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Re: "Mannix" on DVD-- A Wonderful TV Series to Last You Out the Winter, and Beyond...

Oh, @DukeBlueNan, you have great taste.  I really like "Cannon".   I like his confidence,   his quirks and his integrity-- if you had to hire a private eye, you'd be likely to trust him implicitly.

 

It's such a kooky hour that he's on, but if I have insomnia it's great if it coincides with "Cannon".

 

I have toyed with the idea of seeing if that show is on DVD....

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@Oznell - There are two shows I keep looking for to see if they will be released - The Name of the Game with Gene Barry and Tony Franciosa and Run for your Life with Ben Gazzara.  Don't know why they haven't been put out on DVD - maybe most people don't remember them. Also would like Dr. Kildare - had a crush on Richard Chamberlain since then - LOL!! 

 

I'm glad that ME TV, COZI and other channels do air some shows from the 50's and 60's.

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@twinsister, great choices! Gosh, so many of us on this thread think alike.  A few years ago, I searched for "Run For Your Life" episodes on youtube-- could only find short clips, and fragments of the exhilarating opening theme.  Ben Gazarra was so fabulous in that.  It is very surprising that there aren't any reputable outfits that are putting out DVD's of such a superior show.  I did come across someone offering "Season One", but it looked like perhaps an amateurish thing where maybe someone taped the shows themselves, then offered to sell.  Couldn't really tell, so I didn't bite.

 

"The Name of the Game" is another one.  Both Gene Barry and Tony Franciosa were so appealing.  It even had a young Susan Saint James in it.  Speaking of Gene Barry, it'd be nice to see "Burke's Law" come out too.  It was so arch and stylish. For a while, Me TV was showing it, and even "Honey West" with Anne Francis...

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@Oznell - I remember Burke's Law and Honey West - both good shows.  I've seen them on ME TV also.

 

Do you get Decades channel?   They air many long forgotten shows from the 50's and 60's.  This month they are showing comedies like Love That Bob and I Married Joan. 

 

Another good show is Route 66.  I have that on DVD and also the original Hawaii Five -0.

 

I guess I prefer the older shows to most of what is on now. 

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Totally with you on preferring the vintage shows, @twinsister.  Alas, I don't think we get "Decades", as I would like having access to the ones you mention.  "Route 66" is a classic-- the changing locales make for a refreshing new look each episode.  That's part of what (among many, many things) makes "The Fugitive" my favorite TV show of all time.  Of necessity, "Richard Kimble" could never stay in one place long, and was constantly on the run and assuming new identities...

 

Bob Cummings is a favorite of mine-- love his light comic touch...

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@Oznell - Yes - The Fugitive was great.  David Janssen was so good in that role.  I remember the ending with the one-armed man.

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@twinsister  Love that Bob!!! Man, how we loved that show. Which show had Connie Stevens as Cricket Blake? Was it 77 (click click) Sunset Strip or Hawaiian Eye or one of those. Magnum is here on another channel. Something happened to me. I don't enjoy it anymore, lol. Here's an oldie-Richard Diamond, private eye. Remember his receptionist only we just saw her legs? Remember that was Mary Tyler Moore? I would absolutely love it if they put on Dragnet again. dum-de-dum-dum.

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@twinsister  Love that Bob!!! Man, how we loved that show. Which show had Connie Stevens as Cricket Blake? Was it 77 (click click) Sunset Strip or Hawaiian Eye or one of those. Magnum is here on another channel. Something happened to me. I don't enjoy it anymore, lol. Here's an oldie-Richard Diamond, private eye. Remember his receptionist only we just saw her legs? Remember that was Mary Tyler Moore? I would absolutely love it if they put on Dragnet again. dum-de-dum-dum.


@Judaline - Connie Stevens was on Hawaiian Eye. In addition to 77 Sunset Strip (which is still shown on ME TV) there was also Surfside Six with Troy Donahue - remember that one?  I  do remember Richard Diamond and MTM's legs - LOL!!  Dragnet was on one of those retro channels recently.

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I just found an oldie channel yesterday that I didn't even know we had-must have just been added. It's fetv. Never heard of it but I'm hoping to explore more. Oh, yeah, I remember Surfside Six. Good one.

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"Surfside 6" must have been just before Troy hit it big in the movies?  Was he a detective in that one? 

 

Speaking of series with numbers in them, I do wish ME TV would run the aforementioned "Route 66" again.  There's something about those shows that have the protagonists on the road, restlessly seeking new adventures and new locales, that seems to have been a theme in vintage shows, and is so appealing.