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What old TV shows have you been watching lately?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by James Slattery, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. intv7

    intv7 Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    Mary Tyler Moore on Hulu. Slowly making my way through the entire series, currently in the middle of season 5.

    It's funny, this show aired its final episode when I was three years old, but it was constantly in reruns when I was younger. I knew the show well enough to tell you the first and last names of every character, the actors who played them, their jobs, their relationships, the name of the station...but it struck me as I started this binge that I couldn't recall the storyline of a single episode (except the infamous "Chuckles Bites The Dust"). I'd managed to retain so much information about the show, but pretty much every episode I've seen has been "new" to me. It's been very entertaining. Excellent writing and acting, and it's also fascinating to see how they kept pushing the envelope throughout the 1970s. Each season seems to take greater risks with subject matter and dialogue. Great show.
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  2. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Seeker of Truth

  3. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    New England
    My Mother the Car.
  4. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

    Arkansas, USA
    Today I'm watching The Untouchables. There is a marathon on H&I on cable.
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  5. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Forum Resident

    Fountain Inn, SC
    I have the all-in-one DVD of that 1959-63 ABC period detective series, and I finished it a time back-- it's a pretty darn good show.
  6. James Slattery

    James Slattery Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Long Island
    Except for the last season when a combination of Italian-American protests and anti-violence pressure pretty much had Ness talking generic ethnicity gangsters to death.
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  7. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Forum Resident

    Fountain Inn, SC
    True, but even the worst fourth-and-final-season Untouchables far outclasses the best CSI (at least IMO [not that I was ever the fan of CSI or related shows]).
  8. jkauff

    jkauff Putin-funded Forum Troll

    Akron, OH
    The Saint (my all-time #1)
    The Dick Van Dyke Show
    Outer Limits
    The Avengers (Blackman, Rigg, and Thorson)
    I Spy
    Absolutely Fabulous
    The Young Ones

    About to try one I never saw on broadcast: Moonlighting
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  9. averica

    averica infinite rider on the big dogma

  10. jimac51

    jimac51 A mythical beast.

    I remember one nun who spent way too much time dissing this to the class. Weird that it was on later than most of the kid's bedtime,but on and on she went. On a similar note,I recall another nun calling out the money amounts in the collection basket by name. Hell to pay if you were "zero"-those kids had to stand till she finished her rant. True stories-and no wonder I love reading the comic strip 9 Chickweed Lane(and the early days in Classics) where the parochial school in the strip is run by St. Caligula.
    While one would think everyone wanted to see The Untouchables after that,I had little interest till years later the Al Capone two part show, was shown as a late night movie,with Neville Brand as Al. I remember whatever source that was used for the local station airing left much to be desired. Interesting story,but the series was always marred by the real Walter Winchell and his staccato narrative. Winchell was a Joe McCarthy rat. Wiki says only his daughter came to his funeral. Not surprised.
  11. Bradfinger

    Bradfinger Forum Resident

    Midland, Georgia
    Time Tunnel
    The Fugitive
    Green Acres
    Hogan's Heroes
  12. freddog

    freddog Forum Resident

    United States
    Gomer Pyle.

    Frank Sutton is a genius.
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  13. Ted T. Ganaway

    Ted T. Ganaway Active Member

    3rd Rock From the Sun.

    I never get tired of John Lithgow.
  14. TheNightfly1982

    TheNightfly1982 Well-Known Member

  15. Hexwood

    Hexwood Forum Resident

    It's about time Ally McBeal had a rerun on TV. I haven't seen it for about 15 years.
  16. Hexwood

    Hexwood Forum Resident

    I'm about to start rewatching my boxset of 3rd Rock. It never gets old.
  17. Hexwood

    Hexwood Forum Resident

    Worzel Gummidge. I bought the new boxset.
  18. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    I'm watching Twin Peaks season one and two. I'm up to episode 6 on season one. I haven't seen these since they first aired. Hard to believe that 30 years have gone by.
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  19. Carrman

    Carrman Forum Resident

    Recently discovered Barney Miller. Really great show.
    Both Newhart series’ are entertaining.
    Started watching Perry Mason before jumping into the reboot.

    Mostly I’ve been going through classic Sherlock Holmes (both from the 1940’s and 1980’s) episodes on YouTube, which eventually lead to watching Elementary, which isn’t bad.
  20. bobu

    bobu New Member

    St. Louis
    Upstart Crow
    Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett)
  21. Steve Litos

    Steve Litos Forum Resident

    Chicago IL
    I watched quite a few episodes of Decoy on Amazon Prime.

    Beverly Garland does a good job on this interesting 1 season series shot in NYC in the late 50s.

    It looks like she was in a ton of episodic tv in the late 50s thru 60s before landing steady work on My Three Sons.

    Sometimes you have the talent and just don't get the breaks.

    Anyways she did get some early recognition with an Emmy nomination in 1955.
  22. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

    Night Gallery.
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  23. kdbrink

    kdbrink Forum Resident

    I've been enjoying season one of Mission Impossible in 1080p. I enjoyed it as a kid, but now that I'm older, I realize that it was a very well written show.
  24. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    I decided to watch the entire run recently. Despite some of the nonsense and bad effects I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. I'm a big fan of Robert Culp and he made the show for me.
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  25. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    I think Ch 11 was showing Barney Miller awhile back and I caught as many episodes as I could. I agree, really great show that still holds up.

    I haven't seen either Newhart series in ages. I can't even remember the last time I saw it scheduled on TV.
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