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Old 09-19-2017, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim's Son View Post

MeTV has finally gotten to the controversial 6th (and final) season of "77 Sunset Strip". Facing declining ratings, Jack Webb was hired and he completely revamped the show. Turning an often lighthearted dtetective show into a film noirish and getting rid of every character except Efrem Zimbalist Jr, whose character changes. Not content with that, but in an era where few shows were two parters (and only "Lassie" ever had a three parter), Webb opened the season with a five part episode where William Shatner is one of a cast of thousands.
I will wait till all are broadcast before watching but I have to say the stand alone episode "White Lie" starring Elizabeth Montgomery as a biracial woman hiding this fact in wealthy Connecticut was quite good. But that may be due to Montgomery.
Jesus Christ. Surely you jest. I read that the show tanked when Kookie became a fellow PI instead of a beatnik and young ladies stopped watching.