I love the family values and the simplistic setting of Walton's Mountain. It reminds me of the many stories that my Gram told about growing up during the depression. The cast of characters makes you feel like you are part of the family.
More recently I've liked Ralph Waite as a priest on Days of Our Lives, as well as Gibbs' father on NCIS. His death really made me feel sad, like someone I know died.
If you are a fan of The Walton's, I've seen that they are running the series again on our local channels. I'm sure that you would be able to find the shows on the Internet too.
BTW - We got another 2-3 inches of snow again today if anyone is interested. Did I shovel? Nope! I just cleaned off the car and drove right through it.