Top 10 Old TV Shows (1950-80s)Most of these shows are pretty good. To clarify what "old" implies, the oldest shows are from the late 1950s and the most recent is from the 80s, I think.
The Top Ten
Chuck Connors was just a generally awesome guy and was the first basketball player to break the backboard in the NBA. But as Lucas McCain, he played a likable character and unlike the fathers you see in TV shows these days, was a respectable character with a brain and a heart. Lucas rarely fires that rifle out of pure rage or bad reasoning. Great show if you like cowboys and/or old shows.
Classic wholesome entertainment. Certainly dated, but I still stay tuned whenever I catch it channel surfing.
Wouldn't want Chunk pullin up on you with that lever action uh oh :o
The Twilight Zone is far stranger than The Rifleman or The Andy Griffith Show, but as the circles behind Rod Serling suggest, the show is kind of hypnotic. There is even an episode with the same gist as Infinity War, although I forgot which one it is. - HaiThere
A true classic! I'm still fond of this show even today. Too bad many of the later episodes aren't as interesting and funny as the earlier ones.
The Andy Griffith Show has the same overall feeling as The Rifleman but has more comic relief from characters like Gomer Pyle and Barney Fife. Gomer coined the term "Shazam!" long before the superhero was even a thought. There's almost always a moral for each episode, too.
A little cheesy sometimes but still can be pretty sick.
But they knew they were cheesy and went all in with it. Gotta respect that.
Very funny show if you get the style - Billyv
Never let your ego convince you will get away with murder in Columbo's jurisdiction. Smart, crafty criminals, but a brilliant homicide detective. The cat and mouse games that always ensue are Columbo's hallmark, coyly gaining the offenders trust (or badgering them to no end), only to paint the killer into an inescapable corner.
How did I forget Columbo?! Peter Falk is hilarious in some episodes and regular funny in the rest. He's just as serious as funny, too. Shame on me for forgetting this classic.
I'm almost alarmed that I remember so many old TV shows. This is a goofy show and Archie Bunker (the dude who ain't smiling) is actually pretty funny. He and his ditzy wife Edith (the redhead) are the people who made "opposites attract" the well-known phrase it is today. - HaiThere
A spin-off of the Andy Griffith Show, that I actually haven't seen, this is only at #4 because I know what Gomer's like - HaiThere
Watching Lynda Carter beat up nazis means the world to me. - xEliHbkx
Was the #1 rated show from 1957-1961, and was in the top 5 as late as 1972.