with a few good movies that had settings in Chicago. The Breakfast Club, Ferris Buehler’s Day Off and When Harry Met Sally are just a few that come to mind.