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.
The Star Boat soon will be making another run, the Star Boat has something for everyone….
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.
Bill Bixby plays Doctor David Banner, a scientist who is traumatized by the tragic car accident that killed his beloved wife Laura. Haunted by his inability to save her, Banner studies incidents of people who, while in danger, summon superhuman strength in order to save their threatened loved ones. In a lab mishap, he exposes himself to a massive dose of gamma rays and whenever he gets upset he turns into Lou Ferigno, eats Gorgonzola cheese and covers himself in green paint.
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.
Mary’s elaborate holiday plans are cancelled when she learns she must work on Christmas Day.