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    Default Favorite rural tv show

    What was your favorite rural tv show - meaning a show about country folks or located mostly in the country or small town rather than a big city.

    Shows like The Beverly Hillbillies, The Waltons, The Andy Griffith Show, or I guess even Northern Exposure.
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    Does the Walking Dead count? Although occasionally they venture into cities for supplies or rescues the show mainly has a sort of rural setting. The second season for example is largely set on a farm. The show at this point also has a largely agrarian society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisIII View Post
    Does the Walking Dead count? Although occasionally they venture into cities for supplies or rescues the show mainly has a sort of rural setting. The second season for example is largely set on a farm. The show at this point also has a largely agrarian society.
    Yes, I would definitely include that as rural horror.

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    Where does Justified fall? Because Boyd

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    Justified, Longmire and Banshee. I would say Sons of Anarchy, but they go to big cities all the time, so maybe they don't qualify?

    If historic shows count, Deadwood.
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    Among the "cornpone comedies" of the 60's, my favorite was probably The Beverly Hillbillies... although it didn't take place in the country. Green Acres was my favorite one that did.

    Among dramas, Bonanza and The Big Valley.

    And the aforementioned Northern Exposure.
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    Andy Griffith and King of the Hill for comedy
    Twin Peaks (at least up to and including Season 2, ep 9) for drama

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    Petticoat Junction, and NOT for the scenery! Heh!
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    Letterkenny, and The Red Green Show.
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    Yellowstone if it counts.

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    I was always a fan of Northern Exposure. It taught me, and I've gotten to use this information in class, the idea that funerals sometimes must be delayed because the ground is too cold to dig.

    I was also a fan of Twin Peaks.

    Can we count Buffy? I'm counting Buffy.
    Supernatural. That is all pretty rural.

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    You guys are re-defining 'rural' and taking it to places I hadn't thought of when I created this thread.

    AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

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    I always liked My Name is Earl and it always kinda bummed me out that the series ended on a cliffhanger

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    Green Acres and Petticoat Junction are almost neck-and-neck, but Green Acres wins by a pig snout. Petticoat was a bit too normal, but Acres had an almost Twilight Zone feel. Poor Oleever is stuck in this place with idiots conspiring against him.

    As for drama, Twin Peaks probably takes it.

    Buffy is iffy. Sunnydale's sort of a suburb of LA. It was always funny seeing that Buffy was going to the same school as the 90210 kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caj View Post
    You guys are re-defining 'rural' and taking it to places I hadn't thought of when I created this thread.

    AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
    My wife used to say my definition of the middle of nowhere was if I wasn't within 15 minutes of a mall.
    I think restorative nostalgia is the number one issue with comic book fans.
    A fine distinction between two types of Nostalgia:

    Reflective Nostalgia allows us to savor our memories but accepts that they are in the past
    Restorative Nostalgia pushes back against the here and now, keeping us stuck trying to relive our glory days.

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