Category Archives: TV Shows

These are TV shows that will probably not be available abroad or on tablets and such, These are imports from Hulu and some other sites that either require a flash player or a US location.

See also the classic movie section with the collection of early television commercial free from Retrovision,


Nanny And The Professor (1970)

Nanny And The Professor is a U.S. fantasy situation comedy created by AJ Carothers and produced by 20th Century Fox Television. During pre-production, the proposed title was Nanny Will Do. The series first aired on January 21, 1970, and was last telecast on December 27, 1971 on ABC. It was aired at 8 p.m. Fridays opposite NBC’s Western, The High Chaparral. Later, the series enjoyed a brief run in syndication.


Big Valley, The (1965-69)

The Big Valley was based loosely on the Hill Ranch located at the western edge of Calaveras County, not far from Stockton (one episode places the Barkley Ranch a few hours ride from town while another has Jarrod riding past a Calaveras County sign on his way to the TV series’ ranch). The Hill Ranch existed from 1855 until 1931, exceeded 1,000 acres (4.0 km2), and had the Mokelumne River running through it. Lawson Hill ran the ranch until he was murdered in 1861. His wife Euphemia (aka “Auntie Hill”) then became the matriarch. During their marriage they had four children, one daughter and three sons. Today, the location of the ranch is covered by the waters of Lake Camanche. A California State historical marker standing at Camanche South Shore Park mentions the historic ranch.


Green Acres (1965-71)

Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a country farm. Eva doesn’t like it much. This is probably the first TV show I remember watching.


Star Trek – Enterprise (2001)

This is the prequel Star Trek series showing the adventures of Captain Jonathan Archer and his crew as they go on the first five year mission in the NX-class starship Enterprise. Season One is available for free on Hulu. Click here.


Rifleman, The (1958-61)

It’s lever action Chuck Connors who never actually shoots anybody in 50 episodes from Hulu of a Rifleman who rarely shoots anybody. Mainly he does a lot of catechizing to his son Mark. Mark is an apple stealer and a fibber and doesn’t shoot anybody either. I remember this show in reruns when I was […]


Battlestar Galactica (1978-80)

In a distant part of our galaxy, a human civilization lives on a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies, to which they have migrated from their ancestral homeworld of Kobol. The Twelve Colonies have warred for decades with a cybernetic race known as the Cylons, whose goal is the extermination of the human race.


Remington Steele (1982-1987)

Remington Steele is an American television series, produced by MTM Enterprises and first broadcast on the NBC network from 1982 to 1987. It starred Stephanie Zimbalist as private detective Laura Holt and Pierce Brosnan as a roguish former white-collar thief and con man who assumed the fictitious Remington Steele identity. The show took an offbeat approach to the standard TV detective genre, with ironic plotting and elements of romantic comedy.


Rhoda (1974-78)

Rhoda is an American television sitcom starring Valerie Harper. It was a spin-off from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and ran for five seasons between 1974-1978. Harper played the lead role of Rhoda Morgenstern, who was the spunky, weight conscious, flamboyantly-fashioned best friend of Mary Richards who leaves Minneapolis and returns home to New York City. The series was a ratings success (even beating its parent show) and was also the winner of two Golden Globes and two Emmy Awards.


Looking For Fidel (2003)

Academy-Award® winning director, Oliver Stone delivers a candid, in-depth conversation with one of the most controversial world leaders of our time, Fidel Castro. Stone challenges Castro to explain actions following the execution of three political dissidents who attempted to hijack a ferry to the United States in April 2003.


Killer Flu (2009)

In 1918, a flu pandemic ripped through the global population with such speed and virulence that by the end of the following year an estimated 40 million people would be dead — four times the number of victims eventually claimed by the First World War. The flu’s impact was simultaneously felt in nearly every corner of the earth, from the battlefields of Europe and Northern Africa to remote Inuit villages in Alaska and the grasslands of New Zealand.


Who Killed Lindberg’s Baby (2013)

In the aftermath of his 1927 solo transatlantic flight, Colonel Charles Augustus Lindbergh–the Lone Eagle–became the most famous human being on earth. And when he and his lovely wife Anne produced an adorable baby son, Charlie, an eager press quickly dubbed him Little Lindy or sometimes just the Eaglet. But on the evening of March […]


Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-68)

Irwin Allens show based on the 1961 film of the same name. Both were created by Irwin Allen, which enabled the movie’s sets, costumes, props, special effects models, and sometimes footage, to be used in the production of the television series. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was the first of Irwin Allen’s four science fiction television series. The show’s main theme was underwater adventure.