Just the shows that were popular and that did well stunk. All of the Aaron Spelling and Garry Marshall simplistic crap dominated the ratings. The Norman Lear shows were funny but so angry and so one-sided politically. Other than some very fine MTM produced shows which did well, there were actually quite a number of very good shows from the decade. Unfortunately very few lasted more than a season. But among the short-run shows that were really good: James at 15, Paper Chase, What Really Happened to the Class of '65, Doctors Hospital, Medical Story, Love Story, The Andros Targets, The Young Lawyers, Longstreet, Dan August, The Immortal, Most Wanted, Toma, Sons and Daughters, Sara, Lucas Tanner, Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected and Kaz. I've gotten into watching these shows lately as I never saw most of them when they aired and I have to say, my opinions have changes. Even some of the short-run sitcoms that I've watched, like The Nancy Walker Show, Adam's Rib, A Touch of Grace, The Good Life, Here We Go Again, The Don Rickles Show, The Paul Lynde Show and Calucci's Department were pretty good. And of course, Bridget Loves Bernie is a classic. I'm so glad that I gave the decade another chance, even if it is 30+ years after the fact. Next up, I'm going to try Mulligan's Stew, Westside Medical, MacKenzies of Paradise Cove, Kingston Confidential, Rafferty and Cade's County. Who knew they could actually make this many good shows in color!