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Old 11-20-14, 05:58 PM
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The Cosby Show - That Cliff Huxtable was a hoot!

I still know all the words to Gilligan's Island...and The Flintstones...and Super Chicken. Yet I can't remember where I left my keys.
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I liked Get Smart back in the day but doubt if it would float in this day and age.


I've been watching "Moonshiners" lately. That's about the only modern reality show I've found enjoyable so far.

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Old 11-20-14, 07:15 PM
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The Cosby Show - That Cliff Huxtable was a hoot!
That's going to be problematic now as good as it was.....what a shame this turned out like it did.
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Old 11-20-14, 07:57 PM
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The Outer Limits. It was brought back in the 90s, and some of the episodes were quite good.
Still, that original, black and white series, was awesome. Many of the best episodes were directed
by Gerd Oswald. He was big on off-kilter camera angles, spooky lighting, and weird facial closeups.


On Lost in Space, and Voyage to the Bottom of The Sea: Both series started out great, in black and white, with serious
acting and writing. Then, they went to color, ("In Color!") and both shows just became goofy, and in some episodes, outright
ridiculous.

Sometimes, unforeseen events can kill a tv show. Example: The reboot of Dark Shadows, in the early 90s. It started off great,
with top production values, great photography, and top acting. But, Desert storm broke out, and it was pre-empted every week,
or re-scheduled to well after prime time. The all-important ratings went way down, and the show was killed off. A shame, because Dan
Curtis had planned at least a 3 season run.

So, I would not way that reboots of tv series are a bad idea. They just need to be "done right". And this is the trick.
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Old 11-20-14, 09:25 PM
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The Prisoner (1967). Patrick McGoohan. Very weird.

I never saw the 2009 remake. I'm surprised they even tried.


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Old 11-20-14, 09:48 PM
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Give all late-night shows the season off, and substitute archived shows from the '60s and '70s: Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas, Dick Cavett etc.

Nobody will want the newer hosts to return.
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Old 11-21-14, 05:04 AM
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MacGyver.
+1 on Macgyver. I bought a swiss army knife because of that show.
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Old 11-22-14, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by rm -rf View Post
The Prisoner (1967). Patrick McGoohan. Very weird.

I never saw the 2009 remake. I'm surprised they even tried.
It was OK, but only OK. Good acting and good production values, but it fell short.

Someone in the lovely rich VILLAGE of Concord MA, has one of those Lotus kit cars. I've seen it parked in and around Concord Center.
It always draws a crowd.
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Moonlighting with Cybill Shepard and Bruce Willis.

The Rat Patrol, with Eric Braeden, among others.
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Old 11-23-14, 01:01 AM
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Give all late-night shows the season off, and substitute archived shows from the '60s and '70s: Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas, Dick Cavett etc.

Nobody will want the newer hosts to return.
Except the youngsters who have no idea of who the guests are.
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Except the youngsters who have no idea of who the guests are.
I'm thinking that the spectacle and richness of experience will win over a new audience. Those guys were awesome entertainers, even off the script. When I tunnel through YouTube for this stuff I'm always floored by the content. Even smarmy Merv would ask questions of guests that were more interesting than most of what I see on late-nights.
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Old 11-23-14, 08:33 AM
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Heck, I'd like to see an updated, sexier version of Gilligan's Island.

Or Mayberry RFD morphed into a gritty police procedural...
COPS in Mayberry... I could just see it... busting the town drunk, Otis... Whatcha gonna do when they come for you...
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Old 11-23-14, 08:41 AM
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Mission Impossible

The Wild Wild West

One Step Beyond
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Give all late-night shows the season off, and substitute archived shows from the '60s and '70s: Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas, Dick Cavett etc.

Nobody will want the newer hosts to return.
Don't forget, those guys had their shows before political correctness came into play.
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Don't forget, those guys had their shows before political correctness came into play.
True, and that's what made them so much more entertaining.
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Old 11-23-14, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Route 66 View Post
and that's what made them so much more entertaining.
That there reminded me of Hollywood Squares when the actors answers were off the cuff, and not pre scripted for them.
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Old 11-23-14, 12:15 PM
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Mission Impossible

The Wild Wild West

One Step Beyond
All were heavily watched and are well remembered on my part, but could not make it in today's media market.

Here are some of my favorites back when I watched TV more heavily.

Ed Sullivan Show,
The Avengers
The Fugitive
Mannix
Hawaii Five O
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I tried to watch reruns of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea a few years ago. Couldn't even sit thru a complete episode. I remember liking that show as a kid.



I couldn't deal with many of Irwin Allen's tv shows or movies either, save for the VTBS movie, and The Poseidon Adventure.
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Rat Patrol
Just reminded me of Christopher George in the Immortal....... then of Susan George....hmmmm
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The more I think about it, a mash up of Gilligan's Island and Star Trek would be fun...

Lovable bumbling Captain Kirk dealing with a clueless, but lovable Spock and his zany ideas. The Professor would be the medico/warp drive engineer. The Howells could be played by Klingons. Mary Ann would be Uhura and Ginger could be a really attractive but annoying hologram.
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Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
Don't forget, those guys had their shows before political correctness came into play.
This may be the only way to reintroduce edginess to the time slot, then.

And really, who will complain about archival TV which reflects the mores of its own time (40 years ago)? Who will step forward to suggest the blunting and censorship of what has already passed with honor?
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Don't forget, these guys had their shows before political correctness came into play?

Those shows were out the same time the Smothers Brothers were kicked off the air in the late 60's for being politically incorrect....
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