Old TV Shows that don't suck (revisited)

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by fr in sc, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

    Lakewood OH
    The Rebel
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  2. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

    Lakewood OH
    McHale's Navy
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  3. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

    Lakewood OH
    The Andy Griffith Show
    in the early years of the series, one of my absolute favorites
  4. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    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.
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  5. fr in sc

    fr in sc Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hanahan, SC
    Whenever I think of that show I always think of Karen Valentine; WTH ever happened to her?
  6. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    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)
    Harry-O (underrated)
    a bunch more
  7. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    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.
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  8. rmath84

    rmath84 Forum Resident

    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.
  9. anti PC.

    anti PC. Forum Resident

    Twin Cities MN.
    Twilight Zone.
    Dukes Of Hazzard.
    Married With Children.
    The Jeffersons.
    Hill Street Blues.
    The Equalizer.
    Tic Tac Dough
  10. McLover

    McLover Forum Resident

    East TN
    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.
  11. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Route 66 DVD box any good ?
  12. James Slattery

    James Slattery Forum Resident

    Long Island
    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.
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  13. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    was rewatching the Blues the other day, such a great show with a killer cast
  14. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Forum Resident

    Third Coast, USA
    “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.
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  15. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
    Bachelor Father: The most realistic show ever produced
  16. rcarlton

    rcarlton Forum Resident

    Dallas, Texas
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  17. The Prisoner
    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)
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  18. I always thought Karen Valentine was hot as a kid. They only had one picture of the guy that played the principal?
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  19. snowman872

    snowman872 Forum Resident

    Wilcox, AZ
    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!
  20. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    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.
  21. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    I watched Gimme a Break! with Nell Carter yesterday. Great show.
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  22. Tim Lookingbill

    Tim Lookingbill Alfalfa Male

    New Braunfels, TX
    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.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2018
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  23. Michael Rose

    Michael Rose Forum Resident

    Once in a while I'll watch a few eps on Netflix. Still holds up well. Better than Seinfeld.
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