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Re: favourite T.V series list of all time
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2014, 10:43:21 AM »
Wow.  Awesome find.  That's pretty-much how I remembered it.  Life-lessons and adventures... with minimal hoopla.  Even the occasional sing-along was void of sap.  You're right... this show could never be aired these days. 

What sucked was that Khrushchev and his wife adored Spin & Marty and other Disney Americana.  Rugged boyhood, learning to work a 'communal' farm-ranch life, blah blah blah...  Plus, Disney's wife wanted to meet Khrushchev during his 1959 SoCal visit. 

The Khrushchev's were never 'banned' from Disneyland.  That was a media-creation.  It was actually a police-security problem.  Here's the backstory:

http://www.mouseplanet.com/8232/Khrushchev_and_Disneyland

Looks like the copyright for Spin & Marty only allows youtube to host clips.
Fascinating story, one I never heard. Who knows what might of come of our relations with the USSR had he been able to visit.
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Re: favourite T.V series list of all time
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2014, 10:28:13 PM »
M Squad... I was the only kid I knew who watched it; starring Lee Marvin as Chicago homicide-detective, Frank Ballinger.  He narrated the episodes, which were loaded with 'the city at night' shots.  But they didn't project a claustrophobic-aura like the more-popular Naked City did.  M-Squad was the anti Naked City.  No philosophical starch or windy dramatics.  -Just Marvin driving-around in an unmarked '57 Ford, smoking cigarettes and solving crimes with fundamental police-skills.  Superb.   

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Re: favourite T.V series list of all time
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2014, 02:13:14 AM »
M Squad... I was the only kid I knew who watched it; starring Lee Marvin as Chicago homicide-detective, Frank Ballinger.  He narrated the episodes, which were loaded with 'the city at night' shots.  But they didn't project a claustrophobic-aura like the more-popular Naked City did.  M-Squad was the anti Naked City.  No philosophical starch or windy dramatics.  -Just Marvin driving-around in an unmarked '57 Ford, smoking cigarettes and solving crimes with fundamental police-skills.  Superb.
The whole series is on DVD now. Can't recall what they wanted for it. So is Peter Gunn, It Takes a Thief, Banachek and a few other of the better early crime series. But yes, M Squad was some of Lee Marvin's best early work. I cannot recall watching Naked City even once.

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« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2014, 05:32:43 AM »
M Squad... I was the only kid I knew who watched it; starring Lee Marvin as Chicago homicide-detective, Frank Ballinger.  He narrated the episodes, which were loaded with 'the city at night' shots.  But they didn't project a claustrophobic-aura like the more-popular Naked City did.  M-Squad was the anti Naked City.  No philosophical starch or windy dramatics.  -Just Marvin driving-around in an unmarked '57 Ford, smoking cigarettes and solving crimes with fundamental police-skills.  Superb.
I have it on DVD. Great show. :thumbsup:
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Re: favourite T.V series list of all time
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2014, 11:33:32 AM »
Forgot Downton Abbey

Ha, I actually like that show.
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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2014, 11:34:23 AM »
Any "Rake" fans here?  I think it's a really good show.
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« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2014, 02:07:14 PM »
Ha, I actually like that show.

My wife and I watch it, but it's getting old with the attempts to keep it going.
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« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2014, 02:30:13 PM »
My wife and I watch it, but it's getting old with the attempts to keep it going.

I haven't watched this latest season...
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« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2014, 04:32:02 PM »
I haven't watched this latest season...

We originally liked the cast, but now - not so much.
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Re: favourite T.V series list of all time
« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2014, 08:54:51 PM »
The Baron... Let's see: John Mannering is an ex-Army Ranger, then an ex-Texas 'rancher' with oil-holdings... who discovers he has an eye for art and fine antiques... who then purchases the top auction-house in New York City: Baron August's... moves his HQ to England to open auction-houses across Europe, then is charmingly hoodwinked by a secret British police-agency to solve art-crimes, which usually involve political-espionage.  That's the background for Steve Forrest's suave American-shenanigans in London high-society. 

Produced and written by Saint-castoffs, Marty Berman and Terry Nation, it's a comfortably compelling series that only lasted one-year for some reason.  It was probably too much like The Saint, but I didn't care.  Thrills, romance, snappy one-liners... a sleek Jensen Interceptor gracing the motorways.  Bravo.   

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« Reply #40 on: May 07, 2014, 06:46:41 AM »
Cornballish as Hell, I know. But I loved F-Troop, I always like the three main characters, Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry.
I still chuckle silently at Cpl Agarn using bacon grease to shine his shoes and grease his hair, I had one of those guys in my platoon.
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« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2014, 02:24:22 PM »
Vikings is a pretty good TV series thus far. I'm highly impressed.

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Re: favourite T.V series list of all time
« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2014, 05:20:49 AM »
Vikings is a pretty good TV series thus far. I'm highly impressed.

As a Viking descendent I'm highly depressed by all the historical inaccuracies though.

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« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2014, 06:24:17 AM »
As a Viking descendent I'm highly depressed by all the historical inaccuracies though.

Think that's bad? Watch The West Wing pretend liberals are competent.

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« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2014, 02:28:32 PM »
As a Viking descendent I'm highly depressed by all the historical inaccuracies though.

You have to keep in mind this show is aired on the "History" channel, which includes a line up of other great informative, historical, shows like Ancient Aliens, Swamp People, and Pawn Stars.

How about that Viking Metal:

 

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