If you are looking for a wholesome, heart-warming, all ages show than look no further than Little House on the Prairie. You can get all the second season episodes to watch at home whenever you need an escape from the craziness of today’s society.
While watching, one of the first things I noticed was that although, Little House on the Prairie, is wholesome, it does not shy away from hardships of life. These hardships include but not limited to; death, alcoholism, bullies, and financial problems. Having not watched this show since I was a kid, I was surprised to see that in one episode we watch a man get blown up and die while working in a quarry. It truly is a family show where there are lesson to be learned. The family places their trust in God and each other, but at the same time they are expected to deal with the realities of life. The children in the show are expected to understand that times are hard, people die, and they might even be treated unfairly by others. This does not mean that the children are expected to simply accept these things without a fight, but they are taught how to fight their battles and even which ones are worth fighting.
Would the themes in Little House still be relevant for the families today? I believe so. Although there are technologies and issues that may not have been an issue when the show was originally made, the placing of the show during a historical time period takes away that issue. Of course, the show is based on the series of children’s book written by Laura Ingles Wilder, so setting it in that time period makes sense but it also works to make the themes more timeless. Looking back at Little House as an adult I can appreciate how it does not sugar coat the world around the characters. Life does not always go the way we want it to, but if we work hard we can make the most out of the life we are given. This is a lesson that, no matter what time period you live in, is important to learn.
This transfer of Little House on the Prairie is just beautiful. The picture is crisp and clean. It is hard to imagine that the show probably did not even look this good when originally aired on television. They have really managed to take the footage and create one that looks great on the televisions we have today with all the high definition technology. Also available is Little House on the Prairie: Season One which includes all of the first season episodes as well as the original TV Movie Pilot.