[FALSE] I Love Little House on the Prairie

trueorfalseI don’t remember what I wanted to watch on our TV after school, but I do remember – OH! do I remember – not wanting to watch reruns of Little House on the Prairie.

Looking back, it doesn’t make sense. I was a farm girl. I loved the prairie and farm life. I loved stories that featured headstrong girls (hello, Laura much?). But I hated watching LHotP.

Maybe it was because my sister loved it. She and I didn’t have the best track record for getting along back then, and it wouldn’t be unheard of for one of us to dislike a thing simply to spite the other. I certainly wasn’t above that kind of behavior.

Maybe it was because there were no magical powers. If Laura had maybe been able to summon fairies, or if Nelly perhaps harbored a secret pair of demons in those perfect ringlets, I would have been more interested.

Do you have any thoughts about Little House on the Prairie? What after-school reruns made you want to bang your head against the wall when you were a kid?

greyp.s. This post is a part of a series called I’M LYING TO YOU: FOUR TRUTHS AND A LIE. If you want to check out the other posts, click here, here, here, and here.


4 thoughts on “[FALSE] I Love Little House on the Prairie

  1. jansenschmidt says:

    Well given that PS, I’m not exactly sure how to reply, except that you’re making me feel really old because I watched Little House on prime time and not in syndication.

    While I liked the television show, I LOVED the books. Read the entire series at least 3 times growing up.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  2. Jess Witkins says:

    I can’t imagine you hating anything, so this post had me giggling. I’m sorry Little House annoyed you so. Did you like Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman? My mom and I watched that show religiously! I even went as Dr. Quinn for Halloween once. I don’t remember watching much Little House, but my sister did and read all the books. I was more an Anne of Green Gables girl. I do however want to read that book Confessions of a Prairie Bitch by the girl who played Nellie. I think you should add it to your Goodreads pile too! LOL

  3. TeacherWriter says:

    I knew we were kindred spirits, and this just proves it. I could not stand Little House on the Prairie. I refused to read the books. Even now, as a teacher, I have the full set in my classroom, and girls go all out reading them. I just don’t understand. Blech. The same goes for Dr. Quinn. Sorry Jess Witkins. I was a Star Trek kinda gal. No prairie *chips* for me.

  4. Stacey says:

    I still love Little House on the Prairie, though the books were way better than the show because they were real. To each her own, though. I like quite an eclectic assortment of genres.

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