Lucy! You got some splainin to do… CBS posted these episodes of I Love Lucy, which details the adventures of Lucy, Little Ricky, and Ricky Ricardo. It originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, on CBS. In 2007 it was listed as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.”
Gunsmoke had a twenty year TV run with William Conrad as the sheriff of dodge city. The early episodes are perhaps more somber, serious and gritty than the ones that came after. It seems that there was a brief trend in television in the late 50’s and early 60’s to make some television with really serious topics. It almost seems out of place and Gunsmoke remains relevant 50 years later.
A little off color and ignoring the British laugh track, I thought this BBC series about three priests exiled to remote Craggy Island, somewhere east of Ireland, was kind of entertaining. This gets a mature rating for having off color language, but really not much.
Two stories — one on a homeless family, and one on a politician — take unexpected turns. Season One, Episode 13 of the Lou Grant show, starring Ed Asner. This was a spinoff of the Mary Tyler Moore show.