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Poster: z.x.study Date: Mar 13, 2022 4:27am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Which shows would you have watched from this line up?

The Big Valley
The Red Skelton Hour
Perry Mason

I wish that more of the Perry Mason episodes had been based on the novels.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Mar 13, 2022 4:29am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Which shows would you have watched from this line up?

Speaking of which, I wish they'd put Perry Mason on a streaming service here in Australia. I haven't seen the show, but I think I'd enjoy it. We have Paramount+ here but the selection of shows is more limited than what they have in the U.S., and the selection of shows available to stream in Australia includes a lot of shows nobody here has heard of like "Teen Mom", while at the same time not including many of the most popular shows owned by the Paramount/CBS.

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Poster: TwoNucker Date: Mar 13, 2022 4:59am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Which shows would you have watched from this line up?

Growing up in the US during the late 19050's early 60's I watched over half of these. We did not have Brian Henderson's Bandstand but did have an American version. Surprisingly similar but the performers are different.

The 1960's Perry Mason series is like a comic book on film. The books are well written and the screenwriters do a good job of edited down the plot into one hour. The new version suffers from this centuries reliance on visual and writing techniques that do not advance the thoughts, just the nerves.