Friday, September 25, 2015

Shameless Self-Promotion: Late September Edition

It's TV Time at ClassicFlix as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of  "one of" (a qualifier left out of the headline) the best seasons in history, 1965-66, the season that gave us Tammy, OK Crackerby, Convoy, Hank...oh, yeah, and Get Smart, Hogan's Heroes, Batman, I Dream of Jeannie, Wild Wild West...

Check out the sneak peek, and click through for the whole article. Tell 'em Cultureshark sent ya!
TV TIME: 50th Anniversary of Television's Best Season TV TIME: 50th Anniversary of Television's Best Season
By Rick Brooks
We often hear how brilliant television is today, but this is the 50th anniversary of one of the most remarkable years the medium ever had. The 1965-1966 season was loaded with classic programs, legendary performers, and memorable characters. While it's certain that nothing like Game of Thrones was around in 1965, I sure don't see anything like My Mother the Car right now.

In retrospect, 1965 was a significant year in television history for two main reasons. One is the sheer number of notable programs that debuted. Also, the '65-'66 season is considered the one in which color took over the prime time schedule; the first year the majority of network shows aired as such, though standbys like Perry Mason remained (but even it aired its only color episode before the season ended). Even NBC debuted one of the most famous sitcoms ever in black (read more)

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