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  1. Hollywoodaholic

    Route 66

    I ran into George Maharis at a club in Santa Monica around the time the show was in syndication on Nick at Nite (late 80s) and I got the chance to ask him what it must have been like to have that experience you speak of, and his eyes just lit up with the joy of those adventures, and remembering...
  2. Hollywoodaholic

    Route 66

    The first 15 episodes of the first season were the ones with the poorest picture quality. After that, the image improves significantly. But the quality of the show as a timeless classic remains throughout. This show proves once and for all that if your story is all about interesting characters...
  3. Hollywoodaholic

    Route 66

    Except for the ghastly picture quality on those first 15 episodes.
  4. Hollywoodaholic

    Route 66

    Thanks for the blog link, I'll check it out as a lifelong fan. We had some lively dialogue going on about the series in another thread a while back and I started doing recaps of the episodes, if you have any interest in checking it out. Here's the middle of the thread where those started...
  5. Hollywoodaholic

    Route 66

    And only one of those series actually did any traveling and shooting outside of Southern California... Route 66, which went all over the U.S., and not just along Route 66.
  6. Hollywoodaholic

    Route 66

    "Dark and depressing." You gotta laugh. I've never heard that one before about this series. If it's not your cup of tea, stick to sitcoms, NCIS procedurals, and comic book movies and shows with shallow characters and predictable outcomes. And stay away from Tennessee Williams or Arthur Miller...
  7. Hollywoodaholic

    Route 66

    Glad you resolved that mystery (or found another platform to view it). Enjoy one of the best character written series every aired (and that holds up quite well). Stirling Silliphant (the principal writer/creator) was at the peak of his powers and delivered a travelogue of America and its unique...
  8. Hollywoodaholic

    Route 66

    This is news to me. I have the complete series Shout set and Season 1 is 4:3 unless I stretch it. My big complaint is that Season 1 is still the bad picture quality of the original Infinity set. This improved considerably by Season 2, but those first 15 episodes are atrocious.
  9. Hollywoodaholic

    Route 66

    The complete series is at Costco for $75. There are very few shows that hold up as well or reward additional viewings as Route 66. It's one of the few series that will never leave my collection. Don't base a show on any gimmicks, technology, trends and just stick to great characters, dialogue...
  10. Hollywoodaholic

    Route 66

    You definitely get the feeling Silliphant just said 'screw it' when he scripted that 'comic' finale two-parter, but I bet there was a good cast and crew party around it.
  11. Hollywoodaholic

    Route 66

    You might want to scan through this following thread where many of us commented on the seasons as the sets came out and I did a mini-review of each episode starting in the second season. Keep in mind this is not an 'action' show, but a 'character' show, so it's never about the pace, but the...
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