The past 20 years or so has seen a healthy up-tick in amazing television. So much so, it’s often referred to as the new Golden Age of Television.

So, you may be wondering what might have influenced this abundance of extraordinary content we’ve had the benefit of unpacking over the past few months and, with any luck, well into the not too distant future.

There was, in fact, an initial Golden Age of tellie. Of course, some oddball people I happen to know actually lived to see these gems the first time through, if you can imagine. Some of these people are still alive today! Granted they mumble a lot and gum all of their food, but before they did they told me stories of these shows. They claim these shows are still incredibly entertaining, albeit a bizarre blast from the past. But I’ll let you be the judge.

Check out…

1. I Love Lucy
2. Here’s Lucy
3. The Beverly Hillbillies
4. That Girl
5. The Addams Family
6. The Andy Griffith Show
7. The Munsters
8. Green Acres
9. Father Knows Best
10. Get Smart
11. Father Knows Best
12. Little Rascals
13. Make Room for Daddy
14. The Twilight Zone
15. The Mary Tyler Moore Show

And if I were to add a few extraordinary British options (mostly) from back in the day, I suggest:

1. Monty Python’s Flying Circus
2. Faulty Towers
3. The Black Adder
4. The East Enders
5. Peaky Blinders

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