Throughout the seventies, I really enjoyed THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW and was as dismayed as anyone when the series folded. The idea of taking the character of Lou Grant and developing a spin-off series - that I wasn't sure of. Rhoda and Phyllis had done it, but I wasn't sure if one featuring Lou Grant could survive,
Though I thought the series started out kind of slow, I really came to enjoy it, and now wonder why it's not been made available in anything other than streaming for the first three seasons. Perhaps it's because the series is quite dated.
It's centered around a large metropolitan newspaper (which these days is a dying breed). It features reporters early on using typewriters, later graduating to now-antiquated VDTs, using pay-phones to phone in stories, with a photographer who develops his own film. Talk about multiple whammies!
Still, the main attraction in the series is its stories, which were all well-crafted, and the interaction of the excellent cast. This is one series I'd buy in a heartbeat, but I'm not likely to do much with streaming. I guess I'm antiquated too...