My latest guilty pleasure is watching reruns of Quantum Leap episodes on COZI TV. The series first aired over 25 years ago and starred Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell. Pete & I were regular viewers back in the day.
Why am I into watching these reruns when I don't usually care to watch old rehashed series? Because they still stand up. The premise that through Quantum physics Dr. Sam Beckett begins to time travel within his own lifetime is a theory that has yet to be decisively proved or disproved. Since each episode is set in a different year, nothing looks obsolete. Instead, you actually feel like you are stepping back into history with the show. I adore looking back at how things used to be!
They tackle many issues that were prominent in the time period the episode is visiting. For example, the Watts riots. There are also episodes that are more fluff and fun.
There is an understanding by the characters, that Sam leaps into these lives to set right a wrong. He believes it is Divine Providence that brings him to these situations. Saving lives, catching murders, exposing corruption, restoring relationships, putting someone on a career path that makes a difference are just a few of the "fixes" Sam achieves.
Maybe, I am enjoying it so much because I have never seen it aired anywhere since the original run on TV. I think that the predominate reason is that it is excellent escapism in a world that is running amok.
If you have access to COZI TV in your area, I heartily recommend this show. You can catch it on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.