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Poster: cosmicola Date: Jul 8, 2009 12:32pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 'Unpopular' shows?

I think a "flop" is generally something that only lasted a few episodes to maybe a half-season of 13 episodes, but it was different in the 60s. Today, I don't know what they do, because I don't watch anything "new" or "non-classic". Most of the shows in the "Classic TV" section of the IA are from the 1950s, a *GREAT* decade for television. If the IA had mostly 70s or 80s shows, I wouldn't waste my time. As for reviews and so forth, I pay little attention to what other people think, and just watch what I like. When I read reviews, my only real interest is whether the video and audio quality are worth my time downloading it. That's my opinion, and you know what opinions are worth. ;)
This post was modified by cosmicola on 2009-07-08 19:32:13

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Poster: cathyftr Date: Jul 8, 2009 4:46pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 'Unpopular' shows?

Myself I wouldn't mind seeing shows from the 70s & 80s on this site IF it was something totally unusual and/or has NEVER been seen on TV since the show was first aired. However there aren't many shows that would fit under that category. Maybe "Real People", "Wonderama" or that sci-fi sitcom "Quark" or perhaps that short lived ( and funny ) NBC sitcom from 1979 starring Sharon Gless & John Schuck called "Turnabout".

That infamous "Turn-On" show from 1969, yes that was a flop but I wouldn't mind seeing it just to see what the fuss was all about bac then.

Wonderama I believe is in PD since the host of that show Bob McAllister passed away several years ago unless of course had FOX got the rights for Wonderama after their purchase of Metromedia 25 years ago. Either way the trick is to actually find an episode of Wonderama, not just parts of it.