21621 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
One of the other threads that I have going is about Movies. The other day the subject of TV Shows came up in regards to a Actress that had moved over to TV after doing several Movies and so I thought that I should Start another thread.
The TV Show that came up the other day was " The Big Valley " which goes way back to the heyday of Westerns on TV. Of course the most famous Westerns probably were : Bonanza & Gunsmoke. I was very fond of " The Virginian ". Also on TV were : Rawhide, Wagon Train and High Chaparrel. I also remember a comedy called " F-Troop ", but I'm sure that I've missed a couple of TV Westerns. as well.
Thanks for leaving a post Stormbringer. Yes that was a terrific show ( that I forgot somehow lol ). Also " The Maverick " and of course " The Lone Ranger ".
The Rifleman. It even had a chess-centic episode.
But I must tell the truth my favorite show of that genre was on the out skirts of it............. Little house on the prairie!!! I loved that show. I'm 39 now and if it's on I'll sit and watch it.
Thanks for the posts. Yes " The Rifleman " was very good and later Chuck Conners came back in the " Branded " show, but it didn't last all that long. " Little House On The Prairie " was not bad either and of course Michael Landon had been in the " Bonanza " series as well.
Another area that I enjoyed very much in the old days of TV was Comedy. There have been many comedies but some of my favourites were: The Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligans Island, Andy Griffith, Green Acres, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, The Lucy Show, The Munsters, The Adams Family, Jack Benny and many others.
Your Show of Shows, Phil Silvers, to name two older shows.
Phil Silvers was Sgt. Bilko, the Army version of McHale's Navy.
As for Westerns, let me ad "Wanted Dead or Alive" with Steve McQueen. I recently purchased a DVD collection of that show. Amazing how well it holds up.
The last really good TV show, in my humble opinion, was "Northern Exposure."
Thanks for the updates and the info. One thing brought up here that I have also been doing is buying the odd episode of TV shows on Videos. So many TV shows are now being sold that it is amazing, everything from shows that were only produced last Year to some programs that were on the air in the 1950's. I've got the " You Bet Your Life " featuring Groucho Marx as well as " The Jack Benny Show " and a Sit-com with George Burns and his wife Gracie Allen.
I hadn't even thought of "Death Valley Days" in years, but I remember enjoying it when it was on. I wonder if it is on DVD. I'd like to check that out.
I've been watching the AMC western series "Hell on Wheels." Not too bad so far.
Possibly my favorite show of all time was the original "Mission: Impossible," & not that Tom Cruise garbage. Funny how everyone remembers Martin Landau's character, Rollin Hand (did I spell that right?), but most folks forget that his replacement was a character named "Paris" played by (ta-daa) Leonard Nimoy who was actually in M:I longer; and NO pointed ears, either!
Thanks for the update 1Pawndown. Somehow I've missed seeing the two shows that you just mentioned. As there have been so many good comedies let me add a few more: M.A.S.H., Barney Miller, Cheers, Frasier, Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, WKRP in Cincinnati and of course Seinfeld.
Thanks for the info Javan64. Yes the real Mission Impossible ( as on TV ) was a terrific Series to be sure. And you are correct in that I had also forgotten that Leonard Nimoy was on that show for a while lol. Another TV Series with a lot of action in it was " The Untouchables " with Robert Stack, a show that I liked very much.
How about Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" and "Night Gallery."
Thanks for the posts. Yes " Good Times " was a interesting show and was I believe a spin-off of " Maude " which was not bad either. And of course Rod Sterling had good shows, a little off-beat tho but that was what made them good.
by HueyWilliams a few minutes ago
Chua Me O!
by NKT73 a few minutes ago
Is it possible to go back to basics?
by HueyWilliams 3 minutes ago
Short - Collins
by The_4th_Stonewall 5 minutes ago
Someone Cheating. Staff this is a #1 priority for you to read.
by HueyWilliams 7 minutes ago
who is the best Kings Indian Attack player
by SilentKnighte5 8 minutes ago
4/30/2016 - Caught In A Web
by aalv 14 minutes ago
Android app sometimes fails to update games correctly
by weggman 15 minutes ago
Board swings to the left after making a move in daily chess
by Naihonn 23 minutes ago
Kasparov is slaughtering Nakamura and So.
by jengaias 29 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!