So not long ago I had the genius idea that if I could keep up with current shows online, maybe I could go back and revisit some shows that I missed. Like, for example...
I'm not even a little bit ashamed to admit that this was one of my favorite shows of the late '90s. It had action. It had drama. It had super-sexy counter-terrorist agents with their awesome high-tech gadgets. It was a great show. My only problem was that I didn't come into it until the third season.
It isn't the show's fault. I'm pretty sure I didn't know what a chat room was back then either. If I had seen the episode when it first aired, the explanation would have seemed perfectly natural. But watching it this many years later I couldn't help but laugh. Just like I laughed every time they had to search for a land line in order to call somebody. It just seemed so weird.
The simple truth is that we can never really go back to our previous perspective once we've moved on. Everything we see and do changes us. This is not to say that we can't still enjoy things that we used to enjoy, or remember what our life was like before. But we'll never be able to see things from our past exactly the same way again.
Is that a bad thing? Of course not. I'm all about growth, and moving forward. Of course that's the way life should work. But, sadly for me, it does make it just a little bit more difficult to completely enjoy an awesome action-adventure from the '90s.