Sunday, November 01, 2009

The 40 Best '50s TV Shows



(pictures are from the AOL Television article)

AOL Television has an article on the top 40 '50s tv shows of all time. From the article:

"The 1950s were, quite simply, the Golden Age of Television. Everything from the biggest rock stars in the world to the top acting and writing talent in Hollywood were represented on the tube, alongside Shakespearean dramas, Broadway shows and operas.

TV schedules in the '50s were also packed with family comedies ('Leave It to Beaver' and 'The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet'), Westerns ('Gunsmoke' and 'The Lone Ranger'), some of the all-time greatest comedians (Groucho on 'You Bet Your Life,' Gleason on 'The Jackie Gleason Show') and, despite the more traditional times, some of the most independent ladies in TV land ('Our Miss Brooks' and, of course, 'I Love Lucy'). In short, though TV was still in its early days in the 1950s, there was plenty to watch, and love, in prime time. -- By Kimberly Potts"

To see all 40, go here.

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11 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

Alot of those shows are still so funny, and relevant, to this day! Call me old-fashioned, but most of them are better than anything on TV now!

Jessica Cangiano said...

What a marvelous article, I adore 50s TV (and not just for the fashion inspiration!), thank you so much for bring this great list to my attention.


Have a gorgeous November, honey!
♥ Jessica

Leproust Vintage said...

Great post! My parents watched so many reruns of these shows when we were growing up! My little brother was so obsessed with I Love Lucy when he was growing up; it was hilarious!

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness! I'm telling my age here (which I don't give a hoot about) but I remember every one of these shows. Oh, I still love to watch the reruns when it's possible! What a sweet time and these shows were always wonderful. Thanks for the memories!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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emma wallace said...

Love so many of those shows. Though my favorite came in the 1960s: I Dream of Jeannie!

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Dad.. said...

Ah Groucho!! Not too many are as witty as that cat was. I love him!!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I agree about those shows being golden... so many shows now are just redo...and some are good but some are just rewritten and not as well.

Id rather watch the old ones

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Lynette said...

i was out of the world happy when i finally received my string of pearls
now i can really be a 50's mom with pearls, apron and heels to cook in.
move over June Cleaver cause here I come.

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