I don't collect old series on dvd or anything like that. I don't have the space, the organizational skills, the moola, although I do sometimes have the desire. Still, I can often catch old favorites on some channel or another, most often by chance. Indulge me while I share a couple of my favorite shows ever. They do age me, it's true. But I'm okay with that.
Kolchak: The Nightstalker
Carl Kolchak (super duper Darren McGavin) was always deeply afraid of the stories he was chasing...you could see it in his face! But he did it anyway, because that's what investigative journalists do. He was da man and I loved this show! I love it to this day. I even watched the remade version with Stuart Townsend in it. It wasn't the same, but I would have totally kept on watching if they hadn't cancelled it.
Squad 51, Station 51. When you heard that over the loudspeaker, you knew it was time for the guys to go deal with another emergency situation. They ran lines of ringers lactate and sent readouts to hot nurse Dixie at the hospital. Johnny Gage (Randy Mantooth) and Roy DeSoto (Kevin Tighe) were adorable, but also trustworthy and oozing calm authority. These guys weren't tormented the way they are on medical shows now. They did their jobs and went home to enjoy cups of soup and magazines. My kind of guys.
Quincy (no first name), as portrayed by Jack Klugman (an awesome actor, BTW) was a man of passion! He cared about his dead people! Also, he appeared to be quite the ladies man. Some days I can catch this at lunchtime and it is always enjoyable. I like Quincy's assistant, Sam (Robert Ito) too. So sensitive, hard working, and cute. Listen to Quincy! When he says something is wrong, it is wrong! Don't worry though, even when you don't listen he preservers.
Thanks for taking another walk down memory lane with me. What are some of your old favorites?