Due South - Why didn’t I tape them when TNT was showing them? Why did TNT yank the show when it finally occurred to me to start taping them?
Nothing Sacred - A show that reminded me of what I felt when I was still a Catholic. Given a deadly timeslot and yanked suddenly with many episodes unaired. I know I was the only one watching it, but somebody show it again.
Cupid - This brilliant show can’t last one season, but Dharma And Greg and that stupid “Two Morons, A Chick, And A Gimmick Title” show last three? ABC, you deserve your sorry ratings.
The Rockford Files - When I was little, I would watch this with my dad, it was our show. For that hour, the universe seemed in harmony to my little mind. Plus the writing and acting still hold up when I watch it grown up.
The John Larroquette Show - First season only. Dark, cynical, intelligent, and goddamned funny.
The Wonder Years
The Adventures of Pete and Pete
Seinfeld (I fear there will never be another show that make me laugh out loud) Quincy
Daktari (remember Clarence the cross-eyd lion?) The X-Files (already) Wild Wild West
The Banana Splits
The Transformers and G.I. Joe. Note to Rhino–nostalgic 20-somethings have money and we spend it! How about another TF DVD box set? We are your audience, and we did (and will) pay for more TF and GI Joe.
It was a USA original series about a Super Secret Agent whose Archvillain moves in next door and disrupts his suburban existence. Just about every episode would end with either the Archvillain getting killed by one of his schemes or both Hero and Villain dying… Only to return next week without any explanation. It was a solid B- grade show, but I loved the concept.
I loved this show at first but the farther they got from dealing with the immediate post-war stuff the less interested I got.
I do remember liking the “I married a communist” storyline which if memory serves was later into the show.
You Can’t Do that on Television-
Nickelodeon has all but forgotten the legacy this show created for them. Most kids don’t even know where the green slime came from. Anyone else fondly remember the Arcade and Barf’s Burgers?
December Bride George Burns and Gracie Allen Show My LIttle Margie General Electric Theater Have Gun Will Travel Your show of shows Philco TV Playhouse Kraft Television Theater Armstrong Circle Theater Amos and Andy Topper The Phil Silvers Show
What can I say. I’m old. And just for RTF: I beat you to it this time.
Oh, my god. Not only did I watch this show, but I watched it with my father!
In addition to many of the shows already mentioned:
[li]The Pretender[/li][li]Nightmare Cafe[/li][li]Forever Knight[/li][li]Earth 2[/li][li]V: the Series[/li][li]Hardcastle and McCormick[/li][li]Starman[/li][li]Voyagers[/li][li]Some show about a guy with a futuristic motorcycle[/li][li]Stingray[/li][/ul]
[sub]I’d watch pretty much anything SF related, no matter how bad.[/sub]
Yes, that was a fun show. I was on the backlot of Universal (visiting a friend) and saw a bit of the set, with the plane. Yippee.
Shadowchasers with Trevor Eve and Dennis Dugan.
Great show. Funny. I have all eps. on tape, including some that were not shown on the network. Apparently it was cancelled before all eps. were shown, but when it was shown on military installations, all eps. were shown. A friend of a friend stationed in Iceland taped the “lost” episodes for me.
Why yes, I am a geek.
IT DID NOT SUCK. It was funny. It was supposed to be absurd. It was a take-off on other shows. It was great. I used to watch this show with film geeks (including a screenwriter) and they caught all sorts of subtleties and “in jokes” in it. Me—all I know is I love it.
Others I miss:* Due South* (there’s a rash of us Due South fans!) VR5 Cut off too soon. (Will Patton—sigh.) Now and Again (or is it “Once and Again”?) Anyway, the one with Margaret Colon and “Wiseman”. You know the one. The one that was so damned good and cancelled too soon and the damned Sci Fi Channel couldn’t even rerun all the episodes damn them.
Johnny Bago. Damn, that was funny. So of course they had to cancel it as soon as they could.
The Famous Teddy Z. Funny satire of the Hollywood system. John Cryer was great as Teddy Z, Newbie Hollywood Agent, but the guy who played Al Floss (whose name escapes me for a moment) was fabulous as a scum-sucking agent.