60's Best TV Series

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1.
Bonanza (1959 TV Series)
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community. (49 mins.)
“ The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his three sons in the Old West were a landmark in the history of television in all world (not only in the USA) and is a great achievement to western legend.
Cast: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts, Michael Landom. ” - gazineo-1
 
2.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (50 mins.)
“ Star Trek is more than just a TV show; it's a symbol of the science fiction genre and a strong point of influence for other works that came after, like, for instance, Star Wars. A TV series with unique characters like self-conscious Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and the no-emotion-on-the-run Dr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy).
Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForrest Kelley; George Takei. ” - gazineo-1
 
3.
Mission: Impossible (1966 TV Series)
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture. (50 mins.)
“ Spy adventures at its best! Great plots, unbelievable situations but always fun at high levels! A classic all the way!
Cast: Steven Hill, Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Martin Landau, Greg Morris. ” - gazineo-1
 
4.
The Fugitive (1963 TV Series)
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer. (51 mins.)
“ Original and strong minded policial series in which a good man injustly accused of killed his wife is hunted by the police as he tries to escape across the country and searchs himself for the real murderer. David Jansenn is perfect as Dr. Kimble. Later a movie picture with Harrison Ford.
cast: David Jansenn, Barry Morse. ” - gazineo-1
 
5.
Combat! (1962 TV Series)
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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe... (60 mins.)
“ Maybe the most perfect war TV production ever made. Impossible not to find influences of this remarkable series in more recent entries as 'Band of Brothers' and 'Pacific, The'.
Cast: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason. ” - gazineo-1
 
6.
I Dream of Jeannie (1965 TV Series)
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A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie. (30 mins.)
“ Jeannie and handsome major Nelson is one of the most loved (and funny) couples of the movies! Great series, with hilarious stories and situations and great performances all around. A fine example of how to make a good romantic comedy.
Cast; Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman. ” - gazineo-1
 
7.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964 TV Series)
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The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers... (52 mins.)
“ irwin Allen created some of the most extraordinary TV series in the sixties, all of them of sci-fi genre. We are talking about great shows, great cast, great stories all around. But in my personal opinion, the adventures of the nuclear submarine 'Seaview' and its crew are the most compelling amongst Allen's creations. It's not possible for someone around fifties not to remember the beep-beep sound of the control room, the mini-sub and other geeks.
Besides, the show featured in tle lead roles two great actor, Richard Basehart (as Admiral Nelson) and David Hedison (as Captain Crane) along with a unforgettable supporting cast, especially Del Monroe as Kowalski.
A classic! ” - gazineo-1
 
8.
Hawaii Five-O (1968 TV Series)
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The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett. (60 mins.)
“ a top-notch TV series conerning a police squad in Honolulu commanded by Detective Steve McGarret (Jack Lord). This show is a reference for other showns of the same genre produced in the seventies (for example, Magnum) and its main theme is a classic too. Great supporting cast, stunning locations and tightly composed plots made this one a real winner.
Cast: Jack Lord, James McArthur, Kam Fong, Zulu. ” - gazineo-1
 
9.
The Invaders (1967 TV Series)
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David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town... (51 mins.)
“ Many years before 'Alien' and 'Predator' architect David Vincente got himself into trouble when witnessed an alien action and an extra terrestrial great plan to occupy our world.
Tense, griiting, suspensenful, 'Invaders, The' is a successful mix of influences of some sci-fi movies from the early fifties (ex: Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - with a new look concerning, at some level, with the implications of the Cold War.
Created by Larry Cohen (who created 'Colombo' and years after the cult trash 'maniac Cop') the show had, unfortunately, only two season and 43 episodes.
Cast: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith. ” - gazineo-1
 
10.
Get Smart (1965 TV Series)
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the evil forces of KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99. (25 mins.)
“ If James Bond was the terror of the enemy spies, well, Maxwell Smart was the terror of his spies friends. Dumb, crazy, stupid and funny, extremely funny, the weird adventures of Max and his sidekick 99 (played by Barbara Feldon) against the CHAOS is a perfect TV comedy.
Cast: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt. ” - gazineo-1
 
11.
Bewitched (1964 TV Series)
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A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces. (25 mins.)
“ A milestone in TV comedy. The adventures of Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery), the good witch and her husband James (Dick York and later Dick Sargent) along with bad humoured mother-in law Endora (Agnes Moorehead, in a great performance) is one of the most terrific comedies of all time.
Cast: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead. ” - gazineo-1
 
12.
Batman: The Movie (1966)
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The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people. (105 mins.)
“ Forget about Batman played by Christian Bale or even Michael Keaton. Here the Night Crusader and his sidekick Robin are two colourful, a bit foolish, overeacted and campy fighters of the crime!
Colourful series that until today is a fever among its millions admirers around all the world.
Cast: Adam West, Bruce Ward, Neil Hamilton. ” - gazineo-1
 
13.
The Time Tunnel (1966 TV Series)
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Two scientists with a secret time travel project find themselves trapped in the time stream and appearing in notable periods of history. (60 mins.)
“ Two scientists found themselves lost in a non-stopped voyage through time, sometimes going to the past (US Civil War, Roman Empire) sometimes to the future. Lavish production of Irwin Allen, the show is a must see to those who aprecciates a good science fiction story. Sadly, because of the high budget for Tv standards, the series was cancelled after the first and only season.
Cast; James Darren, Robert Colbert, Lee Meriwether. ” - gazineo-1
 
14.
The Wild Wild West (1965 TV Series)
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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West. (50 mins.)
“ James Bond and his weird gizmos goes to the west. In few words, that's a good description of this imaginative, funny, but otherwise action-packed series featuring American secret agent James West ( the best work in Robert Conrad's career) and his inventive sidecick Artemius Gordon (great performance by Ross Martin). Half science fiction, comedy and western, the series is a landmark of the sixties.
Cast: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin. ” - gazineo-1
 
15.
Land of the Giants (1968 TV Series)
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A spaceship from Earth crash-lands on an Earth-like planet on which everything, including the human-like inhabitants, is twelve times the size of its counterpart on Earth. (60 mins.)
“ Another Irwin Allen production, 'Land of Giants' is a very thrilling science fiction series in which a small group of passengers in an internacional flight are catch up in a thunderstorm and are forced to land in a planet inhabited by giants humanoids (and animals too). More serious and shady than other Allen's productions, 'Land of Giants' is a fine inventive entry in science fiction made for television productions.
Cast: Gary Conway, Don Matheson, Kurt Kaznar. ” - gazineo-1
 
16.
The Green Hornet (1966 TV Series)
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A newspaper publisher and his Asian valet/martial arts expert battle crime as the feared Green Hornet and Kato. (99 mins.)
“ Imagine for a second the legendary Bruce Lee dressed up in black, using a mask and being a hero against criminals. Okay, You have Green Hornet, a succesful remake of a serial of the forties with the same character. The masked Green Hornet (Van Williams) and his Chinese kung-fu master partner Kato (Bruce Lee) are always keen to make justice and help to restore the law and order, although almost everyone believes they are just a duo of dangerous criminals.
Another great series that lasted just one season, but, it's a real classic nevertheless. ” - gazineo-1
 
17.
Lost in Space (1965 TV Series)
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A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course. (60 mins.)
“ The Family Robinson classic tale transported to the outer space. A family gets lost in the first interplanetay voyage and are forced to confront many dangers and not so godd surprises along the galaxy. Campy, with a sense of parody, Lost in Space never defines itself. You can see this classic piece as a comedy or a science-fiction made for children. Anyway, it's almost impossible not to surrender to the selfish, sly and cheating Doctor Zachary Smith (Jonathan Harris in one of the most powerful performances in American TV history up to date) and the 'Robot' always saying and warning 'Danger' 'Danger'. Produced by Irwin Allen.
Cast: Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Jonathan Harris. ” - gazineo-1
 
18.
Hogan's Heroes (1965 TV Series)
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The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders. (25 mins.)
“ The Second World War as you had never seen! A group of POW led by Colonel Hogan (Bob Crane, excellent!) conspired, cheated and demoralized their German captors, represented by the hilarious Sergeant Schultz (John Banner, terrific!) always with funny plots. A classic and a very entertaining Tv show. ” - gazineo-1
 
19.
The Munsters (1964 TV Series)
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A family of friendly monsters have misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely. (30 mins.)
“ Oh, they are really ugly! But they are irrestible funny too! ” - gazineo-1
 
20.
Tarzan (1966 TV Series)
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Tarzan (Lord Greystoke), already well educated and fed up with civilization, returns to the jungle and, more-or-less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, wages war against poachers and other bad guys. (60 mins.)
Director: Alex Nicol
“ Ron Ely was the 15Th actor to play the King of the Jungle. Here, the classic story line is a bit different. There's no Jane or Boy but you have a smart little boy called Jay (Manuel Padilla Jr, fantastic) and the old and good Sheetah!
Charming, envolving, with a special flavour of lazies afternoons, this little Tv show gives a competent performance by Ron Ely and some good plots. ” - gazineo-1