After Lost in Space, it has all been downhill. Nothing else even comes close.
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I just received a couple of negetive votes for my TV choices. It's kind of creepy when you think about it (you creepers out there). Anyway I would like to add "The Rockford Files" but can't think of one from my list to eliminate. I remember being completely lost while watching the series years ago and consider it great entertainment
Burkes Law.....!!!! Didn't even realize anyone else on the
face of the earth remembered it.
77 Sunset Strip....only for the "camp" 50's value.
Perhaps the #1...The Tonight Show..w/J.C.
Wanted Dead or Alive....Steve McQueen
Wild, Wild West.
Original cast, SNL
anything on public TV about animals....
The Dean Martin Show.
What's My Line
Did I mention Sullivan...Beatles...DC5...etc.
The Fugitive.....a Quinn Martin Production....
Walt Disney's shows
the original few years of 60 Min....before they started making the show up....
Judd for the Defense.....Carl Betz at his best
Arrest and Trial...see above..ie:CB
I could go on....but Telivision before cable..is like movies
The connection between Broadway, the rest of "live stage",
novels, and the written word was as good for T.V. as it
was for films.
My favorite tv show is Netflix as I fired Time Warner a few months ago for poor service and there is no broadcast tv to speak of here in the Delta Quadrant. I get a new movie in the mail every few days and especially like getting things I would have passed over at Blockbuster like Drowning Mona and Dogma.And when there is a sporting event I want to see, I go to a sports bar and actually sit with and interact with "other people". But back in the day there was Babylon 5, stupid but what great characters; Law and Order; the Fugitive; All in the Family, meathead; Milton Berle (yes, I'm that old);Man Fom Uncle;Smothers Brothers and Laugh-In get one spot, same show, different cast; absolutely early SNL and does anyone else remember weekly segment of muppets from hell "the great flahbash (spelling?), $64,000 dollar question; Naked City.
Forgot one... maybe even better than "Twin Peaks". "The Prisoner". Way ahead of it's time. Hell, it would be way ahead of its time today.
Like "Twin Peaks", this is a series that you can analyze forever. Also... I believe it was the only TV show to feature a Lotus Super Seven on each opening sequence!
speed-vision? speed-racer? mebbe if i got more than 2 channels - one pbs, the other the one w/jay leno... but, i doubt it. i usually watch yust for the 3 minutes or so a nite that it takes the wife to fall asleep, before turning in... we have only two tv's, one in the guest bedroom, one in the master bedroom... ;~)
Corn...you forgot our L.A. riots. My second riot in L.A. I held off on this, but... the best TV ever! I said it then, I'll say it now. Great TV! Better yet if you lived here. Had the wheels stolen from one of my cars (parked in the driveway while I was armed to the teeth -- gots to sleep sometime). Seems like the heat was in the south side of town -- smart criminals went where the police weren't and had a field day. Amazing time, great TV. Chicago in '68 is right up there in my book. Like HST says... "when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro".