Originally Posted by MattPeriolat
Let's call it a wash, shall we? Everyone has an opinion on what their collection should be. FOr me, it's a purist, as-presented point of view. For you, it's an idealist, as-it-should-have-been point of view. Beauty of the hobby is it can go either way, depending on the preferences of the viewer. No one is wrong in that perspective.
Well, I would never, for instance, watch the first two seasons of "Bewitched" in the colorized versions, because they were FILMED in black and white and shown that way (of course) originally.
But "The Lucy Show" was filmed in color, and I'm sure Desilu wanted it shown in color (in fact, I have a dim memory of reading something about this in an old TV Guide.)
So, going by the creators' original intentions, I still say "The Lucy Show" Seasons 2 and 3 should be watched in color -- but I do understand the other point of view.
It's funny how we purists get outraged at "colorization," as well we should. But CBS "black-and-white-ized" two seasons of "The Lucy Show," and that's just as outrageous, isn't it?
"Hazel" was the same as "The Lucy Show": first season (except for one episode) filmed in b&w, the rest in color. But it was on NBC, so it was shown in color. If "The Lucy Show" had been on NBC, it would have been shown in color, too.
(We didn't have a color set, so I watched the color "Hazel" in b&w -- but if they ever release those color seasons on DVD, I'm certainly not turning off the color so it matches my memory.)