Favorite episodes and character changes. It is not unusual for television series to evolve over a long run. Frequently this happens with cast changes, insisted tinkering by networks, and characters that grow or actors that redefine their characters. As I mentioned in Part 1, this evolution happened with The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Seven seasons … More The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Part 2)
Who can keep track of all the television series that aired? Besides IMDb and Wikipedia. During the 1960s, television was much more adventurous than the previous decade. Cowboys, police, doctors and harried dads were still the main menu, but there was more realism on one end and more wild fantasy on the opposite end. Both … More Forgotten TV Series – 1960s
The sitcom is like Keith Richards, it will never die. Even as generations change, the format is same. Take a show from 2020 and compare it a show from 1955. One is in color and the other in black & white, besides that, the underlying conflict and how the characters interact to solve the storyline, … More Best Situation Comedies of Each Decade
It was one of the longest running situation comedies. It started out in black and white before coming to you in living color, and ended with only one of the original three sons. There were many changes in 12 years, but Fred MacMurray was still the logical and supportive dad. When My Three Sons premiered … More My Three Sons: First and Last Seasons
I began noticing all of the television programs on the oldies channels and cable, and how many of them are from the mid 1960s. It is amazing the number of programs that more than 50 years old are still popular. Did you have to be alive in 1965 to be enjoying these series today? Baby … More TV Shows From 1965
Even if you didn’t grow up in the 1960s, repeats of old television shows of the period are shocked full of pop music. For this blog, I’m going to use pop music and rock and roll interchangeably, with the understanding that we are talking about youth music (rock and roll, pop, folk, rockabilly), not Percy … More Pop Music in 1960s Sitcoms
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