60’s Nostalgia: 60’s TV-Was it a golden age?

The Cool 60’s

The 60′ were cool.  And in my opinion they were a time of cool TV series. TV shows grew from the simple themes and basic sets of the 50’s.  The shows of the 60’s showed more sophisticated thinking and  style and flair in the details. I spent the 60’s in college and the Army where TV viewing was a luxury and most of my knowledge of 60’s TV is second hand. Still I enjoyed these three shows when I had the chance.

The Avengers was British and therefor automatically sophistocated with the same style and humor as the new James Bond movies and three very classy ladies playing off the debonair Patrick Macnee.

Then the campy Batman series was too cool for my parents (and not cool enough for me) which didn’t handicap its success until the novelty wore off.

Get Smart was funny and sophisticated at the same time.  I love the Sunbeam Alpine.

My opinion is that TV reached a peak of sophistication in the 60’s full of creativity and energy. Way more than I can say about TV today.  What is your opinion?

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  • Hansi January 20, 2011, 10:48 am

    All great stuff. For me, it would be a tie between Batman and Get Smart.
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  • Bill Murney January 23, 2011, 11:10 am

    The 60’s certainly were the heyday of TV Ralph. I remember the Avengers very well, especially Diana Rigg, she was a teenagers dream and is still sexy now at 72.

    One of my favourites was Danger Man starring Patrick McGoohan, a forerunner of the Bond movies. I believe it was called Secret Agent in the states.

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    • Ralph January 23, 2011, 12:48 pm

      In the US, the 60’s marked our awareness of the sophisticated Brits. I don’t remember Secret Agent but Patrick McGoohan rings a bell. Like I said, I wasn’t watching much TV in the 60’s.

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