Tag Archives: 1950s

‘Gunsmoke’ (Season 1): The iconic 20-year Western begins

Better late than never. I know, I know: I promised over two years ago to begin reviewing the massive 65th anniversary boxed set (beautifully put together for CBS video by pro Andrew J. Klyde) of Gunsmoke, the iconic, legendary 20-year Western series starring James Arness, Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, and Dennis Weaver. Well…things happen (don’t get me started with the government, okay?), so let’s just all move on and get started on looking at one of the greatest TV series of any decade.

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‘Dennis the Menace’ (Season 1): Comic strip-turned-sitcom remains delightfully fun

A genuine delight.

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‘Wanted: Dead or Alive’: Steve McQueen’s hit Western leads to big-screen stardom

As a warm-up, you might say, to our commitment here at Drunk TV—and believe me: “commitment” is the correct word— Continue reading ‘Wanted: Dead or Alive’: Steve McQueen’s hit Western leads to big-screen stardom

‘True-Life Adventures’: True Disney works of art

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‘Merry Sitcom! Christmas Classics From TV’s Golden Age’: A yuletide DVD collection

Do the things they call “TV series” today have Christmas episodes? Continue reading ‘Merry Sitcom! Christmas Classics From TV’s Golden Age’: A yuletide DVD collection