There were tv series that I looked forward to as a kid. Some were those that
came on after I got home from school. Some were really dumb that I don't
think I could watch today even if I was paid to.
Dobie Gillis - This show was really dumb and I am not even sure to this day what it was really about. The main thing everyone seems to remember about that show, is the 'Thinking Man' statue and the commentary all through out, plus the beatnik playing the bongo's (Gilligan he later became). I would watch it without fail.
Leave it to Beaver - Ok, even this one was past my time but it was on rather regular and I really liked it. I often wondered why my life wasn't like that.
Twilight Zone, One Step Beyond, and Outer Limit's - All three of these were so cool! Actually they still are. The main one people tend to remember is 'Twilight Zone'. No one could forget Rod Sterling and his cigarettes. He always had a cigarette in his hand and the blowing smoke.....well, it made me want to smoke too. He did die of lung cancer years later.
Bonanza - Ok, if Little Joe (Michael Landon) hadn't been in this series, I probably wouldn't have watched it. Granted, I liked Hoss but Little Joe, he was GROOVY!
Gilligan's Island - This series was so very stupid. The only thing more annoying was the Brady Bunch and the Partridge Family. Still, I watched it faithfully and I liked Gilligan. Most of the characters were so lame. I wanted to be just like Mary Ann.
Andy Griffith - This was series was just too good. If I had to live in a tv series for eternity, this one would be it. Simple times but everyone took life easy and had lots of fun. The last couple of seasons wasn't so great because Fife had left the show to make movies. Fife really did make the show.
American Bandstand - Came on every Saturday and that's how I learned to do the jerk.
Do you have any old favorites?