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.
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?