Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by fr in sc, Mar 26, 2017.
The Andy Griffith Show
in the early years of the series, one of my absolute favorites
Green Acres was so strange at times that I thought it might be where Mulder grew up, explaining how he is so familiar with the paranormal.
One show that was great was The Goodies, one of the funniest shows I've ever seen.
Whenever I think of that show I always think of Karen Valentine; WTH ever happened to her?
some of the old detective shows hold up well:
early season of Kojak (gritty, tough storylines)
Columbo (of course!)
Rockford Files (until last 2 seasons)
a bunch more
She was a regular teacher character on Room 222 but that was just before or maybe during Love, American Style. I always think of the Cowsills myself when 'L, AS' is mentioned.
Perry Mason gets me up every weekday morning at 9 AM. It reminds me of watching it with the family and everyone guessing the culprit when I was a kid. And the comfort that the bad guy always gets caught. My cynicism at their their foolishness is matched by Columbo. Shut up you idiots.
Dukes Of Hazzard.
Married With Children.
Hill Street Blues.
Tic Tac Dough
I love Burke's Law the original and the later reboot. My late Grandmother, Nancy turned me into a lifetime fan of mystery, detective and also westerns. We loved watching this series together.
Route 66 DVD box any good ?
Great show, at least for the first year and a half with Maharis as a regular. It starts to get more spotty after that and the fourth season is mostly abysmal.
was rewatching the Blues the other day, such a great show with a killer cast
“Alfred Hitchcock Presents” is really good. His dry, cynical humor seems kind of out of place in the years of “Leave It to Beaver” and “Make Room for Daddy.” The storylines are still as dark and intriguing today as I imagine they were then.
Bachelor Father: The most realistic show ever produced
The Avengers (no, not the animated series)
Space: 1999 (at least the first season and some episodes of season two were decent)
The Outer Limits (although some episodes have held up better than others)
I always thought Karen Valentine was hot as a kid. They only had one picture of the guy that played the principal?
Not sure I agree with this. The issues and topics that arose on many of the intelligent shows are just as relevant today as when they aired. There's nothing new under the sun - and that includes the human condition.
I enjoyed WKRP back in the day, but haven't seen it in many years!
They were re-running WKRP on MeTV earlier this year and I caught some of the earliest ones; still holds up for me! I was so happy to have run across the big "Oh my god, they're turkeys!" turkey-drop episode... that has to be up there with the Chuckles the clown is dead Mary Tyler Moore and the Girl Guide at the door Taxi!
I wonder if some of the shows I used to really follow like St. Elsewhere, Tour Of Duty and China Beach would still stand up, have never tried them since original airing. I think I only got hooked on Hill Street Blues as reruns, but it was not long after original airing, I'd like to see that again sometime from the start. Cagney & Lacey had a bunch of reunion specials, I haven't tried to watch that since it was a new show but the specials were all great to me.
I watched Gimme a Break! with Nell Carter yesterday. Great show.
Several nights ago I just saw for the first time what appeared to be the 1 hour pilot of "Shane" with David Carradine as the lead roll. From the look of the cinematography-(same lenses and composition used in the Allan Ladd movie) and character setup (i.e. Shane as farmhand and surrogate father to a mother with a fatherless boy) it was clearly attempting to emulate the movie. The episode I saw was over gunmen hired to start a range war financed by a local land baron wanting the mother's property.
The hired gunmen were some of the scariest bunch of dudes I've seen in a TV western. Some very high quality production. Carradine looked like a very young Steve McQueen and acted like him as well.
Picture quality on TV was much better than this YouTube video.
Once in a while I'll watch a few eps on Netflix. Still holds up well. Better than Seinfeld.
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